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Samsung Electronics Reviews

Updated July 19, 2017
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  1. "Sr. Project Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at Samsung Electronics (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Benefits, JOB Security, Fast paced project

    Cons

    Less Autonomy, More Red Tape, More Work for less Pay


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Director"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Altos, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Altos, CA
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Samsung Electronics full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Fast moving and streamlined execution; Great products and engineering focus

    Cons

    Top down driven culture and executive focus led to setting the unrealistic goals and resulting in inefficiency and demoralizing the organization


  3. Helpful (2)

    "Fast paced innovative company with high expectations."

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    Current Employee - Training Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Training Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Samsung Electronics full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Innovative company with global resources and reach. Pretty good job security and good benefits. Pay is decent but not stellar. Great daily per diem when traveling.

    Cons

    Little recognition. Forced distribution ratings for annual reviews. Upper management gets rewarded at the expense of the foot soldiers. Perks and benefits continue to decrease as cost cutting measures take effect the past few years. Runs lean. Current employees expected to do more with less.

    Advice to Management

    Recognize and reward your foot soldiers. Provide clear path for advancement. Listen to and respect the feedback of your employees.


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Job stability but very demanding"

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    Current Employee - Defect and Yield Engine in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Defect and Yield Engine in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Job stability. State of the art facility and technology. Good benefits.

    Cons

    Korean work culture is not very progressive. It's very demanding.

    Advice to Management

    Please stop placing unrealistic goals that won't be met.


  5. Helpful (8)

    "Great brand, difficult culture"

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    Former Employee - Director in Ridgefield, NJ
    Former Employee - Director in Ridgefield, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work for one of the top brands in the world and work with very smart people.

    Cons

    Horrible culture. Very Korean culture that isn't adjusted in any way for US based employees. It feels like you are occupied by a foreign country. Work life balance doesn't exist unless you luck out and get a good boss who can shelter you from headquarters culture. And even then they have very limited power to do so. And US employees including leaders have little to no autonomy to make strategic decisions or push new initiatives. If it didn't come from headquarters, it isn't accepted.

    Advice to Management

    Look for ways to soften the Korean culture in the US. LG does it pretty well in the US. But LG doesn't seem to have as much arrogance as Samsung when it comes to inflicting their Korean culture on US employees.


  6. "Manager"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Richardson, TX
    Current Employee - Manager in Richardson, TX

    I have been working at Samsung Electronics full-time

    Pros

    Good to work but too hard

    Cons

    samsung is best to place to work


  7. "Great company"

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    Former Employee - Process Engineer in Glendale, AZ
    Former Employee - Process Engineer in Glendale, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Salary, Bonus, supports, good working environment, nice co-worker

    Cons

    work-life balance, work load, management, job security, difference bonus due to cycle


  8. Helpful (2)

    "Samsung Data Center"

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    Current Employee - Solaris/LINUX Systems Engineer in Richardson, TX
    Current Employee - Solaris/LINUX Systems Engineer in Richardson, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Big company has a lot to learn

    Cons

    disorganized because too many worker comes and go

    Advice to Management

    because big company wrong management so worker comes and go so often


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Researcher"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA

    I worked at Samsung Electronics (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Active and professional work environment, good benefits

    Cons

    Sometimes, required to work during weekend


  10. "Great people and great global collaboration"

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    Current Employee - Devops Engineer in Burlington, MA
    Current Employee - Devops Engineer in Burlington, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    It's very exciting to collaborate with a global organization like Samsung.
    You really feel like you are contributing at a grand scale.

    Cons

    We are very busy and need more qualified help on our teams. Positions are open, we just can't hire people fast enough.

    Advice to Management

    Bring in on-site beer kegs like other Boston area tech companies have.


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