Samsung Research America Reviews
79% would recommend to a friend
(415 total reviews)
76% approve of CEO
Found 415 of over 582 reviews
Updated Nov 22, 2023
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- "Bad Management, Focus on products" (in 37 reviews)
- "Hierarchical culture" (in 16 reviews)
- "Bad behavior is rarely punished as the bad manager shifts the blame to some other (probably bad) manager." (in 15 reviews)
- "No leadership and goals." (in 8 reviews)
- "communication between different orgs is difficult and frustrating" (in 7 reviews)
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- 5.0FEATURED REVIEWApr 19, 2023Product DesignerCurrent Employee, more than 1 yearMountain View, CA
I have been working at SRA for almost two years now, and I can only say good things about this company. SRA really cares for its employees, and the benefits, perks, and people are amazing here. I always feel that I am treated with great respect and upper management is very approachable.
I wouldn't say it's a con, but we don't get stocks unlike other big tech companies. However, the stability, respect, benefits, and work experience that I get from SRA outweigh other such perks at those big tech companies. I feel very secure with my job and I truly enjoy what I do at SRA, and my friends do not have the same feelings towards the big tech companies that they work for due to the clear lack of mutual respect between the employer and employees. The recent mass layoffs have also reminded me that working for SRA was one of the best decisions I have made in my career!Samsung Research America Response7mo
Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. We are happy to hear you are enjoying your experience at SRA and really appreciate your feedback. Have a great one.
- 5.0Nov 14, 2023Staff Software EngineerCurrent Employee
Friendly environment Nice location Good benefits
Poor work-life balance Management No stock bonus Lack of career growth and advancement opportunities
- 1.0Oct 22, 2023Staff Software EngineerCurrent Employee, more than 3 yearsMountain View, CA
The leadership has poor vision. Lack of engineering knowledge. No experience of running lab.
There is Gym on site. Free lunch.
- 3.0Aug 29, 2023Mechanical EngineerFormer Employee, less than 1 yearMountain View, CA
Good balance between work and life
Management has some mercurial personalitiesSamsung Research America Response3mo
Thank you for your feedback. Best of luck in your future endeavors!
- 5.0May 10, 2023Mechanical Design EngineerCurrent Employee
Samsung encourages us to mix things up and think outside the box. That doesn't mean that it's impossible to step on toes; but at the end of the day, we are thanked for trying to find the best way of doing something.
Remote offices (satellite labs) miss out on a lot of the amenities that the California offices have. Communication can be challenging within such a massive company. Purchasing approval for work supplies is sometimes ridiculous and extremely time-consuming. On several occasions I've just ponied-up and bought the supplies on my own dime just avoid the headache.Samsung Research America Response6mo
Thank you for taking the time to write a review and share your feedback. We are glad to hear you are enjoying your time at SRA. Please know your feedback will be shared with the appropriate teams. We really appreciate you taking the time write this review.
- 4.0Aug 11, 2023DirectorCurrent EmployeeMountain View, CA
Not micromanaged, great cafeteria, great people.
Korean HQ-driven company, the company's direction can be changed every year.Samsung Research America Response4mo
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Samsung Research America has an overall rating of 4.0 out of 5, based on over 582 reviews left anonymously by employees. 79% of employees would recommend working at Samsung Research America to a friend and 69% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has improved by 5% over the last 12 months.
79% of Samsung Research America employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated Samsung Research America 4.1 out of 5 for work life balance, 3.7 for culture and values and 3.5 for career opportunities.