Samsung Group
3.1 of 5 698 reviews
www.samsung.com Suwon-dong, South Korea 150 to 499 Employees

Samsung Group Reviews in Dallas-Fort Worth, TX

Updated Apr 7, 2014
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2.7 20 reviews

                             

50% Approve of the CEO

Samsung Group CEO & Vice-Chairman Dr. Oh-Hyun Kwon

Dr. Oh-Hyun Kwon

(4 ratings)

36% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Challenging work but extensive politics.

Software Engineer (Former Employee)
Dallas, TX

I worked at Samsung Group as a contractor for more than a year

ProsCo-workers are a great source of knowledge.

ConsManagement is unstable and there is very little job security.

Advice to Senior ManagementCare more about the careers of the employees.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Overall good experience

Quality Assurance Engineer III (Current Employee)
Plano, TX

I have been working at Samsung Group full-time

ProsFast paced and challenging environment

Conswork life balance is not satisfied

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Samsung Experience Consultant (Current Employee)
Dallas, TX

I have been working at Samsung Group part-time for less than a year

Prosgood pay, friendly co workers, fun work environment

Consmicro managed a lot, no discount or employee benefits

Advice to Senior Managementquit micro managing employees

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Not a good place

Senior Software Engineer (Current Employee)
Dallas, TX

I have been working at Samsung Group full-time for more than a year

ProsBenefits are the best you can find out there (because you will need it after you are worked hard).

You get to play with new toys before they are released.

Many dedicated and great engineers to work with. Build up your network with great engineers for a while and leave when something better comes along.

You will always hear "Money is not a problem at Samsung".

ConsThe problems are just in all other places.

Poor planning, poor communication with HQ, poor work hours and work-life balance. Unclear expectations lead to a lot of rework and inefficiency. Inexperienced management that does not know how to properly plan a project. Massive reporting and micromanagement. Emergencies arise constantly that requires you to stay late for no good reason, e.g. create a demo for a visiting executive who just happens to be passing by to go somewhere else.

To properly gauge work-life balance, check the parking lot after hours or on weekends. Unfortunately, the parking lot here is full of cars after hours and on weekends.

Programmers are given only one monitor. Request for second monitor or more ergonomic workstation is always denied unless you get your doctor to declare you disabled.

This place also takes advantage of foreign workers who cannot easily transition to other jobs. And discriminates against Americans.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Great Team to work for. Always focusing on Core Samsung values.

Systems Engineer II (Current Employee)
Richardson, TX

I have been working at Samsung Group full-time for more than a year

Prosnice place to work and nice people.

ConsToo much work. Have to work long hours many times.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Good place to get a brand name on your resume...then move on quickly

Manager (Current Employee)
Dallas, TX

I have been working at Samsung Group full-time for less than a year

Pros-Benefits are very good: cost and coverage is best in class.
-Pay is fair.
-There is no time to be bored
-Great brand recognition
-Produces good technology/product

Cons-It is a Korean company: poor communication from management; employees are treated poorly, especially if you are not Korean; complete disregard for US business practices; you will often be told that Americans are dumb and lazy; excessively long hours; mangement makes busy work (insane reporting of excrutiating detail); everything is a last minute fire drill and half-baked, there is no planning; manage by instilling fear in employees
-Most of US management is young and never really had any true leadership experience. So, there is no leadership anywhere, just lots of micromanagement. The lack of leadership depth produces a rude, disrespectful environment. But they all look "pretty".
-The systems and tools employees have to do their jobs is unacceptable for a Global company as big as Samsung.

Advice to Senior ManagementImplement world-class systems and treat all employees with respect. Let local employees run the company.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Management at Samsung

Finance Manager (Former Employee)
Richardson, TX

I worked at Samsung Group full-time for more than 3 years

ProsTeam work and hard work

ConsMilitary style and many layers of decision makers

Advice to Senior ManagementWork Life balance

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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A good company with some challenges

MBA Intern (Former Employee)
Dallas, TX

I worked at Samsung Group as an intern for less than a year

ProsInformal culture, collaborative work, values MBAs, good products, highly recognized brand, very good and sustained performance in the US and Europe which lead to a promising future, global company with opportunities to move geographically.

ConsMarketing in the US is made less interesting because the strategy comes from the headquarters in South Korea, so the work in the US headquarters is very operational. The only way you can make a real contribution is through tactical marketing and sales.
Overall, the company's management is not very inspiring. It is a techie environment where engineers rule, so it is harder for someone in a marketing function to shine.
A lot of Korean leaders at the top, which discourages anyone non-Korean from getting promoted to the top further down the line.

Advice to Senior ManagementGive more power to your local operations, let them figure out their own strategy and what products work best with local consumers.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Good to get your career started..

Project Manager (Former Employee)
Dallas, TX

I worked at Samsung Group full-time for more than 3 years

ProsYou get to play with the latest gadgets. The benefits and pay are competitive. You get to travel to Asia. There is a lot to learn.

ConsThe management team only cares about playing the politic game to focus and drive their team. There is also a lot of tension between the HQ and employees working oversees. You will be traveling on plane for 10+ hours to South Korea few times a year depending on your job with last minute notice. Due to the time difference in Asia, there will be many days you can be working late.

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It is OK to work here but not a long time.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Richardson, TX

I have been working at Samsung Group

ProsGood benefits including insurance, PTO and yearly presents.

ConsHard to manage between work and life balance.
Highly demanded work places.
HQ control a lot of work process.

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