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Samsung Semiconductor Reviews

Updated June 18, 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 27 reviews)

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

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

  • "Far from HQ, no work life balance, language may sometimes be an issue" (in 9 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (1)

    "Good atmosphere and lots of opportunities to get involved"

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

    I have been working at Samsung Semiconductor full-time

    Pros

    Company is headed in the right direction, great technology, good and dedicated employees. Everyone is committed to winning and making the company successful.

    Cons

    Navigating the corporate culture can be challenging at times, but if you have the right mentors and peer groups this can be overcome.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "good place to work in"

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

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

    Pros

    Fit with my career somehow

    Cons

    Too many rules to follow, too many forms to fill

    Advice to Management

    none

  3. "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


  4. "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


  5. "Senior Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Samsung Semiconductor full-time

    Pros

    High-technology company. Nice building and good food.

    Cons

    Sometimes need to coordinate with South Korea Office


  6. "Senior Engineering Tech"

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

    I have been working at Samsung Semiconductor full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Friendly, multi-cultures, Technology leader, and good place to work.

    Cons

    Employee spends too much time for meetting.


  7. "A good place for bright minds."

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    Current Employee - Director, Research and Development in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Director, Research and Development in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work at the bleeding edge of technology, with the brightest minds.

    Cons

    Need to work at all time zones, especially if tightly linked to Korea,

  8. "Contractors"

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

    I worked at Samsung Semiconductor full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good food options and nice building.

    Cons

    They hire contractors without a thorough background check.


  9. "Great benefits"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Samsung Semiconductor full-time

    Pros

    free lunch, nice building and good benefits

    Cons

    Hard to deal with Corporate Headquarters.


  10. "Nice place to work"

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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

    Employees care for one another.

    Cons

    Too much dependence on HQ.


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