Samsung Research America

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Samsung Research America Reviews

Updated December 13, 2014
Updated December 13, 2014
71 Reviews
3.3
71 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • They're hiring good people, and they're challenging them to do great work (in 4 reviews)

  • Fair salary, good benefits and good bonuses (in 3 reviews)


Cons
  • The management level is eager to please our Korea HQ, but constantly fails to convince (in 8 reviews)

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

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Having a great time creating things the world has never seen.

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    Current Employee - Director of Product Management in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Director of Product Management in San Jose, CA

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

    Pros

    Fair performance evaluation. Sought after innovation. Best performance gets rewarded. Great health insurance plan. Decent 401k plan. Decent perks compared to other Silicon Valley companies.

    Cons

    No RSUs. No free food.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More innovation. Less process. More perks!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Fabulous HR team

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Samsung Research America

    Pros

    Great group of team members I have ever interacted with. My HRBP truly cares!

    Cons

    Policies can be difficult at times, which can delay processes

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Changed and Focussed

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Staff Engineer II in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Staff Engineer II in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at Samsung Research America full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    I have been here for a short while. The refocus initiative has been great and there is a sense of enthusiasm and high energy.

    The team I am in really looks out for each and gives great flexibility innovate while setting achievable and realistic business goals.

    If I had to summarize

    Energy, refocussed efforts on specific goals, compensation, ability to get software onto millions of devices, new wave of innovation, hiring top tier talent, flexibility to innovate

    Cons

    some internal tools, portals, processes

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue empowering US employees to do what they do best

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great!!!

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    Former Employee - Microserver in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Microserver in Dallas, TX

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

    Pros

    lots of freedom in work, many gifts and fooooooosball

    Cons

    nothing per se, samsung research was fab for me

    Recommends
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Smart people + focused research

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at Samsung Research America full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Compensation, perks, challenging work

    Cons

    Better management direction. Much of the research effort can be a little product-driven but much more focus can be directed at foundational, forward-thinking research.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    review

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Samsung Research America

    Pros

    pretty nice and friendly environment

    Cons

    not found so far yet

  8.  

    Excellent intern experience

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Samsung Research America as an intern

    Pros

    Good company, a lot to learn

    Cons

    Dallas is too hot in Summer

  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    A great place to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA

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

    Pros

    Samsung 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.

    Cons

    There 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 ManagementAdvice

    Figure 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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Internship

    Former Employee - Intern in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Intern in San Jose, CA

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

  11.  

    Engineer

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Good benefit and working environment, working with smart people

    Cons

    Major decision is controlled by HQ in Korea

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