Samsung Electronics America Employee Reviews about "work life balance"

Updated Aug 28, 2020

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  1. "I have loved working here!"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing Specialist 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Samsung Electronics America full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    You will work with great people!

    Cons

    Samsung has high expectations, which is more a pro than a con, but can be a con as far as work-life balance.

  2. COVID-19
    Helpful (2)

    "Wide Variance, Okay Overall"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Samsung Electronics America full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good (not great) compensation. Great benefits. My work life balance has always been exceptionally good, although I’ve heard of Sales-related teams and our Korean staff having awful hours. The people, for the most part, are really nice. The Chelsea offices are convenient and beautiful—slightly less fun to commute to NJ, but Samsung has let me work from home most days even before COVID.

    Cons

    Wide variance in experiences. I’ve heard some people who work 12+ hour days, some people who slack and get away with it. Everything is silo’ed. Very little cross-departmental work. Compensation is good, but not compared to other tech companies (Samsung comp. is probably more in line with IBM vs Apple). SEA also takes marching orders from Korea, so sometimes little autonomy in making the right business decisions vs what you’re told to do. Lots of young people, and then tons of dinosaurs—again, huge variance. Lots of people who work at Samsung and then jump to Spotify, etc., but then tons of older staff from RadioShack, PC Richards, etc., which is not ideal.

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  3. "Staff systems engineer"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Staff Systems Engineer 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Samsung Electronics America full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Cutting edge technical stuff Fast pace

    Cons

    Not so great leave policy Poor work life balance

  4. Helpful (2)

    "Great Company, but long hours"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Demand Planner in Ridgefield Park, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Samsung Electronics America full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good Benefits Unlimited Overtime Great office and cafeteria

    Cons

    Work Life balance (working 50 hrs minimum per week) Promotions not based on skill

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  5. "Great pay and benefits"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Field Sales Manager in Detroit, MI
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Samsung Electronics America full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Pay, benefits and culture are all strong points as long as you aren't a 3rd party employee

    Cons

    Work load, work life/ balance.. Senior Management is clueless as to what happens on front lines

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  6. Helpful (1)

    "Ok Company"

    2.0
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Bellevue, WA

    I have been working at Samsung Electronics America full-time

    Pros

    Good products, big in the industry, coworkers

    Cons

    Work life balance, top down culture

  7. Helpful (1)

    "Ok"

    3.0
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    Current Intern - Purchasing Intern in Newberry, SC
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at Samsung Electronics America for less than a year

    Pros

    Honestly not too many pros, the other interns were great that’s why this is a 3-star rating. We also got a good amazing of free stuff and lunches.

    Cons

    Not a welcoming experience. Also very disorganized. Everyone there had a terrible work life balance. Upper management gets mad when you question them or even make suggestions.

  8. Helpful (4)

    "Cool Work, Subpar Team"

    3.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Category Manager in Ridgefield Park, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Samsung Electronics America full-time

    Pros

    Samsung is a great company with many talented people Products are top of the line Work Life Balance is within reason

    Cons

    Office and its location are BOOTLEG for a tech company Leadership frequently are not aligned Minimal room for growth/upward mobility Pay is FAR below industry standard

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  9. COVID-19

    "Positive changes last three years, but be ready to work hard."

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Field Sales Manager in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Samsung Electronics America full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Get to work with, present and learn about the latest tech. Outstanding benefits and great support during COVID-19. Great LGBTQ inclusiveness.

    Cons

    In the past work life balance was rough, but there have been recent positive changes with new leadership. Hoping for good things moving forward.

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  10. "Excellent place to work and grow"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Field Sales Manager 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Samsung Electronics America full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Company cares about their employees, even through this challenging times. Growth path may be limited if you can relocate, but they give you all the tools and opportunities to move up if you work at it. Decent work life balance, but prepared to work. This isn't a kick back job. Flexibility in being able to schedule as you see fit, flex times as well. Fantastic benefits, some of the best I've had in 20 years in Wireless. Good perks and chances to travel. Love the people I work with, and even at the highest level, they care about their people. Communication is open and honest, and they accept feed forward as well. Training and coaching really can set you up for growth. I love working at Samsung.

    Cons

    Again, opportunities to move up could be limiting based on where you live, and what area you are in. Sometimes the work can pull you away from work life balance, but it typically happens during naturally heavier times like launches and holidays. Lastly, could benefit from a few extra perks other wireless manufacturers have in terms of deeper discounts for employees, and carrier partnerships on monthly billing, but that's just being picky.

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