Samsung Group Reviews

Updated August 18, 2015
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Samsung Group CEO & Vice-Chairman Dr. Oh-Hyun Kwon
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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)

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  1. Management

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - National Project Manager in Suwon-dong (South Korea)
    Current Employee - National Project Manager in Suwon-dong (South Korea)
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    telecommute, autonomy, self reliance is instilled

    Cons

    communication from Sr. Mgmt could be increased


  2. Associate

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seoul (South Korea)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seoul (South Korea)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It was very nice to work

    Cons

    There is no cons when i was there

    Advice to Management

    please keep doing well


  3. Helpful (1)

    almost global company

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Seoul (South Korea)
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Seoul (South Korea)
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Samsung Group full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Growing from fast follower to first mover

    Cons

    Still korean (asian or militery) culture

    Advice to Management

    Worth to work with people who have passion


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  5. Not bad in Korea

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Banwol-ri (South Korea)
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Banwol-ri (South Korea)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Samsung Group full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Better than competitors. Good reputation. Stable position. Not fire that much. Not smart people does not leave or quite or be fired.

    Cons

    Extremely bad work and life balance. You must stay long time in your office even you have nothing to work. Smart people quite a lot.

    Advice to Management

    Dont forget that Mr Lee said always lead to change


  6. Perpetual fast follower

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Suwŏn, Kyonggi (South Korea)
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Suwŏn, Kyonggi (South Korea)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Samsung Group full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Above market rate compensation and benefits. Large human network. Great opportunity to learn new things.

    Cons

    Heavy bureaucracy and politics. Human relationship is very hierarchical. Difficult to engage in technical debate/conversation with the seniors especially the executives. Majority of executives are pompous and arrogant for no reason as they rarely make useful decision. Many fragmented organizations doing redundant stuff. Creative R&D is not encouraged unlike the way the company portray itself. Seems fast-paced, but ironically falls behind the competitors. Nagging and control freak human resource department.

    Advice to Management

    Cut lame executives. Down size to avoid redundant R&D operations. Drop the fast-follower DNA. Repect the voice from the employees. Restructure HR to make it a pure support group.


  7. Software Engineering intern

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Software Engineering Intern in Suwŏn, Kyonggi (South Korea)
    Former Intern - Software Engineering Intern in Suwŏn, Kyonggi (South Korea)
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Samsung Group as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Living 12 weeks in a 5 star hotel, all paid. Free korean food.

    Cons

    Strict and long hour work culture.

    Advice to Management

    Make things more effiicient and dont count the hours an employees spends at the desk


  8. Hard working environment, but great opportunities

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - IC Design Engineer in Seoul (South Korea)
    Former Employee - IC Design Engineer in Seoul (South Korea)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    If you are looking for working at cutting edge technology, this can be a good place to work. Many smart people can help you if you're junior level.

    Cons

    Too much overtime work. Sometimes overtimes are done just for show up. Work and life balance is limited. It's a traditional Korean type of company (There was some cultural shock.)

    Advice to Management

    Most of time seniors are right, but sometimes you should listen to younger people's voice


  9. Not for the faint hearted

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Strategic Content Manager in Suwon-dong (South Korea)
    Former Employee - Strategic Content Manager in Suwon-dong (South Korea)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Samsung Group (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Dynamic company that is always willing to push its No1 status. Completely agile with the ability to for employees to create new processes if improve the way the business runs.

    Cons

    Hugely political and high turnover of staff due to tough culture.


  10. Senior Engineer

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Suwŏn, Kyonggi (South Korea)
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Suwŏn, Kyonggi (South Korea)
    Recommends

    I have been working at Samsung Group (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Competitive salary, profit sharing, bonus, job security, free (breakfast, lunch, dinner), paid leaves, medical coverage, housing support, a proud brand name

    Cons

    longer working hours (need to do overtime often), short-term project focus predominates the long term plan, micro-management

    Advice to Management

    Make long-term projects and plan well before starting the projects, make a thorough market survey before starting any project


  11. Hectic Schedule

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Engineer in Seoul (South Korea)
    Former Employee - Engineer in Seoul (South Korea)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Pay is good. Benefit is good. Colleagues are generally good peopel

    Cons

    Hectic work schedule. No work life balance. Even on the weekends or holidays you need to work. They judge your capability based on how many hours you can work each week.



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