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Samsung Company Culture

Culture Score

This score is derived from employee ratings & reviews
3.8/5
Samsung's Overall Culture is rated B

Top Rated Culture Dimensions

CEO Score

Top 20%Top 20% of Similar Size Companies on Comparably
KS Choi Samsung's CEO
KS Choi
74 /100

Samsung Mission, Vision & Values

Are your company's goals clear, and are you invested in them?

Mission Statement

Inspire the world, create the future.

Vision Statement

Inspire the World, Create the Future

Values

  • People
  • Excellence
  • Change
  • Integrity
  • Co-prosperity

Samsung Culture At a Glance

315 employees at Samsung have reviewed Samsung across various culture dimensions, providing their opinions on items ranging from executive ratings to the pace at work. The latest review was today.

Overall, the 315 Samsung employees give their leadership a grade of C+, or Top 50% of similar size companies on Comparably. This includes specific ratings of their executive team, CEO, and manager.

Employees at Samsung are generally satisfied with their total compensation at Samsung, which includes a combination of pay, stock and equity, and benefits.

Overall, employees at Samsung are generally satisfied with their team. 315 Participants grade the quality of their coworkers a C+. The majority believe the meetings at Samsung are effective, and the majority look forward to interacting with their coworkers.

The majority of employees at Samsung believe the environment at Samsung is positive. Most Participants believe the pace of work at Samsung is comfortably fast. About 55% of the employees at Samsung work 8 hours or less, while 15% of them have an extremely long day - longer than twelve hours.

Overall, the employees at Samsung are happy, based on their aggregated ratings of future outlook, customer perception, and their excitement going to work.

Company Information

Address
San Jose, CA
United States of America
Website
www.samsung.com/
Founded
1938

Company Description

"Samsung manufactures, designs and markets consumer electronic products."

Key Executives

Name & Title
Bio
KS Choi  CEO / President
KS Choi
CEO / President
KS Choi serves as the CEO / President of Samsung.
Jae-Yong Lee  Vice Chairman
Jae-Yong Lee
Vice Chairman
Mr. Jae-Yong Lee has been Executive Director at Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. from October 27, 2016. Mr. Lee served as President of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. since December 03, 2010 and served as its Executive Vice President of Samsung Electronics - Asia. He served as Chief Operating Officer of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. from 2010 to 2012 and served as its Executive Vice President from December 2009 to December 03, 2010. He served as Chief Customer Officer at Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. from January 19, 2007 to April 2008 and served as its Senior Vice President from April 2008. He served as Head of Emerging Markets at Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. from May 2008. He has been Chairman of Samsung Life Public Welfare Foundation and Samsung Foundation of Culture from 2015. He has been Vice Chairman at Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. from December 2012. He has been Vice President of Corporate Strategy at Doosan Engineering & Construction Co., Ltd. since November 2010. He has been Independent Director at EXOR N.V. since 2012. He previously served as Director of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
Jeongwoo Kim  Chairman of Samsung Electronics Poland
Jeongwoo Kim
Chairman of Samsung Electronics Poland
Mr. Jeongwoo Kim, also known as Joseph, served as the President of Samsung Electronics Romania S.R.L. until May 2017 and served as its Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Kim served as the President of Samsung Electronics Baltics, SIA until February 2014. He has been Chairman of Samsung Electronics Polska Sp. z o.o. since May 2017.
Chan Hoon Park Ph.D.  President of Samsung Austin Semiconductor
Chan Hoon Park Ph.D.
President of Samsung Austin Semiconductor
Dr. Chan Hoon Park, Ph.D. serves as President of Samsung Austin Semiconductor at Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. and is responsible for the continued growth and success of Samsung's advanced semiconductor manufacturing facility in the United States. Dr. Park began his career at Samsung Electronics in 1993 at the Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology (SAIT) working in research and development of advanced semiconductor processes and technology. During his tenure, Dr. Park has held roles in Corporate Technology Planning, as Photo Technology Leader in the Memory Division and immediately prior to SAS, as the President of Samsung's new fabrication plant in China. Dr. Park holds a Ph.D. degree from Japan University of Electro-Communications in Electronic Engineering.
Yong-Jong Park  Managing Director
Yong-Jong Park
Managing Director
Yong-Jong Park has been Managing Director of Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. since January 17, 2003.
Suk-Hyun Hong  Managing Director
Suk-Hyun Hong
Managing Director
Suk-Hyun Hong serves as a Managing Director at Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd.
In-Ho Lee  Independent Director
In-Ho Lee
Independent Director
Mr. In-Ho Lee served as the Corporate Advisor of Shinhan Bank from 2009 to 2011. Mr. Lee served as Chief Executive Officer and President of Shinhan Financial Group Company Limited, parent of Cho Hung Bank Ltd. from May 17, 2005 to 2009. He served as Chief Executive Officer of Shinhan Bank until February 16, 2006 and also served as its President. Previously he served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Shinhan Bank from 1999 to 2003. He first joined Shinhan Financial Group Co., Ltd. as one of Shinhan Bank's incorporators in 1982. He served as Deputy President of Shinhan Bank from 1991 to 1999. He served as Vice Chairman of Shinhan Bank from March 2003 to 2005. He served as Vice Chairman of Shinhan Financial Group Company Limited. He has been an outside director of Cho Hung Bank Ltd. since May 27, 2005. He has been an Independent Director of Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. since March 19, 2010. He serves as a Director of Samsung India Electronics Pvt. Ltd. He has been an Independent Director of Samsung Electronics (UK) Limited and Samsung Electronics Australia Pty Limited since 2010. He served as a Director of Shinhan Bank from 1991 to 1999. He served as an Executive Director of Shinhan Financial Group Company Limited since September 1, 2001. Mr. Lee holds BA in Economics from Yonsei University in 1967.
In-Yong Rhee  President of Corporate Communications Team
In-Yong Rhee
President of Corporate Communications Team
Rhee In Yong serves as the President of Corporate Communications Team at Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. and served as its Executive Vice President of Communications Team.
Jung-Suk Kim  Managing Director and Director of Corporate Communications
Jung-Suk Kim
Managing Director and Director of Corporate Communications
Jung-Suk Kim serves as a Managing Director and Director of Corporate Communications at Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd.
Deuk-Kyu Hwang  Head of Samsung China & President
Deuk-Kyu Hwang
Head of Samsung China & President
Mr. Deuk-Kyu Hwang has been Head of Samsung China and President of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. since November 2, 2017. Mr. Hwang is recognized for his business insights and strong networks, having worked in procurement, planning and auditing for the DS Division. He has developed deep understanding of corporate relations in China while working on the Xian semiconductor complex and is expected to provide crucial support for Samsung's local business pursuits.

HR Leaders

Name & Title
Bio
Roy Malatesta  Head of Human Resources / Senior Director, Human Resources
Roy Malatesta
Head of Human Resources / Senior Director, Human Resources
Roy Malatesta serves as the Head of Human Resources / Senior Director, Human Resources of .
Matt Yoon  Senior Manager of Human Resources
Matt Yoon
Senior Manager of Human Resources
Matt Yoon serves as the Senior Manager of Human Resources of .
Tomoko Mikawa  Global Strategy and Planning - Corporate Talent Development
Tomoko Mikawa
Global Strategy and Planning - Corporate Talent Development
Tomoko Mikawa serves as the Global Strategy and Planning - Corporate Talent Development of .

Samsung Employee Reviews

Positive Reviews
76%
76%
24%
Constructive Feedback
24%

Positive Reviews from Employees

What are some of the best things about your team?

Friendly and we get along as friends.

What is the best part about your compensation package?

Insurance coverage is great and employee pays little to nothing.

Quarterly bonus and many more

Constructive Feedback from Employees

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A Day in the Life
A Day in the Life
Samsung employees generally work 9.2 hrs a day
Work Hours
A Day in the Life
Employees at Samsung report the work pace is comfortably fast
Work Pace
A Day in the Life
On a typical day, employees at Samsung have 1 meeting
Meetings
A Day in the Life
75% of Samsung employees look forward to interacting with their team every day
Coworkers
A Day in the Life
Samsung employees most often take 20-30 paid vacation and sick days each year
Perks & Benefits
A Day in the Life
54% of Samsung employees report they are happy with their work life balance
Work Life Balance
A Day in the Life
Samsung employees typically get valuable feedback on how to improve at work Once a year
Feedback
A Day in the Life
70% of Samsung employees call their work environment positive
Environment

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Leadership Score

In the Top 50% of similar sized companies on Comparably

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70
out of 100
Executive rating?
74
out of 100
CEO rating?
71
out of 100
Manager rating?
Top
25%

Compensation Score

In the Top 25% of similar sized companies on Comparably

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Paid fairly?
Satisfied with benefits?
Top
50%

Team Score

In the Top 50% of similar sized companies on Comparably

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Coworker interaction?
74
out of 100
Quality of coworkers?
Top
50%

Environment Score

In the Top 50% of similar sized companies on Comparably

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7 or less
20%
8
35%
10
24%
12
6%
More than 12
15%
Work hours per day?
Extremely fast
33%
Comfortably fast
34%
Moderate
14%
A bit slow
4%
Bureaucratic
15%
Pace at work?
Positive
70%
Negative
30%
Positive work environment?
Top
25%

Outlook Score

In the Top 25% of similar sized companies on Comparably

Trending upThis category score has been trending up % since last month
77
out of 100
Future outlook?
Fantastic
30%
Good
50%
Neutral
15%
Bad
2%
Terrible
3%
Customer perception?
Excited going to work?

Samsung H1B Visa

In 2019, Samsung applied for 620 H1B visas. Of the work permits applied for, 92% were approved.

An in-depth look at ‘Certified-withdrawn’ H1B applications at Samsung unveil that 2 approved work permit applications were withdrawn before the employee’s start date, and 42 were withdrawn by Samsung after the employee’s start date.

Work Permit Application Outcome

Samsung has a total of 489000 employees

620
Total Applied
  • 92% Granted (569 out of 620)
  • 1% Denied (7 out of 620)
  • <1% Withdrawn Application was withdrawn by the employer before approval/rejection (2 out of 620)
  • 7% Certified-Withdrawn Application was approved but later withdrawn by employer (42 out of 620)

This data was calculated using publicly sourced data from OFLC Performance Data

Gender Score How positively women rate their overall experience at Samsung

Top
50%

Samsung currently ranks in the Top 50% of similarly sized companies on Comparably

Diversity Score How positively minorities rate their overall experience at Samsung

Top
50%

Samsung currently ranks in the Top 50% of similarly sized companies on Comparably

eNPS

Net Promoter Score tracks your employees' overall score to this question: "On a scale from 0-10, how likely are you to recommend working at your company to a friend?"
Top 30%Top 30% of Similar Size Companies on Comparably
20
eNPS Score
49%Promoters
22%Passives
29%Detractors

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Samsung Competitors

  1. 1st
    Apple
    73 / 100
  2. 2nd
    Samsung
    70 / 100
  3. 3rd
    Qualcomm
    70 / 100
  4. 4th
    Sony
    69 / 100
  5. 5th
    Nokia
    68 / 100

Perks & Benefits

Health & Wellness
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