Samsung Group Reviews

Updated September 29, 2014
Updated September 29, 2014
812 Reviews
3.1
812 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 58 reviews)

  • Good work/life balance, good management (in 15 reviews)


Cons
  • work life balance is a joke - if you want to shorten your life by half come work here (in 102 reviews)

  • No Work life balance - expect to work 60-80 hours every week if you don't want to fall behind (in 37 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Accountant

    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Former Employee - Anonymous

    I worked at Samsung Group

    Pros

    You have to work over time during year end closing.

    Cons

    Good benefit for employees per year.

  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Brand Ambassador  in  La Jolla, CA
    Former Employee - Brand Ambassador in La Jolla, CA

    I worked at Samsung Group as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    Scheduling the job between classes was fairly simple.

    Cons

    There was a lack of information about what products Samsung would bring to campus.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Excellent work environment

    • 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

    Pros

    High end products, Very friendly staff from corporate, and 3rd parties. Very fun and energetic company to work for

    Cons

    Need more stand alone locations

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    Great

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Samsung Group

    Pros

    Great products. Great people. Awesome

    Cons

    Work a lot. Drink a lot

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it up

  6.  

    I was an experiential sales consultant

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

    I worked at Samsung Group

    Pros

    A lot of opportuntity for advancement, pays well

    Cons

    My job became too sales goal oriented instead of customer satisfaction and experience satifaction.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Dont be so pushy... Let people know from the beginning that they will be sales agents and that their performance depends on their advancement. Be transparent.

  7.  

    ok experience

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Samsung Group

    Pros

    lots of things to learn. samsung has a big potential.

    Cons

    hard to balance work and personal life.

  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Challenging work but extensive politics.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer  in  Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Dallas, TX

    I worked at Samsung Group as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    Co-workers are a great source of knowledge.

    Cons

    Management is unstable and there is very little job security.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Care more about the careers of the employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Satisfactory experience

    Former Employee - Software Engineer
    Former Employee - Software Engineer

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

    Pros

    smart coworker, good benefit, good job security

    Cons

    definitely overtime, micro managing, very tight schedule

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The outcome is not related to the hours.

  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    No clear direction whatsoever

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

    I worked at Samsung Group full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Health insurance was good and cheap.

    Cons

    The management has no clear business or technical direction. The HR was a joke, and company did not recognize or respect the talent they were trying to hire.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please have a clear direction, document it, and follow through.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
  11. 20 people found this helpful  

    Research & development at SISA or SRA Samsung Research America

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Leader  in  San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Project Leader in San Jose, CA

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

    Pros

    Competitive salary and bonuses (joining and annual)

    Cons

    I was a project leader for almost two years and i strongly recommend people to stay away from Samsung Research America, specially researchers due to the following reasons.

    1. There is no independence and everything needs to be approved by HQ in South Korea. Upper management in South Korea thinks in terms of hardware and they do not understand software. They are old people with poor understanding of technology and all decisions are taken based on what other US companies are publicly doing

    2. People from HQ steal many project ideas as they need to approve them. They will say "please do not work on this item idea because we are already working on it at HQ". Then, they will ran back to HQ and create a project based on your idea or team idea. HQ stole to big projects from my team in just two years.

    3. Similarly HQ will also steal the patents generated by you or your team and i have known some instances in which patents submitted from usa to south korea for approval come back with different author names.

    4. Finally, since all funding comes from HQ your managers at Samsung research america (usa) will be powerless after all the abuses you suffer.

    In summary, Samsung is a follower company, following the work of leading companies such as apple and this is so embedded in their culture that they even follow and steal ideas from each other within the company.

    Stay away please if you are an independent and innovative researcher. Join n american company or startup in the bay area better. You will regret joining and you will remember my advise.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Gain independence from HQ approvals and behave in n ethical manner

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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