Lg Electronics Alabama

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Lg Electronics Alabama Reviews in Huntsville, AL

Updated October 11, 2014
Updated October 11, 2014
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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    If you are young, attractive, and love receiving titles that do not receive an actual pay bump, work here!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Peon in Huntsville, AL
    Former Employee - Peon in Huntsville, AL

    I worked at Lg Electronics Alabama full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Benefits. The benefits are nice for Alabama, a state notable for NOT wanting to treat its employees much better than it did before the Civil War.

    Cons

    Catty bosses, infighting, the glass ceiling for all those not Korean. Drunks and addicts who stay employed no matter how badly they screw up on the job. Various bosses who fool around with their employees during and after hours, who penalize those who do not wish to , er, over socialize.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Perhaps a little parity? How about not rewarding incompetence with a boost up the ladder!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Two-Faced Organization

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Analyst in Huntsville, AL
    Former Employee - Analyst in Huntsville, AL

    I worked at Lg Electronics Alabama full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Free benefits, frequently free lunches. Work with some smart and talented colleagues whose skills go to waste.

    Cons

    LGEAI has two org charts: 1) Korean, 2) All others. If you're not Korean, there's a glass ceiling. This is further reinforced by the bilingual requirement for most management positions.

    The company chant in meetings: Be First, Do it Right, Work Smart.

    It's all a lie, because:

    Be First: Engineering and business processes are constantly "bench-marking" (i.e. imitating) other companies' ideas and functions. Solutions which conflict with the status-quo are ignored or publicly ridiculed. Planning Dept. is only interested in grabbing the scraps left behind by successful tech and service companies. Marketing is obsessed with mimicking and following Samsung. When attempting to resolve business processes, I was told by management that, "LG isn't going to change."

    Do It Right: KPIs used to obsessively measure performance are often conflicting between departments, resulting in political tension rather than productivity. No serious focus on developing leaders or the talent supporting management exists. "Waterfall management" ensures constant fire drills and reactionary responses to issues. It never seemed as though anyone had a clear vision or long-term plan for anything. Meetings are constant. Daily, weekly, and 2-hour long monthly meetings are Draconian and involve all departments sitting in a round-table format while the President nitpicks and lectures everyone. As a result, morale is dreadful. All of my co-workers were constantly tense and paranoid about their job security and working conditions. Over less than three months, a senior training manager, recruiting manager, planning manager, two admins, and a dozen technicians were fired or resigned.

    Work Smart: Job culture is one of long-hours, constant overtime, and an expectation of over work. The image of being productive (i.e. looking busy) is more important than delivering results or being efficient. Paid overtime kicks in at 45 hours and is not paid beyond 50 weekly hours. You have to clock in everyday by 8:00am on the time system or your manager will reprimand you. Lunch is only between 12:00pm and 1:00pm with no flexibility. Working after 5:00pm is highly encouraged as it makes you appear diligent and committed to the job culture. In addition, outdated and poorly maintained IT and business intelligence systems/software provide only crude tools which then give crude answers to crude questions. I spent countless hours delivering meaningless daily/weekly reports using manual data processing techniques. For IT skill, MS Excel is about all you need to know at LG.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Dissolve the company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Benefits - Poor Upper Management

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

    I worked at Lg Electronics Alabama full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, fantastic coworkers and friendly people

    Cons

    Company is hampered from very poor upper management. Company only looks at numbers on a spreadsheet and does not balance it with reality. Performance numbers are pushed very hard so there is a lot of "fudging" of the numbers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Balance the numbers on a spreadsheet with what is really happening. Question the information on a spreadsheet and look beyond what someone submits.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Korean Company in US

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

    I have been working at Lg Electronics Alabama full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Can't find a positive side

    Cons

    Culture, Overtime work, Communication with top management

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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