Hyundai America Technical Center - HATCI will either drive you to drink or excel, will depend on which functional area you work in. | Glassdoor
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Helpful (3)

"HATCI will either drive you to drink or excel, will depend on which functional area you work in."

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Current Employee - Engineer II in Ann Arbor, MI
Current Employee - Engineer II in Ann Arbor, MI
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Hyundai America Technical Center full-time (More than 5 years)

Pros

Benefits are great and building is nice and new. We work on some very interesting cutting-edge stuff in some areas and have opportinuties to set our own goals and projects.

Cons

Culture is very hard to learn to work within and adapt to, especially if you are not the majority. Building is very segmented into groups which at times work against each other preventing the accomplishment of anything other than casting blame.

Advice to Management

Management needs to pick a direction and stick with it - R&D or production support. Listen to all the employees when making decisions that affect us all.

Other Employee Reviews for Hyundai America Technical Center

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Not bad, but not great"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Engineer in Superior Township, MI
    Current Contractor - Engineer in Superior Township, MI
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Hyundai America Technical Center as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    -Friendly and Diverse Atmosphere
    -Work/Life Balance
    -Some Managers seem to really care about their contract employees
    -Very Knowledgeable Team Members that are open to help and answer questions
    -Travel Opportunities

    Cons

    -Poor Turnover Rate
    -No concrete processes and can become mundane
    -Contract employee probably won't get hired (may never get fired either)
    -Korean "Thank you for your opinion, but we won't/can't implement it unless we feel like it" response to everything
    -Mobis is the main supplier (owned by Hynudai) and they act on their own
    -Poor communication between Hyundai Korea, Hyundai America, Mobis Korea, Mobis America, etc.
    -Too much inconsistency for electrical systems, and no design is done in the US.
    If you're looking for a true engineering experience for EE/EET/Comp.E/SoftwareE to implement what you've studied... I wouldn't suggest this as the best place to start. HATCI is strictly a validation center, unless you're higher up there's no real opportunity for electrical or software design.

    Advice to Management

    I won't necessarily speak negatively about the US Mgt., but Korean Coordinators should learn to communicate information to decrease possible confusion and lead to very unhappy or frustrated employees. I believe the American Mgt. could be great should they receive information on time and in ENGLISH. Time is wasted on issues that are either never addressed or already addressed, but no one knows until time and energy has been wasted driving in the wrong direction. Communication is the greatest issue. While it's understood that Hyundai/Kia is a Korean company and we should respect this, please remember that American input is valuable when selling in an American Market. Stop wasting time and money on redundancy that is ineffective.


  2. Helpful (4)

    "Whatever you do, don't work here, take a job at half the pay, beg on the street, anything, do not accept a job here"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ann Arbor, MI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ann Arbor, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Job responsibility expectations are low.

    Cons

    Everything else. Contract employees are taken advantage of. Pay and benefits are far below industry average and opportunities for change or promotion are nil. To survive here one just has to say "yes sir" and tolerate the slow pace. It's great for someone that is extremely patient and can tiptoe through the Korean cultural standards for years on end. However, it's like a mine field, and one can only tiptoe so long until our Americaness comes out to undermine our efforts toward advancement.

    Advice to Management

    Stop screwing over contract employees!

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