Samsung offer

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leetcode5

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Microsoft
leetcode5more
Feb 5 23 Comments

Please evaluate this offer for Samsung: Sr. Engineer (software):
Base: $135,000
15% bonus
Sign on Bonus: 40 k paid in 3 years

I have competing offers. Which component here is easier to negotiate. Can I ask for 160k base? Salary look lower than Qualcomm. With similar salary which is better Qcom Vs Samsung. Any good benefits at Samsung than are not at Qualcomm.

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  • Microsoft / Product
    Brazuka

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    Brazukamore
    Where is this offer? For Seattle or Bay area this looks awful for senior level.
    Feb 5 0
  • Apple Osho
    Apart from salary, you need to consider other factors if you plan to join Samsung. Most of the decisions are made in Korea and teams here have very little influence on those decisions. Most of the specs are in Korean or poorly translated to English. This is what I heard from my colleagues who came from Samsung FW team. Things may be different in your team or would have changed.
    Feb 5 0
  • Samsung JustFlyHig
    Poor offer IMO. You can ask for 160K base, and reduce 3yr period on retention to 2. If you feel comfortable, ask for retention bonus! They give in this competitive market. Good luck!
    Feb 5 2
    • New / Eng
      leetcode5

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      leetcode5more
      OP
      @JustFlyHig, thanks for suggestions. Do you have any script for help in negotiations. Is samsung like Qualcomm and do not negotiate much? Actually, I work in machine learning software and this skill is too much in demand and hence retention bonus makes sense. I am not sure though, how to ask for it. I asked for 225$ TC including base, RSU and sign-on. She came up adding bonus and all shits to make it up for 185k. How to negotiate in good terms. Does delayed (24 hours) reply to emails make me better in position to negotiate.
      Feb 5
    • Samsung JustFlyHig
      Seems like youve gained overall ~16.5K with your preliminary negotiation. I don't think it would be bad to mention your skills are in high demand and due to that it would make more sense for Samsung to throw some retention bonus to sweeten the pot. If you've competing offer, use that to your bargaining advantage.

      I want to add a dimension: Samsung is controlled by very engineering mindset mothership located in KR and I don't know how much of your skills would be appreciated at Samsung.

      Delayed response is always best, sleep over your thoughts but be firm with your ask and be prepared to walk away if necessary.
      Feb 5
  • Samsung fjfkfifkf
    You can ask for 20% bonus and negotiate base to 150k.. Subsidized food and employee purchase program are only the notable items.
    Feb 5 0
  • Qualcomm gtFV83
    If you don't mention location then this post makes zero sense to anyone.
    Feb 6 0
  • Samsung tYCj83
    Why do you want to join Samsung? It's a nightmare. Outside if sign on bonus there is no incentive. After the claw back period ends, you will lose money just by staying here not counting the mental agony you have to endure during your time.
    Feb 19 2
    • Microsoft / Product
      Brazuka

      Microsoft Product

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      Brazukamore
      Sounds fun
      Feb 19
    • Samsung tYCj83
      No kidding
      Feb 19
  • Intel Intelegacy
    I would go with Samsung, As you said negotiate base pay and sign on bonus
    Feb 5 2
    • Amazon XIjQ36
      Terrible advice.
      Apr 18
    • Samsung / Product
      fusam

      Samsung Product

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      Samsung Electronics
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      fuck Samsung
      fusammore
      Where is 'Bad' button?
      Oct 9
  • Intel Intelegacy
    Rsu and yoe ?
    Feb 5 1
    • New / Eng
      leetcode5

      New Eng

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      leetcode5more
      OP
      No RSU. 5 yoe
      Feb 5
  • Intel Intelegacy
    What is your Qualcomm offer ?
    Feb 5 0
  • Samsung tite
    What level? We have salary ranges per level.

    Correct that there are no RSUs as Samsung doesn’t trade in US. They try to make up for that with bonus which % goes up with level and can also go over 15 with good performance reviews
    Feb 5 1
    • Samsung cgi81
      Sounds like S3 if it is only 15% bonus.
      Feb 6
  • Intel oxlS62
    Is it for Austin location or Bay Area ?
    Oct 1 0
  • Samsung / Eng codepig
    No work from home, unless you make a request, your lead and Hr needs to approve. Takes more than 48 hours... micromanagement is also common from your leads... it’s a weird work environment. I’ll stay here couple more months
    Sep 12 0
  • Qualcomm wrGQ11
    I have a two good friends of mine who are currently working at Samsung Austin and they said that the company environment dipped in the last 2 years, they are over hired by 40-50% considering the work. All the typical politics that you can think of happen there and people have stupid age old ideas. WFH and PTO scene is also stupid
    Mar 14 0
  • Samsung YouYouYou
    Entire Sign on bonus can be paid on 1st day on condition that you will stay with the company for 2 years, otherwise you will give back prorated amount back... Get this in writing, I did
    Feb 21 0
  • Broadcom Ltd. honestkid
    If it is Bay Area don’t take it. Ok for Austin and San Diego. You can ask for more joining bonus as they don’t give RSU.
    Feb 5 0

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