Samsung's explosive Galaxy Note 7 could result in a load of management changes

Samsung's explosive Galaxy Note 7 could result in a load of management changes
Oh, Samsung. The year of 2016 has proved to be one of the company's less successful years to say the very least, and it's all in thanks to the Galaxy Note 7. What was looking to be one of the most impressive smartphones ever quickly turned into one of the most dangerous, and the explosive nature of the phone has created for a whole heap of trouble for the Korea-based tech giant. In the latest report that's surfaced though, it would appear that the Galaxy Note 7 could result in some pretty major changes throughout the internal of the company - more specifically, management changes.

Having such a issue pop up as it did for Samsung with the Note 7 would make you think that the company would take measures to make sure that something like this never happens again, and according to a report from Reuters, it would appear that one of those measures would be to enact a series of layoffs that would effect all levels of the company. Samsung will be conducting their annual employee review process starting a couple months from now in December, and with a class action lawsuit and an estimated $5 billion worth of losses as a result of this whole debacle, it makes sense that Samsung would use these reviews to start laying off employees who were involved with the Note 7.

As per a Samsung employee who spoke to Reuters - 



Also, as one might expect as a result of Samsung still not being able to figure out just why the Note 7 explodes, there's a lot of stress and frustration currently building up throughout the entirety of the company. The Note 7 recalls and termination have resulted in Samsung losing heaps of money and being faced with lawsuits and investigations, so these kind of feelings aren't all that surprising considering the situation that they're currently in.

However, despite these reports that both executive and working-level employees could be facing layoffs, a spokesperson for Samsung said that the company is "not considering any management changes or restructuring." Even with that being said, we still find it likely that some sort of restructuring will take place sooner rather than later. The Note 7 caused nothing but trouble for Samsung, and we'd be very surprised if they didn't feel it was necessary to take some sort of action along these lines.


Layoffs are never something that we like to see, and the whole situation surrounding the Note 7 and Samsung's current state is all quite unfortunate. The company will undeniably do what they can to redeem themselves with the soon-to-be-released Gear S3 and upcoming Galaxy S8, but only time will tell what happens in regards to the company's workforce and management team.

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Galaxy Note 7
  • Display 5.7" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 820, Quad-core, 2150 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3500 mAh

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3. AgentZero

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hope the note line goes back to being a note not just a S with a pen

5. irossdrummer

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I'm so scared for the S8.... I get a new phone every year and I LOVE my S7 but the damn S8 is going to be built out of Legos after this incident happened with a loss of $5,000,000,000!!!

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Isn't the first time Samsung has gone through this. Hopefully the next phone they do won't be as ridiculous as this curved edge screen crap that makes the phone more vulnerable and impedes the effectiveness of tempered glass screen protectors. My S7 Edge has to have a new plastic POS screen protector every month because they all peel up on the edge. Stupid design and I'm never doing it again.

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JK Shin is laughing in his boots. He like....you all made me take a lesser position, simply because I misread the demand for the S6 Edge, which we had no idea would even happen vs DK who release a phone that catches fire and they had to eliminate the product and may not bring it back.

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