Samsung Group Reviews

Updated April 17, 2015
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Samsung Group CEO & Vice-Chairman Dr. Oh-Hyun Kwon
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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. Great team work

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in San Jose, CA

    I worked at Samsung Group full-time (less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Team meetings are short and very productive, (no boring endless meetings)
    People are friendly, no matter what nationality are they

    Cons

    Some managers are really pain in the... Some managers goes that far that they want micromanagement on daily report. It takes sometimes over 1 hour to write the report to the manager... silly

    Advice to Management

    Change the company culture and let the people idea to flow! Don't be on every employee neck and once you start with an idea, just go with it, make the path as straigh as possible not with back and forth left and right move...

  2. Intern

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    • Work/Life Balance
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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern

    I worked at Samsung Group as an intern

    Pros

    Their 1 to 1 mentor program helped a lot. Mentors were very kind and helpful. You can learn a lot during the two months internship program in summer or winter.

    Cons

    For development positions, you might need to work extra hours. I had to work for extra hours since I did not have previous experience with the language I used.

  3. Great company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Samsung Group

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Learing culture is good and great colleagues.

    Cons

    Lots of task with pressue on time line

    Advice to Management

    Flexibility

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  5. demans hard work with usual a large corporate BS but pleasure to work with smart and hard working people

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Product Manager in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Product Manager in San Jose, CA

    I worked at Samsung Group

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The company offers full of new opportunities to meet new people and work on new projects. Also it has good insurance and benefits along with extra bonus time to time. You will never get bored.

    Cons

    As a return you are asked to work many many hours along with dedication. Sometimes the dedication can go too far.

  6. Good company but poor management.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Samsung Group

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Freedom to pursue the best course of action.

    Cons

    Illusion of freedom to pursue the best course of action

    Advice to Management

    Do not let politics guide the direction of the business.

  7. Hard Charging

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Samsung Group

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good pay, but hard work. Exceptional performance is expected in all aspects. If you perform well, then you will be rewarded.

    Cons

    Pay is good, but very tight on expenses and other items. Pretty rigid in methodology. Not big on caring about you as an individual.

    Advice to Management

    Get a little less rigid with the work rules and give people more freedom to perform.

  8. Helpful (1)

    Great company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Streaming Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Streaming Engineer in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at Samsung Group

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent benefits, great people. upward mobility

    Cons

    Culture is trend following, not great leaders in innovation

    Advice to Management

    Stand up a bit ore to Korea and help them to understand the US market

  9. short internship

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Samsung Group

    Pros

    very structured and well organized

    Cons

    somewhat rigid and may seem inflexible

  10. Temp for two years

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Freelancer - Sales Assistant in New York, NY
    Current Freelancer - Sales Assistant in New York, NY

    I have been working at Samsung Group (more than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    I enjoy the people I work with

    Cons

    The best way to get ahead is to be Korean

    Advice to Management

    Don't make it so difficult to get the proper equipment and software to do a good job

  11. Helpful (1)

    Field Sales Manager

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Samsung Group

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Make your own schedule. Benefits are pretty good.

    Cons

    They complain even when you exceed your goal

    Advice to Management

    Be happy when meeting or exceeding the goals

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