ROKA Reviews

Updated May 31, 2015
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  1. Mandatory Service

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at ROKA

    Pros

    Definitely a great chance to meet people from various backgrounds and participate in military training (if you are interested).

    Cons

    Pay is small. Usually there will be no respect for you if you are in low rank. Training schedules are kind of unpredictable.


  2. Logistics Specialist

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at ROKA full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Get to have control over logistics over the company/battalion/ or more

    Cons

    late night works, weekends, low compensation, etc


  3. Learn a lot but you're on your own

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - R&D in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - R&D in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at ROKA full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Good people to work with. Helpful. Room to learn

    Cons

    Have to be self motivated.
    No clear goals
    Unsure of what others work on


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  5. Enlisted soldier

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

    I have been working at ROKA

    Pros

    Fast promotions, being proud to serve for the country

    Cons

    less money, irregular work hours


  6. Terrible

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at ROKA

    Pros

    Maybe some leadership but not that much. Your leadership grows tremendously if you have unwilling subordinates do the work for you

    Cons

    Work life balance is terrible. Just work, no life, not satisfactorily compensated, benefits not great, and you are asked to for for 21 months. How can it be worse than this?


  7. Amazing, and eye opening experience regards to national security, and how to operate as professional military personnel

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at ROKA

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    It is one of once a life time experience that one may not be able to have in usual life. Also become a person with a discipline, honor, courage, loyalty, duty, respect, selfless service, and integrity.

    Cons

    Some of people in may face difficulty regards to military system.

    Advice to Management

    Be open minded, and thankful to what you are facing.


  8. Mandatory Service

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at ROKA

    Pros

    Nothing much to do, except for hard labors that requires no brain usage

    Cons

    No way and time for self improvement and do not expect to learn anything useful for society

    Advice to Management

    Learn how to treat soldiers humanely


  9. At Korea National Defense University as an interpreter assisting in multiple events and points. Fun but boring.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Interpreter in Seoul (South Korea)
    Former Employee - Interpreter in Seoul (South Korea)

    I worked at ROKA

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

    Pros

    Good Hours, Easy to make good connections

    Cons

    Very Boring, Completely Uncreative, Again Boring

    Advice to Management

    Loosen up the military hierarchy with civilian workers


  10. You are not here to learn the corporate life or even basic business skills. You are here to endure.

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Platoon Leader in Mokpo (South Korea)
    Former Employee - Platoon Leader in Mokpo (South Korea)

    I worked at ROKA

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    You learn the utmost core Korean culture and will get used to understanding its deep rooted hierarchical system. Also, you'll learn 'Ajossi' culture there.

    Cons

    You will feel like you're wasting your time 90% of the time you're there. Also, there is a high likelihood that you'll lose your girl friend if you're not engaged.

    Advice to Management

    Listen more to the actual people who are doing jobs, not to the ones that are just 'administering' stuff. The officers and soldiers on the field know the answer and they want to be heard.


  11. Lack of supplies, not much motivation, almost no development of the program since Korean War.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Drill Sergeant in Samch'ŏk (South Korea)
    Former Employee - Drill Sergeant in Samch'ŏk (South Korea)

    I worked at ROKA

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    It this place will teach you the manner, patience, physical endurance, and responsibility. My job let me gain leadership and communication skills. Easy to move up the ladder. Higher you get less you work.

    Cons

    Kiss butt to guys above. Some of the supplies are from 1950's. Some of the rifles doesn't work, so they have to switch rifle for shooting drills. There is no job description. We have to be a soldier, teacher, mentor, cook, janitor, doctor, nurse, babysitter, and many others. Average of 6 or less hours sleep during the week. Almost no casuals on weekends. Everything that happens around us is our responsibility although it is not. Ex: medical attention. Sometimes we witness the death of our recruits. Ex: Heart attack and hanging himself in the bathroom. (Never worked with female recruits) Very little town-leave vacation. And look how much we get paid for protecting our country.

    Advice to Management

    Be yourself and don't kiss butt all the time.



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