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Samsung Electronics America, Inc.

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At a Glance
Uppers

Strong international brand

Good compensation packages

Opportunity to contribute to creating innovative devices

Downers

Culture clash issues

Poor work-life balance

The Bottom Line

A stint at Samsung will add serious luster to any resume, but expect to work long hours in exchange for the excellent compensation packages on offer at this industry powerhouse.

About Samsung Electronics America, Inc.

Samsung Electronics America (SEA) sells everything Samsung in the US. A subsidiary of electronics giant Samsung Electronics, the company markets consumer electronics, TVs, portable audio players, home theater systems, hard drives, cameras and camcorders, as well as household appliances, including refrigerators, dishwashers, and washers and dryers. SEA's operations in the US include Samsung Electronics, Samsung Semiconductor in Austin and San Jose, and the Marketing Innovation Center in New York City. The subsidiary has been a perennial leader in the number of design patents filed in the US.

Operations

SEA's operations include Samsung Business Services, which provides enterprise mobility products and service such as technical support services and device management, and Samsung SDS, a provider of software and services for enterprise mobility, security, analytics, and mobile sales and training.

Geographic Reach

SEA has locations in Bellevue, Washington; Edina, Minnesota; New York City; Overland Park, Kansas; Mountain View and Rancho Dominguez, California; and Richardson, Plano, and Coppell, Texas.

In 2018, SEA opened home appliance manufacturing facility in Newberry County, South Carolina.

Financial Performance

SEA is Samsung's biggest subsidiary, providing about a third of the company's revenue. In 2017, SEA's revenue slipped to ?33.3 trillion, from ?34.5 trillion in 2016. The unit lost about ?70 billion in 2017 after posting a profit of ?246 billion in 2016.

Mergers and Acquisitions

In 2017 Samsung, acting through SEA, acquired US-based Harman, which develops connected car systems, audio and visual products, enterprise automation tools, and connected services, for $8 billion.

In 2016 the company acquired luxury kitchen appliance maker Dacor for an estimated $150 million. The acquisition bolsters Samsung's expansion of its kitchen appliance product line and broadens its product portfolio to include high-end appliances. Upon completion of the acquisition, Dacor will operate as a subsidiary of Samsung.

 

Samsung Electronics America, Inc.

85 CHALLENGER RD
Ridgefield Park, NJ 07660-2118
Phone: 1 (201) 229-4000

Stats

Employer Type: Privately Owned
President and CEO: Gregory Lee
Chief Marketing Officer: Marc Mathieu
Managing Director UK and Ireland: David Song
Employees (This Location): 182
Employees (All Locations): 24,197

Major Office Locations

Ridgefield Park, NJ

Other Locations

Commerce, CA
El Segundo, CA
Mountain View, CA
Rancho Dominguez, CA
Washington, DC
Lawrenceville, GA
Newnan, GA
Minneapolis, MN
Bridgewater, NJ
Pine Brook, NJ
Austin, TX
Richardson, TX
Herndon, VA