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Samsung Electronics Seoul Reviews

Updated April 19, 2017
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Seoul, South Korea Area (South Korea)

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Samsung Electronics CEO & Vice-Chairman Dr. Oh-Hyun Kwon
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Pros
  • nice working environment/ good salary/ good management/ Good PTO (in 159 reviews)

  • good work culture with great work life balance (in 39 reviews)

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  1. "One of the most famous company in the world"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Giheung (South Korea)
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Giheung (South Korea)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - flexible for working time
    - great welfare such as free shuttle bus even 100Km away from work, discount samsung products,
      support all education fee, etc.
    - many chances to learn new stuffs

    Cons

    - strict company culture and enviroment (typical Korean culture)
    - it is not a good idea to work in Samsung if you want to spend more time with your family at home.
    - takes long time and has so many steps to make a single decision.


  2. "Huge oppurtunity to grow"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Specialist Talent Acquisition Und Human Resources Generalist in Seoul (South Korea)
    Current Employee - Specialist Talent Acquisition Und Human Resources Generalist in Seoul (South Korea)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    It will be good experience who can learn about global sized company which it effects globally.

    Cons

    Depends on job, but still facing on work and life balance issues.

    Advice to Management

    Should encourage and give direction to employee's career path. Only the number isn't key factor the company tobe Above Great.


  3. "Good salary but..."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Seoul (South Korea)
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Seoul (South Korea)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good salary , Stability, Free meal, Flexible time, smart engineers, world wide product

    Cons

    Too political and too management centric environment. Engineers are smart but lacking of technical directors.


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  5. "Big Big Big"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Seoul (South Korea)
    Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Seoul (South Korea)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Guaranteed job security and large scale of campus

    Cons

    Could be boring. Group is more important than individual

    Advice to Management

    recommend if it is the last job


  6. "Samsung, Suwon"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Seoul (South Korea)
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Seoul (South Korea)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Well equipped labs. Good sport facilities.

    Cons

    Chaotic working process. Frequent reorganization.

    Advice to Management

    Translate corporate portals into English


  7. "Great Work Place."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Principal Engineer in Suwŏn, Kyonggi (South Korea)
    Current Employee - Principal Engineer in Suwŏn, Kyonggi (South Korea)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people with expertise.
    Competitive, growing environment.
    Management is reasonable.
    Evaluation is fair.
    Salary is high compared to other manufacturing companies in Korea.

    Cons

    Hard working, working, working environment.
    Competitiveness and pressure are hard, especially to developers.
    Some bureaucratic management can be improved.

    Advice to Management

    Need to encourage the depressed developers.
    Unfairness between business units should be improved.


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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Seoul (South Korea)
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Seoul (South Korea)

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

    Pros

    Good salary and opportunity for career, Well systematic operation

    Cons

    Hard working, less flexibile and creative culture


  9. "marketing"

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    Current Contractor - Marketing Manager in Seoul (South Korea)
    Current Contractor - Marketing Manager in Seoul (South Korea)

    I have been working at Samsung Electronics as a contractor (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    benefits including free meals and transportation

    Cons

    company culture, stressful, no trust


  10. "top tier product but dirty culture. renowned for overwork"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Suwŏn, Kyonggi (South Korea)
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Suwŏn, Kyonggi (South Korea)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - company value is high for their representative product (Mobile, Semiconductor(DRAM), TV)

    - they will survive for long-time future due to strong business portfolio (they are DRAM & System LSI Leader and also global market share No.1 mobile& TV maker)

    -product quality is very high. Apple iPhone purchase Samsung Display & Samsung Application Processor chip.

    Cons

    - communication is impossible or powerless . totally Korean culture based company.
    - extremely overwork all days.

    - two time absolutely relative appraisal like old Microsoft & GE. If 5 smart guys work together, one or two men should get very poor appraisal.

    - no communication with vertical culture like Army.

    - all the executives and boss make decision for not future-success but today -survive

    - severe moral hazard problem in their mother country. Corrupted & outlaw owner.

    - Too many product model, only monetizing. No philosophy & culture. only for Money making decision.

    - young new owner always show failure when he ran his own business before


  11. "Samsung Electronics"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Suwŏn, Kyonggi (South Korea)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Suwŏn, Kyonggi (South Korea)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Well known company in world wide

    Cons

    Strict culture to mange people and software


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