Samsung Research America good as Microsoft?

New gibgib
Jan 8 22 Comments

I have offers from both Microsoft and SRA, mtv in similar teams. Any comparison on culture, growth and opportunities?

Would SRA be as good as MS? Is MS worth moving to Seattle from SF?

Edit: Seattle seems as comfortable with foreigners as Bay Area.

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  • Microsoft cjdiisjdji
    Seattle hostile to foreigners ? It's one of the more liberal cities in the US. Living on the Eastside (where Microsoft HQ is), you'll have no issues at all.
    Jan 8 1
    • New gibgib
      OP
      Any suggestion if SRA is as good as MS?
      Jan 8
  • DraftKings dkings
    Lol... Seattle is probably the best city for foreigners and H1b. Super liberal!!
    Jan 8 1
    • Microsoft ivanka
      Yeah fuck this city
      Jan 8
  • Samsung tYCj83
    Samsung is shit. It ruins careers.
    Feb 19 1
  • Microsoft warlock
    Seattle is super liberal and Microsoft is super inclusive. Everyone here just seems competent and nice. There will obviously be an asshole here and there. Ballmer culture has been replaced by Satya culture.
    Jan 8 1
    • New gibgib
      OP
      Any idea if Samsung compares with Microsoft?
      Jan 8
  • Samsung gVEO57
    Samsung is not particularly good to work for, and is not really a "great place" to work. Quite a few reasons why, but much of it stems from the Korean HQ. You will have pockets that are quite good, teams, parts, maybe groups, but that is it.
    Jan 9 0
  • New gibgib
    OP
    I'm just trying to understand why MS AI is more impressive in general than Samsung. Samsung is giving more research and publication flexibility.
    Jan 9 0
  • Unity VEoD26
    Samsung culture is highly dependent on whether you're Korean or not.
    Jan 8 0
  • @gibgib, depends on which org you are getting hired into, what is the total years of experience and TC ?
    Jan 8 5
    • New gibgib
      OP
      Some AI team. 4+ yoe
      Jan 8
    • New gibgib
      OP
      Which are the good orgs in Mountain View?
      Jan 8
    • New / Eng Za4rt8
      I'd be more impressed if someone worksed at a MS AI org, compared to Samsung.
      Jan 8
    • New gibgib
      OP
      Why? Samsung has the hardware to showcase the AI output.
      Jan 8
    • New / Eng Za4rt8
      What do you mean? The only showcase of AI is not hardware. Also microsoft has xbox and surface. I know some xbox teams do AI
      Jan 8
  • Samsung is definitely better than Microsoft in terms of freedom. However, depending on the org, you could either end up with a great mentor or a ass stupid guy who just thinks he's always right, this is the case with both companies.

    The pros being that I've been with Samsung is you get to file patents and do independent research if you've the accumen to do it.

    Being younger, I would suggest you to join Samsung and try it out, if you don't like there's always recruiters knocking.
    Jan 9 1
    • Qualcomm RYlh03
      This is probably the biggest lie I have ever read. SRA is pathetic crap, there is no innovation first of all to file patents, nepotism throughout, koreans won’t allow you to do anything. You are expected to stay in office even if you are way ahead of schedule and have given deliverables
      Apr 30
  • Samsung success12
    Microsoft for the win. Samsung doesn’t give you RSUs. Work differs from team to team
    Jan 13 0
  • Samsung uriI37
    Msft
    Jan 9 0
  • SRA is a non profit organization???
    Jan 8 0