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Samsung Semiconductor Reviews

Updated September 19, 2018
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Samsung Semiconductor President and CEO Dr. Kinam Kim
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Pros
  • "free lunch, nice building and good benefits" (in 28 reviews)

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

Cons
  • "work life balance is questionable" (in 20 reviews)

  • "Need to work at all time zones, especially if tightly linked to Korea," (in 6 reviews)

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  1. "Great Place to Work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Recruiter in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Recruiter in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Samsung Semiconductor full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great culture. Industry leading innovation. Brilliant driven people. People are accessible, open to communicate, responsive to market. The cafeteria is OFF THE HOOK!. The company wide events are fun and makes it feel like a small company.

    Cons

    Hard to say bc I love it here.

    Advice to Management

    Samsung has a great brand. Many people come to realize the impact of Samsung in Silicon Valley and are impressed. Keep letting people know our innovation and direction in the Valley and beyond


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    "Good perks, stable job, management can be better"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Samsung Semiconductor full-time

    Pros

    Amazing perks, free lunch, lots of team events, cool campus, very good benefits

    Cons

    Communication gap between HQ and america, management expectation is all over the place and seems very unorganized, only thing that matters is to get the work done, in any which way possible leading to a lot of disorganized/inefficient and sub par work quality.

  3. "Sales Specialist"

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    Current Employee - Sales Specialist in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Sales Specialist in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Samsung is a great company to work for! Great benefits, great people to work for.

    Cons

    Headquarters is in Korea. A big time difference.


  4. "Positive Transformation"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Samsung Semiconductor full-time

    Pros

    The campus, amenities, benefits, and engineering talent are highly competitive. The various business lines are all healthy and growing, creating a lot of opportunity for career growth and innovation/creativity. The work Samsung has done the past few years is setting up the company as a Great Place to Work in Silicon Valley. Still more change to happen but great progress and continued commitment. It's an exciting time to be part of the change.

    Cons

    As a huge global company with headquarters overseas, the environment can be ambiguous and challenging to navigate. There are still a few practices that need to be changed - forced distribution, MBOs, work flexibility, heavy with Dispatched leaders in some groups, focus on technical over people leadership.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the commitment to change and address some of the "big nuts" outlined in the cons. Increase communication and transparency and help people understand the goals of the businesses and how they contribute to them. Hold people leaders accountable to how they deliver results through their teams and not just if they achieved the result. People really do see the positive changes from your efforts.


  5. "REGIONAL SALES MANAGER"

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    Current Employee - Regional Sales Manager in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Regional Sales Manager in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great place to work at

    Cons

    I don't really have any


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Program Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Samsung Semiconductor full-time

    Pros

    Great perks and good management.

    Cons

    A bit disorganized in regards to scheduling projects.


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    "Awesome place to start a career"

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

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

    Pros

    Just recently graduated from school and Samsung is my first big career. I have been given many resources to come up to speed with how the business operates and how to be successful. The cafeteria is delicious as well!

    Cons

    The dynamic with Korea. A lot of my job has to do with communicating to Korea on what the team is doing, what we should do in the future etc. The dynamic can be a bit weird but its really not that bad if you do it right.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Great Company"

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

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

    Pros

    Great people. Lot's of opportunity for advancement

    Cons

    Too much control from Korea

    Advice to Management

    Greater Control in the US


  9. "System Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Samsung Semiconductor full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits, Good salary

    Cons

    Long work hours, Too many paper work, Poor management


  10. "work"

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

    I have been working at Samsung Semiconductor full-time

    Pros

    very good life work balance

    Cons

    bad top management from Korea side


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