Samsung Semiconductor Inc (US) San Jose Reviews

Updated Sep 1, 2020

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Samsung Semiconductor Inc (US) President and CEO Dr. Kinam Kim
Dr. Kinam Kim
30 Ratings
  1. Featured Review

    "Samsung is a great place to work"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 8 years

    Pros

    Really great team, good work/life balance, interesting and challenging work, the company makes you feel valued and takes good care of their employees, a supervisor I trust and respect, and last but not least surprisingly really great food (breakfast, lunch, and dinner and in between as well). I really like working at Samsung - it truly is a great place to work.

    Cons

    sometimes chains of communication between US-based teams and Korea-based teams are not efficient, can be too layered

    Samsung Semiconductor Inc (US) Response

    TA Coordinator

    Thank you for your feedback! We are so glad to hear that your experience working with Samsung has been positive. We would like to also agree, the food and amenities are really enjoyable!

  2. "Samsung SSIC SWE Internship"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Software Engineer(Internship) in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Samsung Semiconductor Inc (US) for less than a year

    Pros

    Growing in US leads to an increase in opportunities to learn. Engaging work experience.

    Cons

    Pay is a bit lower than other big companies located in San Jose.


  3. "Samsung Semiconductor"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Even with working remotely due to the virus, there is a positive working environment that encourages teamwork. Coworkers are helpful. Samsung offers competitive salary and benefits.

    Cons

    Bay area is quite expensive.

  4. "Great company to work for"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Staff Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Samsung Semiconductor Inc (US) full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Company treat employee well; good execution in money making business

    Cons

    stock can not make you rich

  5. "Review for 10th Anniversary with Samsung"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Staff Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Samsung Semiconductor Inc (US) full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great People Great Technologies Great Working Environment

    Cons

    Not aware of any of it

    Samsung Semiconductor Inc (US) Response

    TA Coordinator

    Thank you for your feedback. We continue to foster and thrive for an environment with innovation and technology at our SSI campus.

  6. "Not very organized within the project overall."

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Data Scientist in San Jose, CA

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, good work-life balance.

    Cons

    Poor management, the projects in US get cut without notice.

  7. Helpful (1)

    "Silicon Valley Worst Employer"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Principal Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Samsung Semiconductor Inc (US) full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    good benefits and facility is nice.

    Cons

    1. Shameless discrimination: If you are not from Asian Pac you have no place here. 2. Most incompetent middle management you can look find in silicon valley. 3. Too many Cons.

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  8. Helpful (1)

    "Difficult"

    2.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in San Jose, CA

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

    Pros

    If you're working on memory or another core business and like to do only that exact thing and ask little else of the company but to employ you in that work, it could be good for you. Base salary and bonus are relatively high.

    Cons

    If you have another other ambition, creativity, cross-functional problem-solving skills, communication skills, critical thinking, etc. not the place for you. Deep bureaucracy, enormous middle management, leadership rarely makes decisions, projects are laundered around the company through new budgets, not much product insight.

  9. "Good salary, no stock, limited career growth"

    3.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Samsung Semiconductor Inc (US) full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good salary, decent benefits, good budgets for projects (initially)

    Cons

    No stock, Limited long term path for career growth.

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  10. Helpful (3)

    "Political and Korean Cultural Company"

    3.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Accounts Payable Specialist in San Jose, CA

    I worked at Samsung Semiconductor Inc (US) full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Free lunch, great campus amenities, good employee benefit

    Cons

    Unnecessary politics, extreme micro-management, minimum to zero creativity encouraged unless you are upper management or have been here for more than 5 years, expected to work 24/7, all decisions come from Korea.Too much power given to Korean managers. Dishonest HR and Management practice, I have never seen such a bad HR practice in the USA.

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