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Samsung Research America Reviews

Updated Jun 24, 2014
Samsung Research America – San Jose – “Samsung Research America's Future Headquarters”

All Employees Current Employees Only

2.7 50 reviews

33% Approve of the CEO

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Daniel Eum

(3 ratings)

41% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • They're hiring good people, and they're challenging them to do great work(in 3 reviews)

  • Good benefits, good salary and talent(in 3 reviews)


Cons
  • This is a korean company within Silicon Valley - literally(in 3 reviews)

  • fast-paced, it doesn't really feel like silicon-valley company(in 3 reviews)

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    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prospretty nice and friendly environment

    Consnot found so far yet

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    Excellent intern experience

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGood company, a lot to learn

    ConsDallas is too hot in Summer

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    • Approves of CEO

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    A great place to work

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) San Jose, CA

    ProsSamsung is a company ready to take on tough challenges and risks. It's not what you would think of a stereotypical Asian company. It's bold and speedy, and it rewards the bold.

    ConsThere is a lot of splash-over from the Korea side, and there is definitely a learning curve to be able to communicate and understand the HQ side. Corporate policy and direction isn't as monolithic as those of the Jobs-o-cracy denomination would probably prefer. If you think Apple is just perfect, then this is not Apple.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFigure out how to get US and Korean sides to understand each other at a motivation and thinking level. 95%+ of the people don't get it.

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

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    Internship

    Intern (Former Employee) San Jose, CA

    ProsHands-on experience guaranteed. You are not treated as an intern baby

    Consfast-paced, it doesn't really feel like silicon-valley company.
    More like a big Korean company

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    • No Opinion of CEO

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    Good place to learn about the mobile industry and the trends. Korea / US control issues and politics slows things down!

    Product Manager (Current Employee) San Jose, CA

    ProsGreat working hours
    Decent salary and bonuses
    Access to devices
    Good overview of mobile industry and opportunity to talk to a lot of companies for collaboration

    ConsHQ (Korea) still controls most things
    Leadership is not as strong and visionary as it should be
    Processes are broken with no clear roles and responsibilities as well as success metrics

    Advice to Senior ManagementHire a visionary leader
    Reduce dependence on HQ for decision making

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Good experience to learn hard work.

    Product Manager (Current Employee) Los Angeles, CA

    ProsGood benifits , good pto, name value

    ConsWork hard. Lack of leadership. Nothing happens without direction from HQ

    Advice to Senior ManagementhShould nderstand ulture difference between Usa and Korea

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Change is coming

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) San Jose, CA

    ProsBeing that Samsung has its hands in a lot of pots, you get some nice employee discounts, though not as many as I would have hoped. My management chain has been nothing but awesome, they made sure I have everything I wanted to be able to get my job done. The teams get together regularly and have mixers as well as other team events. The best part is our game room that has everything you could want to blow off some steam, or just to waste time. Medical benefits are top notch. Aeron chairs for everyone!

    ConsIt is a satellite branch of a larger company, so there isn't any escaping the dynamics of HQ vs the other guys. I have heard horror stories, but I see things changing everyday. Teams are budgeting for team snacks, as well as other goodies, but corporate should be providing these, not just individual teams.

    Advice to Senior ManagementEase up on the tech lock down, and make the facilities look and feel more fun. The culture is shifting, but not as fast as employees would like to see. It would be nice if we could get discounts on everything Samsung makes instead of a few products from each family of products. Having a physical corporate store would help with company pride.

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

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    Solid company

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Pros-Great/laid-back people, including management/leadership
    -Great benefits for full-time employees
    -A lot of opportunity for growth/training
    -Get to work with new technologies/ start-up R&D atmosphere
    -Occasional fun events

    Cons-Could offer more fun culture
    -There can be little work-life balance in certain teams/management (depends)

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    Good Benefit

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsHealth insurance and cafeteria are great.

    ConsAll work would be handled by HQ

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

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    Good research lab

    Software Engineer (Former Employee) San Jose, CA

    ProsNo much pressure. Good people. Competitive salary.

    ConsCommands from headquarters. More active and free relationship between manager and employee.

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