Samsung Electronics America Employee Reviews about "work life balance"
60% would recommend to a friend
(233 total reviews)
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Updated Dec 4, 2023
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- "No work life balance and need to do work hard" (in 137 reviews)
- "Korean company with Korean values and culture." (in 85 reviews)
- "Poor management with Facilities Engineering Group" (in 80 reviews)
- "Senior leadership is lacking because they don't have power over the Korean management." (in 39 reviews)
- "Long hours and stress can be very high if you allow it to be" (in 34 reviews)
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- 4.0Jul 29, 2022Anonymous ContractorCurrent Contractor
I got lucky with a great manager who respects his employees and is understanding of the work/life balance
certain subs lack internal structure
- 1.0Oct 31, 2016Anonymous EmployeeCurrent Employee, more than 5 yearsDallas, TX
Pay and health insurance are good and that's it.
Possibly the WORST company I have ever worked for. Zero work life balance and complete incompetent mid-level leadership. Slave like culture, work overtime (with no additional pay), work weekends and work 15 hour days at month end. Zero HR support.3
- 5.0Aug 17, 2022Anonymous EmployeeCurrent Employee
-Management is very understanding of circumstances that are out of your control. -Your vocie as an individual is heard at all levels of management.
-Work life balance is a focus of the company but at the lowest levels work is much heavier on the balance scales -Compesation isn't equitable across the company for the exact same roles
- 5.0Feb 16, 2016Anonymous EmployeeCurrent Employee
Incredible autonomy to get the job done. Management trusts you in a way that breeds excitement and creativity. I have yet to be in a company that has challenged me at the level as this one yet made me feel so empowered that I could do anything. Work Life balance is incredibly forgiving as long as you are willing to put the work part in.
Pay is average when compared to like jobs with different companies but its hard to pass up because of the day to day work environment.9
- 1.0Mar 19, 2015Anonymous EmployeeCurrent EmployeeRichardson, TX
Some really smart people that work really hard
Companies that make employees work 12 hour + days and weekends DO NOT have a great work life balance. Companies whose employees hate working there so much that they resign before they've found a new job DO NOT have a great culture. Companies that don't promote from within DO NOT offer great 'career opportunities'. If Samsung ever paid as much attention to the people who make them successful as they do the products those people work their butts off to support - this would be an amazing place to work. Unfortunately - they don't. Keep looking for your Next Big Thing. This isn't it.18
- 4.0Nov 30, 2023Engineering LeaderCurrent Employee, more than 1 year
This is not a place for slackers. If you like high pressure environments, based on numbers and tangible deliverables- this is for you. Usually folks who stay are those that enjoy the work as the fast moving launch cycles and rewarding feeling of having helped shipped an amazing product used by millions can be addictive, This is for folks who can put in hard long hours and can roll with the challenges. You end up having some tenacious colleagues who are very competent. Great discounts on amazing products. Good breeding ground for potential startup founders as folks need to roll up their sleeves and do tasks that may not be their direct mandate . You can make the work life balance work if you are smart about your tasks.
Things are hard to get done in a matrix org and cross cultural relationships (korean/ american/ etc) are hard to navigate as you deal with HQ providing directives and subsidiaries need to push back if some of the directives are not feasible. Promotions are hard to come by. Lack of equity impacts compensation compared to other tech behemoths.
- 4.0Feb 7, 2023Senior Manager, MarketingCurrent Employee, more than 3 yearsRidgefield Park, NJ
Good benefits and salary People are nice Fast paced get to learn a lot Not very hierarchy driven- you can feel comfortable contributing, proposing ideas and giving your opinion at any level to any level
Work life balance Too focused on features and innovation Not sticking to a strategy enough time