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Review averages

  • 182 employees say

    Excellent (81)
    44.505494505495%
    Good (37)
    20.32967032967%
    Satisfactory (28)
    15.384615384615%
    Subpar (36)
    19.78021978022%
    3.43
  • 6 applicants say

    Excellent (3)
    50%
    Good (2)
    33.333333333333%
    Satisfactory (0)
    0%
    Subpar (1)
    16.666666666667%
    3.53

Reviews for Samsung

Reviews - What employees say

3.43 Employees say
3.53 Applicants say

Company Culture

It was a reasonable job with excellent pay. However, the work hours were very rough, and crunch time was a serious factor with this job. Overall, it serves its purpose well but is not my highest recommendation.

Support from management

It was a reasonable job with excellent pay. However, the work hours were very rough, and crunch time was a serious factor with this job. Overall, it serves its purpose well but is not my highest recommendation.

Teamwork

Not necessarily encourages, but not too oppressive either

Freedom to work independently

They do trust their employees, although it depends on your position

Internal Communication

Communication was very good

Gender Equality

Women were treated as equals. No complaints here

Attitude towards older colleagues

Generally doesn't discriminate based on age

Career Development

There are some prospects but it depends on your position

Overall compensation for your work

My compensation is actually very good. No complaints here.

Office / Work Environment

Work environment is reasonably comfortable

Environmental Friendliness

Some concern exists, although I would like more

Work-Life Balance

Very strict. All work and no life.

Company Image

I am not actually proud to work with them

Job Security

Nothing is stable in today's economy

Handicapped Accessibility

It's average in this aspect

Workplace Safety

Work environment is very safe

Challenging Work

The demands were very tough. You can tell that they expect a lot from their employees. I typically don't mind a challenge,

Inclusive / Diverse

Reasonable in terms of diversity, although not great nor terrible

Suggestions for improvement

  • Better work life balance and focusing on the workers some more

What I like about the company

I like the pay and I like many of my coworkers. It's a generally pleasant experience most of the time outside of the hard demands of work.

What I dislike about the company

Work life balance is almost nonexistent and employees are frequently overworked.

Company Culture
3.00
Support from management
3.00
Teamwork
3.00
Freedom to work independently
3.00
Internal Communication
4.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
4.00
Career Development
3.00
Overall compensation for your work
4.00
Office / Work Environment
4.00
Environmental Friendliness
3.00
Work-Life Balance
1.00
Company Image
2.00
Job Security
3.00
Handicapped Accessibility
3.00
Workplace Safety
4.00
Challenging Work
5.00
Inclusive / Diverse
3.00

The following benefits were offered to me

401(k) is offered Ability to work remotely is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered
  • Company
    Samsung Electronics
  • City
    Newton
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

Free (company provided) Meals is offered Employee discounts is offered
  • 24.Sep 2018
  • Employee

Company Culture

Obsessed with security. Was on floor where some people saw the phones before they were released. Every three months, I had to out a form with civil and criminal penalties agreeing not to tell anyone about phones I would never see. Had to get exemption to allow USB ports to work, and my work required USB ports.

Support from management

Bad manager. Visibly lost temper several times at several people in a group meetings.

Teamwork

Our groups work on many different things so very isolated. Other groups were much better.

Freedom to work independently

You did what the manager needed at that time. Daily progress with daily goals. Would assign people to work on any project in any programming language no matter the person's strengths.

Internal Communication

It was OK. We has stand up meeting but was really just a daily status report

Attitude towards older colleagues

Not sure that mattered.

Career Development

Looks good on the resume.

Office / Work Environment

Half wall cubicles in a large open area. Noisy, distracting.

Work-Life Balance

Contractor so max 40 hours a week.

Job Security

Hard to answer seems like if you were an employee you were last to be fired. Lots of contractors so easy cancel contracts.

Challenging Work

Not sure this is a positive, but in my group in 1 year you could be working in 4 different programming languages and 4 different systems.

Inclusive / Diverse

Mostly male, almost all Asian American.

What I dislike about the company

As a contractor you are just disposable. Company had most of the normal benefits including employee discounts, not available to contractors.

Company Culture
1.00
Support from management
1.00
Teamwork
2.00
Freedom to work independently
1.00
Internal Communication
3.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
3.00
Career Development
1.00
Overall compensation for your work
2.00
Office / Work Environment
1.00
Work-Life Balance
5.00
Company Image
1.00
Job Security
3.00
Handicapped Accessibility
5.00
Challenging Work
5.00
Inclusive / Diverse
1.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking is offered
  • Company
    Samsung
  • City
    Richardson
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former employee
  • Position
    Temporary
  • Department
    Research/development

The following perks were offered to me

On site cafeteria is offered Free Snacks/Drinks is offered
  • 16.Aug 2018
  • Employee

Company Culture

Very few (2?) layoffs in over ten years of service. While job is very stable there is some frustration in being seen as inferior to HQ members. They typically do not want to portray that sentiment but it comes through loud and clear.

Support from management

I had excellent support from management while I was there and was given plenty of leeway to shine. You must create the opportunities to shine on your own, however.

Freedom to work independently

There is definitely a significant amount of restriction to match HQ, but if you prove your usefulness through unique improvements while maintaining your responsibilities you will be rewarded and can garner respect.

Internal Communication

Could definitely improve, though overall there are plenty of avenues for communication.

Career Development

I was happy with my ability to move up within the company, but not a lot of skills that translate to other companies.

Work-Life Balance

A lot of complaints about this from others but I thought it was overblown. Largely depends on the department / role you are in.

Company Culture
3.00
Support from management
5.00
Teamwork
4.00
Freedom to work independently
3.00
Internal Communication
3.00
Gender Equality
2.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
3.00
Career Development
4.00
Overall compensation for your work
5.00
Office / Work Environment
4.00
Environmental Friendliness
3.00
Work-Life Balance
4.00
Company Image
4.00
Job Security
5.00
Handicapped Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
3.00
Inclusive / Diverse
3.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking is offered 401(k) is offered Paid Parental Leave is offered 401(k) Match is offered Paid time off is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Samsung Austin Semiconductor, L.L.C.
  • City
    Austin
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former employee
  • Position
    Employee
  • Department
    Others

The following perks were offered to me

On site cafeteria is offered Free (company provided) Meals is offered Health and wellness programs is offered Employee discounts is offered Fitness center on site is offered

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Review averages

  • 182 employees say

    Excellent (81)
    44.505494505495%
    Good (37)
    20.32967032967%
    Satisfactory (28)
    15.384615384615%
    Subpar (36)
    19.78021978022%
    3.43
  • 6 applicants say

    Excellent (3)
    50%
    Good (2)
    33.333333333333%
    Satisfactory (0)
    0%
    Subpar (1)
    16.666666666667%
    3.53

kununu score comparisons

Samsung
3.44
188 reviews

Industry average (Consumer Electronics)
3.30
61,837 reviews

kununu average
3.38
3,564,000 reviews