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Samsung Semiconductor Reviews

Updated September 15, 2014
Updated September 15, 2014
89 Reviews
2.7
89 Reviews
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Samsung Semiconductor CEO & Vice Chairman Dr. Oh-Hyun Kwon
Dr. Oh-Hyun Kwon
20 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good benefits, including children's education, medicare coverage (in 10 reviews)

  • The pay and benefits are above average for the industry; however, benefits were recently reduced (in 4 reviews)


Cons
  • Limited career opportunities, poor work/Life Balance, language barrier (in 13 reviews)

  • Long hours, limited carrier growth (in 13 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1. 6 people found this helpful  

    Insight to a very dysfunctional yet very successful company.

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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 Semiconductor full-time for 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
  2.  

    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

  3.  

    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
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  5.  

    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 for more than a year

    Pros

    Good working environment and delicious food

    Cons

    Management needs to be improved

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  6. 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 for 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10.  

    Learning experience but stressed out

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Staff Engineer  in  San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Staff Engineer in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at Samsung Semiconductor

    Pros

    Challenging tasks were appealing at the time of hiring

    Cons

    Infra-structure is poor and security is killing employees

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

    This company treats anyone who is non-korean as a visitor who will be there for a while and then leave soon.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • 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

    Pros

    Benefits and bonouses are good.

    Cons

    Very Korean based and Koreans there have no idea how to treat people even if they think they do.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    HR has no control over Korean employees and they just follow what they want/demand.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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