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Samsung Group Reviews in Dallas-Fort Worth, TX

Updated October 14, 2014
Updated October 14, 2014
861 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Relatively good salary/remuleration/treatment comparing other Korean companies (in 59 reviews)

  • Great to learn the cutting-edge technology (in 16 reviews)


Cons
  • work life balance is a joke - if you want to shorten your life by half come work here (in 110 reviews)

  • No Work life balance - expect to work 60-80 hours every week if you don't want to fall behind (in 40 reviews)

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  1.  

    Business Development

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richardson, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richardson, TX

    I have been working at Samsung Group part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Hands off approach,bosses do not micro manage you. You are given a task and it's up to you to finish it.Office is also very nicely designed

    Cons

    Hard to advance, general lack of procedures. They do not train you,you are kind of left on your own to figure out what you're doing, which isn't bad if you can learn fast by yourself.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Samsung VP

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Vice President in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Vice President in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at Samsung Group full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    MBAs are welcomed at Samsung where opportunities to rotate within the various departments allows for more job growth. A lot of opportunities to network with others in your field and to interact with personnel from various departments. There are employee discounts for Samsung products.

    Cons

    Overtime is necessary and even expected. Depending on where senior management is based (i.e. U.S.A. or Asia), their perspectives and expectations are different and sometimes competing. There is always a rush to make changes for nothing more than to make changes. Perhaps this is a reaction to stock prices or senior management's need to look busy. The turn-over has been very heavy.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Challenging work but extensive politics.

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Dallas, TX

    I worked at Samsung Group as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    Co-workers are a great source of knowledge.

    Cons

    Management is unstable and there is very little job security.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Care more about the careers of the employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Overall good experience

    Current Employee - Quality Assurance Engineer III in Plano, TX
    Current Employee - Quality Assurance Engineer III in Plano, TX

    I have been working at Samsung Group full-time

    Pros

    Fast paced and challenging environment

    Cons

    work life balance is not satisfied

  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    samsung experience consultant

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Samsung Experience Consultant in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Samsung Experience Consultant in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at Samsung Group part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    good pay, friendly co workers, fun work environment

    Cons

    micro managed a lot, no discount or employee benefits

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    quit micro managing employees

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Not a good place

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at Samsung Group full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Benefits 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".

    Cons

    The 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

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

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    Current Employee - Systems Engineer II in Richardson, TX
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer II in Richardson, TX

    I have been working at Samsung Group full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    nice place to work and nice people.

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Manager in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at Samsung Group full-time (less than an 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 ManagementAdvice

    Implement world-class systems and treat all employees with respect. Let local employees run the company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 3 people found this helpful  

    Management at Samsung

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Finance Manager in Richardson, TX
    Former Employee - Finance Manager in Richardson, TX

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

    Pros

    Team work and hard work

    Cons

    Military style and many layers of decision makers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work Life balance

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
  11. 3 people found this helpful  

    A good company with some challenges

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - MBA Intern in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - MBA Intern in Dallas, TX

    I worked at Samsung Group as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Informal 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.

    Cons

    Marketing 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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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