Samsung Engineering Reviews

Updated May 5, 2021

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87 Ratings
Pros
  • "Good salary (I would say above average)(in 24 reviews)

  • "Good working environment and decent pay(in 20 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Partiality, Work-Life Balance, Long working hours(in 17 reviews)

  • "Korean work culture is implemented in India office(in 10 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      work and balance

      Feb 22, 2021 - Construction Manager in Austin Gardens Colonia, TX
      Recommend
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      Pros

      high walfare and reasonable working time.

      Cons

      as far as I known, no cons.... best company

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    2. 4.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Good company

      Oct 24, 2020 - Project Coordinator in Richardson, TX
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good benefits and 401 k plan

      Cons

      No vacation and lots of work load

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    3. 3.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Civil

      Mar 18, 2020 - Civil Engineer 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Company size and overall benefit

      Cons

      Limited professionality, cultural barrier,

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    4. 5.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Great company to start as a GET!

      Sep 14, 2018 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Work-Life Balance is great in the company.

      Cons

      Hires a lot of good candidates but not able to retain them for a long time.

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    5. 3.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Engineer

      Sep 9, 2018 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      There are good health benefits

      Cons

      There is a lack of career advancement

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    6. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Energizing people and job

      Jun 30, 2014 - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      The team I worked with is amazing. Probably it is not the case for all teams, but the work environment is very friendly in general. It is a fast growing company, so there are many challenges and changes in a regular basis.

      Cons

      The path is not very well defined given to the fast pace of the growing and expansion of the company. At the high level management level they have a very asian work culture, it depends on your manager how that is translated to the rest of the team. The company is still figuring out how to get a more effective press communication in the western market. It is a huge company, thus, it depends what you do projects can progress at a faster or slower rate.

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    7. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Can't beat the pay or benefits.

      Aug 7, 2014 - Manager in Houston, TX
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Benefits are the best. Houston company values are good, but leadership is lacking. The Koreans are nice, cordial people and if you like cultural diversity, this place has it. I found the cultural mix interesting.

      Cons

      Strong Korean influence: its a Korean company trying to be successful in the American market. Not an American office with a Korean influence. The Koreans seem to be afraid of the Western culture so they turn down a whole bunch of work.

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    8. 2.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Construction Management

      Sep 11, 2015 - Construction Manager in Austin, TX
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Large company with many resources. Self funded so decisions are made within corporate headquarters. Name recognition.

      Cons

      No growth opportunity unless you are Korean. (this is not a hate related statement, and I am not only speaking of myself. have a good relationship with all other non Korean staff on the local team and it is the same situation for each of them) Pay is only competitive with a 40 hour average salary position but the difference is the work week is a strict 55 hour (half day every Saturday unless you use vacation time to have it off) Lastly of course is the leadership, all but 2 of the senior staff has less than 10 years total experience. The 2 who have more have less than 2 years field experience.

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    9. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      Sr. Engineer

      Apr 11, 2017 - Senior Engineer in Houston, TX
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great health insurance and other benefits are standard in industry.

      Cons

      Lacking a firm business model for the local offices. Korean headquarter seem to be unable to understand the North American way of conducting business and therefore made some major mistakes that will hard to overcome in the future. Advice are asked for after a decision have been made and there is no way to change the engineering or design.

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    10. 1.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Poor organization, strong divides within the company, distraught management

      Aug 9, 2012 - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
      Recommend
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      Pros

      If you work in HQ in Seoul your salary and benefits will be above average along with plenty of opportunities for training. Promotions come on a fixed structure of years worked along with several intangibles such as vacations taken/projects worked/manager reviews so you will always have a clear view of where your career will land.

      Cons

      If you work anywhere outside of HQ or if you are not Korean you will feel a low ceiling and obvious divide between the HQ workers. HQ also has a strong influence on the branch offices in regards to culture, pay, work hours, which will often not be align to Western office expectations. There are many regulations, policies, and roles & responsibilities but are more for show than anything. Executive / Senior management is very intelligent and have developed a strong and viable business model to have a moral, profitable operation in the United States. However those morals and business models seem to get lost in the execution done mostly by middle managers.

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