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Samsung's employee count absolutely dwarfs the competition

By Shawn Knight
Sep 26, 2014
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  1. "Go big or go home." It's a phrase often used to encourage or motivate but it could also effectively describe Samsung's business philosophy. The company's smartphone and tablet strategy is to flood the market with all sorts of devices and...

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  2. In South Korea Samsung is responsible for making a whole hell of a lot more than smartphones.
     
  3. Samsung isn't just appliances they have their heavy industries as well they are one of the most diversified companies on the planet.
     
  4. Radient

    Radient TS Rookie Posts: 43

    And there phones are amazing for good reason
     
  5. tonylukac

    tonylukac TS Evangelist Posts: 1,309   +56

    Some of their employees make 5 cents an hour in a "democracy". Wonder if we give them obamacare. We spend enough there on our military.
     
  6. MilwaukeeMike

    MilwaukeeMike TS Evangelist Posts: 2,750   +1,105

    As the Guest above me pointed out... Samsung makes far more than just phones and tablets. How many Google engineers are busy programming the functions of their latest washing machine? How many Microsoft engineers are writing code for TVs and vacuums? Or Microwaves? Or baby monitors?! (did you know Samsung makes baby monitors?) What other company makes ovens AND solid state hard drives? Of course they have far more employees! Everything has electronics in it nowadays and they all need code.

    Seriously, what is the point of this story? Or is it just a coincidence that this story, which implies that Samsung needs 3 times the people to compete, is written by the same person who did the glowing review of the iPhone 6? ;)

    If you need to pick on Samsung, rip on Touchwiz or their over-saturated displays.
     
  7. dividebyzero

    dividebyzero trainee n00b Posts: 4,891   +1,258

    Oh yes, and what makes it more fun is that the ( 58 or so ) divisions within the conglomerate are independent to the point where they could just as well be separate entities.
    This is a simplified chart of Samsung's holdings
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  8. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 11,688   +1,879

    This is very true also of many Japanese companies. Kawasaki for example, manufactured Philadelphia's last purchase of trolley cars. (and you thought they just built motorcycles). Yamaha and Hitachi also have very diverse product lines.
     
  9. chip igmo

    chip igmo TS Member Posts: 51

    and I still wonder why these companies get sued for copyright infringement despite the presence of so many software engineers. on second thought, are these software engineers paid to copy the competition? :)
     
  10. fimbles

    fimbles TS Evangelist Posts: 1,160   +198

    I have drove a samsung and hitachi digger in the past.

    Smartphones are just a sideline to these companys.
     

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