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LG Electronics USA Reviews

Updated December 3, 2014
Updated December 3, 2014
73 Reviews
2.8
73 Reviews
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LG Electronics USA President William Cho
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • fast paced environment, good benefits & working environment (in 10 reviews)

  • Great benefits, and good products and flexible work schedule (in 8 reviews)


Cons
  • Lot of over-time work, so basically not much work-life balance (in 10 reviews)

  • No training, no work-life balance in the product management department, communication barriers (in 4 reviews)

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  1.  

    great benefits if you work hard, none if you just fill a seat

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Englewood Cliffs, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Englewood Cliffs, NJ

    I have been working at LG Electronics USA

    Pros

    Health, 401k are great. Majority of people moaning on this site are just seat-fillers doing low-level jobs and complaining that they don't get a promotion after a year. I have been LG 14 years and if you work hard they take care of you, and I still go home at 6pm every day.

    Cons

    Its a tough environment, the communication issues between US HQ and Seoul HQ are troublesome at times, but when you communicate things work out. HR department is far from adequate, spend more time organizing stupid seminars about issues than actually addressing issues. I think all employee issues stem from the basic failure of HR doing anything substantial.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get your HR up to par

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    LG = Life is Gone

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Englewood Cliffs, NJ
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Englewood Cliffs, NJ

    I have been working at LG Electronics USA full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Provides sufficient training.
    - Mediocre benefits.

    Cons

    - Zero work-life balance
    - Scarce possibility of being promoted to upper management. Majority of executives are expats from HQ (Korea)
    - There are always people who want to work for the company. You are an expendable.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Either pay employees overtime or send them home on time.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Beware!

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

    I have been working at LG Electronics USA full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    This is by far the worse company I have ever worked for. You do not work for Corporate America, you work for Corporate Korea. They prefer Koreans over any other nationality. They communicate in their native language and follow rules of Korea. Employees are extremely rude and everyone walks around unhappy and stressed. HR is a joke, they do not know what they are doing at all and play the political game every time. Everyone is out to through the next person under the bus. Please do your research before accepting a role in this company.

    Cons

    Good Benefits..but so not worth the stress and bs of this place.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Product Manager

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Englewood Cliffs, NJ
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Englewood Cliffs, NJ

    I have been working at LG Electronics USA full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good benefits including medical, dental and 401k. Work-life balance can be achieved if you are in the right departments. Co-work with all functions of the company to grasp overall business operations.

    Cons

    No training, no work-life balance in the product management department, communication barriers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need better management on all levels, need to focus on what's important and have the staff spend countless hours creating reports on the same material in ten different ways on a weekly basis

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Good place to work

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at LG Electronics USA full-time

    Pros

    Organized, Global mind, Proactive to USA market

    Cons

    Pressure from customer but it is normal for most of the manufacturers.

  7.  

    Product design

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

    I worked at LG Electronics USA full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    They have terrific design center where you can communicate with other employees in other countries

    Cons

    The communication with higher ups were very difficult prob due to culture

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    LG Electronics USA

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - GTM Director in Englewood Cliffs, NJ
    Former Employee - GTM Director in Englewood Cliffs, NJ

    I worked at LG Electronics USA full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Fast growing company after Samsung.
    Very good medical & 401K benefits...

    Cons

    Typical Asian company of which HQ makes most of decision. HQ employees working overseas try to command everything without communicating with Local employees who are expert in the fields.(no proper communication).
    Not a sufficient English capable.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Breakdown the barrier between local and HQ employees. Treat local with respect.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Still a growing company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Englewood Cliffs, NJ
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Englewood Cliffs, NJ

    I have been working at LG Electronics USA full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Room for growth. As odd as it seems, this subsidiary is still under a lot of growing pain.
    With the growing pain, there is always a room for growth.

    Cons

    Leadership changes every few years and so does major manager positions that gets filled from Korea.
    Subsidiaries are run by the HQ in Korea.
    You do not get to be creative

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Scenior software engineer

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at LG Electronics USA full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    I can have powerfull human network

    Cons

    There is a lot of Korean.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    R&D, Product planning and marketing support.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - R&D in Buffalo Grove, IL
    Current Employee - R&D in Buffalo Grove, IL

    I have been working at LG Electronics USA full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Innovative, Future targeted, Good benefit.

    Cons

    Inter communication routing, cultural difference impact different approaches and decision making

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Tough and target oriented.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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