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Samsung Research America Overview

Mountain View, CA
1001 to 5000 employees
1988
Subsidiary or Business Segment
Computer Hardware & Software
$50 to $100 million (USD) per year
Samsung Research America (SRA) plays a pivotal role in developing the next generation of discovery in software, user experience and services for future products that can enrich your life.

Mission: Here at SRA, our mission is to research and develop new technologies by partnering with the best and brightest talent and create a collaborative environment between industry and academia. Headquartered in Silicon Valley, with locations in many technology centers across North ... Read more

Samsung Research America – Why Work For Us?


We are creating the future.

At Samsung Research America (SRA) we are committed to inspiring communities around the world by leading the next generation of discovery in software and user experience. We are behind every Samsung product that has transformed the boundaries of innovation. 

A much, much smarter future.

SRA engineers, researchers, and designers are believers and creators. Our work is driven by passion and collaboration, backed by a rich history of open innovation. At heart, we aim to make every Samsung device part of an integrated whole, both inside and outside the home. Together we envision a much, much smarter future. Curious? Get ready to see things differently.



Our strength is our people.

We assemble the smartest, most original thinkers and encourage great work within a collaborative environment.



Awesome benefits.

Our benefits include:

  • Health and life insurance
  • Free Dental and Vision coverage when you sign up for Medical
  • Flexible Spending Accounts for health care and dependent day care
  • Short and long-term disability coverage 
  • 401(k) Plan with company match 
  • Tuition assistance and support of learning & development
  • Paid time off and holidays 
  • Adoption Assistance
  • Infertility Treatment
  • Paid parental leaves for both parents
  • Product discounts
  • Personal and family counseling 
  • Health Advocacy
  • On-site Fitness Center and Wellness programs
  • Volunteer Time Off
  • Matching Corporate donation to support your charitable causes

Samsung provides comprehensive health coverage for you and your eligible dependents. We have many medical plans for you to choose from to fit your specific needs: OAP, HMO and HSA. SRA pays over 90% for your health care coverage.

For an extremely low premium, you will receive dental, vision and pharmacy coverage when you sign up for any medical plan. SRA also pays for Critical Illness, Hospital Indemnity and Accident & Injury coverage for high-deductible plan participants. Additionally, Samsung offers Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) for Medical, Dependent Care and Commuter Benefits.  We reimburse your annual fitness membership if an on-site fitness center is not available to you, offer programs to manage stress and to quit smoking, offer healthy babies program, accessibility to a 24-hour health-line and ergonomic resources for your work space.

The Samsung 401(k) plan allows you to contribute to your 401(k) pre-tax and/or after tax “Roth 401(k)”. Samsung currently matches 100% of the first 5% of your contributions each pay period.

You have the option to change or stop this contribution rate at any time. If you are at least age 50 by the end of the calendar year, you have an opportunity for catch-up contributions. As a participant in the Samsung 401(k) program, you choose how to invest your account from a wide

Five core values that make one team.

We believe that living by strong values is the key to good business. That’s why these core values, along with a rigorous code of conduct, are at the heart of every decision we make.

People

People

Quite simply, a company is its people. At Samsung, we are dedicated to giving our people a wealth of opportunities to reach their full potential.

Excellence

Excellence

Everything we do at Samsung is driven by an unyielding passion for excellence - and an unfaltering commitment to develop the best products and services on the market.

Change

Change

In today's fast-paced global economy, change is constant and innovation is critical to a company's survival. As we have done for 70 years, we set our sights on the future, anticipating market needs and demands so we can steer our company toward long-term success.

Integrity

Integrity

Operating in an ethical way is the foundation of our business. Everything we do is guided by a moral compass that ensures fairness, respect for all stakeholders and complete transparency.

Co Prosperity

Co-Prosperity

A business cannot be successful unless it creates prosperity and opportunity for others. Samsung is dedicated to being a socially and environmentally responsible corporate citizen in every community where we operate around the globe.


Imagine a smarter future with us. 

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    Pros

    New Management under Joon Lee at SRA is adopting culture of open innovation.
    Senior Management is very approachable.
    Talent people who are passionate can find multiple opportunities to showcase their skills and talent.

    Cons

    Dinners are not served.
    Lunches are subsidized (50%) but not free, like other big giants.

    Advice to Management

    Please adopt more and more of the work culture of Silicon Valley.

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Pay Equality Pledge

Committed to paying equitably for equal work & experience

Career Advancement Program

Helping employees "upskill" into higher-paying positions

Diversity Commitment

Has programs that support a diverse and inclusive workforce

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