Doosan Heavy Industries

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Doosan Heavy Industries Reviews

Updated February 19, 2015
Updated February 19, 2015
23 Reviews
3.5
23 Reviews
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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.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Strategy Analyst
    Current Employee - Business Strategy Analyst

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Unachieved Potential

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Engineer
    Former Employee - Engineer

    I worked at Doosan Heavy Industries

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    It was a positive experience working at Doosan.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Operations in Statesville, NC
    Former Employee - Operations in Statesville, NC

    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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    pretty good

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Doosan Heavy Industries

    Pros

    good education or group culture

    Cons

    not fast change or innovation in IT field

  7.  

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

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Research Engineer in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)
    Current Employee - Research Engineer in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Not bad for starting career of power plant engineering field.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Doosan Heavy Industries

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Operations Analyst

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Intern - Operations Analyst in Seoul (South Korea)
    Current Intern - Operations Analyst in Seoul (South Korea)

    I have been working at Doosan Heavy Industries as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    - Cool CEO
    - Exotic Work Environment

    Cons

    - Korean After-work lifestyle
    - No feedback

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Has some seasonality and performance related to economic cycle, but has a nice organizational culture.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - General Manager in Changwon, Kyongsang-namdo (South Korea)
    Current Employee - General Manager in Changwon, Kyongsang-namdo (South Korea)

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

    Pros

    - Though headquartered in Changwon due to manufacturing facilities, a great portion of jobs are located in Seoul.
    - Eagerness for developing human talents directly from the top management team. Doosan companies have good training programs, both leadership and professional.
    -Mostly supportive organizational culture within business groups or functional groups.
    -Long summer vacation policy(2 weeks recommended) compared to other Korean companies. The management encourage you to use it unless your job absolutely requires your presence at that time.

    Cons

    - As typical in the heavy industries business, the company's performance is somewhat correlated to the econmic boom-bust cycle.
    - Work loads are quite heavy on certain functions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Should invest more in R&D for technical competence to compete with the world-class competitors.
    - Don't invest too heavily in acquiring companies that results in heavy debt.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Good

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Doosan Heavy Industries

    Pros

    Can understand and assimilate with different people belongs to vivid culture, that helped to boost my career and caliber.

    Cons

    Lack of sharing all information in prompt time.

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