Samsung Semiconductor Inc (US) Reviews

Updated May 6, 2021

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Samsung Semiconductor Inc (US) President and CEO Dr. Kinam Kim
Dr. Kinam Kim
64 Ratings
Pros
  • "Good benefits and campus amenities(in 41 reviews)

  • "Even with working remotely due to the virus, there is a positive working environment that encourages teamwork(in 29 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Need to be prepared to work for an organization with an HQ based in Korea(in 57 reviews)

  • "If you are looking for a place with "a good work life balance with a tilt towards life" you may find this place too fast moving(in 30 reviews)

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    1. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year
      Featured Review

      Great people and work-life balance

      Jan 8, 2021 - Legal in San Jose, CA
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      Pros

      SSI has great people and great work-life balance

      Cons

      Not many cons, great place to work

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    2. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      good company

      Mar 31, 2021 - Principal Engineer 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      good base and bonus, PTOs and insurance

      Cons

      not stock or RSU provided

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    3. 2.0
      Current Employee, more than 10 years

      Advanced technology, incompetent management, discriminatory and unethical culture

      May 6, 2021 - Senior Director in San Jose, CA
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      Pros

      Advanced technology Will do win Great campus and benefits Excellent engineering capability

      Cons

      Disadvantages in information, power, promotion if not Korean Any business counterparts in Korea are often unprofessional and incompetent Poor quality top management in every business except memory Lack of business systems and processes Unethical behavior is the norm, not the exception Horrible work life balance

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    4. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Decent benefits

      May 1, 2021 - Senior Staff Engineer/Manager in San Jose, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Decent benefits Good base pay Health insurance is good Nice building and work space

      Cons

      HQ is outside US Upper management are usually from HQ

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    5. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      Risk averse organization

      Mar 24, 2021 - Staff Research Scientist in Austin, TX
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      Pros

      Decent Salary, excellent healthcare (can't stress enough how good the healthcare insurance is)

      Cons

      Anything of consequence is controlled from Korea. Your job hangs on internal company politics in Korea. Data and credit flows one way - if you do a good job you will not get any credit, but if Korea screws up or can't get something to work in your proposal, you will face the music. Management is very risk averse - they want groundbreaking research results with zero failure - almost impossible by design.

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    6. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Good place to work but...

      Mar 16, 2021 - Firmware Engineer in San Jose, CA
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      Pros

      - Job security - Great colleagues - Everyone is ready to help - Frequent training and inter team knowledge sharing - Good perks like food allowance, 401k, on site gym, after work sports

      Cons

      - Highly dependent on Korean headquarters - If you are fresh in market, you might feel you are not learning as much as you should - Less challenges - Code review is not as strict as it should be - No shares since it is not in US market

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    7. 3.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      New employee review

      May 1, 2021 - Software Engineer 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Free lunch, good food, good office

      Cons

      Too much workload, not much documentation

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    8. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Decent place to work

      Apr 21, 2021 - Program Manager in San Jose, CA
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      Pros

      good brand value, good health insurance, if you work for the right group, its fun to work here.

      Cons

      less autonomy, HQ controls several aspects of the project direction

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    9. 3.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Overview

      Apr 20, 2021 - Senior Manager, Operations 
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      Pros

      Great benefits. Best insurance, subsidized meals, outstanding gym, market leader, and tremendous financial strength.

      Cons

      Headquarters (South Korea) runs the show. A lot of headquarters people in the US. At times can be arrogant.

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    10. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Global Impact and Influence

      Feb 22, 2021 - Human Resources in San Jose, CA
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      Pros

      Global impact and influence on the world's technology developments. Market leader across multiple product and technology verticals. Opportunity to solve interesting challenges with talented and capable colleagues.

      Cons

      High quality expectations on very quick delivery timelines. Tight security and confidentiality concerns limit collaboration and utilization of latest tools and resources.

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