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Samsung Semiconductor Austin Reviews

Updated July 10, 2017
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Samsung Semiconductor CEO & Vice Chairman Dr. Oh-Hyun Kwon
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Pros
  • Beautiful new building, good benefits, great technology (in 25 reviews)

  • Perks include great new working environment, state of the art building, subsidized cafeteria meals and all day classes at the fitness center (in 14 reviews)

Cons
  • work life balance is questionable (in 19 reviews)

  • Limited career opportunities, poor work/Life Balance, language barrier (in 7 reviews)

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  1. "Great place to gain experience"

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    Current Employee - Senior Engineering Technician in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Engineering Technician in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Challenging, decent pay, get to work on cutting edge equipment, ability to learn new skills

    Cons

    Quantity over quality, sometimes environment isn't very professional, more turnover than other semiconductor places I've worked.

    Advice to Management

    Think through decisions a bit more. Look further ahead than just 10 ft in front of you.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Large company"

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    Former Employee - Performance Engineer in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Performance Engineer in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good base salary and benefits like 401k, bonuses, medical and dental insurance. Located far from city center and is a large industrial complex.

    Cons

    Growth opportunities are small. Far from city center location makes commute long if not living close to the plant. Very large company operating 24hours with night shifts

  3. Helpful (3)

    "You can't beat living and working in Austin. It'd just be nice to be working for someone else."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Working in Austin is great.
    Benefits seemed great at the beginning, before I realized what was up.

    Cons

    There is definitely a clash of cultures in the workplace. The Korean work ethic (though I admire it at times) is incompatible with Americans. I was working upwards of 70 hour weeks and was still reprimanded by my superiors for lack of effort. My last performance assessment was FAR below what it rightfully should have been. The rating system they use is incredibly biased and needs to be re-calibrated.

    Advice to Management

    Diversify the management


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Not all it's cut out to be. Try somewhere else"

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    Current Employee - Leader in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Leader in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    benefits and pay are fantastic. recently scaled back for cost reductions.

    Cons

    poor sr. management, low morale, recent downsizing is ethically questionable. employee scores unsustantiated, denial of unemployment benefits.

    Advice to Management

    Honesty


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Good company with excellent pay, but you need to be very flexible and be prepared for long hours and"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The pay is above average.

    Cons

    Two culture environment does not mesh well at times, causing disharmony. Corporate response tends towards periodic efforts towards cultural re-education of U.S. workforce.

    Advice to Management

    Need to develop a blended culture environment philosophy which is an equal balance of U.S. and Korean influence. , and be consistent in it's application. Stop oscillating focus between cultural extremes.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Proceed with Caution"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX

    Pros

    there are a lot of young people so there is an opportunity to meet people the same age and you can make friends quickly.
    The benefits are excellent

    Cons

    Working in a multicultural environment (Korean & American) can be very challenging. It's key that you understand that Headquarters in Korea is really in charge the direction of the business.
    Long working hours are expected at Samsung. They offer very generous amounts of paid time off, but many managers make it difficult for you to take time off work.

    Advice to Management

    Learn how to effectively manage change. The environment changes too rapidly and there is no effort by senior management to manage the change smoothly.


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