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Samsung SDS Reviews

Updated December 10, 2017
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  1. "Good Technology"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good Technology for IT work environment, Good to learn IT methodology

    Cons

    Balance of work & life, sometimes over time work is need.


  2. "Marketing"

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    Former Employee - Marketing in Ridgefield Park, NJ
    Former Employee - Marketing in Ridgefield Park, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Samsung SDS full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - There are good people working there if you find the right group
    - It is great to get Samsung on your resume, it opens a lot of doors

    Cons

    - Terrible hours, no flexibility at all
    - Little room for growth, no rewards for hard work
    - No clear direction from management
    - Expected to do work outside of your pay scale/experience/degree
    - Absolutely no work culture
    - Everyone comes in when they are sick
    - Management doesn't believe in marketing

    Advice to Management

    Actually invest in your employees and the right talent will stick with you

  3. "Office Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Samsung SDS (More than a year)

    Pros

    great team, great people
    laid-back atmosphere
    driven, high growth team

    Cons

    occasional delays due to coordination of different departments (US and Korea based)


  4. Helpful (6)

    "Logistics Failure"

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    Current Employee - Logistics in Rancho Dominguez, CA
    Current Employee - Logistics in Rancho Dominguez, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - same benefits offered by other companies (Health Insurance, 401K, PTO)
    - This company has Samsung in the name

    Cons

    - Heavy Korean Culture - yelling at staff, working 16 hours a day, no speak English is highly encouraged (actually, required if you are Korean!)
    - If you not Korean employee, consider yourself not important. Management does not care for you.
    - Creative ideas and forward thinking is highly discouraged. Should only do as told, even if wrong or harmful to company
    - Management cannot read, write, or speak business level English (not one of requirements when being hired)
    - HQ strategies do not work..this is not Korea where Samsung owns the country

    Advice to Management

    Please go back to Korea.

    If you cannot go back to Korea...please consider the following:

    - Stop hiring Koreans...or learn how to speak English so you can communicate
    - Stop hiring people based on just how long they stayed in one position from previous company...having 20 years of experience does not guarantee their productivity or provide growth value to company ("old way is the only way")
    - People with real value and potential are leaving or will be leaving. Why? They see no future here. Korean employees from Korea does not understand the meaning of compliance or HR policies.
    - Finally, learn English if you decide to stay in the US (maybe then, you can learn how to do business in the states)


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Glassdoor wouldn't let me give less than 1 star"

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

    I worked at Samsung SDS (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits
    Worked with great people

    Cons

    -Staff is very underpaid
    -Seems like the company has been hanging on by a thread for years
    -For an IT company all the internal systems we use are very outdated
    -The Korean culture clashes with the American culture
    -Meetings are almost always in Korean even if you do not speak it
    -Americans feel like outcasts
    -The work day ends at 6pm but if you leave at 6pm you will get dirty looks for leaving on time
    -Most of management talks down to its employees and treats them like 2nd rate
    -The management style is micro-management
    -The company is retroactive to issues it faces instead of proactive
    -There are constant rumors of sexual harassment between Korean dispatchers and staff level employees and the company doesn't seem to do anything more than slap them on the hand

    Advice to Management

    It's not worth wasting my breath because there is nothing I can say that you will listen to anyway.

    The company will read these and try to figure out who wrote it to request they write something nicer. Don't ask me to be nicer. This was the nicest I can be about this company. I cannot wait to leave SDSA. I am interviewing now and plan to be out before 2018.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Typical Korean based company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Samsung SDS full-time

    Pros

    - Tight knit
    - Good benefits (health, vision, dental)
    - Mostly good people
    - Potential to become very big (SDS Korea is much bigger)

    Cons

    - Low salary compared to other companies
    - Does not consider ideas or achievements by lower level employees relevant
    Or does not give credit where credit is due
    - Stressful work environment
    - Different expectations wanted from Korean employees compared to other non-Korean employees


  7. "Must speak Korean"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Standard benefits for full time employees

    Cons

    Management does not speak English. Meetings are in Korean.

  8. "Business Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Plenty of rooms to grow, good benefit, descent pay

    Cons

    No work/life balance, Some executive managements are done very poorly


  9. "Corporate Finance Specialist"

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

    I worked at Samsung SDS full-time

    Pros

    High salaries is worth to get through other cons

    Cons

    Stupid teammates were the thing you have to struggle everyday


  10. Helpful (4)

    "ROCK Star Employees WORST NIGHTMARE"

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    Former Employee - Human Resources Representative in Ridgefield Park, NJ
    Former Employee - Human Resources Representative in Ridgefield Park, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Prestigious Name / Brand and food.

    Cons

    Stiff Culture | Low morale | Employee high turn over - 80-90% of the time Contractual Positions. ZERO growth. System is Old School / Primitive for being in the I.T. Industry - Ridiculous

    Advice to Management

    I've seen and worked with 'ROCK STAR' employees and seen them literally "WALK OUT" on something management could have easily salvaged. Foster a culture where employees are valued and respected, promotes creativity and Camaraderie are encouraged. Management leaders and even HR are guilty of so many violations, its surprising how this place is still running. Wake Up! Your losing the greatest - smart & talented individuals that can take and lead you to the next generation. Learn to COMMIT (Direct Hire!) if you expect loyalty from others.


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