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"Fair pay with good bonus for copy cat mobile services"

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Current Employee - Product Manager in San Jose, CA
Current Employee - Product Manager in San Jose, CA
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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

Pros

Fair salary, good benefits and good bonuses. Company brand name.

Cons

Everything is urgent with no real tools or control to make a significant impact. Get things done, no matter how it's gets done. Obvious Korean preference if you wish to move up. No clear vision. Carousel of leadership. High turn over. No real innovation. Scared upper management, survival is the game for directors and up. No one high up the ladder wants to really innovate just duplicate. Those who do want to innovate have and will eventually leave. If your product becomes a success HQ will try to take it over and spit you out.

Advice to Management

Grow a pair

Other Employee Reviews for Samsung Research America

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great place with benefits and good funding."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits
    Bonus Options
    Year end gifts
    Summer camps

    Cons

    HQ dependency
    Business model is different for each lab


  2. Helpful (10)

    "Leadership Vacuum"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Director in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Director in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Relatively high pay
    Brand name is considered important and successful
    Co-workers are very nice people

    Cons

    The planning function is ridiculous. There are a team of young Koreans who attempt to lead the organization on behalf of an almost absent President. This is not a global company. It is a Korean company that is attempting something far beyond its capabilities.

    Advice to Management

    Leadership is VERY important. The current President is essentially a manager. They also should stop getting rid of their successful leaders with strong personalities.

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