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Samsung Electronics Reviews

Updated December 12, 2018
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Pros
  • "The company is trying to change its culture more fitting to younger generation and to give work-life balance to the employees" (in 80 reviews)

  • "Good company with quite good salary" (in 232 reviews)

Cons
  • "Working Culture like work life balance" (in 389 reviews)

  • "redundant work, long working hours" (in 137 reviews)

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  1. "Good place for experience"

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    Former Employee - Florist in Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - Florist in Cincinnati, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    The management will listen to concerns and try to help you figure out your own solution, encouraging thinking outside the box and taking the lead.

    Cons

    Retail work schedules are always a pain anywhere you go.

    Advice to Management

    Don't stop listening to the employees that work under you, they will usually have the best understanding of how the company is being ran and the good and the bad that come with that. The best ideas can come from the foot soldiers, out there working with the product and customers every day.


  2. "Senior Software Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at Samsung Electronics full-time

    Pros

    good salary
    nice foods
    anual profit share

    Cons

    strict for security
    work and life balance is poor

  3. "Samsung"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    High salary, and nice people around

    Cons

    pressure, less work-life balance compared to other companies


  4. "Designer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA

    I worked at Samsung Electronics full-time

    Pros

    Good salary and good team

    Cons

    must of work are POCs


  5. "Intern"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great Benefits and Exciting Projects

    Cons

    Bad Housing options for interns.


  6. "Generally good"

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    Former Employee - Engineer
    Former Employee - Engineer
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Samsung Electronics (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good insurance benefit and good environment.

    Cons

    Always busy. Be prepared to work hard


  7. "A bizzare and odd company to work for..."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Samsung Electronics full-time

    Pros

    The gym is fantastic and they have great trainers. They also provide free lunch at the cafeteria and the food is not bad!

    Cons

    All the strategic direction and decisions come from the Korean headquarters; and unless you are Korean, you are treated like a second-class citizen and your ideas and contributions are not be valued. There is very little transparency and sharing of information within the company. They have no idea how to “collaborate” or “innovate”. Majority of senior executives are from Korea and they are quite rude, disrespectful and raise their voices. HR is unable to shift the culture of the company so that a company that has offices and presence in the US adheres to US values and professionalism in the workplace. Women especially are treated badly as Koreans are quite chauvinistic and expect everyone to bow to them - literally. Despite its new building in San Jose, Samsung is a rotten company!

    Advice to Management

    You can't run the company as though you are still in Korea. Need to learn and understand the US corporate culture and adapt.

  8. "Great Place to Work"

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    Current Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good place to work for.

    Cons

    I cant think of any.


  9. "Great place to just settle in peacefully, but not so much to learn"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Very good compensation as well as housing benefits

    Cons

    Highly rigid structure and difficult to switch teams.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Nothing good in this company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The benefit is above average in the Bay Area.

    Cons

    The upper management team does not appreciate your hard work and the contribution you made. The weird Korean culture makes them think employees shall appreciate the opportunity they get from the company no matter what it is. Individual contributors have to deal with politics a lot. The HR team is another chaos. They are not there to help employees solve problems but to make things more complicated and worse. Every one in the management team is busy with politics, nobody cares about the technology and business.