LG Electronics Reviews

Updated March 17, 2015
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Pros
  • good working culture & work life balance (in 10 reviews)

  • In US, it's not bad working environment (in 13 reviews)

Cons
  • Work/Life Balance is something talked about a lot but rarely implemented (in 34 reviews)

  • no work life balance; unprofessional; endless paper work; (in 8 reviews)

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  1. Good Ole Boy Network

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Technical Support Engineer in Huntsville, AL
    Former Employee - Technical Support Engineer in Huntsville, AL

    I worked at LG Electronics full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    there are some good people at this company, but they give the good people little to no power to promote other good people, leaving other people with little to no motivation. once you hit the glass ceiling, your next destination is out, only thing unclear is if your leaving voluntary, or involuntary. there are great benefits, and solid pay.

    Cons

    If your aren't Korean, or one of the Good Ole boys, moving up in this company is a fantasy. you'll be able to get a solid position, where they'll pretty much bury you, with little to no possibility to move up, There is a unspoken glass ceiling in this company, for women, non whites, and non Koreans.


  2. Helpful (5)

    Don't consider this place....you'll really regret it.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Huntsville, AL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Huntsville, AL

    I have been working at LG Electronics full-time

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

    Pros

    Very good benefits. Good coworkers & friendships. Sadly, that's it.

    Cons

    Zero work-life balance. Don't believe their hype. They do not practice what they preach (for anything). If you are not Korean, you will not be treated fairly or even compensated the same. There is extreme favoritism among the Sr. Leadership, they only reward their favorites. They never reward or compensate people for actual hard work or talent, achieving or exceeding goals. There is zero career growth. All of the people with actual talent / skills either leave the company or stay only for the benefits & extremely low pay. They set up so many people to fail (with their personal & team KPI's). Raises are extremely low & not comparable to other companies (LG underpays!!). And the stress is more unbelievable than you could ever imagine. It severely affects people's health (negatively). This is the most depleted & destroyed morale has ever been in 10-15 yrs. It's an extremely toxic environment, it's all fear based & full of threats (indirect & direct).

    Advice to Management

    Sr. Leadership all needs to be replaced (Korean). They are not effective & have all destroyed the current morale (in all dept's). This is the worst LG has ever been.


  3. Helpful (2)

    Culture shock, Extreme Work Load, With Constant "Policy" Changes

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

    I worked at LG Electronics full-time (More than 8 years)

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

    Pros

    Great Benefits, Interesting diverse colleagues, "some" very smart individuals who are willing to share their knowledge to help you grow, steady work, normal business hour shifts

    Cons

    I am conflicted here. There are many cons working with this company. Out of the nine plus years of employment, I was probably truly happy a total of one...Well, that's pushing it. Lets make that about six months. The reason for my conflicted thoughts is, I could of quit at any point, but I didn't. Instead, I was laid off. Reduction in force is just a part of life though, and was probably the best thing that happened to me at LG. After awhile, you start accepting the poor working environment LG has to offer. The first analogy that comes to mind is it's like a physically and mentally abusive relationship. If you stay long enough, you start to believe that all work environments are like this and that you cannot do better somewhere else. Most of management is Korean, bound to a Korean work culture, with minimal acceptance/tolerance to Americans. If you are not Korean, you are mostly likely viewed as dumb, lazy, worthless, and a waste of space. To be fair, there were a couple Korean colleagues that did not share this point of view. However, since most upper management did, "showing face" is something they could not and would not do. Meaning, don't count on them to go to bat for you. This was probably the most disappointing and frustrating experience through it all. There were some highly intellectual individuals that were not Korean, who were capable of bringing a tremendous amount of upside to the company, working diligently on a daily basis to do so. Ultimately, being shut down due to their culture. And the numbers, are you kidding me! The constant manipulation of data was incredible! Nothing was honest, nothing at all. This was the most unethical, cheating-encouraged/expected place of work ever experienced. It is actually amazing how this company still functions with all of the worthless, made-up data being used. This place truly tested my ethical beliefs and boundaries, putting me in uncomfortable and scrutinized situations . I can't say I would recommend this company to others. But, if you do, good luck. I wish you the best.

    Advice to Management

    If you are going to continue being an international company, which i'm sure you are, adapt to other cultures. And, grow a pair while at it. Do what you believe is best for the company as a whole, which includes utilizing the diverse personnel who bring so much to the table.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    If you like working for people that are clueless this is the place

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - ISP in Huntsville, AL
    Former Employee - ISP in Huntsville, AL

    I worked at LG Electronics full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    pay is good
    benefits were great when i worked there
    clean place
    a non-weekend shift is better

    Cons

    the people in upper management got the position because they know someone or are related someone. Most all of them are korean. They almost never promote from within to upper positions. All the lower management are clueless as to what it takes to get the job done. You are statistic and a number they have to justify to the boss.

    Advice to Management

    micromanaging and treating your employees like numbers is not the best way to promote loyalty to a company.


  6. Helpful (1)

    Financial Analyst

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Finance Analyst in Huntsville, AL
    Former Employee - Finance Analyst in Huntsville, AL

    I worked at LG Electronics 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

    Good for entry level and good people relationship

    Cons

    Compensation was below market avg.

    Advice to Management

    None


  7. Helpful (2)

    Very easy and repititous

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Claims Coordinator in Huntsville, AL
    Former Employee - Claims Coordinator in Huntsville, AL

    I worked at LG Electronics full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    The more you do the job the faster you get

    Cons

    It can get very boring

    Advice to Management

    Provide other means or areas for advancement


  8. Helpful (2)

    It's not just a job; it's a disaster area challenge.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in Huntsville, AL
    Former Employee - Manager in Huntsville, AL

    I worked at LG Electronics

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

    Pros

    Insurance package is comprehensive. If you like challenge beyond reasonably attainable due to lack of resources and support then it is a pro challenge self improvement environment.

    Cons

    Compensation for expectations is ~20% below market, with workload ~50-100% above market. Time and effort working on reports and attending meetings to report on your work so management can get comfortable that work is being done is so comprehensive that you have to take care of your real profit making work in taking care of customers that purchase LG products between all that reporting, while catching up after hours and weekends to keep up with KPI reporting expectations every Friday.

    Advice to Management

    Think small. Walk well before running. Pay your corporate credit card on time and consistently keep coffee grounds available in the main break room.


  9. Helpful (1)

    Unfair Practices

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Huntsville, AL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Huntsville, AL

    I have been working at LG Electronics

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

    Pros

    they have a strong benefit package and starting pay is competitive

    Cons

    Do not expect fair bonuses and raises. Promotions are not based on knowledge and hard work

    Advice to Management

    Listen to employees and become more competitive



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