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Samsung Group Reviews in Seoul, South Korea

Updated November 22, 2014
Updated November 22, 2014
846 Reviews
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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.  

    Good experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Suwŏn, Kyonggi (South Korea)
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Suwŏn, Kyonggi (South Korea)

    I have been working at Samsung Group full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Projects was interesting and valuable, I was able to participate in big international projects

    Cons

    sometimes its important to be in proper team and actively participate in team work

    Recommends
  2.  

    Good company in Korea

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Suwŏn, Kyonggi (South Korea)
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Suwŏn, Kyonggi (South Korea)

    I have been working at Samsung Group full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    best option you are in Korea

    Cons

    goal is always high without considering time

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    good compensation in Korea, but it is lower than the companies abroad in the same level

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    Great place to work!!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Seoul (South Korea)
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Seoul (South Korea)

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

    Pros

    High compensation. Opportunity of growth.
    Experience of work at a company with high reputation.

    Cons

    Seniority based company culture.
    Relatively high work intensity.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Top management try to be advised.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Suwŏn, Kyonggi (South Korea)
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Suwŏn, Kyonggi (South Korea)

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

    Pros

    Great facilities provided for foreigners, Accommodation and well furnished house.
    Great pay and now flexible timings too. Good to stay for 3-4 years.

    Cons

    Completely different work culture from Western companies. Strong hierarchy. Management not open to new ideas from juniors, sometimes work assigned defies logic. No Technical knowledge gain or growth.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Share vision clearly to Foreign employees, Be open to new ideas.
    Assign good work and appreciate good work.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Good manufacturing company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Kawang Suwon (South Korea)
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Kawang Suwon (South Korea)

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

    Pros

    Goog compensation including benefit pakage and nice facilities to work.

    Cons

    Too big to change and seems to be hierachical organization ..some confusing culture

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Nice people but works gets done very slowly.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineer in Suwŏn, Kyonggi (South Korea)
    Current Employee - Engineer in Suwŏn, Kyonggi (South Korea)

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

    Pros

    Cutting-edge technology to work on.

    Cons

    Difficulty in communication.
    Very long hours.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to communicate more with non-Korean employees.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    manufacturing company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Suwŏn, Kyonggi (South Korea)
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Suwŏn, Kyonggi (South Korea)

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

    Pros

    Good restaurant, Free medical service in the workplace, loyalty employees.

    Cons

    Executives say that Samsung Electronics should be a fast mover. But, they do not move before someone achieve big success.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Hard work and overtime but the biggest and best in Korea

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager in Suwŏn, Kyonggi (South Korea)
    Former Employee - Manager in Suwŏn, Kyonggi (South Korea)

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

    Pros

    Very diligent managers, smart people are energetic and trying to do their best.

    Cons

    Communication problem between teams, up and down make waste

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The company is setting up creative environment, but not enough. management should make more efforts

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  10.  

    Fun and interesting

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Engineer in Suwŏn, Kyonggi (South Korea)
    Former Employee - Engineer in Suwŏn, Kyonggi (South Korea)

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

    Pros

    Good reputation. Colleague very nice and good commitment to the job.

    Cons

    too much of work load. lack of life. sometimes work quality has been affected.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Exceptional opportunity

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Engineer in Suwŏn, Kyonggi (South Korea)
    Former Employee - Engineer in Suwŏn, Kyonggi (South Korea)

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

    Pros

    you have access for outstanding facility, resources and colleges

    Cons

    but you may busy and to be smart to balance your life and work

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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