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Updated June 18, 2018
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Pros
  • "great benefits, great work environment" (in 53 reviews)

  • "The pay is above average with good benefits" (in 51 reviews)

Cons
  • "As others note - work/life balance is terrible" (in 122 reviews)

  • "No work life balance and lots of politics" (in 52 reviews)

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  1. "staff"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The Mountain View campus is dog friendly, people are smart and proactive. Benefit are great. you can work remotely if needed. Cafeteria food is great too.

    Cons

    the time it takes to order some new software or assets are not short.


  2. "Typical Korean Company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Samsung Electronics America full-time

    Pros

    One of the biggest player in the semiconductor industry

    Cons

    turnover rate seems to be a bit high

  3. "Lacking in Diversity of Leadership Team"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ridgefield Park, Bergen, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ridgefield Park, Bergen, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Samsung Electronics America full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great place for new initiatives

    Cons

    Poor D&I in the leadership team


  4. "Director of CS"

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    Former Employee - Service Director in Plano, TX
    Former Employee - Service Director in Plano, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Samsung Electronics America full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Excellent people, Work smart, welfare benefits
    high-paying jobs, Great organized, discover a talent, Focuses on yuor strengths

    Cons

    Work/Life balance, Project , Vertical management, an uncomfortable atmosphere
    No delegating, Quick responses, Forceful

    Advice to Management

    KPI oriented, Goal an objectives(didn't set reachable targets), multi tasking


  5. Helpful (5)

    "Great USA talent but Korean Mgmt falls short"

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    Former Employee - Director in Newark, NJ
    Former Employee - Director in Newark, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Samsung Electronics America full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good pay, solid benefits, amazing 401k, constant innovation. Lots of amazing new talent that should be protected & nurtured but lots of turnover.

    Cons

    Every senior American leader reports to Korean National referred to as a “dispatcher” - your mobility “ceiling.” Some are great but many lack English proficiency, American know-how, & have a manufacturer warehouse worker mentality (butt in chair for long hours to be seen by dispatcher even if all you are doing is shopping online).

    Advice to Management

    South Korean HQ views Americans poorly (greedy, stupid & lazy) & refuse to listen to local experts by even the most novice, inexperienced HQ rookie baby. Nothing you can do to change that but you could insist on more robust training of dispatchers in the US.

    You should also get rid of that insipid “two days per month” telecommuting policy used to unfairly target hardworking employees by dispatchers who want to bend you to their will.


  6. "IT help desk"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Samsung Electronics America full-time

    Pros

    good place to work at

    Cons

    low salaries nothing cons at


  7. "Great Company to work for, can be chaotic at times"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Samsung Electronics America full-time

    Pros

    job security, position allows for frequent travel, meet and interact with new clients daily

    Cons

    lack of career development and individualized development plans

    Advice to Management

    job is very demanding, increase base salary

  8. "Great place to work."

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Herndon, VA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Herndon, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good people and good benefits.

    Cons

    Time difference between SEA and HQ makes employees work hard.


  9. "A clean well lighted place for work"

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    Former Employee - Director in Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Director in Mountain View, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Samsung Electronics America full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Lots of growth and cross training opportunity. A merit based culture, rewarding performance and innovation. Salaries seem to be better at Samsung, compared to other companies in the valley, with a sizable bonus based on division performance.

    Cons

    Samsung HQ tends to reshuffle executive management as a matter of course, which may have some rationale that is not obvious to teams executing on product roadmaps, making top leadership seem quixotic and disconnected.

    Advice to Management

    Improve health benefits and find a way to match impedance between enterprise initiatives


  10. Helpful (1)

    "So much change"

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    Current Employee - User Experience Designer in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - User Experience Designer in Mountain View, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Samsung Electronics America (More than a year)

    Pros

    -Surrounded by smart people and talents.
    -high income

    Cons

    -So much change and instability that dries out the creativity juice from the team.
     -a lot of hierarchy that doesn't help young employees thrive.

    Advice to Management

    Better understand pe

    Samsung Electronics America Response

    May 1, 2018 – Employee Engagement

    Thank you for sharing your thoughts with us. As a high-tech company, Samsung is certainly fast-paced with constant change. However, we acknowledge the challenges that may result and thus, we are... More


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