Samsung Group
3.1 of 5 700 reviews
www.samsung.com Suwon-dong, South Korea 1000 to 5000 Employees

Samsung Group Reviews

Updated Apr 15, 2014
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3.1 700 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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Senior Software Engineer

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Samsung Group

ProsWell organized and good working env.

ConsNo balllence between work and time with family

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stressful, weird atmosphere

Software Engineer Intern (Former Employee)

I worked at Samsung Group as an intern

Prosthere were lots of good people

Consthere was a weird uncool disconnected atmosphere

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Fun, rewarding; balanced with high workload

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Mississauga, ON

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

Pros- great people
- good work environment
- good benefits
- training and development opportunities
- regular corporate events
- great products

Cons- longer work hours
- high workload

Advice to Senior ManagementHigher pay incentives. Hire more employees to relieve current workload.

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

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Juggernaut

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

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

ProsIncredible technology. Very ambitious company. Will dominate for the foreseeable future. Lot of opportunity internally to advance. Treat employees and junior staff very well. Generous with social events and team building. Often provide gifts to all staff at times of key local holidays. Reasonably philanthropic.

ConsFocus on reporting back to HQ as a priority versus dealing with key customer/partner or other local market focus and priorities. An over abundance of employees sent from HQ to regions to monitor staff performance. Rotational management from HQ sent to run subsidiaries do not always possess appropriate skills or the time to adjust to the local scenario.

Advice to Senior ManagementMore attention should be paid to local clients, partners and customers and less attention on HQ's expectations.

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

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Call Centre, Management

Manager- Call Centre (Current Employee)
Ottawa, ON

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

ProsFriendly people, Relaxed environment, They do not push you. No politics and work life balance which I value a lot. CSR events are aweosme..

ConsGrowth opportunities are limited, been applying to other positions but have been constantly rejected. They are also very stringy with raises right off the bat..

Advice to Senior ManagementKnow your staff better

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

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Great experience as a co-op

Supply Chain Coordinator- Co-op (Former Employee)
Mississauga, ON

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

ProsVery nice group of people I got to work with.

ConsThere was not always enough challenging work as a co-op student, and I wished I had gotten to learn more.

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

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H.R

H R (Former Employee)
Montreal, QC

I worked at Samsung Group full-time for more than 5 years

Pros• Very high communication skills.
• Ability to work in a group or individually according.
• High ability in exploding new ideas.
• Very loyal and working.
• Creative thinker, persuasive and confident.
• Well- organized, efficient, quick learner and self –motivated.
• Work under pressure.
• Excellent ability to meet goals and quotas.

Conshard to work under presuer, determined

Advice to Senior Managementwhen we help we share

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samsung

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Mississauga, ON

I have been working at Samsung Group

ProsCompensation is above average, great people.

ConsNo work life balance, no direction from management

Advice to Senior ManagementNeed better communication from management

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Contract work for very specific and unique project

Project Manager (Current Employee)
Vancouver, BC

I have been working at Samsung Group

ProsHuge learning experience, opened doors to future opportunities. Is a global company so will have access to many different facets of the business.

ConsWork ethic in corporate culture especially with senior managment can be intense and demanding. Very strong Korean culture can be difficult when expressing ideas to korean team, sometimes will encounter language barriers that slow efficiency. Not enough women in senior roles.

Advice to Senior Managementpromote based on ability and not seniority. Promote more women in senior roles, break out of the conservative shell. Less Korean influence in a North American company.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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I was an experiential sales consultant

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Samsung Group

ProsA lot of opportuntity for advancement, pays well

ConsMy job became too sales goal oriented instead of customer satisfaction and experience satifaction.

Advice to Senior ManagementDont be so pushy... Let people know from the beginning that they will be sales agents and that their performance depends on their advancement. Be transparent.

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