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Samsung Research America Reviews

Updated March 3, 2015
Updated March 3, 2015
86 Reviews
3.4
86 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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  1.  

    Great People, Great Work

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

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

    Pros

    Really enjoyed the team I was working with, along with the work we were doing. We had a lot of freedom to conduct actual research, and were free to pursue things we found interesting.

    Cons

    The location wasn't ideal, and Samsung hasn't invested in the shuttle services provided by Apple or Google. Also, working with samsung HQ can be a bit difficult.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Things are great.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Very good company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Samsung Research America

    Pros

    Salary and working environment

    Cons

    Sometimes the hours could be hectic

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nothing in particular.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Excellent leadership team, innovation, research, what else can one ask for

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical Project/Program Manager in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Technical Project/Program Manager in San Jose, CA

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

    Pros

    Advanced Software Platform Lab has an excellent leadership team and provides a great place for cutting edge research. interesting problems, talented team, and worthwhile research directions.

    Cons

    Some difficulties with culture but things are changing rapidly,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work, looks far into the future, stay positive.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great place to work

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

    I worked at Samsung Research America as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    Highly organised, efficient on boarding, transparent management, excellent Helpdesk representatives.

    Cons

    Lots of short contracting roles, but likely to get rehired or moved to another department in same building.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    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 a 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
  7.  

    Fabulous HR team

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  8.  

    Changed and Focussed

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    • Culture & Values
    • 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 a 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
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great!!!

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    Former Intern - Microserver in Dallas, TX
    Former Intern - Microserver in Dallas, TX

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

    Pros

    lots of freedom in work, many gifts and fooooooosball

    Cons

    nothing per se, samsung research was fab for me

    Recommends
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Smart people + focused research

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    • Senior Management
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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 a 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
  11.  

    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

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