At Samsung, we follow a simple business philosophy: to devote our talent and technology to creating superior products and services that contribute to a better global society. Every day, our people bring this philosophy to life. Our leaders search for the brightest talent from around the world and give them the resources they need to be the best at what they do. The result is that all of our products – from memory chips that help businesses store vital knowledge to mobile phones that connect people across continents – have the power to enrich lives. That's what making a better global society is all about. We believe that living by strong values is the key to good business. At Samsung, a rigorous code of conduct and these core values are at the heart of every decision we make.
Samsung lends support to people and their communities in many different ways. Our current area of focus is on investing in teenagers' futures, through support of science education and creative thinking. Samsung encourages leadership; assisting children in low-income families by supporting educational infrastructure, supporting outstanding students and supporting programs that encourage family well-being. We also carry out programs in these areas at each of our eight volunteer centers.
Samsung provides support for diverse artistic and cultural activities around the world. Over the years, Samsung has contributed extensively to numerous museums, galleries and exhibits in Korea and in many countries, including the United States and France. The Samsung Museum of Modern Art collects, preserves and exhibits modern and contemporary art from Korea and abroad. The Samsung Children's Museum, the first of its kind in Korea, invites children to have fun exploring the world they live in. Samsung also hosts and supports various cultural events for children and programs that encourage their early artistic development.
In 1995, Samsung launched the Social Contribution Corps to encourage employees to get involved in community service. The initiative has since expanded to eight volunteer centers across Korea, manned by social welfare experts who support the development of employee volunteer programs. Our employees use their expertise and skills to give back to local communities and each employee donates an average of 10 hours to community-based projects.
Strengthening the minds and fostering the creativity of young people is a primary focus of many of Samsung's programs. Samsung is a major supporter of the Korea Youth Science Olympiad, the country's most prestigious science competition for elementary, middle and high schools and the National Students Creativity Olympiad, aimed at encouraging inventiveness among students from elementary to high school levels. Since 2001, Samsung has teamed up with the Green Family Movement Association to run a "green school," which promotes environmental awareness in children and enables them to take practical steps to protect our ecosystems.
One of Samsung's strongest assets is our team of talented researchers and engineers. More than a quarter of all Samsung employees – 42,000 people – work everyday in research and development and we expect that number to surpass 50,000 by 2010. At-and among-our 42 research facilities around the world, they collaborate on strategic technologies for the future and original technologies designed to forge new market trends and set new standards for excellence.
If you're interested in technology, Samsung Mobile is a great place to work. Our employees enjoy a changing, fast-paced environment where they have the opportunity to make a contribution as soon as they join. We still retain a dynamic culture and a small-entrepreneurial spirit, yet we foster a diverse workplace and offer best-in-class pay, benefits and career opportunities.
Working at Samsung, you'll be surrounded by passionate professionals who value hard work, creativity and intelligence. Our employees are driven to understand not only what's happening in our industry now, but what needs to happen next and how to anticipate what our customers will demand years from now. They value enthusiasm, cooperation and working on revolutionary products that enhance consumers' lives and businesses.
More than anything, working at Samsung means having a passion for being #1 in all areas. If you are passionate about being the best at connecting consumers to their social, information and entertainment needs, working at Samsung sounds like a great match for you.