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Updated Dec 21, 2017
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    Junior Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Herndon, VA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience

    Application

    I interviewed at Samsung SDS (Herndon, VA) in November 2017.

    Interview

    I applied for a Junior Project Manager role in Herndon, VA, which I was clearly well (and possibly over) qualified for. The recruiter/HR lady (based in NJ) hemmed and hawed when I inquired about the salary range, and right off the bat, began stating that the position "won't pay that much." When I pressed for at least a range, I was given a nonsensical answer. Then I was told something about this not being a great fit, and that she will check-in with her manager on Monday and get back to me. Of course, she never had the courtesy to do this. I was essentially stone-walled and never actually got to an interview, due to what I can only surmise to be my (perceived?) cultural background, as my communication, as well as my credentials, were impeccable. Oh well - their loss.

    Interview Questions

    • The recruiter asked me a total of zero questions to elicit any information from me.   Answer Question

  2.  

    Billing Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Diego, CA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. I interviewed at Samsung SDS (San Diego, CA).

    Interview

    The interview was quick and simple. The interviewers were friendly. They asked basic interview questions. They mainly wanted to get to know you and whether you had experience in Excel.

    Interview Questions

  3.  

    Recruiter Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Ridgefield Park, NJ
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Samsung SDS (Ridgefield Park, NJ) in August 2017.

    Interview

    Onsite interview - 2 rounds. First round was a panel with recruiting team. Second round was with manager. It all took place in one room. There was a 10-15 minute gap between rounds.

    Interview Questions

    • Why would you leave a full-time job for a contract position?   1 Answer

  4.  

    Help Desk Support Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Samsung SDS.

    Interview

    If you are not of Korean descent then forget about getting past the first round.

    At least they reject you quick with sending a rejection e-mail, so I think that is a plus nowadays.

    Interview Questions


  5. Helpful (3)  

    Project Manager Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ months. I interviewed at Samsung SDS (Ridgefield Park, NJ) in May 2017.

    Interview

    I was contacted by a 3rd party recruiter for the position. Talked to the recruiter for a phone screen. Afterwards I was told the position was on hold and 2 months passed without much progress. Then I got an email inviting me for a phone interview with hiring manager. It went well. After 3 weeks I was invited for an on-site with 5 senior directors for a panel interview. It was about an hour long and they asked me everything from pm experience to agile process. To my surprise some of the managers speak very little English (considering Samsung to be such a large international organization). Then 2 weeks passed and I was again invited for an on-site final panel interview with 4 managers, then with the hiring manager himself. All went well, I was their best candidate and they extended a verbal offer. They even proposed start dates.

    This is where things got a nose-dive. I filled out the reference checks and background checks; informed all my references for potential calls. Then one afternoon the 3rd party recruiter called and told me Samsung cancelled the position because the hiring group merged with another group. And the existing PMs will fill this job role so there is no need to hire because of this 're-org'. The whole interview process took a whopping 4 months and they just cancelled the role in a snap. All of these for nothing.... a waste of people's time, resources, productivity, and i never get an apology. Samsung should re-evaluate and should be very ashamed of the entire interview process where no one comes out a winner. Definitely THE ugliest and most humiliating experience I have ever had. It also tells you how Samsung treats its candidates. Respect come from both ways. If you don't respect others' time and effort then you don't deserve to have any high caliber employees to work for you, period.

    Moral of this story - Shxt happens! Don't believe anything until you start your job on the first day.

    Interview Questions


  6. Helpful (2)  

    Technical Recruiter Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Jose, CA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at Samsung SDS (San Jose, CA) in April 2016.

    Interview

    1st stage:
    3rd part recruiter coached and set up phone screen with HM (Also a recruiter) based in NYC.

    2nd stage:
    On site interview (Hiring Manager somehow found a way to send me to an address that has not been used in over a year).

    I met with the following:
    The recruiter I was replacing.
    A recruiter that has a poor relationship with the Hiring manager.
    A HRBP that supports the entire BU. Who left the meeting expecting that I had the job (Samsung SDSA is a 500 person company/division)
    At the end my host was very honest about the environment and the way this Korean owned business is run. This was the best part of the interview process, very refreshing meeting.

    3rd Stage:
    Should have gone to offer instead the 3rd party recruiter posted an updated version of the description originally shared with me. The updated very now has this line added:

    "Under total 10 years experience working in a recruiting role – Corporate side within the IT industry"

    ^^ this is relevant in that I had a deeper rapport with the HRBP than with the very junior recruiting team. I hate to even think about this but I think I might have been discriminated against for my age. Where the staffing agency has been told to find someone with less experience, could this be a synonym for younger?

    (for reference: I'm 44 and have 20yrs of recruiting experience with much of it in a fortune 500 environment)

    Here's the full Job Description:

    Technical Recruiter with Fortune 500 company
    NEW
    quick apply

    Job description
    Under total 10 years experience working in a recruiting role – Corporate side within the IT industry
    Must have hands on experience recruiting technical roles from Software Engineers, Data Analytics, Big Data and Solution Architects.
    Experience partnering with hiring managers, interviewing teams as well as all internal/external teams
    Exceptional eye for talent, sharp screening and interviewing skills
    Strong tech industry knowledge with ability to understand relevant technical and non-technical skills
    Ability to handle confidential information
    Good in record keeping, follow ups, MS office/excel reports, PPT reports and other HR
    Excellent interpersonal skills with ability to communicate with all levels of management
    Technical recruiting background is a must.

    Responsible
    Manage the full-cycle recruiting process
    Find, engage and activate passive candidates
    Screen resumes and interview candidates to determine fit
    Facilitate the interviewing and hiring decision-making process with interviewing teams and hiring managers
    Negotiate and close offers

    Interview Questions

    • 1. What do you know about the business.
      2. Tell us about your relevant recruiting experience. (I didn't argue that all recruiting experience is relevant)
      3. Any questions for us?   1 Answer

  7.  

    Audit Staff Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Samsung SDS (San Diego, CA) in December 2015.

    Interview

    Quick and easy. Asked more about hard work and future plans instead of past experiences. Will be able to train quickly if you're willing to learn. Be prepared with some knowledge about simple excel formulas. Pretty easy process. Quick offer.

    Interview Questions

  8.  

    Java Developer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at Samsung SDS.

    Interview

    Got a call from HR.
    Set up interview over the phone.
    We went over projects done before. Hireing manager talked about the full dev cycle to be performed during work.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    Negotiation.


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    Human Resources Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took a week. I interviewed at Samsung SDS (New York, NY).

    Interview

    This interview process a few years ago was very minimal. It didn't require a lot to pass. But this is only for non-technical and non-engineers. There are no tests or panel interview sessions for business and operational positions. However, a lot has changed since a few years ago but I hear that it's still not a challenging process. There was one phone interview and one in-person interview. Very generic questions were asked, like "what are your strengths and weaknesses".

    Interview Questions


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    Java Web Developer Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Samsung SDS (Ridgefield Park, NJ) in April 2015.

    Interview

    phone interview was for 30 mins. They had a list of questions and started asking straight for front end first like HTML , jquery , javascript. and then they asked more for core java.

    Interview Questions

    • what is abstract classes and difference between abstract and interfaces?   Answer Question

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