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Samsung Electronics America Interview Questions

Updated Jan 16, 2017
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    Front End Developer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Mountain View, CA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Samsung Electronics America (Mountain View, CA) in December 2016.

    Interview

    Was contacted by a recruiter. It took a long time to schedule an interview. I was given a home test. After completing it, another excruciating back and forth to schedule a technical phone interview. When it finally happened, I was asked a simple string manipulation question. About a month has passed and I never heard back from the recruiter or the company.

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  2.  

    Bilingual Administrative Assistance Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Mountain View, CA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 5 days. I interviewed at Samsung Electronics America (Mountain View, CA) in August 2016.

    Interview

    One of the interviewers. who obviously came from Korea not that long ago conducted the interview process in a very Korean way. His attitude was not professional and can be a BIG problem in American culture. Other than him, the rest of the team remained professional.

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    Senior Program Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Mountain View, CA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at Samsung Electronics America (Mountain View, CA) in May 2016.

    Interview

    Phone Interview with recruiter followed by phone interview with another Program Manager. Both went well, but no communication for over 10 days. Then they ask me to come in for personal interview the very next day. I made the time to go in. The interview went well, but the hiring manager was not to be seen. Some of the interviewers were not technical at all. Then there has been no communication at all, inspite of me sending reminders to send me at least a yes or a no. That was not professional at all.

    Interview Questions

    • Mostly about program management. My work in managing multiple projects; knowing technical details, following up. risk management. release management   Answer Question
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    IOT Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Samsung Electronics America (New York, NY) in May 2016.

    Interview

    I had a phone call interview in summer 2016. Unfortunately, the interview spoke too much and did not ask enough questions to dig out my backgrounds and experiences. As to the position, I did not get a clear picture about how the company is to focus its energy on specific area or application.

    Interview Questions

    • Describe your experience in IoT and how do you contribute to Samsung's IoT development?   Answer Question
  6. Helpful (3)  

    Procurement Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Ridgefield Park, NJ
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at Samsung Electronics America (Ridgefield Park, NJ) in April 2016.

    Interview

    This is one of the worst interview experiences I have ever had. I have interviewed with a number of different companies such as Apple, Google, Intel, Amazon, etc. and this was the worst experience that I have had.

    First, I applied online for a "Strategic Sourcing Manger" role.

    About two weeks later, I was contacted by "Recruiter A" for the initial phone screening. During the interview, the position title changed from "Strategic Sourcing Manager" to "Procurement Manager". I decided to continue with the interview process despite the title change.

    After the initial phone screening, a video interview was scheduled by "Recruiter B". The video interview was conducted between myself, the manager I would report to, and one of the team members from Ridgefield Park, NJ.

    I was then contacted by "Recruiter B" letting me know that "Recruiter A" had left the company, but that the interview had gone well and I would be receiving an invite for a second-round video interview.

    The second-round video interview was conducted by a more senior member within the company based out of Dallas as well as an HR representative. At the very end of the almost hour-long interview, the senior member asked me if I would be interested in a "Sourcing Specialist" role. I let him know that I was more interested in the Managerial role but would definitely be open to the Sourcing Specialist role if he believed it to be a better fit.

    After this, I received no communications from Samsung. I reached out to the "Recruiter B" about a week later asking what the verdict was. This recruiter did not respond to me. I waited about another week and emailed the recruiter again. Still no response. After that, I phoned the recruiter a couple of days later and left a voicemail. This recruiter still did not respond to me. I found another recruiters email "Recruiter C" cc'd onto one of Recruiter B's emails. I emailed this person and after a short time-frame received the following message:

    "Thanks for reaching out. You have some impressive skills but we have decided to go in a different direction thanks so much for your time!"

    I responded to the "Recruiter C" asking if he could call me (so that I could discuss the potential Sourcing Specialist role with him). This recruiter did not call me and did not even give me the courtesy of replying to me.

    In conclusion, Samsung first pulled a "bait and switch" with the title change. Then they led me on for multiple weeks with various rounds of interviewing only to let me know that I potentially didn't have enough years of experience at the end of the third interview (something that interviewer 1 or 2 could have easily screened me out for instead of leading me on for multiple weeks in a row). Then, they did not even have the decency to notify me/let me know that they would not be pursuing my candidacy. I had to email and phone multiple times to finally get someone to respond to me. Then at the end, I wasn't even given the courtesy of a phone call.

    I am deeply unimpressed and incredibly disappointed by Samsung and how the recruiters chose to conduct themselves.

    Interview Questions

    • Walk me through a category management/strategic sourcing event.   Answer Question
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    Sales Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Samsung Electronics America.

    Interview

    I applied on Monday on line and was immediately contacted to conduct a phone screen. I set an appointment for that Friday but the recruiter postponed it to Monday. She didn't call me and after 15 minutes of waiting I called her. the phone screen lasted about 20-25 minutes because she had to go. Then I got an immediate an invite for a phone interview, had 2 phone interviews but the process has stalled.

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  8. Helpful (3)  

    District Sales Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Samsung Electronics America (New York, NY) in January 2016.

    Interview

    Applied online, contacted by a recruiter within a week, then setup a video/phone interview with the hiring manager(RM). All behavior based questions, then opportunity was given to ask any questions I had. Few days later received the email of panel interview at the main HQ in Dallas. Recruiter was very helpful setting up the whole process although I will advise against flying AA, flights are always delayed. Panel interview was again behavioral questions. Few days later heard back from recruiter and bad news was given, not selected, which was disappointing given my passion for working at Samsung, wireless industry background and prior DM experience. I would guess they were looking to fill a very specific box, nonetheless, it was a great experience. Got the opportunity to learn more about a brand I am passionate about, interacted with few elite professionals and visited Samsung HQ, selected or not, I am thankful for the opportunity!

    Interview Questions

    • Typical behavioral interview questions, "tell me about a time" or "give me an example of"   Answer Question
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    Senior Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Seattle, WA
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 days. I interviewed at Samsung Electronics America (Seattle, WA) in October 2015.

    Interview

    I applied for contract position via recruiter. The interview process was online over skype and code editor. The manager was very courteous and explained the process well. The engineer would do the technical round. I got a feeling that they were looking for specific skill set and expertise within Android stack like JNI.

    Interview Questions

    • What is foreground service and background service?   Answer Question
    • How would you design for adding a new sensor API for Android?   Answer Question
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    Supply Chain Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Ridgefield Park, NJ
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 days. I interviewed at Samsung Electronics America (Ridgefield Park, NJ) in September 2015.

    Interview

    I was contacted by an outside recruiter for this one year contract position that could turn into a full time position. It all happened quickly and I had an in-person interview two days after the initial contact. Interviewed with two of the managers, they were friendly and pleasant. The interview was general with some questions on my past project and how it applies to the job description. They never got back to me though neither with an offer or a rejection after a week+.

    Interview Questions

    • Last question was to practical question, to answer an Excel related skill demonstration   1 Answer
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    Manager, Social Media Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Samsung Electronics America (New York, NY) in July 2015.

    Interview

    I contacted the recruiter and I had 2 phone interviews that went well and was called back to meet 2 members of the social media team. The 2 employees I met were quite junior and it showed. The interview was conducted very unprofessionally. Then I was called again to meet 1 more team member that I hadn't met before and 1 employee that I previously met during round 1. I emailed HR the morning of because I had something urgent that came up in my current job and they told me to come in anyway when I could without rescheduling. Once I did I met another junior employee and was kept waiting for over an hour. I was fine with this since they were nice enough o be flexible regarding my work emergency. I also had another phone interview scheduled for the next day with the Digital Manager.

    But the evening of my interview I get a call from HR that said my phone interview was cancelled and an email saying that they decided to pass on me because my interview was not a priority. I was surprised at how they conducted themselves through out this process but overlooked it because of the brand and because they seemed to be understanding. Regardless it was a very unprofessional and disappointing interview process.

    Interview Questions

    • One of the managers that interviewed me seemed tired and incoherent--like she hadn't slept in days. It was really strange.   Answer Question

    Samsung Electronics America Response

    Aug 3, 2015 – Talent Acquisition Manager

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