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Updated March 17, 2017
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Associate Research"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at ETRI as an intern

    Pros

    Engage in interesting research topics

    Cons

    Not much work provided in the beginning

    Advice to Management

    Hierarchical structure is too strict


  2. Helpful (1)

    "So so"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    free time to do other stuffs
    flexibility because management is bad. everything depends on your skills

    Cons

    less research than other research institute
    high bureaucracy


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Researcher"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Researcher in Daejeon (South Korea)
    Current Employee - Researcher in Daejeon (South Korea)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at ETRI full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Leisurely life compared with other company which provide similar salary
    - Stable job
    - Experience for working with government people and project

    Cons

    - Environment totally depends your labs and department, it feels like different workplace
    - Difficult to expect to personal improvement in terms of research in work, except few departments
    - Many inside problems
    - Salary increasing is totally depends on goverment situations, not stable
    - Experience for working with government people and project


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  5. "Working in ETRI"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Research Engineer in Daejeon (South Korea)
    Former Contractor - Research Engineer in Daejeon (South Korea)
    Recommends

    I worked at ETRI as a contractor

    Pros

    - Flexible and supportive research environment
    - Very well funded research projects
    - State of the Art facilities
    - Decent compensation

    Cons

    - Although not explicitly state, a decent level of the knowledge of Korean language will help a lot
    - With a contract position, you limited and there is no clear growth prospect

    Advice to Management

    Look into contract employee's growth prospect. That will allow them to generate better foreign and local talents


  6. "Good place to become a fool under the severe government-originated paper works and staffs"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Researcher in Daejeon (South Korea)
    Current Employee - Senior Researcher in Daejeon (South Korea)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Rare place to do research related to my expertise a a a a a a a a

    Cons

    Series of project reports, proposals and paper works. A a a aa


  7. "Very good institute in Korea"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Daejeon (South Korea)
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Daejeon (South Korea)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at ETRI full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    15 days of vacation
    Incentive to the project team
    Health insurance (Medical examination (once a year)
    50% tax return first two years.
    Pension refund (Countries which have negotiated with South Korea)
    Dormitory can be provided
    lunch is provided
    Welfare point. (Can be used for education, fitness, ETC)
    Fitness center, sports facility. cafe, bank, post office, convenience store are located

    Cons

    Not much salary comparing with Samsung, SKT, ...


  8. "Its really Good!!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Graduate Student Researcher in Daejeon (South Korea)
    Current Employee - Graduate Student Researcher in Daejeon (South Korea)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Relaxed Environment, Nice atmosphere, Good Salaries, Reputable Institute, Nice Location

    Cons

    Language Barriers, No Family Apartment for students, Not much opportunities for foreigners.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Good internship experience"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Software Developer Intern in Daejeong (South Korea)
    Former Intern - Software Developer Intern in Daejeong (South Korea)
    Recommends

    I worked at ETRI as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - Working with smart people
    - Doing real work (challenging problems)
    - Good money

    Cons

    - Depending on your team, you may have problems if you don't speak Korean


  10. "Great working as internship"

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    Current Intern - Research Engineer in Seoul (South Korea)
    Current Intern - Research Engineer in Seoul (South Korea)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at ETRI as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good salary, the infrastructure is good, free lunch, and many great researchers

    Cons

    The structure is large, slow in respond from higher structure


  11. "Decent research institute"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Intern in Daejeon (South Korea)
    Former Intern - Intern in Daejeon (South Korea)
    Recommends

    I worked at ETRI as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good job stability and stress level for a Korean company. Friendly coworkers.
    Good area to live in.
    They actually gave me challenging and meaningful, yet doable tasks.
    ETRI actually has some pretty impressive achievements

    Cons

    It's still a Korean company, which means hierarchy and everything else that comes with that. Expect to spend a lot of time in your cubicle.
    The dorms were bad. Only air-condition for 1 hour each night to save power. 2 workers per room. Very dirty floor and walls, but probably renovated by now.
    The other interns had more pointless tasks such as making presentations on random subjects.

    Advice to Management

    Flexi time. Focus on work done and not hours spent.