Doosan Heavy Industries Reviews

Updated August 30, 2015
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Doosan Heavy Industries President, CEO, and Director; President and COO, Doosan Corporation Park Gee-won
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  1. Great experience working at Doosan.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Strategy Analyst
    Current Employee - Business Strategy Analyst
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Doosan Heavy Industries full-time

    Pros

    You can learn a lot of thing woeking at Doosan. They have a great policy of familiarization with the workflow from South Korea and they are organizing benchmarks and trainings.

    Cons

    Sometimes a person can stay to much on the same position or working on the same thing everyday.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on promoting more young managers that have a background working in Doosan.


  2. Unachieved Potential

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Engineer
    Former Employee - Engineer
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    A growing company with an international presence. Major, complex project works and scopes of supply. A stated intent to become a global company, not just a Korean company doing business globally. Great potential.

    Cons

    Culture that limits growth for non-Koreans. Senior staff appointments to positions where they are just learning as they are going, without any credentials or experience qualifying them for their positions. Different standards of employment and service. Non-Koreans are put in subservient roles to Koreans, with apparent lack of full trust. Most major business is conducted in Korean, not English (the world lingua franca) or the lingua franca of the country where work is being performed. Unrealistic deadlines for sometimes very complex matters.

    Advice to Management

    Become a truly international company, utilizing the best personnel for each position no matter what their nationality is. Enforce uniform standards of employment for all nationalities. Conduct business in the applicable lingua franca, with backup documents in Korean and other necessary language.


  3. It was a positive experience working at Doosan.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Doosan Heavy Industries full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Focus on Doosan Way, values sets this company apart from most, but especially East Asian companies. Current focus on truly becoming the first global Korean company, not just a Korean company with business around the globe. There is a difference. There are areas of technological excellence. People are helpful.

    Cons

    Still finding it difficult to bring non-Koreans at the highest level of the company. Needs to improve its technology overall and take more risks to compete globally. Not the best people are being picked to lead the business. Slowing growth, so difficult to developmentally and career-wise progress. Korean tenure career advancement system.

    Advice to Management

    Hire and grow people based on ability and performance not nationality.


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  5. Good place to work if you're interested in large scale production

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Operations in Statesville, NC
    Former Employee - Operations in Statesville, NC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Doosan Heavy Industries full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good people, aggressive project schedules, lots of experienced staff to learn from

    Cons

    Poor onboarding experience, bureaucratic, little to no structured training


  6. Good and smart people

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seoul (South Korea)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seoul (South Korea)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good people, Good work & life balance

    Cons

    Very few business growth, losing smart people

    Advice to Management

    Strict Korean cultured management


  7. Current Situation

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mumbai (India)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mumbai (India)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Doosan Heavy Industries full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Company has one of the best talent pool in the world. EPC capability and capacity is very good through it's ongoing projects and done marvelous job on execution front too. I feel all stake holders are more than happy with the efforts put in by engineering and execution team for mong duong project in Vietnam.

    Cons

    Currently the company is totally direction less because of job in security among Korean counterpart. Nobody is asking why it is to be done, the purposes, the goal etc. But just following orders in top down structure to save his job.

    Advice to Management

    Better to believe in other nationalities and in their capabilities. Give open hand to work and execute and make Doosan a truly global company.


  8. Engineering Manager

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineering Manager in Seoul (South Korea)
    Current Employee - Engineering Manager in Seoul (South Korea)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good for work and good for opportunity

    Cons

    Promotion may be a little bit getting harder..


  9. pretty good

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    good education or group culture

    Cons

    not fast change or innovation in IT field


  10. Good work life balance but no real pace of careeer growth/learning

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Research Engineer in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)
    Current Employee - Research Engineer in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Doosan Heavy Industries full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good work life balance, cab facility, lunch facility

    Cons

    No real increments for the past 2-3 yrs, gaping inequalities in pay scales in the same level for no reasons, callous and opaque HR and management, high handedness of the HR is pretty stunning, Real power is in the hand of Korean HQ which is pretty unapproachable, Indian management is totally sleeping and refuse to take any initiative or even involvement AT ALL which is most discouraging.

    Advice to Management

    Indian HODs are having a ball time as a reason of which departments are directionless. Pin some accountability on HODs to at least have a semblance of seriousness to the job at hand.


  11. Not bad for starting career of power plant engineering field.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Extensive experiences in power plant field especially main components such as boiler and turbine.

    Cons

    Limited vision in most of engineering positions. Less increase in salary compared to other company. Lots of politics.



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