Samsung Research America - Good place to learn about the mobile industry and the trends. Korea / US control issues and politics slows things down! | Glassdoor
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"Good place to learn about the mobile industry and the trends. Korea / US control issues and politics slows things down!"

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Current Employee - Product Manager in San Jose, CA
Current Employee - Product Manager in San Jose, CA
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I have been working at Samsung Research America full-time (More than a year)

Pros

Great working hours
Decent salary and bonuses
Access to devices
Good overview of mobile industry and opportunity to talk to a lot of companies for collaboration

Cons

HQ (Korea) still controls most things
Leadership is not as strong and visionary as it should be
Processes are broken with no clear roles and responsibilities as well as success metrics

Advice to Management

Hire a visionary leader
Reduce dependence on HQ for decision making

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  1. Helpful (9)

    "Unless you're ready to retire, don't work here"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Samsung Research America full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    cheap benefits
    great salary if you have a Masters of Phd from a top tier college (that's all they care about)

    Cons

    Very Korean, if you can't conform, you will fail.
    Management doesn't take ownership and will throw you under the bus if given the chance.
    If you're not an engineer or UX designer, you will get paid pennies.
    No recognition for hard work, only brown noses prevail.
    Human Resources dept is HORRIBLE and corrupt, they continually break policy and would rather bury their head in the sand than deal with real issues head on.
    HQ in Korea run everything.
    Always in crisis mode.
    Turn over is about 33% of employees leave in less than a year.

    Advice to Management

    Instead of hiring people based of their education (paper status) and hiring on the spot, actually sit down and really see if the candidate you hire is worth the money you're going to pay. Give higher salaries to people who help run the company instead of only engineers and designers. Some interns make more than regular full time employees.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Good experience to learn hard work."

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    Current Employee - Product Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benifits , good pto, name value

    Cons

    Work hard. Lack of leadership. Nothing happens without direction from HQ

    Advice to Management

    hShould nderstand ulture difference between Usa and Korea

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