We all know that Samsung is an absolutely huge company but we never realized it was quite this big before. Ars Technica’s Ron Amadeo just looked up employment statistics for several major tech companies by sifting through their 10-K files and found that Samsung Electronics — not Samsung as a whole but just Samsung’s electronics division — employs an astonishing 275,133 people. For perspective, that’s more than the combined number of people employed by Apple, Google and Microsoft.
In fact, if all three of those tech titans merged, they’d still have roughly 48,000 fewer employees than what Samsung Electronics has right now. No company researched by Ars comes even close to Samsung’s size — Sony Electronics turned out to be the second-largest one with a total workforce of 110,000 people, well less than half of Samsung’s workforce.
Ars also breaks down some more numbers on Samsung’s massive workforce and finds that the company employs more than 40,000 software engineers. That’s right, Galaxy owners: The laggy TouchWiz interface that’s been driving you insane was the product of a massive human effort on Samsung’s part. Even more remarkably, these 40,000-plus software engineers are nearly the equivalent of Google’s entire workforce of around 47,000 people.
Read Amadeo’s full analysis by clicking the source link below.