Samsung Group Reviews

Updated 17 September, 2014
Updated 17 September, 2014
798 Reviews
3.1
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Samsung Group CEO & Vice-Chairman Dr. Oh-Hyun Kwon
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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 92 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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    Senior Software Engineer

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    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

  2.  

    Great people but poor management from HQ

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    Current Employee - Senior Specialist  in  Burnaby, BC
    Current Employee - Senior Specialist in Burnaby, BC

    I have been working at Samsung Group full-time for 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
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    stressful, weird atmosphere

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer Intern
    Former Employee - 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
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    Fun, rewarding; balanced with high workload

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Mississauga, ON
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in 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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    Juggernaut

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Samsung Group full-time for 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
  7.  

    Call Centre, Management

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    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 for 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
  8.  

    Great experience as a co-op

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

    I worked at Samsung Group as an intern for 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
  9.  

    H.R

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    Former Employee - H R  in  Montreal, QC
    Former Employee - H R in 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.

    Cons

    hard to work under presuer, determined

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    when we help we share

    Approves of CEO
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    samsung

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Mississauga, ON
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mississauga, ON

    I have been working at Samsung Group

    Pros

    Compensation is above average, great people.

    Cons

    No work life balance, no direction from management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need better communication from management

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Contract work for very specific and unique project

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    Current Employee - Project Manager  in  Vancouver, BC
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Vancouver, BC

    I have been working at Samsung Group

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Work 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 ManagementAdvice

    promote 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.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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