Samsung Group Reviews

Updated July 3, 2015
1069 reviews filtered by
  • Any Location
  • Any Job Title
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
Employment Status

Reset
3.1
Rating Trends
Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
Samsung Group CEO & Vice-Chairman Dr. Oh-Hyun Kwon
Dr. Oh-Hyun Kwon
187 Ratings

Pros
  • Good Salary Good boss Good environment (in 59 reviews)

  • Cutting-edge technology to work on (in 16 reviews)

Cons
  • Poor work-life balance because of the hard schedule (in 110 reviews)

  • No work/life balance - Commitment is based on the number of hours worked (in 40 reviews)

More Pros and Cons

1,069 Employee Reviews

Sort: Popular Rating Date
  1. Bad

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Noida (India)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Noida (India)

    I have been working at Samsung Group full-time

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

    Pros

    Business trip can be get

    Cons

    No life and only bug fixing

    Advice to Management

    Be couragea to HQ counterpart


  2. Terrible Business Culture

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

    I worked at Samsung Group

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

    Pros

    - Great name to have on your CV
    - Decent benefits package

    Cons

    - Awful hierarchical work culture. Employees are expected to carry out orders quickly and without questioning them. Discussing ideas, taking time to make decisions and discovering innovative solutions are actively discouraged.

    - Preferential treatment of Korean employees. Western colleagues are treated like potential corporate spies, refused access to many essential systems and databases and spend most of their time justifying their purpose as a paid employee to managers in Seoul. Korean colleagues in Seoul have a far more favourable bonus system and the 'expats' have private school fees for their kids paid for and are treated with kid gloves by HR.

    - Shocking IT infrastructure. The 'in-house' software and systems are laughable. Much of it is improperly translated (despite English being proudly proclaimed as the company language) with both over zealous security restrictions and multiple security loopholes. The documentation of system architecture is non-existant.

    - Pointless reporting. Most staff spend upwards of 40% of their time producing largely useless reports and massaging figures where necessary. Management's solution to most problems was simply "make a new report for this". Simply spreadsheets full of numbers at people will not solve many of the complex structural difficulties facing this company.

    Advice to Management

    - Develop a more successful business culture. In theory, this company has the opportunity to cherry pick the best elements of Asian and Western business cultures and combine them. In reality, the former dominates. There is little point sending Western employees on Korean culture training if Korean colleagues are unable/unwilling to learn about Western business culture.

    - Listen to your employees. Accept that some more junior employees are more knowledgable about specific areas of the business than senior managers who have larger business areas to consider. Allow staff to constructively challenge management and have an input into corporate strategy.


  3. Helpful (1)

    Not Recommended

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

    I have been working at Samsung Group full-time

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

    Pros

    Cant think of any pros

    Cons

    A very long list of cons...dont know where start???


  4. Is this helpful? The community relies on everyone sharing – Add Anonymous Review


  5. Extremely Long Hours & Unhappy Work Environment

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Samsung Group

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    You will get bonuses if you and the company has done well in the financial year.

    Cons

    Very bad place to work at. There was absolutely no support and no work life balance. You have to put in very long hours to have a slight chance of getting ahead. Perfect place to work at if you live to work.

    Advice to Management

    Adjust to the Australian work style.


  6. Amazing how Samsung went so far...

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Warsaw (Poland)
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Warsaw (Poland)

    I have been working at Samsung Group

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

    Pros

    - If you want to learn with the worst managers ever
    - If you want to be fired without notice
    - If you really like to work in a start-up
    - Lot's of space to improve things, since everything is so bad

    Cons

    - People blame Korean culture, but ours (Polish) is no better, it reminds barbarians in 19 century. To kill or be killed!
    - No work to do most of the time
    - No opportunities to grow

    Advice to Management

    Just close Samsung you be doing a favour to yourselfs


  7. Hard Environment

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Durban (South Africa)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Durban (South Africa)

    I have been working at Samsung Group full-time (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Learning electronic manufacturing process
    Great product
    Good learning experience

    Cons

    Korean management style is if you don't like it , leave!
    Do not value employees
    Superior attitude
    Disrespectful talking to employees
    Breeding fear into workplace

    Advice to Management

    Adapt to the country you are in and change your management style!
    South Africans do not enjoy being bullied, learn to value the people
    Introduce flexibility in all your processes
    Give attention to the fact that something is wrong with the company culture, that is why people leave every month!


  8. Worst company ever

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Noida (India)
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Noida (India)

    I have been working at Samsung Group (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    No good work to do only byilding stacks and playung with their boards.
    whole day every minth every year same work

    Cons

    Useless upperlayer. They wont leave this place because they dont have anything to do.

    Advice to Management

    Get job somewhere else. Remove sdm and dgm they are useless


  9. Bad work ethics

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Technical Lead in Bangalore (India)
    Former Employee - Technical Lead in Bangalore (India)

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Higher management has good plans
    Good profits
    Good incentives

    Cons

    Bad middle management
    Senior/old employees forms groups good ratings given only to those dispite of work.
    Huge politics
    Ratings doesn't reflect work but the relationship with your higher official

    Advice to Management

    Break the ladders which have been there for years. Put the consistent top raters under different manager and see performance you will be surprised to see they are poor performers.


  10. samsung electronics

    • Work/Life Balance
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Samsung Group full-time

    Pros

    Big bonus is given at the end of the year

    Cons

    Employees have to do Much work


  11. It is a frustrating place to work in.

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

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

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

    Pros

    There is great job exposure

    Cons

    No training of staff.
    Too many rash decisions. Bad work ethics.
    No work life balance.
    Managtment does not trust employees

    Advice to Management

    Treat employees better.
    Train people to perform at their best.
    Stop the division between the Koreans and others.



Showing 1,069 of 1,138 reviews
Reset Filters
RSS Feed </> Embed

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.