Samsung Group Reviews

Updated September 12, 2014
Updated September 12, 2014
798 Reviews
3.1
798 Reviews
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Samsung Group CEO & Vice-Chairman Dr. Oh-Hyun Kwon
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148 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • The only good thing about Samsung is the good salary (in 56 reviews)

  • Good work/life balance, good management (in 14 reviews)


Cons
  • work life balance is a joke - if you want to shorten your life by half come work here (in 92 reviews)

  • No Work life balance - expect to work 60-80 hours every week if you don't want to fall behind (in 34 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Great and educational

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Samsung Group

    Pros

    Innovation and new technology keep me invigorated

    Cons

    So many customer questions so little time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Never adhere to the old saying, too many chiefs not enough Indians.

  2.  

    good place to work in a big company.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Process Engineer  in  Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Process Engineer in Austin, TX

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

    Pros

    big company, stable job position, good benefit and good city to live in. Taking huge profit from the market now, and still looking to dominate market share in future.

    Cons

    culture is more closed, not much space to do research independently. woking hours too long and stressful. Need to adjust life style.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Samsung Experience Consultant

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Samsung Experience Consultant  in  Texarkana, TX
    Current Employee - Samsung Experience Consultant in Texarkana, TX

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

    Pros

    The hourly pay rate is very decent for an entry level position.

    Great work environment working with a highly motivated team.

    Management feels more like mentors and they are always available for help.

    Cons

    It can be difficult to get promotions at times.

    Depending on your job position depends on how much you work. Either too little or too many hours. No in between.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    All SEC locations should be full time with part time workers and full time workers. There is a growing demand for the services that we provide, but no one is there to meet the demand sometimes!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Long hours, low pay, Korean business standards outside of Korea.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager  in  Long Beach, CA
    Former Employee - Manager in Long Beach, CA

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

    Pros

    Company name opens many doors. Benefits such as insurance are great. Large number of employees across the various companies allows for lots of networking.

    Cons

    There is no work life balance, with average working days normally exceeding 10 hours and working during saturdays. Management does not conduct business in English, so all internal meetings are held in Korean, making it difficult to participate in meetings. Decisions are never made in meetings, as Koreans are not comfortable having open discussions. Management changes every year, making it very difficult to carry out short term and medium term goals.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    As a global brand, company needs to incorporate western business practices.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Not a good place to work for non-Koreans

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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 full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    The team concept is great here but only if you don't want to move up in your career. Not a good place for out of the box thinkers.

    Cons

    Work life balance is great for new and lesser experienced employees. Once you've been here for a couple years, that goes out of the window.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Great company to work for as a contract employee through Worldlink, Inc.

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    • Senior Management
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    Former Employee - Project Manager
    Former Employee - Project Manager

    I worked at Samsung Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Excellent knowledgeable and committed co-workers, with eldership being of the highest caliber.

    Cons

    I don't have any negative comments about working for this company.

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    no no no no

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intern
    Current Employee - Intern

    I have been working at Samsung Group as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    decent food decent hours thats all

    Cons

    no pay unfriendly presumptious terrible

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    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 for 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
  10.  

    Great but too big

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer

    I worked at Samsung Group full-time

    Pros

    Great if you want to go up and work harder, quite fair, considering korean company, quite free.

    Cons

    too hard to change even if a lot of effort. not direct, too much management. not clear. system is lack

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  11.  

    Account Manager

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    Current Employee - Account Manager
    Current Employee - Account Manager

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

    Pros

    Good Salary & reputation in Korea. Have lots of chance to experience global operations. Also have many education&training chances. For foreigners, they certainly works less than Koreans.

    Cons

    Each division is a whole different company. Have to choose the division very carefully. Also have to give up your life - 'urgent', everything is an urgent issue that needs to be finished 'today'

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Carefully planned & timed work will make urgent issues decrease.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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