Samsung Group Reviews

Updated 18 October 2014
Updated 18 October 2014
824 Reviews
3.1
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Samsung Group CEO & Vice-Chairman Dr. Oh-Hyun Kwon
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Relatively good salary/remuleration/treatment comparing other Korean companies (in 58 reviews)

  • Great to learn the cutting-edge technology (in 15 reviews)


Cons
  • work life balance is a joke - if you want to shorten your life by half come work here (in 105 reviews)

  • No Work life balance - expect to work 60-80 hours every week if you don't want to fall behind (in 38 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior UI Designer in Amersham, England
    Former Employee - Senior UI Designer in Amersham, England

    I worked at Samsung Group part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Very good The culture is ok and they are big in the tech business they should work out how to improve and get more people with Galaxy than iphone etc It''s getting better though

    Cons

    Time
    Shifts
    Bored sometimes
    long long hours

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stay being
    Don't be arfa

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Good

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Samsung Group

    Pros

    Gives good exposure for technical development

    Cons

    Deadlines are tight and it is a bit of stretch

  3.  

    Good place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior UI Designer in London, England
    Current Employee - Senior UI Designer in London, England

    I have been working at Samsung Group part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Salary, benefits amd infrastructure are excellent

    Cons

    Too top down and a lot of time wasted for reporting

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Corrupt Business.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Different 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 ManagementAdvice

    Waste if time giving management advise, the system is corrupt! Aren't you Samsung.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Commercial interaction

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Commercial Manager in London, England
    Former Employee - Commercial Manager in London, England

    I worked at Samsung Group as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Hostile office environment and demoralised workforce

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Samsung Group full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great office space and solid benefits package (in theory)

    Cons

    Extremely hierarchical Korean business culture and top down management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Prioritise motivating employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Good Samsung Polymer

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Samsung Group

    Pros

    Good Salary Good boss Good environment

    Cons

    long working hour, no holiday

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    Top Management (HQ) Strategy Pushed Down Through Organisation

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - I T in London, England
    Current Employee - I T in London, England

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

    Pros

    Good brand, nice scenery for EHQ building

    Cons

    Zero 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 ManagementAdvice

    Accept 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    it was a good experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Samsung Group full-time

    Pros

    global recognized company so very solid structures when working

    Cons

    not that I know of

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Excellent place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Accountant in London, England
    Former Employee - Accountant in London, England

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Once you leave they will not consider you again

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Must consider former employee applications to new jobs as they know the culture and systems.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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