American Management is just window dressing for Korean Overlords
Principle Engineer/Manager (Former Employee) – Austin Tx – April 4, 2012
It's a great place to work, if you like 13hr days. Korean's assume long hour days are more productive, then working smartly. The unspoken expectation is that you work 13hr days, regardless of what gets done. Korean's pace their work for the 13hr days instead of accomplishing same work in less time, more smartly. Successful American engineers will learn to do the same. It's a mind numbing, intellectually dishonest environment, where doing something "better" is considered doing something counter to what the Korean's do. You dare not think different!
As a hiring manager, I would think twice before hiring a Samsung employee, as they may work "hard" but not smartly.
Samsung invest allot in "lean" training. However what gets implemented is employee parroting the language of lean, but not rethinking their job and how to do it more smartly, more efficiently with less resources; because, doing something "better" is considered doing something counter to what the Korean's do.
Samsung's practice is to hire experienced engineers from target companies, enticing them with good salary steal their ideas and their previous employee’s business knowledge; then let the now over-paid employee go.