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Be an innovator, make an impact
It is the talented people who work at Samsung that have made us one of the world’s most innovative companies, and our people continue to drive our innovation forward. We have a passion for what we do, and our work environment is open and collaborative which facilitates sharing of the unique knowledge and expertise that each individual brings. This is a place where you can work with great people and your ideas can be brought to life in new products and solutions that are shaping the future of how we live.
Samsung is a global innovation leader, and it is through our focus on continuous innovation that we have been able to bring many new technologies to the world before anyone else.
Over the years, Samsung has developed the world’s first digital TV (1998), first smart TV (2010), first mobile phone with a color LCD screen (2002), and first smartphone with a curved-edge screen (2014). And, in our semiconductor components business, we have been leading the way in the development of higher storage capacity DRAM since the early 1990s.
We are the global leader in TVs, smartphones, and memory; and we will continue bringing new value to our customers. To meet the ever-changing needs of the market, and to stay on the leading edge of technology trends, we are developing and adding new services all the time like our mobile payment service ‘Samsung Pay’ and our artificial intelligence platform ‘Bixby’, that make our products even better.
Our Research & Development (R&D) teams constantly deliver breakthroughs and discoveries in technology and design, and this has not come about by chance. It’s the result of Samsung’s bold commitment to innovation and R&D, which is underpinned by massive investment and powered by the excellence and creativity of Samsung’s employees, more than a fifth of whom are working in R&D.
We are also pushing forward with innovation through the acquisition of other companies. Some examples of this include our 2015 acquisition of Loop-pay, a company that developed the core technology that became ‘Samsung Pay’, and our large-scale acquisition of HARMAN, a world-leading connected car technology company in 2016.
To spark further innovation, we’ve made it a priority to maintain a work environment that promotes creative thinking. One example of how we do this is our Creative Lab, often called simply C-Lab.
The projects undertaken in C-Lab are suggested by employees, and the company provides personnel, budget, and space for employees to turn these ideas into new innovative technology. Many successful C-lab projects are developed further in existing R&D teams, or even spun-off into new startup companies outside Samsung.
What makes working at Samsung meaningful is knowing that you are playing an important role in bringing new technologies to the world that improve people’s lives. Our innovations empower and enable people in new ways, and we employ our technology to contribute to growth and development in the communities in which we operate and around the world.
One example of this is the ‘Smart School’ programs that we operate in many different countries. Hundreds of thousands of students have benefitted from this program in which we train teachers and equip schools with smart devices that help to bridge the digital divide and allow students to take advantage of a smarter approach to education.
We have also established Samsung Tech Institute vocational schools around the world that help young people gain the technical skills they need for success in the job market, and we are building and supporting medical centers, schools and community centers in Africa, Vietnam and India.
Our employees also participate in various volunteer activities using their skills and knowledge to teach others and help out in their respective local communities and even travel abroad to participate in volunteer programs.
Take on big challenges, build your expertise
Throughout our history we’ve taken on big challenges and we strive to be the very best at what we do. This spirit is the driving force that has made us a world-leading technology company and sustains our ambition to continue pushing the boundaries of what’s possible. Here at Samsung you have the opportunity to continuously learn and grow throughout your career and become a global expert in your field.
Samsung supports all of its employees around the world so that they can grow within the same training system which consists of three pillars: core (our vision, values, culture), leadership (building leadership skills), and expertise (skills development). We aim not only to hire the very best people, but also to provide outstanding training and excellent resources for career development.
Every year, the company conducts an EDP (Expertise Development Process) assessment for all employees and focuses on self-directed learning by allowing them to set their own annual training plan according to the results of the assessment on individual expertise and skills.
Our STaR (Samsung Talent Review) Sessions are also conducted in association with the EDP. The STaR Sessions are a comprehensive talent nurturing process that supports employees in designing an individual career path and establishing a clear vision with their supervisor. Through this process employees can also apply for various human resource development programs, such as an MBA, academic training, overseas assignment, or job expert courses.
Based on a performance-based philosophy that says ‘where there is performance, there is a reward’, Samsung’s fair evaluation and reward system enables talented people to focus on work and achieve the highest level of performance.
In accordance with their own circumstances and abilities, employees themselves set their own performance targets, and regular discussions about goals are held between managers and employees. Through a system of fair evaluation employees who demonstrate outstanding performance receive various rewards and opportunities for advancement.
Employees also have the opportunity to change career paths inside the company through our internal Job Posting system if they want to take on a new challenge in a different role.
Enjoy your work, enjoy your life
There is no question that our success is a direct result of the hard work and dedication of our people, so at Samsung one of our main priorities is to provide a flexible, fun, and supportive work environment in which our employees can fulfill their potential, innovate and perform at their best. Samsung provides all the support you need to achieve everything you aspire to in both your work and your life.
We want to help our people achieve a good work life balance and support their efforts to work as efficiently as possible, so we offer flexible working hours and have introduced a remote work / telecommuting system as well as mobile office apps that facilitate working from a smartphone while out of the office.
Our employees are also able to comfortably commute to and from work on our network of company commuter buses that run to all areas of Seoul and surrounding suburbs, and enjoy three meals a day free of charge in our cafeterias with a wide variety of menu options including both Korean and international cuisine.
Our campuses have spaces for enjoying sports activities such as fitness centers, soccer fields, baseball diamonds, basketball courts, swimming pools, table tennis tables, squash courts, and climbing walls; and spaces for taking a break like walking paths and various indoor and outdoor relaxation areas.
The company hosts a wide variety of concerts, performances, and family events and also supports a huge number of employee clubs that make our workplaces a lot of fun. In particular, joining a club is a great way to explore your interests and meet people. There are clubs for activities like team sports, arts & crafts, travel, photography, dance, singing, hiking, cooking, and more. And, if there is no club for your favorite activity, you can start one!
Samsung makes it easier for employees to manage their physical and emotional health by having general medicine clinics, physical therapy clinics, and counseling centers located on our campuses. Annual medical exams are provided free of charge for all employees and their spouses, and the company reimburses some of the expenses incurred when an employee or one of their immediate family members receives medical treatment.
The company also provides a lot of support for employees who are raising children including on-campus daycare centers and support for the payment of children’s school tuition, from kindergarten all the way up to university. For expecting and new mothers we have comfortable rest rooms, yoga classes, and specially prepared healthy snacks in the cafeteria. Samsung also helps employees enjoy their time off from work with a travel mall that offers reduced rates at family vacation spots like water parks and resorts, and when employees have worked for the company for a long time they are rewarded with extra vacation time to rest and recharge.