LG Mobile Phones

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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

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 ManagementAdvice

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

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    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

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    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

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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