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Samsung Group Reviews in Seoul South Korea

Updated Jun 30, 2014
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3.3 125 reviews

71% Approve of the CEO

Samsung Group CEO & Vice-Chairman Dr. Oh-Hyun Kwon

Dr. Oh-Hyun Kwon

(24 ratings)

57% of employees recommend this company to a friend

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 91 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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    Global Supply Chain Management

    Assistant Manager (Current Employee) Suwŏn, Kyonggi (South Korea)

    ProsYou can experience Global Network Supply chain management

    ConsHard working and too dynmaic industry especially in HHP

    Advice to Senior Managementcome and get some

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Least innovative company

    Product Marketing (Former Employee) Suwŏn, Kyonggi (South Korea)

    ProsLearned alot regarding the basics of marketing and business. I'm now a master of Excel, powerpoint, and etc. Lunch is free and so is healthplan.

    ConsIncompetent management. Executives do not deserve their postions and have no thoughts of their own. Nothing to learn from them. It's run like a military machine with orders just being barked from above gradually trickling down the pipeline.

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    nice place to work

    Marketing Manager (Current Employee) Seoul (South Korea)

    Prosadvanced ehr program they have

    Constoo much work so it is little hard to maitain balance btw life and work

    Advice to Senior Managementnone

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    It was great

    Research Fellow (Current Employee) Seoul (South Korea)

    Prosvery structured and well organized.
    There were great manual.
    leadership team is very straight forwarded
    flex-time, Speed is unimaginable.
    good to great

    Conshighly pressured
    policies are very strict
    benefit is not much sufficient
    there are hundreds of thousands of over time
    no work and life balance

    Advice to Senior Managementopen minded

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    A company that I'll miss.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Suwŏn, Kyonggi (South Korea)

    ProsThe time schedule was quite flexible and there were times that I was able to take months off for vacation. The management always had your back if you ran into trouble, and my colleagues were the best. There was a strong feeling of team work, and everyone always helped out. You get to meet interesting people from all over the world.

    ConsSometimes the work was a little tedious and it's difficult to move up in the company because it can be quite competitive. Everything is evaluation-based and that's becoming even more strict, so it can be stressful at times.

    Advice to Senior ManagementIf employees are excelling, suggest an upwardly mobile move for them, not just a lateral one.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Challenging and rewarding work

    Manager (Current Employee) Seoul (South Korea)

    ProsGlobal work experience, diverse product and services, global brand recognition, challenging duties

    ConsKorean style hierarchy and rigid working culture

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Neutral

    Director (Current Employee) Seoul (South Korea)

    Prosbig, global, stable, requtation, benefits

    Conslocal, military culture, stubborn, risk

    Advice to Senior Managementno comment

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    good for one

    Director (Current Employee) Suwŏn, Kyonggi (South Korea)

    Prosthe best professinal company with higher salary

    Constime consuming company which requires revoting one's day

    Advice to Senior Managementlife balance is required

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Relatively good salary but bad culture

    Software Engineer (Former Employee) Suwŏn, Kyonggi (South Korea)

    ProsRelatively good salary
    Good benefits
    Growing businesses

    ConsToo busy
    short-sighted management
    Bad work & life balance

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Really depends on department you get into

    Project Manager (Former Employee) Suwŏn, Kyonggi (South Korea)

    ProsExposure to all HQ processes, access to resources and decision-makers otherwise hardly reachable from overseas departments, secure employment (if you're on a permanent contract), good payment (if negotiated properly beforehand) and good profit-sharing system (if you happen to be included in one). Marketing jobs in IMC in telecom, for instance, are totally different from engineering ones -- much more freedom and access to some stuff going on in HQ. So it really depends where you'd land.

    ConsGrowth is limited and slow, isolation if you don't speak Korean (both interpersonally and professionally), bureaucracy, long and ineffective hours (though foreigners are generally more flexible on that), lack of decision-making power and negative feedback on non-conformism with upper management.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBreak the Korean management style as much as possible -- allow freedom of thought and speech, well-grounded non-conformism. Decrease hierarchy and bureaucracy -- they're really slowing down the progress and demotivate foreigners especially (locals are somewhat used to it since it's Korean-style way of living anyways, but hey, they would be happy to see changes as well).

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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