Originally Posted by krelvinaz
A lot of people work for companies that can use something like Knox to allow business data and personal data on the same phone without having to carry two phones everywhere. My work is using something like it though it is not Knox itself.
That's the keyword there: it is NOT KNOX. Most companies utilize 3rd party mobile device management (MDM) and many automatically disallow jailbroken / rooted phone from connecting. Samsung have a good intention for the corporate world, but unfortunately, it affects non-corporate users like us. It is unfortunate that Samsung put so much bloatware on their devices that root almost become a necessity for fast performance and good battery life and KNOX can (not will) void warranty if you happen to send it to Samsung Service Center.
If Samsung has no Bloatware, I probably won't root it. I have an iPad (provided by my work) and I don't need to root it - great battery life and the zero performance issue. Not advocating Apple stuff, but just a comparison since Apple has no unnecessary bloatware.