ROKA Reviews

Updated August 26, 2014
Updated August 26, 2014
15 Reviews
3.0
15 Reviews
Rating Trends

Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
(no image)
CEO
1 Rating

Employee Reviews

Sort: Popular Rating Date
  1.  

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

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

    I worked at ROKA

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    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?

  3.  

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Learn how to treat soldiers humanely

  4. Is this helpful? The community relies on everyone sharing – Add Anonymous Review


  5.  

    Good place to experience new things

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Drill Sergeant in Daejeon (South Korea)
    Former Employee - Drill Sergeant in Daejeon (South Korea)

    I worked at ROKA full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    You get to meet whole different kinds of people and experience things you would never do outside the Army.

    Cons

    You are stuck with them for almost two years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep it up!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  6.  

    Best place to work in Korea

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Human Resources Staff in Incheon (South Korea)
    Former Employee - Human Resources Staff in Incheon (South Korea)

    I worked at ROKA full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    You get to learn how to endure any stressful conditions

    Cons

    Very low payoffs for the work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7.  

    terrible

    Former Employee - Army-sergent in Seoul (South Korea)
    Former Employee - Army-sergent in Seoul (South Korea)

    I worked at ROKA full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    can learn how i can live in the world.
    can learn how i can run away from senior

    Cons

    super very low salary
    don't have any welfare system

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    go die

    Doesn't Recommend
  8.  

    Good leadershisp skill

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Communications Officer in Seoul (South Korea)
    Current Employee - Communications Officer in Seoul (South Korea)

    I have been working at ROKA full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good people Good place to get leadershsip experience and get to know how military works

    Cons

    Hard to adjust the culture. 7-9times off duty is very difficult to adjust. It's ususally rural area to work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep working hard

  9.  

    Fun, an opportunity to mature, and learn.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sergeant in Seoul (South Korea)
    Former Employee - Sergeant in Seoul (South Korea)

    I worked at ROKA full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    - Learn practical skills (i.e. as a combat medic, learn CPR, EKGs, blood collecting, emergency surgical techniques etc.)
    - Get fit (physical fitness is a key component to army life, and the ROKA helps you in this aspect)

    Cons

    - Pay is low
    - Sometimes coworkers may be dysfunctional, and junior level NCOs and officers may be contemptible

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay more...

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  10.  

    Learning from different people and values

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Administrative Clerk in Hwacheon (South Korea)
    Former Employee - Administrative Clerk in Hwacheon (South Korea)

    I worked at ROKA full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Learning from different people and values

    Cons

    Wages are way below than you need for a month

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/A

  11.  

    National duty for all Korean citizens

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sergeant (Enlisted Personnel) in Goyang (South Korea)
    Former Employee - Sergeant (Enlisted Personnel) in Goyang (South Korea)

    I worked at ROKA full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    I was able to save money during my service since ROKA provided housing, food, transportation and healthcare. But most importantly, employers of the ROKA are not given much chance to spend money since they are stuck in base for most part of their service.

    Cons

    low salary, lack of vacations and weekends, when stationed by the DMZ Guard Outposts (GOP).
    I was given less than 40 days total for vacation during my 2 year service. Even during weekends, we can only leave base with permission for a day or two. It is also impossible to leave for weekends when stationed at the GOP.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Giving out more rewards and punishments can motivate the employers to work harder.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

Work at ROKA? Share Your Experiences

ROKA

 
Click to Rate
or

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.