Lg Electronics Alabama Reviews

Updated August 17, 2015
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  1. Overall Positive Experience

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Huntsville, AL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Huntsville, AL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Outside of the great benefits, LG provided a great opportunity to learn new skills. Was able to advance from entry level position to advanced position. Met and worked with a lot of intelligent people and learned a lot during my time there.

    Cons

    Glass ceiling for non-Koreans. This is very much a Korean company in the US which is hampered by copying their blue competition and refusal to incorporate other cultures into the company culture.

    Advice to Management

    Communicate and drop the barrier between Korean employees and non-Koreans. In order to be a truly global company, you have to have a truly global culture.


  2. Great benefits horrible management

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Huntsville, AL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Huntsville, AL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Lg Electronics Alabama full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Excellent benefits including insurance and time off. Direct management is great. Coworkers are great below director level. Salary compensation is good.

    Cons

    Horrible management director level and above. No work life balance. Directors seem to be clueless to how their managers and team members run their office. Directors change team configuration resulting in a larger work load that can not physically be done. And they put managers in charge of divisions that have no clue what they are doing.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your team more. Really look at what your team does in a day and put people in management positions that know how to do their job.


  3. Helpful (1)

    The only skill I learned was patience.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Planning Analyst in Huntsville, AL
    Current Employee - Planning Analyst in Huntsville, AL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Lg Electronics Alabama full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The benefits package was amazing compared to other local companies. They were willing to accommodate my class schedule while I finished my MBA.

    Cons

    The cultural differences between Korean management and American workers was extreme. Working less than 60 hours a week was frowned on. Management was severely lacking in leadership skills. Four people filed HR complaints against my supervisor in the past 6 months. There is very limited room for advancement, and only Koreans get to top management level. Priorities shifted almost monthly, so any efforts put towards a specific goal were wasted when management lost interest. My title was planning analyst, but 90% of my job was doing pivot tables and vlookups in excel. I never actually analyzed anything.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the people who work for you. Don't hire people with advanced skills to perform mundane tasks.


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  5. Helpful (4)

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

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Peon in Huntsville, AL
    Former Employee - Peon in Huntsville, AL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

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


  6. Two-Faced Organization

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Analyst in Huntsville, AL
    Former Employee - Analyst in Huntsville, AL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Lg Electronics Alabama full-time (Less than a 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 Management

    Dissolve the company.


  7. Helpful (1)

    Great Benefits - Poor Upper Management

    • 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
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

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


  8. Korean Company in US

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Analyst in Huntsville, AL
    Current Employee - Analyst in Huntsville, AL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    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



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