LG Mobile Phones Reviews

Updated February 24, 2015
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  1. LG Electronics Mobilecomm

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at LG Mobile Phones full-time (more than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The biggest pro of working at LG was the company holiday party at the end of the year. Free food is always nice.

    Cons

    The pay was pretty substandard for a large company, as were the benefits. The supervisor I worked for before I left was awful and extremely condescending.

  2. LG Mobile Trade Marketing could learn from some people management training

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

    I worked at LG Mobile Phones as a contractor (more than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    I worked closely with this group in my tenure between working at LG, MarketStar and Create. The team here is fantastic at putting together marketing efforts to increase brand awareness of their device portfolio. Everything from training materials to, events, experiential and POP is done very well. The team seems to get along and I can say my experience working closely with this group between changes on this team over the course of 6 years has been generally pleasurable.

    Cons

    Unfortunately, the biggest con on my list is the 2 leaders of this department. They have the worst people skills I've witnessed in the workplace. They manage their group and the ISM group (Create employees/Contract) with an iron fist and fear. They've consistently ended conference calls over the silliest of reasons, walked out of meetings like a stubborn child and fire good hard working and efficient employees on the whim because they didn't like them. It brought team morale down and ultimately left many unhappy in their roles. I enjoyed my employment between all 3 transitions in my career but these guys could use some refresh training on basic management and people skills.

    Advice to Management

    Get your heads out of your butt and quit biting the hand that feeds you.

  3. Glass ceiling, cultural clash even amongst the Koreans (between local and foreign service employees), frequent changes

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate Product Manager in Englewood Cliffs, NJ
    Current Employee - Associate Product Manager in Englewood Cliffs, NJ

    I have been working at LG Mobile Phones

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits are good. That really is about it.

    Cons

    Work-life balance, low pay check, no vision, frequent change in management, huge turn-over for middle management, glass ceiling, everything is top driven (from Korea HQ).

    Advice to Management

    Get your HR right. Localize. Empower your people. Stop treating them like expendables. Stop comparing yourself against Samsung. What the heck?

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  5. Work is fun but it is not fair

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at LG Mobile Phones

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Fun Work
    Nice People
    Good location
    Still good potential to grow

    Cons

    Not Fair
    No planning is required
    Salary is low

    Advice to Management

    Please be clear about everything

  6. Helpful (3)

    If you are not Korean, advancement is limited

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Associate Marketing Manager in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Associate Marketing Manager in San Diego, CA

    I worked at LG Mobile Phones

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Cool industry to work for
    Company discounts across all LG products
    Great location in sunny San Diego

    Cons

    Hard to maintain morale when the company is always 2 steps behind the competition. Especially when they had the research supporting innovative launches.

    Advice to Management

    Stop resting on past successes and get ahead of the curve.

  7. not good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Region Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Region Manager in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at LG Mobile Phones

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    nice folks to work with

    Cons

    low pay, long days, bad environment

    Advice to Management

    none

  8. Great people, poor communication from upper management

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at LG Mobile Phones

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Health care benefits are free, so is dental plan.
    Free phones.
    Small company feel.
    Free breakfast on Fridays
    Location of office

    Cons

    R&D lab head of US is always nervous when upper management from Korea visits our site. It stresses us out that he is stressed.
    Increased work load with minimal staff size
    8am is the time you must be in the office.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees. Empower local employees and not rely on FSE as much. Need local employees to provide continuity.

  9. Helpful (1)

    It's a great place to work... as long as you leave your hopes and dreams out the door.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at LG Mobile Phones

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Free breakfast on every Friday. Need to be an early bird, though. Employee discount on a lot of LG products, such as TVs and refrigerators, although you might find a better deal at Amazon if you consider tax and shipping. Occasional outdoor BBQ and picnics. Depending on what you do, you get to play with many "not yet released" LG phones.

    Cons

    No cubicle walls (for engineers only). There used to be, but someone upstairs thought getting rid of cubicle walls would allow easier communication among engineers. Zero privacy. A lot of important issues are discussed in the smoking area outside the building while smoking and drinking coffee, so if you don't smoke nor drink coffee, you can forget about being *in* the circle. Also if you don't play golf (the management takes golf dead seriously), kindly kiss all your career advancement goodbye. They ask you to show up at 8AM (it used to be 9), but that doesn't mean you can go home at 5PM. Even if you spend all your hours at your desk, no jeans except on Fridays. If you don't speak Korean, make sure you are white; they'll worship you even if you do a lousy job. This place forces you to come up with ideas that can be used in phones, but quantity matters a lot more than quality of the ideas. People brought from Korea are treated exceptionally well (the company pays for their houses, cars, maid services, and does taxes for them), but local recruits are bottom of the food chain. All the projects are done in Korea, so you'll always be an extra that nobody recognizes.

    Advice to Management

    Bring interesting projects. Reward fairly. Don't penalize non-smokers, non-coffee-drinkers, and non-golfers. Bring back cubicle walls or, better yet, bring everyone in the rooms to the same playing ground.

  10. Helpful (1)

    Good benefits, bad work/life balance (depending on department)

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Demand Planner in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Demand Planner in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at LG Mobile Phones

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    - Good benefits
    - HR really proactive in engaging employees

    Cons

    - Bad work/life balance (depending on which dept you worked)
    - Unequal treatment of employees based on race (depending on which dept you worked)

    Advice to Management

    Korean senior management (originating from Korea) groups needs to adjust to their American surroundings so as to avoid alienating other colleagues
    Be more innovative in business processes

  11. Great People not so great company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA

    I worked at LG Mobile Phones

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The people who work for this company are very good it's just too bad that mid managers don't show appreciation to their team members.

    Cons

    Management does not reconize the employees efforts. HR does not help the team members they only do what makes them look good in the eyes of upper management. Too many programs that are tailored to make HR look good and not really help the employees. Upper management needs to listen to employees not just the supervisors/mid managers.

    Advice to Management

    Work with team members not just supervisors. HR does not understand the needs of the employees. Take notice of what competition is doing and if you want to be #1 in America then listen to what your people are telling you not what Korea is tell you to do.

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