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Samsung SDS Reviews

Updated April 21, 2017
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Senior Manager Core Networks"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits - Medical, 401K and PTO

    Cons

    Little opportunity to drive business from within


  2. "SDSRA failure"

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    Former Employee - Senior Data Scientist in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Data Scientist in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    beautiful building in San Jose on 1st and Tasman

    Cons

    They try to flatter you as data scientist or data engineer. But there is no data. Theyve been working on a 'prescriptive framework' for 4+ years and have nothing to show for it - no customers, no users, no data.

    The VP that's running the show probably shouldve been fired a while ago. He has no data science background or analytics background. HQ in Korea doesn't know or care which makes it great if you want to just mess around but not great if you want to work on real projects with real data. A lot of talented people have left and more will leave after me I assume because the R&D effort has failed to produce any revenue or use cases - just a prescriptive framework that no one is using and they cant even convince anyone inside samsung to use it.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Expect the strange Korean hierarchy"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Health Insurance (have not seen a better insurance plan anywhere)

    Cons

    No one in the management level speaks English.

    Advice to Management

    Please hire managers that understand the American culture and laws.


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  5. Helpful (11)

    "Worst Company I Have Ever Worked At"

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    Former Employee - Applications Developer in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Applications Developer in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Not much other than health benefits

    Cons

    After working here, then eventually experiencing what it's like to work at a good company, it's like night and day. Every single day would feel physically sick about working here. I would walk to the front door then imagine if that door had the word, "HELL" printed on it. People come and go like the wind here. A lot of the Directors are absolute control freaks who probably have not taken a leadership class in their lives.

    Everything here is based on fear, not enthusiasm. Bosses will use fear against you by only complaining/putting you down/only talking about every thing bad, without saying one good word about you. Say something wrong during a meeting that might "embarrass" your boss, then they will make you "relive" their experience ten fold.

    Advice to Management

    You do not know how to lead.

    Get to know your employees. Work through problems with them. Inspire. Most of all, be a LEADER, not a BOSS.

    Do this or else you will keep getting your same, horrible results that will ultimately run Samsung into the ground.


  6. "TBD"

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    Current Employee - Senior Staff - Project Leader in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Staff - Project Leader in San Diego, CA

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

    Pros

    Samsung SDS has good benefits

    Cons

    Samsung SDS has a big Language barrier


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Web developer"

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    Current Employee - Web Developer in Ridgefield Park, NJ
    Current Employee - Web Developer in Ridgefield Park, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Brand name
    Really good health insurance and pto

    Cons

    No carreer growth
    Always reporting to HQ Korea
    Low salary

    Advice to Management

    Hire smart people.
    Believe in the US market


  8. Helpful (2)

    "Cutting edge technology, rapidly growing team"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Samsung SDS (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Cutting edge technology, such as Spark distributed computing framework and Scala programming language. Co-workers are good at their fields. Potential access to interesting data.

    Cons

    HQ is in Korea, so you may get the occasional email with snippets in Korean that you don't understand (day-to-day work is completely in English). Like with any rapidly growing team, projects change, so you have to be flexible.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on the customer, making sure to address their needs and not get carried away with one particular technology or algorithm if it's not the best way to solve a problem.


  9. "No work life balance"

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    Current Employee - Senior Staff in Moonachie, NJ
    Current Employee - Senior Staff in Moonachie, NJ

    I have been working at Samsung SDS full-time

    Pros

    Job security- unless you do your job, they will not fire you.

    Cons

    low base salary not much of growth opportunity


  10. Helpful (6)

    "HR"

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    Former Employee - Human Resources Manager in East Brunswick, NJ
    Former Employee - Human Resources Manager in East Brunswick, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Samsung SDS (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Not many that I know of

    Cons

    Poor culture ,Stuffy,Depressing. They were unrealistic in their approach to the market. They did not have a good understanding of what would make them successful.


  11. Helpful (10)

    "They Abuse you and use you"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Moonachie, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Moonachie, NJ

    I worked at Samsung SDS (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good benefits, learn a lot in one year, sr. Hr manager is wonderful and a huge help.

    Cons

    Instead of asking the employee what else they would like to be involved in, they go ahead and just force them into certain roles and tasks without any conversation.
    The Korean culture does not work in America. Need to change that mentality.
    There is no team work. It is like the Americans and Koreans are fighting against one another. The Koreans don't want to hear the ideas of the Americans which makes no sense since it would help the business tremendously.
    Their systems are pointless and not helpful. Need to upgrade their outlook system so scheduling can be easier to manage.
    SDS is very outdated compared to other companies.



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