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Samsung Semiconductor Inc (US) CEO Dr. Kinam Kim
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23 Ratings
Pros
  • "Interesting projects; Great facilities; Good benefits(in 32 reviews)

  • "Good working environment, nice people, and cutting-edge technology development environment(in 17 reviews)

Cons
  • "Collaboration is somewhat limited to Korea R&D counterpart(in 41 reviews)

  • "Communicating with Korean team-members can be challenging due to language barrier(in 36 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review
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    "Great company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Senior Staff Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Samsung Semiconductor Inc (US) full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - Compensation is higher than area average - Good work/life balance - High visibility and good brand name - Stable company

    Cons

    - Far away from the headquarters

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!

    Samsung Semiconductor Inc (US)2018-10-09
  2. "Great Place to work"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer 
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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Samsung Semiconductor Inc (US) full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Opportunity to invent. Great team culture.

    Cons

    Limited to the hardware not fully focused for software.

    Advice to Management

    Their are lot of ideas that can be more innovative if they create a direct channel to communicate with engineers.

    Samsung Semiconductor Inc (US)2019-03-26
  3. "Samsung semiconductors - memory"

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    Current Employee - Senior Technical Marketing Manager 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Samsung Semiconductor Inc (US) full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good management, good execution, good employee morale

    Cons

    Same with all big companies, take bit of time to navigate through depts

    Samsung Semiconductor Inc (US)2019-05-18
  4. "Better than most other semiconductor companies"

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    Current Employee - Senior Manager in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Samsung Semiconductor Inc (US) full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    Stable business, friendly people, good benefits.

    Cons

    Little to no profit sharing. Counterparts in Korea are hard to deal with.

    Samsung Semiconductor Inc (US)2019-05-08
  5. "Horrible Leadership"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Samsung Semiconductor Inc (US) full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    Great employee programs, great amenities, great people to work with.

    Cons

    Leadership can't make a decision. When they do, they are guaranteed to change it. You get to spend your working time fixing things over and over and over again. It's a revolving door of leaders. You never know how long dispatched leaders will be there and things will change - again. With leaders constantly changing, you watch people gamble with decision making, with employees, with programs - and disregard the employee:...

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    Advice to Management

    Hire people that put employees first. Take care of employees, they will be loyal and take care of the company. Give praise, rewards, and recognition - so many people work incredibly hard without a word of thanks.

    Samsung Semiconductor Inc (US)2019-05-16
  6. "Proud of Samsung"

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    Current Employee - FA Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Samsung Semiconductor Inc (US) full-time for more than 6 years

    Pros

    This is an innovative, fast-paced company that is doing great things to serve and support individuals with developmental disabilities in our communities. and Wonderful communication and transparency -Benefits -Pay -support

    Cons

    Because it is very fast-paced, there is a lot of work to be done always. Sometimes it can feel overwhelming if the work/life balance is off. a lack of benefit in supported employee at Regional office , Saftey and secure about Mexico area driving/miles on car,

    Advice to Management

    Just keep more caring coworkers and cheers your teams!! Consider the work/life balance is well

    Samsung Semiconductor Inc (US)2019-04-08
  7. "Nice place to work, smart people & challenging work!"

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    Current Employee - Staff Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Samsung Semiconductor Inc (US) full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Nice people, small teams like start-up and good challenging work for technically sound people.

    Cons

    Communicating with Korean team-members can be challenging due to language barrier.

    Samsung Semiconductor Inc (US)2019-04-06
  8. "Samsung DRVLine (Autonomous driving) team is the biggest joke!"

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    Current Employee - Engineer 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Samsung Semiconductor Inc (US) full-time

    Pros

    Free food in the cafe, Nice gym, nice office

    Cons

    The drvline team is a joke. No one has any clue what is going on. 99% of the development effort has been shipped off to Korea and Germany. The US team has been kept alive just to show the world that there is a US team. There is nepotism all around the organization. This is basically a home for people looking to do something between 9am to 5pm. Please don't join this team. Well, join this team and if you have...

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    Advice to Management

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    Samsung Semiconductor Inc (US)2019-05-07
  9. Helpful (1)

    "Strong employer changing the world"

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

    I have been working at Samsung Semiconductor Inc (US) full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Some of deepest technical experts in the world working on the most innovative technology; Commitment to community and team

    Cons

    Engagement between business groups is unnecessarily limited

    Samsung Semiconductor Inc (US)2019-03-15
  10. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work!"

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    Current Employee - Staff Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Samsung Semiconductor Inc (US) full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Benefit and compensation, free lunch, gym, social activities, culturally diverse, and many more

    Cons

    Most of the core technologies are in HQ (South Korea). Just a subsidiary, so less engagement with core technology development that will go into product.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work!

    Samsung Semiconductor Inc (US)2019-03-08
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