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Samsung Semiconductor Reviews in Austin, TX

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Pros
  • They offer good benefits and starting 20 days of vacation a year (in 9 reviews)

  • Nice working environment and good benefits (in 5 reviews)


Cons
  • work-life balance is tough, very high workload, upper management changes every 3 (in 8 reviews)

  • Long hours, limited carrier growth (in 7 reviews)

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    Good company with excellent pay, but you need to be very flexible and be prepared for long hours and

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX

    I worked at Samsung Semiconductor

    Pros

    The pay is above average.

    Cons

    Two culture environment does not mesh well at times, causing disharmony. Corporate response tends towards periodic efforts towards cultural re-education of U.S. workforce.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to develop a blended culture environment philosophy which is an equal balance of U.S. and Korean influence. , and be consistent in it's application. Stop oscillating focus between cultural extremes.

    Approves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    You can't beat living and working in Austin. It'd just be nice to be working for someone else.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX

    I have been working at Samsung Semiconductor

    Pros

    Working in Austin is great.
    Benefits seemed great at the beginning, before I realized what was up.

    Cons

    There is definitely a clash of cultures in the workplace. The Korean work ethic (though I admire it at times) is incompatible with Americans. I was working upwards of 70 hour weeks and was still reprimanded by my superiors for lack of effort. My last performance assessment was FAR below what it rightfully should have been. The rating system they use is incredibly biased and needs to be re-calibrated.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Diversify the management

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not all it's cut out to be. Try somewhere else

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    Current Employee - Leader in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Leader in Austin, TX

    I have been working at Samsung Semiconductor

    Pros

    benefits and pay are fantastic. recently scaled back for cost reductions.

    Cons

    poor sr. management, low morale, recent downsizing is ethically questionable. employee scores unsustantiated, denial of unemployment benefits.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Honesty

    Doesn't Recommend
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  5. 4 people found this helpful  

    Peers/co-workers are amazing.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX

    I have been working at Samsung Semiconductor

    Pros

    Peers/co-workers are amazing. Work hard play hard mentality. Some amazing management members that truly mentor.

    Cons

    Most members of management. Employee satisfaction not addressed, even with consistently low survey scores. Expect really long hours and to be paged throughout the weekend/all hours of the night. Korean expectations are completely foreign to any sane American.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees if you want to keep them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Proceed with Caution

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX

    I have been working at Samsung Semiconductor

    Pros

    there are a lot of young people so there is an opportunity to meet people the same age and you can make friends quickly.
    The benefits are excellent

    Cons

    Working in a multicultural environment (Korean & American) can be very challenging. It's key that you understand that Headquarters in Korea is really in charge the direction of the business.
    Long working hours are expected at Samsung. They offer very generous amounts of paid time off, but many managers make it difficult for you to take time off work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn how to effectively manage change. The environment changes too rapidly and there is no effort by senior management to manage the change smoothly.

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