Samsung Group
3.1 of 5 699 reviews
www.samsung.com Suwon-dong, South Korea 150 to 499 Employees

Samsung Group Reviews

Updated Apr 15, 2014
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3.1 699 reviews

                             

69% Approve of the CEO

Samsung Group CEO & Vice-Chairman Dr. Oh-Hyun Kwon

Dr. Oh-Hyun Kwon

(115 ratings)

52% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "The only good thing about Samsung is the good salary"
    in 53 reviews
  • "fun working environments and values work & life balance"
    in 13 reviews
Cons:
  • "work life balance is a joke - if you want to shorten your life by half come work here"
    in 83 reviews
  • "No Work life balance - expect to work 60-80 hours every week if you don't want to fall behind"
    in 32 reviews
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Good Samsung Polymer

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Samsung Group

ProsGood Salary Good boss Good environment

Conslong working hour, no holiday

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Hostile office environment and demoralised workforce

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Samsung Group full-time for less than a year

ProsGreat office space and solid benefits package (in theory)

ConsExtremely hierarchical Korean business culture and top down management.

Advice to Senior ManagementPrioritise motivating employees

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Top Management (HQ) Strategy Pushed Down Through Organisation

I T (Current Employee)
London, England

I have been working at Samsung Group full-time for more than 5 years

ProsGood brand, nice scenery for EHQ building

ConsZero personal growth unless you are into politics in a big way, company prides itself on values and uses 'culture' to explain its bigotry and ill treatment of local employees, zero training except for internal antiquated Samsung training, poor work life balance, unless you are Korean or speak fluent Korean progression not usually possible, antiquated and ineffective systems and processes, lack of respect of cultures that are not Korean, high staff turnover, frequent 'pushing out' of employees, employees become glorified Emailers to HQ.

Advice to Senior ManagementAccept that Samsung as a brand is good but do not let that fool you into believing your staff are happy and you are a good place to work.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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it was a good experience

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Samsung Group full-time

Prosglobal recognized company so very solid structures when working

Consnot that I know of

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Excellent place to work

Accountant (Former Employee)
London, England

I worked at Samsung Group full-time for more than 3 years

ProsFantastic place to work ,really enjoyed working there. Cooperative people ,free dinners ,subsided cafe

ConsOnce you leave they will not consider you again

Advice to Senior ManagementMust consider former employee applications to new jobs as they know the culture and systems.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Marketing Manager (Current Employee)
London, England

I have been working at Samsung Group full-time for more than 5 years

Prosbig company , stable environment, nothing i can think of....had a very bad experience

ConsDiscrimination, low salary, too korean , they dont share info or empower non koreans, top down approach with a slavery attitude...run away, dont join,,, you will waste your life, very corrupted company full of politics and bad practices

Advice to Senior Managementnone

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Interesting, diverse and emerging company

Intern (Current Employee)
London, England

I have been working at Samsung Group full-time for more than a year

ProsGlobal brand, great products and people.

ConsSlow and bureaucratic. Formal and no clear growth opportunities

Advice to Senior ManagementListen to more junior members advice. Create a more flat structure where the best employees can progress

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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It was fast paced, competitive globally, collaborative locally, with strong cross-cultural team

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Samsung Group

Pros- Global brand, more visibility of industry trends
- first in the world types work
- working hours in between European and South Eastern culture

Cons- More hierarchical decision making
- Lot of decisions from headquarter
- Still longer working hours than European norm
- More control by certain nationals

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IT Consultant (Former Employee)
Chessington, England

I worked at Samsung Group full-time for less than a year

ProsThe main client is Samsung.

ConsLong overtime without overtime payment.

Advice to Senior Managementbetter negotiation skills for the business as a whole

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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High tech company with work on latest technologies

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Samsung Group for more than a year

ProsGood exposure on latest technologies.
Very fast and dynamic work culture, not for laid back people.

ConsHQ has more say in everything.
No stock options or rsus.

Advice to Senior ManagementGood job most of the times, sometimes less clarity on local centre's vision.

– I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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