Samsung Research America

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Samsung Research America Reviews

Updated August 28, 2014
Updated August 28, 2014
55 Reviews
2.8
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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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  1.  

    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

  2.  

    Excellent intern experience

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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

  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    A great place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 for more than a 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
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  5. 1 person 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 for less than a 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

  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good for Work-Life valance

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    Current Employee - Software Engineer
    Current Employee - Software Engineer

    I have been working at Samsung Research America as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    The company is good for work-life valance.

    Cons

    Most of employees are experienced employees

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

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

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Product Manager  in  San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Product Manager in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at Samsung Research America full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great 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

    Cons

    HQ (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 ManagementAdvice

    Hire a visionary leader
    Reduce dependence on HQ for decision making

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good experience to learn hard work.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Product Manager  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Samsung Research America full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good benifits , good pto, name value

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    hShould nderstand ulture difference between Usa and Korea

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Change is coming

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 for less than a year

    Pros

    Being 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!

    Cons

    It 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 ManagementAdvice

    Ease 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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Solid company

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Samsung Research America as a contractor

    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)

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Good Benefit

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Samsung Research America full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Health insurance and cafeteria are great.

    Cons

    All work would be handled by HQ

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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