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Samsung Semiconductor Reviews

Updated February 12, 2017
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Pros
  • Beautiful new building, good benefits, great technology (in 23 reviews)

  • Good benefits and good working environment(New building) (in 12 reviews)

Cons
  • work life balance is questionable (in 19 reviews)

  • Limited career opportunities, poor work/Life Balance, language barrier (in 7 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (5)

    "Sr DevOps Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great workplace, great salary, great bonus, free lunches and good discounts for breakfasts and dinners. My team is constantly trying out new technologies and for professional growth that's excellent. Many cultural events, happy people

    Cons

    Haven't noticed one yet but I'm quite new


  2. "More chance to grow in the most advanced Semiconductor company"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Samsung Semiconductor full-time

    Pros

    You may have better opportunities to deal with your customers with most advanced products in the market.

    Cons

    You need to be ready to adjust to different management style from Asia-based company.


  3. "First Year Overview"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Marketing Manager
    Current Employee - Technical Marketing Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Samsung offers employees various opportunities to make an impact right away. Plenty of training available (SJ office) to continue to improve one's skillset.

    Cons

    Lag time in communication with Korea colleagues has a tendency to slow down actions, but eventually it is something that one learns to manage.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to hire top talent and pushing forward to be #1 in every space that Samsung participates.


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  5. "Current feedback"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Samsung Semiconductor full-time

    Pros

    Coworkers are generally very friendly and each group work well with each other. The campus is nice and very opened. Easy access to other groups for group work if needed.

    Cons

    Sometimes there are too much group segregation. It is very difficult to advance if you are not Korean because most senior management are Korean. It is also difficult to work with HQ since they mostly speak Korean, and requires lots of time for translation.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to staff's feedback, convert temp employees to full time so the company does not loss out on great people. Forget about headcount. Care more about performance.


  6. "great benefits"

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

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

    Pros

    great benefits, excellent building amenities.

    Cons

    not much of work/life balance. expected to be at desk at all times.

    Advice to Management

    allow employees to work remotely, take breaks


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Principle Process engineer"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Process Integration in Korea, KY
    Former Employee - Process Integration in Korea, KY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Samsung Semiconductor full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Work experience but very hard working. You may go to hospital.

    Cons

    Very hard working and military type command will bw puzzled always.

    Advice to Management

    Dont work here over 10 yeras or you are genious.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Huge potential"

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    • Senior Management
    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

    Excellent Work Environment
    Open collaborative atmosphere

    Cons

    Not one cohesive corporate culture


  9. "2-yr Experience at Samsung"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Recommends

    Pros

    I like to work in the current department at Samsung based on the followings reasons:
    1) I have a great team and other colleagues to work with; people are nice to each other;
    2) The research-based work fits my personality; there is some pressure but it's good for me to think more and read more;
    3) The salary is good;
    4) the benefit is great; you have multiple choices of the free lunch :)

    Cons

    1) It seems the purchase process is kind of lengthy.
    2) I wish there are more choices for the training so that I could learn something that is really helpful to my work.

    Advice to Management

    I think we need more equipment so that we don't have to arrange the time to use the tools in the facilities outside of the company. This will save us a lot of time and shorten the turn-around time.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Perfect for the last job before retirement"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - R&D Modem Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - R&D Modem Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Samsung Semiconductor full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits, good work life balance

    Cons

    The rule of this US based research lab is not clear. The nature and direction of the projects have changed several times in the past few years without providing enough vision to employees. It is not clear at all where the lab is heading and what the directions will be in the near future. There is often no direct contact between the upper management and employees. We often heard news through rumors. There are some unqualified managers who have survived a long time only by taking the credit from the works done by their team members and claiming them for themselves.

    Advice to Management

    Improve relationship with the team, remove unqualified managers, bring vision with specific directions to the lab instead of just project titles


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Not worth the effort."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Samsung Semiconductor full-time

    Pros

    Decent workspace. Good benefits, especially food. People are mostly friendly in all situations.

    Cons

    Added hours are expected (albeit not openly demanded). Korean culture permeates despite being located in North America. Long commute hours due to its location on two narrow streets with large companies next to it.

    Samsung Semiconductor Response

    Nov 21, 2016 – HR

    Thank you for taking the time to share your perspective with us. Our events and wellness activities provide balance to the long hours that are sometimes part of life at a cutting-edge technology ... More



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