Lg Electronics Alabama Reviews

Updated March 17, 2015
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  1. It is great working place.

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    Former Employee - Tech II in Rancho Cucamonga, CA
    Former Employee - Tech II in Rancho Cucamonga, CA

    I worked at Lg Electronics Alabama full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Provide very good benefit package and multiple online learning program and training to the employees; the employee efforts on the work will reflect on the reward or incentives.

    Cons

    Employee, to be improved on the new product knowledge, has to be ready for the assignment or project when the business demands. To be educated through the training program is essential way plus the self-initiative.

    Advice to Management

    At least one HR staff in the branch office that will be better for employee.

  2. Helpful (1)

    Great Benefits - Poor Upper Management

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    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)

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

    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.

  3. Helpful (2)

    Good stepping stone for entry level

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Lg Electronics Alabama

    Pros

    Good Benefit package and good work environment

    Cons

    in-competitive salary and location in US

    Advice to Management

    Consider Organization Capability and company culture for specific service. Good place to work, but low compensation. Fair competition and promotion, but bright.

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  5. Helpful (2)

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

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    Former Employee - Peon in Huntsville, AL
    Former Employee - Peon in Huntsville, AL

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

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

    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. Limited Growth potential

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Lg Electronics Alabama full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    Great benefit package
    Huntsville is not the worst place to live

    Cons

    Glass ceiling for non-Koreans, especially women
    Corporate culture of micromanagement and mistrust of middle management (this is top-down driven)
    Endless reports (weekly, monthly, quarterly) where the formatting of reports is sometimes more important than how innovative the idea is.
    No work-life balance if you want to be considered a dedicated employee

    Advice to Management

    Trust the local management and actually use English as the company language

  7. The only skill I learned was patience.

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    Current Employee - Planning Analyst in Huntsville, AL
    Current Employee - Planning Analyst in Huntsville, AL

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

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

    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.

  8. DMST

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    Current Employee - Dmst in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Dmst in New York, NY

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

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

    Pros

    The pay was pretty good

    Cons

    The hours were not great

    Advice to Management

    manage more and help your techs

  9. Two-Faced Organization

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    Former Employee - Analyst in Huntsville, AL
    Former Employee - Analyst in Huntsville, AL

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

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

    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.

  10. Low quality management. Old and Slow moving business

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    Former Employee - Manager
    Former Employee - Manager

    I worked at Lg Electronics Alabama full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Huntsville is Quiet and Calm place to live. Good for family and kids but only limited place for good education (Madison and Hampton Cove area)
    LG is a national brand name.

    Cons

    This is service division and it is hard to get money from Sales (in New Jersey) and also keep having low quality from manufacturer (Factories in Korea). - it is why all other division moved to other state and area, except service division.
    LG has tried to catch up other top tires (Samsung, Maytag, Whirlpool) but it is not quite happened yet .
    It causes major quality issues and then a lot of recall product.
    You need to be prepared for every mess they have.
    In addition to that, management basically consists of two groups.
    one is Chief officers from Headquarter (Korea).
    They stay at least 4 years in the division assigned so they always only care about the business only during their stay.
    Also they do not want to have any problem only during their stay.
    All responsibility will go down to others and lots of people will be replaced when the performance is not matched with requirements from HQ.
    Another group is chronic dumb middle managements (from directors to AM).
    They spent more than 8 years to become a position they have (8 years for supervisor) then they know how to avoid responsibility and keep their position.
    Remember, to be promoted you have to commit your personal life for 8 years to this ugly and low efficent (time / money) service business.

    Advice to Management

    Share your benefit with your subordinates.

  11. Not the place to develop innovative strategic plans

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Strong line of products which have the opportunity to generate consumer interest.

    Cons

    Extremely difficult managing the cultural differences. There is very little autonomy to implement ideas which will make a difference and improve operational performance. Unfortunately the daily fires make it nearly impossible to develop and implement a strategic plan and there is no hope to stay the course if you do.

    Advice to Management

    Trust your talent to make decisions necessary to grow the business. Trust will go a long way.

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