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Samsung Semiconductor Reviews

Updated March 14, 2019
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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 30 reviews)

  • "Good working environment, nice people, and cutting-edge technology development environment" (in 18 reviews)

Cons
  • "Work life balance: some people feel working too much" (in 22 reviews)

  • "Poor work life balance at senior level" (in 9 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "Great company to work for"

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

    I have been working at Samsung Semiconductor full-time (Less 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!


  2. "Strong employer changing the world"

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    • Senior Management
    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 (More than a year)

    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

  3. "Many opportunities, innovative company, good benefits."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Samsung Semiconductor full-time

    Pros

    Chance to work on different interesting projects. Exposure to many new technologies. Good benefits.

    Cons

    Being a remote site, work and life balance.


  4. "Great place to work!"

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

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

    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!


  5. "Good culture, nice cafe"

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    Current Employee - Staff Systems Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Staff Systems Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good culture and working environment. Nice food from cafe. Good fitness center and recreation zone.

    Cons

    No stocks here. That's it.


  6. "Powerful technology leading company"

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    • Senior Management
    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 (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    From the device to system, Samsung can lead the technology.

    Cons

    High security control reduces the freedom.


  7. "Good culture and great benifits to work"

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

    I have been working at Samsung Semiconductor full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Very fair rewarding for project accomplishments

    Cons

    Sometimes needs extra working effort for global project coordination

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Not good, not bad"

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    Current Employee - Senior IP Manager in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Senior IP Manager in Santa Clara, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay, good food, interesting technologies, good parties, good work-life balance, stable job

    Cons

    No trust in the people, no power to make decisions on your own, there is little upward growth, office politics

    Advice to Management

    quit and let someone else take over


  9. Helpful (1)

    "korean company in US with wrong values"

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    Current Employee - Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent salary, benefit and facility. Facility in SJ is great

    Cons

    One of the least transparent place I have ever worked. There is no career growth for non Korean members in R&D organization. Every decision is made in korea the US R&D organization makes no decision and top management is US just follows every order from korea.

    Advice to Management

    If you want to be global company then make autonomous team in US.


  10. "Breadth of Opportunities"

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

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

    Pros

    A breadth of opportunities, if you have the will, you can learn a lot.
    Freedom at work, manager oversight are a function of managers, luckily had a good manager

    Cons

    The yearly leadership change, adds lot of uncertainty. No so good for an young engineers career

    Advice to Management

    The directions keep changing every year. It is so heartening to become passionate to a new direction every year again.