Samsung opening new ‘Connected Customer Care Center’ in South Carolina with 400 employees
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The goal is improved customer support, but this will also generate hundreds of new jobs in Greenville.
Samsung is making it clear that the company values U.S.-based customer service by opening another massive customer service center in South Carolina. The new “Connected Customer Care Center” will open with 200 employees by the end of 2018, and will expand to 400 in total by 2020. The new center will bolster the already-large presence Samsung has in South Carolina, where there are currently 600 employees.
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The goal of the customer service center is to provide more, and even better, after-sales support for Samsung’s growing lineup of consumer electronics — and not just the individual products, but how they can all interact and work together in your home. As these relationships between products get more complex, the customer service needs to advance with them — and this Care Center will provide additional space for training all of these employees.
The new Connected Customer Care Center will have full-time onsite training, along with what Samsung calls a “connected living lab” where customer service personnel will be able to see and use the products in person before offering support to customers. This is a level of customer support you don’t always see, and is often the cause of frustration when calling in to a company for help with your product. Samsung says it will also be offering facilities for video call support for when customers need that level of help.
The hope is that you’ll never have to call Samsung for support, but if you do, the experience should be better going forward than it ever has been in the past. You can thank this expansion for the improvement.
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Samsung to Open State-of-the-Art Connected Customer Care Center
The world-class facility will bring 400 jobs to South Carolina and provide cutting-edge care resources to U.S. consumers
July 12, 2018 – RIDGEFIELD PARK, N.J. – Samsung Electronics America, Inc. today announced it is opening a new breakthrough Connected Customer Care Center in Greenville, South Carolina. The 34,928 square foot facility will support the company’s move towards integrated connectivity between Samsung products and services, and ensures that not only are the company’s hardware products ready for integrated multi-device use, so too are the company’s critical support systems.
To date, 71 percent of U.S. households have at least one Samsung device, and nearly one third of U.S. households have three or more Samsung products. These numbers grow every day, as do the way consumers use their products. For years Samsung has been investing in delivering major, transformative benefits to the way consumers use Samsung devices – extending and expanding the way each product works together to create continuous user experiences. The new site will help support consumers’ desire to seamlessly connect their devices and will ensure they get the most out of Samsung’s products and service offerings.
“The way consumers are using technology devices is changing. We are entering a world in which the way consumers use and switch technology products is constant and seamless,” said Michael Lawder, senior vice president of Customer Care at Samsung Electronics America. “Today’s announcement goes beyond our commitment to providing superior care for Samsung products, and ensures that Samsung customers are able to receive world-class education, training and support to connect their products and maximize their use however and whenever they would like.”
The facility, which will bring 200 additional Samsung support jobs to South Carolina in 2018 and a total of 400 new jobs to the region by 2020, is part of the company’s continued efforts to deliver exceptional customer care at more touchpoints throughout the U.S. It will include two advanced training centers for onsite agents, a showcase of the latest Samsung products across all categories, a private and secure video chat support area, and a connected living lab with Samsung and competitive products that will allow agents to test the real-life consumer experiences. Employees will also be able to enjoy a collaborative, open work environment, an onsite café and a variety of other amenities.
Samsung will open the new site in partnership with Alorica, the world’s leading platform for customer interactions. Harnessing Alorica’s expertise in customer service experience, customer retention and insights from more than 600 million interactions, agents will be able to deliver augmented, streamlined customer experiences for Samsung users across the entire Samsung ecosystem of products.
The facility will be located at 901 Holland Road in Simpsonville, S.C. and will be Samsung’s second customer care location in the state. The company opened up its first product support center, which employs more than 600 people, in Simpsonville, S.C. in 2009. With this new location, there will be more than 1,000 Samsung support jobs in South Carolina by 2020. In addition, earlier this year Samsung opened a $380 million home appliance manufacturing plant in nearby Newberry, S.C.
“When Samsung announced its intentions to build a manufacturing facility in Newberry, they told the people of South Carolina that they were dedicated to our community,” said Gov. Henry McMaster. “At every opportunity, this fantastic company has demonstrated that commitment, and today’s announcement that will create 400 new jobs in Greenville is just further proof that Samsung will be here for a very long time, investing in South Carolina and creating jobs for the people of our state.”
South Carolina was chosen as the location for the Connected Customer Care Center based on the state’s skilled workforce and the company’s existing facilities in South Carolina. Additional details on the site as well as the building’s formal ribbon cutting will be made available later this summer. For the latest in Samsung Customer Care news, visit the Samsung U.S. Newsroom.