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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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.  

    Never Join - Brand Not worth the Negatives

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    Current Employee - Manager  in  Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Manager in Bangalore (India)

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

    Pros

    Salary & Brand name currently

    Cons

    Lot of Politics, Partiality & Discrimination , Bad Work Life Balance, No Career Growth. No Value for Employees. Senior Management & Especially the Human resource team(Especially in Bangalore, India headed by a Mr. Sanjiv Prasad & His team) are Very unfriendly, Not at all transparent, Do not value people, Play a lot of Politics.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Importance of Employees -- Bottomline is not always everything

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    DO NOT WORK HERE!!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Former Employee - Anonymous

    I worked at Samsung Group

    Pros

    Some may claim that "it may look good on the resume" OR "ok pay", but the disadvantages outweigh any faint positive. Simply put - DO NOT WORK HERE!

    Cons

    You can expect: Bullying / Harrassment (very acceptable & normal here) Terrible work culture and inhumane treatment of employees; No work life balance (expect to work all day, all night and on weekends); incompetent management with no prior management experience or care factor when it comes to retaining or nurturing employees!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Samsung is no longer defined by its products in the marketplace. It is being defined by employees experiences at Samsung (of being a terrible place to work!) Continue with this and expect this to have a direct impact on company performance and your ability to attract & retain quality (or even any) employees!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Do not join this company

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer  in  Noida (India)
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Noida (India)

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

    Pros

    Better salary than market.
    Nothing more I can think of

    Cons

    No work life balance
    Poor managers
    Koreans shout at Indians
    good workers cannot hold on for much long
    The poorest HR policies that I have come across

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The management is completely infected/corrupted and cannot be corrected.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Marketing department rife with bullying/harassment and very high employee turnover.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Sydney (Australia)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sydney (Australia)

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

    Pros

    New products to play with regularly.

    Cons

    Office politics rife. Favouritism by senior management demoralising and bullying/harassment common. Issues reported by many but nothing done. Latest HR director lasted less than 1 year. Says a lot.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Senior Management need to be objective and crack down on bullying, harassment and favouritism. The turnover in recent years is disgraceful.

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

    Blind HR group, cheating engineers

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer  in  Noida (India)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Noida (India)

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

    Pros

    All technical teams are very supportive.
    Most of the team leads are very much supportive.
    You can learn a lot if you are willing to learn.

    Cons

    Don't trust HR people they are cheaters.
    They cheats all IITies in term of salary.
    All IIties are getting different salaries and new IIties are getting nothing as compared to old iities.
    They treat new iities and ISM dhanbad as tier 2 colleges.
    Even tier 1 that means old Iities are getting different packages.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    HR Peoples If you continue in the same fashion one day you will bring SRI-N to ground.
    HR guys listen to your technical heads they are more educated and more intelligent than you

    #HR : instead of posting long essay-status on Facebook, taking useless snap shot. Kindly pay attention to exit inteviews.

    Your are hiring more than 450 engineers very year and almost half of them leaves you in less than one year. Instead you hire half and treat them kindly and equally.

    Kindly treat at Iitians equally.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Fear-driven, rotten culture

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    Former Employee - Marketing Director  in  Seoul (South Korea)
    Former Employee - Marketing Director in Seoul (South Korea)

    I worked at Samsung Group full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Opportunities to work with cutting-edge devices, designs. Also a great place to see your own work applied globally.

    Cons

    Senior management is hard-core Korean, male-dominated, slavish to the Chairman and his family, and fearful of being reprimanded. Their fear runs throughout the organization, making the organizational culture rotten at the deepest level. Koreans almost always work in order to get promotions which then boost their social status, in the eyes of family and friends. Desperate and slavish people.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Go get a whiff of fresh air. There are alternatives with what you can do with your lives. Also, Korea and the Korean culture and Samsung are NOT anywhere near the center of the universe. Wake up.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Samsung diversified

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    Former Employee - Engineering Technician II  in  Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Engineering Technician II in Austin, TX

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

    Pros

    People with industry experience can be hired on very quickly.

    Cons

    Experienced workers can be hired on quickly and then sit on their butt and do the minimums until someone in upper management finds out and then just moves you to a different department.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fire yourself.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Just because its "Samsung" doesn't mean its a great place to work!

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    Former Employee - Manager Retail  in  Sydney (Australia)
    Former Employee - Manager Retail in Sydney (Australia)

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

    Pros

    Innovative products
    Pay and benefits were good such as fuel card, car allowance, corporate card etc.

    Cons

    No communication between departments!
    Management don't have a clue on what is going on in the retail field!
    Management care more about reporting than creating relationships in store
    Its all about KPI's with reports

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Its great to give advise but actually spend a week in field to learn about the challenges, what you read on paper is not always the same as some managers will sugar coat the situation in order to look good.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Sadly, a sinking ship.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Compensation and health insurance above average.

    Cons

    Management apathetic toward retaining employees. Very closed door secretive atmosphere. Differences in cultures (Korean and American) clash. No cohesiveness/blending of these cultures.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Company has floundered for 3 years. No business plan. No concrete direction creating discontent amongst employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Hard Work

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    Current Employee - Cal Centre  in  Sydney (Australia)
    Current Employee - Cal Centre in Sydney (Australia)

    I have been working at Samsung Group full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    The only good thing at Samsung was the pay which was ok.

    Cons

    No work/life balance. More hours work than in a day.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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