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Samsung Group Reviews in Seoul, South Korea

Updated December 22, 2014
Updated December 22, 2014
866 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.  

    Great place to build up your career

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

    I have been working at Samsung Group full-time

    Pros

    There's opportunities that are frequently given to outstanding employees, and you can even choose to apply for other departments.

    Cons

    LOTS of work. Overtime is almost a requirement, and there's not much flexibility in the working environment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hopefully, employees can accept and keep their responsibilites, without blaming others.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    samsung display

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

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

    Pros

    1. flexible working hours, widespread commuting network, competitive salary, great location for R&D
    2. lots of opportunities are given to push employee's knowledge, skills and know-hows during project
    3. strategic and logic-based decisions are pursued with simulation

    Cons

    allowed time for activity is very tight so that reports are made less qualified than expected.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Good company, High salary

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

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

    Pros

    Reasonable salary and nice collaborators

    Cons

    Work and life balance, Far from main city

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep working

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Excellent place with smart people, but...

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

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

    Pros

    You got to meet all kinds of ppl from all over the world given how big the whole group is.
    Benefits for a foreign employee is at top notch.

    Cons

    It's still the people.
    Do note it really depends which business body you are in and what group you work for,
    For me unfortunately I work with a group of die-hard Korean.
    While my co workers from other groups are easy and interesting to work with.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remove those unnecessary "managers" that are there to be the road block of improving and change.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good place for 2 - 4 yrs not beyond that

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

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

    Pros

    Ability to change jobs easily within the company, High Salary, Attractive benefits like company provided housing etc.

    Cons

    Very tough for a Non-Korean in the HQ, Most Korean folks are too arrogant to understand their mistakes, HR do not really care for the employees, High degree of office politics

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find ways of making good use of foreign talents in your HQ. You are hiring excellent people but not using them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    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
  8.  

    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
  9.  

    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
  10.  

    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
  11.  

    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

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