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Samsung Group Reviews

Updated December 18, 2014
Updated December 18, 2014
861 Reviews
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Samsung Group CEO & Vice-Chairman Dr. Oh-Hyun Kwon
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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. 1 person found this helpful  

    Shocking! and Service related business is deliberately outsourced to a company who have no sense of employee benefits

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Technical Lead in Sydney (Australia)
    Former Employee - Technical Lead in Sydney (Australia)

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

    Pros

    Get to know some innovative products and how they flood the market with 100s of products in a year

    Cons

    The basic problem is the company culture which doesn't match with Australian culture. They just know how to work till you die! No work life balance. I worked for samsung through another outsourced company for over 4 years and during that time I have seen how the managers are so busy meeting their KPIs, how they try to make the Koreans understand something but do something totally different. Managers are busy back stabbing each other to stay in the company! Not many managers survive their due to the company culture! I have seen more than 10 managers coming and going in few years! It's just beyond my imagination that such a big company has such a fragile management system and have no sense of work life balance. Managers are completely disconnected with the junior employees! When they are told to do job cut, they ask employees to know what they do on a daily basis and make a decision based on that! Regardless how good you are, you can be sacked if you don't have good relationship with your manager.

    If you don't believe me, try to find out 5 employees out of 100+ in the service decision who has been working for samsung for more than 5 years!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you want to compete with Apple, at least treat your employees a little better than what you do and try to understand different country culture. I can give you hundreds of examples on how you lost millions due to having bad culture and not following Australian consumer law properly first and later ended up giving away free upgrades or refund!

    Keep an eye on the guy who is your technical escalation point now in Australia. Who simply believes ' keep the Koreans happy, and if You replace phones without repairing, I lose my KPI'. whereas there are hundreds of cases where because of him we ended up repairing a device multiple times followed by replacing as customer fought hard as per ACL ( Australian Consumer Law). Waste of time and money when you have major fault and keep repairing specially for corporate clients.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    never again

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Samsung Group

    Pros

    pay benefits and cafeteria friends

    Cons

    poor supervisor and leadership skills

  3.  

    Just dont try to resist

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Samsung Group

    Pros

    Name value, good products, strong market share

    Cons

    Too much management.. seems like the upper management doesn't really trust their subordinates and u always gotta write so much documents and explain it to them

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Plz try to cut the overhead in communication and documents... people want to have a life

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  5.  

    Disappointing management style and work culture

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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 (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great people , fantastic learning opportunity

    Cons

    Perks not guaranteed, strict management, expected to work long hours, too many rules

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Your people are your greatest assets - VALUE them!
    Two different cultures - Commit to building a mutually beneficial relationship with other cultures

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Tough to get in. Not all that it is cracked up to be.

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

    I worked at Samsung Group full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Salaries are competitive to the market rate. Samsung's name brand recognition has certainly been enhanced in recent years. Large organization with diverse groups to expand as an employee.

    Cons

    Very hierarchical culture. There was an extreme top-down approach to management that stifled independent and creative thinking. Productivity was a problem as well.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    consider more interactions with working level employees. hopefully the upper management will eventually adopt a more western, egalitarian approach in his human resources development.

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

    Work here only if you are really desperate for any job

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Singapore (Singapore)

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

    Pros

    * Staff discounts
    * Office with fantastic views

    Cons

    * No professional/personal growth - follow orders and don't ask questions
    * No work/life balance - Commitment is based on the number of hours worked
    * Low staff morale & very high turnover
    * Poor benefits

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    * Get rid of your traditional Korean hierarchical (disrespectful) behaviour if you want to succeed as a global company
    * Criticise in private, praise in public

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Worst

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Samsung Group

    Pros

    Good food , good salary.

    Cons

    Its hell ,
    worst work life balance.

    Some Tech managers are not at all understanding and their IQ is very low, They are in Samsung for long period and its time that Samsung should say these tech manager bye bye .

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please try to Clean these tech managers , who don't understand difficulty of a work.They are in Samsung for 7 8 years and their contribution towards Samsung growth is 0.

  9.  

    awesome!

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Coffee Drinker in Noida (India)
    Current Employee - Coffee Drinker in Noida (India)

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

    Pros

    good money........yes yes yes
    food
    AC
    chairs
    tables

    Cons

    poor work....no no no
    night shift
    security
    labour
    jail

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    go home!...........bye bye bye

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  10.  

    Zero in human relations

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Engineer in Ramat Gan (Israel)
    Former Employee - Engineer in Ramat Gan (Israel)

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

    Pros

    In thd center of Israel, near tbe train, good salary.

    Cons

    Most of the jobs are reuse, in the beginning very interpesting than more of the same.
    Management doesn't care about the employees, present themselves as a family company buy are far away from it.
    They present themselves as big company but act like a small startup.
    Before tapeout the management expect you to work 24/7 which is common in the industry but you spend many hours waiting for licenses.
    They got order to close a group, the next day they fired the people with one month notice in the middle of August knowing that there is no way to found a job untill November (summer vacation and holidays).
    One week before the decision this group start working on the most important project of Samsug Semi Conductor, one month before they finished working 24/7 on a other critical project.
    The site manager didn't even fly to Korea to try to change the decision.
    One week later they announced on company happening to the employees and there families during the notice period and didn't invite the people that were laid off.
    The meaning of closing this group (backend) is smallest project to the site.
    The compensation isn't transparent, in the end of tbe year the human resource manager decide how much to give you without any critirias.
    I recommend no one to go there since with this management I see no future to the site.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Put the keys and go home.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  11.  

    Never Join - Brand Not worth the Negatives

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

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

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