KT
2.8 of 5 17 reviews
www.kt.co.kr Seongnam, South Korea 5000+ Employees

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Updated Apr 15, 2014

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KT President Suk-Chae Lee

Suk-Chae Lee

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50% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Not innovative company

Network Engineer (Current Employee)
Seoul (South Korea)

I have been working at KT full-time for more than 8 years

ProsWorkloads vary by person's role, usually not hard.
Free mobile line for fulltime employees (excluding international calls, of course)

ConsLow salary compared to other big South Korean companies (SKT, LGT etc)
Innovation from bottom-up cannot be done (rigid, old-thinking staff members)

Advice to Senior ManagementFire more staff members and employees to make company younger.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Dysfunctional organization, politics rule, not abilities

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at KT full-time for more than 5 years

ProsHas huge infrastructure in South Korea.

ConsIncompetent bosses, huge salary gap between executives and employees, lots of politics internally, disregard for employees as person and sees employees as always replaceable.

Advice to Senior ManagementFire incompetent bosses and hire competent and experienced professionals

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Bureaucratic, very political company

Manager (Current Employee)
Seoul (South Korea)

I have been working at KT full-time for more than 3 years

Pros- If you can withstand the pressures from the upper management, you are free to do most of the stuffs.
- Extra benefits such as medical insurance and welfare points are great

Cons- Compensation is below industry-average
- Bureaucratic (you can't do this or that because other department won't like it, this is a great biz but we can't do this because it will cannibalize our revenue. We need to find the optimal timing)
- Very rigid organization: saying "no" or "this is not worth doing" to managements' decision is not allowed. don't know why
- Smart working culture is now being wiped out with new chairman in place.

Advice to Senior Management- Please please please make sure that you think about the reality and the world before you make your decisions/orders

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Never join this company

Manager (Current Employee)
Seoul (South Korea)

I have been working at KT full-time for more than 8 years

ProsIf you want to play and get the wage, the old system of KT makes it possible for the employees.

ConsThere is no vision in this company, declining revenue with no vision. Moreover if you are a manager actual salary does not get raised.

Advice to Senior ManagementDo not focus on the short term strategy only. Moreover managers are just leaving the company because of the lackless of vision.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Stable, comportable working environment

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at KT full-time for more than 10 years

ProsRelatively stable, good people, and plenty of carrier chance to challenge

ConsThere is not enough chance to be promoted, pressure to cut cost every year.

Advice to Senior Managementlong term stategy and consideration for sustainable growth is needed

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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You have no better workplace to learn about telecommunication as KT does everything.

Global Business Development (Current Employee)
Seoul (South Korea)

I have been working at KT full-time for more than 10 years

ProsFlexible work hour/place program
Easier to set your own career path on your will, supported by Internal Job Shop system
Best place for women to work, at least, in Korea
Relatively safer from being bankruptcy due to its role of incumbent national network service provider

ConsRelatively lower level of monetary compensation
Businesses are easily affected by the governmental control
Longer time for getting promoted due to personnel congestion

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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QA manager of cloud core platform

QA Manager (Current Employee)
Seoul (South Korea)

I have been working at KT full-time for more than 5 years

Prosnot that hard workloads. Usually Could be at home around 7PM. can communicate with your boss.

ConsToo conservative. Sometimes it feels like goverment organization.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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IPTV platform development

Systems Engineer (Former Employee)
Seoul (South Korea)

I worked at KT full-time for more than 5 years

ProsKind, enthusiastic, generous, professional and joyful

Constake time to proceed some actions

Advice to Senior ManagementYou are the best of best in best. Keep people work and enjoy a life

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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very fast paced company

Sales (Former Employee)
Daegu (South Korea)

I worked at KT as a contractor for more than a year

Prosget discounted mob bill?
or I dont know much of it

Consas almost all korean company does, work pressure was so high.. work hard No play hard and get back to work and work hard NO play..

Advice to Senior Managementgood job!

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Process engineer for the network service and customer technique

Engineer (Current Employee)
Seoul (South Korea)

I have been working at KT full-time for more than 5 years

Prosgood experience in KT to learn about network and service for the variant customer and many field in several branch at south korea

Consthe atmosphere at the team was not so good cause it moves like vertical decision and just following the decision from the management and not getting other thinks from the bottom

Advice to Senior Management-

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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