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Samsung Semiconductor Reviews

Updated October 8, 2014
Updated October 8, 2014
91 Reviews
2.8
91 Reviews
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Samsung Semiconductor CEO & Vice Chairman Dr. Oh-Hyun Kwon
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Review Highlights

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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  1. 6 people found this helpful  

    Stay away from this company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Engineer in San Jose, CA

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

    Pros

    Good benefit and salary
    Good facility

    Cons

    Too political, relationship is more important, not fair working environment
    Manager lacks of technical background and always have stupid decision need to follow
    Manager does not have background to evaluate engineers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please hire lower/middle manager with strong technical background

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 8 people found this helpful  

    benefits are OK but poor promotion, job growth and fairness in how employees are treated.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Engineer in San Jose, CA

    I worked at Samsung Semiconductor full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    You don't have to deal with a lot of internal politics as that is all kept within the Korean management.

    Cons

    No fairness in how HR matters are dealt with, borderline and sometimes blatantly illegal activities. No trust of non-Korean employees and a lot of talented peoples skills are wasted because of that. Management decisions are made for political and personal advancement rather that what is best for the business of the company. One set of rules for Korean employees and another for non-Koreans.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Replace HR department with some people with integrity and trust the talented employees you have.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 6 people found this helpful  

    Insight to a very dysfunctional yet very successful company.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 Semiconductor full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great peers and great benefits.

    Cons

    Company and upper management doesn't care about the employees. Management just wants to please SEC. People are so busy and inundated with too much work. No work/life balance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Good Place to work

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Samsung Semiconductor

    Pros

    Good place to work as staring team,
    warm environment w/ smart people
    cutting-edge tech

    Cons

    no stock option,
    poor middle management

  6.  

    Engineer

    • 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 Semiconductor full-time

    Pros

    Work on latest technology. Galaxy smartphones

    Cons

    strict routine.
    Demanding deadlines
    Need to work hard

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Good place to start

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Jose, CA

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

    Pros

    Good working environment and delicious food

    Cons

    Management needs to be improved

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8. 5 people found this helpful  

    STAY AWAY FAR AWAY

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Specialist in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Specialist in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at Samsung Semiconductor full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The only good thing is having the name Samsung on my resume.

    Cons

    Long hours. Horrible management. No safe feeling in job. No work/life balance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to the people.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Challenging

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Specialist in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Specialist in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at Samsung Semiconductor

    Pros

    High Salary and good faciality

    Cons

    Hard Work and long working time

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep the Work & Life Balance

    Approves of CEO
  10. 3 people found this helpful  

    Stay Away if You have a Choice

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Manager in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at Samsung Semiconductor

    Pros

    Great employee benefits (health care, 401K)
    Nice employer subsidized cafeteria
    Stable company with great financial performance

    Cons

    Poor management with unrealistic workload. Many of the senior management team, including the President, are dispatched from Korea, with a very traditional belive of good workers should work long hours
    Poor advancement policy (min. 2 years between promotions), less incentive to perform the best within the first year of promotion
    Very Korean-centric cultural
    Samsung punishes loyal employees by paying more and giviing better titles to new hires with less experience or lower qualifications

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Review exisiting promotion policy, implment work-life balance, not just talking about it!!!!

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    never again

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Lead Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Lead Engineer in San Diego, CA

    I worked at Samsung Semiconductor

    Pros

    money is good,sometime a chance for good work

    Cons

    long hours of work,arrogant mangers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    it never changes

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

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