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"Koreans Rule Samsung"

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Richardson, TX
Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Richardson, TX
Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

The people are the best reason by Far to work for Samsung.

Cons

Probably 85% of employees are outsourced - only upper management are permanent employees. Samsung also has VERY high turnover - people drop like flies there. Samsung is a Korean company - but the Koreans micromanage EVERY aspect of business-to the point it's counter-productive. Everything has to have approval from Koreans prior to coming to fruition - and Koreans will ask a million questions about why you are requesting whatever it is you want. Way too many hands in the pot. Also-Koreans don't like anyone who is not Korean or at the very least Asian. All upper-management is Korean.

Advice to Management

See above. Stop being so racist towards non-Koreans and pretending like you don't understand English when someone pushes back on you for questioning them. It's very frustrating.

Other Employee Reviews for Samsung Electronics

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Expand industry knowledge/contacts, but slim chances of moving anywhere but lateral."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Human Resources Administrator in Bedford, TX
    Current Employee - Human Resources Administrator in Bedford, TX
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Prestige of working for a well-respected company and the opportunity to gain professional business contacts and industry knowledge.

    Cons

    Little upward mobility and opportunities to grow into and/or learn about other facets/departments of the company. Senior leadership could do a better job of recognizing good work, especially concerning lauding newer, younger, but exceptional, talent over tenured employees who have performed at meets expectations over time.

    Advice to Management

    Address the above issue - this would also improve employee moral and engagement.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Don't do it"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Engineer in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    pay is the only reason - I will leave as soon as I'm able

    Cons

    American workers are merely puppets. The Koreans run the whole show and the dual management structure (One Korean and one American manager) is enough to drive one crazy. The direction is mainly from the immediate American manager but if a Korean manager says something you are expected to say "how high" when they say "jump." There is no communication between groups and no accountability. Promotions are for the most part given to "corp" engineers who are trained straight out of college in the "Samsung Way." One group now managed by a "corp" engineer has an incredibly high turnover rate and yet he is still manager. Diversity is getting better but promotions, hiring, etc. are still dominated by those of Korean origin.

    Advice to Management

    As one of the previous reviews said: get rid of the Americans and fill in with Koreans


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