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Samsung Group Reviews

Updated 17 April 2015
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Pros
  • Relatively good salary/remuleration/treatment comparing other Korean companies (in 59 reviews)

  • Great to learn the cutting-edge technology (in 16 reviews)

Cons
  • work life balance is a joke - if you want to shorten your life by half come work here (in 110 reviews)

  • No Work life balance - expect to work 60-80 hours every week if you don't want to fall behind (in 40 reviews)

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  1. SDE 1

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Samsung Group full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Excellent work culture, supporting seniors, exciting projects, stress-free work environment
    Free food

    Cons

    Mandatory office hours( 9 hrs)

  2. Good people and perks, constant battle to stay on top of workload.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Supply Chain Manager in Chertsey, England
    Current Employee - Supply Chain Manager in Chertsey, England

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    bonuses,
    staff shop,
    world renowned company,
    great products
    benefits

    Cons

    flat structure,
    expected to work stupid long hours
    salary not the best
    lack of progression routes
    hard to move cross function

    Advice to Management

    More recognition required. Especially to some of the departments which are the backbone to the company's operations and profitability

  3. I do not recommend this company to anyone, the company is heavily controlled by Korean, which means military style.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chertsey, England
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chertsey, England

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

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

    Pros

    In my view, there is no good reason to work in this company as I had seen how they treat employee and decision making

    Cons

    there is a wall between European and Korean employee, very few European senior directors, decision over turn by Korean

    Advice to Management

    It is a international company as it has offices in many countries, but it is not a global company.

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  5. Great 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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Professional work environment, Compensation, Job Security

    Cons

    Korean Management, Communication barriers, Time at work

    Advice to Management

    Include more non-korean employees into senior management positions

  6. Sound experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Intern in Chertsey, England
    Former Intern - Intern in Chertsey, England

    I worked at Samsung Group as an intern (less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Friendly supervisors. Good food. Good office environment

    Cons

    Unapproachable seniors management employees. Stringent corporate culture.

    Advice to Management

    Loosening up the culture

  7. Helpful (1)

    No work life balance

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Samsung Group

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

    Pros

    Fast paced, meet some great people

    Cons

    Zero work life balance, cloak and dagger approach to progression

  8. Helpful (1)

    Korean mgmt, low wages, disrespect to engineers

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Samsung Group

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    A lot of free time.

    Cons

    corporate rats, low salary, no respect to employes

    Advice to Management

    just stay out of this company

  9. Helpful (2)

    Soul Destroying Place to Work

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

    I worked at Samsung Group (more than a year)

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

    Pros

    The only benefits are the pay is relatively good, pension, car, healthcare & dental plans.

    Cons

    Nightmarish place to work. Promises all but delivers nothing. Extremely hierarchical Korean company that wants to be globalised but refuses to make any changes. Internal communications & tools in 'Koreanglish'. Endless pointless reporting, no one wants to make decisions on anything. Local empowerment discouraged, never felt I could be fully responsible for my job - spent much of the time explaining what my job was to senior Korean staff with zero experience. Promotion based on age rather than ability. Staff turnover highest I've ever seen in any company. In the end, made to feel like a robot with no mind of your own. Everyone in my team hated working here and were all looking for new jobs.

    Advice to Management

    Allow people to take some responsibility for their work - you will get more out of them! Put local people in each subsidiary in management positions. Stop allowing internal corruption to go on. Treat people like humans instead of robots. Get rid of the culture of fear and unreasonable deadlines or targets. Be free and open with information! If you don't change, you will soon lose your market position as people realise your inability to globalise.

  10. Nightmarish experience

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Supply Chain in Chertsey, England
    Former Employee - Supply Chain in Chertsey, England

    I worked at Samsung Group full-time (more than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Fairly paid during my time there, good people to work with, but the biggest pro...With their name added to my CV, I have been able to get calls from some incredible companies immediately following.

    Cons

    - Cooker cutter mentality rampant
    - Very rigid supply chain with only negligible process improvements being made at an operational level
    - Frequent late nights at work (finished anywhere from 6pm to 11pm). 0 work-life balance
    - Pigeon-holed to an alarming degree, much like everybody else in the organization

    Advice to Management

    Work with your employees to allow them to make meaningful contributions, treat them better and people will be content in their roles. In the department of approximately 50 people that I was a part of, less than a handful of people I can honestly say were happy to be there on a daily basis. This is alarming and should be addressed promptly if Samsung is to remain a force in the industry.

  11. 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 a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    Stay being
    Don't be arfa

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