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Updated 27 February, 2015
Updated 27 February, 2015
953 Reviews
3.1
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Review Highlights

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.  

    Samsung Electronics

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Samsung Group

    Pros

    It's very good company.
    They are international and dynamic.
    People are intelligent. Salary is good. They provide many chances to training.

    Cons

    It's very competitive.
    no Work-life balance.
    People do overtime work.

  2.  

    Great people but poor management from HQ

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Specialist in Burnaby, BC
    Current Employee - Senior Specialist in Burnaby, BC

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

    Pros

    Very many talented people at this office

    Cons

    HQ has too many back and forth non-essential requirement changes that end up in countless/pointless efforts.
    The fast expansion has left Samsung HQ with too many junior people managing projects/products/tasks that they don't really have qualified experiences/knowledge for.
    HQ is not giving this particular office enough room/freedom to really drive a product (lack of trust or fear of loss of control seem to be the key issue here)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Competing with big players in the IT field is hard enough, lets really spend time working together with everyone across the entire company.
    Let people with relevent industry experiences take over the projects/products instead of being fixated on placing people for the sake of maintaining control over oversea operations.
    Lots of measures to save small money here and there while big dollars are spent not necessarily without risk of having no return at all. I'd say many of the small money saved are not worthwhile and they are causing more frictions on productivity.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  3.  

    Inventory forecasting

    Former Employee - Inventory Forecasting in Mississauga, ON
    Former Employee - Inventory Forecasting in Mississauga, ON

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

    Pros

    Big company, good benefits, xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

    Cons

    competition is intensive and work procedure is not clear.xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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  5.  

    Not bad

    • 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

    The company name is the only peos plus hardware

    Cons

    management, the way the job is organized

  6.  

    stressful, weird atmosphere

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Software Engineer Intern
    Former Intern - Software Engineer Intern

    I worked at Samsung Group as an intern

    Pros

    there were lots of good people

    Cons

    there was a weird uncool disconnected atmosphere

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Senior Software Engineer

    • 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

    Pros

    Well organized and good working env.

    Cons

    No balllence between work and time with family

  8.  

    Fun, rewarding; balanced with high workload

    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Mississauga, ON
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Mississauga, ON

    I worked at Samsung Group as an intern (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 ManagementAdvice

    Higher pay incentives. Hire more employees to relieve current workload.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9.  

    Juggernaut

    • 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 (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Incredible 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.

    Cons

    Focus 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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Call Centre, Management

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager- Call Centre in Ottawa, ON
    Current Employee - Manager- Call Centre in Ottawa, ON

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Growth 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 ManagementAdvice

    Know your staff better

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Great experience as a co-op

    Former Intern - Supply Chain Coordinator- Co-op in Mississauga, ON
    Former Intern - Supply Chain Coordinator- Co-op in Mississauga, ON

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

    Pros

    Very nice group of people I got to work with.

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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