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Samsung Group Reviews

Updated Jul 21, 2014
All Employees Current Employees Only

3.1 761 reviews

69% Approve of the CEO

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

Dr. Oh-Hyun Kwon

(133 ratings)

53% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • The only good thing about Samsung is the good salary(in 56 reviews)

  • Good work/life balance, good management(in 14 reviews)


Cons
  • work life balance is a joke - if you want to shorten your life by half come work here(in 91 reviews)

  • No Work life balance - expect to work 60-80 hours every week if you don't want to fall behind(in 34 reviews)

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    Good

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGives good exposure for technical development

    ConsDeadlines are tight and it is a bit of stretch

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    Good place to work

    Senior UI Designer (Current Employee) London, England

    ProsSalary, benefits amd infrastructure are excellent

    ConsToo top down and a lot of time wasted for reporting

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

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    Corrupt Business.

    Anonymous (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat benefits and salary, however you just sell your soul in exchange for no life and no family time.

    ConsDifferent rules for different people, lack of transparency even though on the outside it seems like Samsung is a good brand, back stabbing, and not a job for hard working people. Only people who play the politics get advancement. Lacks real people. Trust no one in the business, everyone plays a game.

    Advice to Senior ManagementWaste if time giving management advise, the system is corrupt! Aren't you Samsung.

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

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    Commercial interaction

    Commercial Manager (Former Employee) London, England

    ProsBig organization with opportunity to develop I guess, if talented.

    ConsI found the work-life balance quite challenging, long days. It's generally accepted that people put in the hours.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    • Disapproves of CEO

     

    Hostile office environment and demoralised workforce

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    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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    Good Samsung Polymer

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGood Salary Good boss Good environment

    Conslong working hour, no holiday

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    • No Opinion of CEO

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    Top Management (HQ) Strategy Pushed Down Through Organisation

    I T (Current Employee) London, England

    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)

    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

    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

    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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