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Samsung Research America Overview

Mountain View, CA
1001 to 5000 employees
1988
Subsidiary or Business Segment
Information Technology
$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: Our mission is to research and develop new technologies by partnering with the best and brightest and creating a collaborative environment between industry and academia. Headquartered in Silicon Valley, with locations in many technology centers in North America, SRA is driven to ... 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
  • 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 vacations and holidays 
  • Product discounts
  • Personal and family counseling 
  • Wellness programs

Samsung provides comprehensive health coverage for you and your eligible dependents with 3 different choices of medical plans to choose from to fit your specific needs, OAP, HMO and HSA.

Our health plans are bundled so for an extremely low premium, you will also receive dental, vision and pharmacy coverage. Additionally, Samsung offers Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) for Medical, Dependent Care and Commuter Benefits.  We give a discount on your premium if you are a non-smoker, reimburse your annual fitness membership, offer programs to manage stress and to quit smoking, have a 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 75% of the 1st 6% 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 additional savings, called “catch-up contributions”. As a participant in the Samsung 401(k) program, you choose how to invest your account from a wide range of investment options. You can access your account and make changes on a daily basis using the plan’s interactive website. If you need to access your savings before retirement, loans are available.


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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    I have been working at Samsung Research America full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Salary and benefits. Work-life balance. Not too stressful. Reasonable expectations. Job security. Opportunity to work on projects that reach millions of users.

    Cons

    Lack of vision. Working with HQ (in Korea) is more than challenging. HQ reshapes all planning yearly. Most software products only competitive because they are bundled with hardware.

    Advice to Management

    Have a vision and don't let HQ hijack it.

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