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William Freels
6 Ratings
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  • "Shocking separation of Hyundai & Kia sales organizations (completely separate companies from HATCI and from each other) results in treatment of(in 7 reviews)

  • "Local American staff mostly just puppets of local Korean staff(in 6 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (5)

    "Good company to work for"

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    Current Employee - CAE Engineer in Ypsilanti, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Hyundai America Technical Center full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    1. Get to learn various process on how the crash worthiness of the vehicle is accounted for saving an occupant life. 2. Get to solve various crash simulations

    Cons

    No overtime for contract employees as would have been the case with the big 3s

    Advice to Management

    Nothing to advice as of now

    Hyundai America Technical Center2015-09-02
  2. Helpful (3)

    "Promises made by management continuously broken"

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    Current Employee - Administrative in Superior Township, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Hyundai America Technical Center full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    Competitive pay, clean offices, training opportunities

    Cons

    Toxic work environment, Korean coordinators who don’t understand American work culture And frequently break verbal contracts, coworkers with no work ethic babied by management and lowers work morale for other hard workers in the dept.

    Advice to Management

    Treat others like how you would like to be treated. Actually, as management, you should treat others better than you are or would like to be treated. Live up to the trust people have in you. Support through actions not empty words

    Hyundai America Technical Center2019-03-30
  3. Helpful (6)

    "Slow advancement if any, dishonest managers, sucks if you aren't Korean"

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    Former Employee - Technician in California City, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Hyundai America Technical Center full-time for more than 9 years

    Pros

    Good benefits, but those are decreasing

    Cons

    Very much a Caste System. Advancement is at a snails pace if you are a Technician (mechanic). Engineers get moved up faster. The Mechanics are treated like garbage and as if they are of little importance. Engineers feel entitled and more important than they are-all feel like they are Managers. Most have the "I have a degree, I"m better than you" attitude Actual Managers are spineless and are only Managers by title....

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    Advice to Management

    Take care of your people, they will in turn take care of you... and the company

    Hyundai America Technical Center2019-01-25
  4. Helpful (4)

    "This company needs to build trust between management and the employees"

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    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Canton, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Hyundai America Technical Center full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Good Benefits, Get to travel to california and korea sometimes, BBQs & Christmas parties

    Cons

    Everything else are under cons, Miser on Salary, No scope of career advancements, Managers been managing more than decade and dont plan to move anywhere anytime soon, Boring place where innovation is discouraged and gossips are normal way of business. Forget about learning anything, you will even forget what you already know. The only focus is on Weekly reports monthly reports and the indentation and font size, margins...

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    Advice to Management

    Trust your employees, When someone signs up to work for you, let them work to achieve your goals. Promote on the basis of merit not because they can golf better

    Hyundai America Technical Center2018-12-27
  5. Helpful (1)

    "Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Hyundai America Technical Center full-time

    Pros

    Nice building, gym, free coffee.

    Cons

    No growth if you are not a Korean. Less pay than Korean staff. Too much control from Korea. All teams include Koreans to watch over others. High turn over of none Korean staff. Avoid this place at all costs.

    Hyundai America Technical Center2019-01-10
  6. Helpful (2)

    "Negative work environment at NAQC"

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    Former Employee - Engineer in Chino, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Hyundai America Technical Center full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    get to drive other competitor cars.

    Cons

    High turnover, ENGINeers beware; most are looking to leave or are too complacent to leave!! endless powerpoint presentations, last minute travel, mealiness assignments. Not doing real engineering work. Mickey mouse management team. No opportunity for growth. Pay and benefits suck, no 401k match for a year! No bonus paid a stated.

    Advice to Management

    all being made by korea, Get a better attitude. be positive.

    Hyundai America Technical Center2019-01-07
  7. Helpful (3)

    "Inhospitable, boring, and a terrible place to spend time"

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    Former Employee - Engineer in Superior Township, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Hyundai America Technical Center full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Somewhat flexible start times. Pretty building from the outside only

    Cons

    Nobody seems happy here. The work is monotonous and there is very little reward. The office space is tense and uneasy. All the desks are tiny and with no walls or no privacy whatsoever. Constant annoyances from talking, moving about, people eating all day 2 feet away from you, etc... The security is extreme, cameras watch your every move. Security teams randomly come by and search your desk much much like they search...

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    Advice to Management

    Not much you can do at this point. Stop treating your own employees like suspects. Train HR to be more skilled. Don't be so cheap.

    Hyundai America Technical Center2018-11-21
  8. "Things are getting better."

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Superior Township, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Hyundai America Technical Center full-time for more than 6 years

    Pros

    Working here for more than 5 years. I could see lot of improvements since I joined (new American President, Flexible working hours, etc). Good place to start for entry or experienced.

    Cons

    Being a Overseas R&D you have to make lot of reports. Expectations from Korean management is high. American managers don't have much power over Korean. Not fully autonomus like Toyota or Honda. Not fully integrated with R&D in Korea for projects. You make your own projects and hope they care about them.

    Advice to Management

    Move from Bottom up to a Top down style. Give some direction to engineers. Support teams to get their projects implemented. Be the supporter to push other organizations (Purchasing / Korea etc) to apply the projects.

    Hyundai America Technical Center2018-10-06
  9. Helpful (4)

    "You will be bored and start looking for other companies to work for within a year."

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    Former Employee - Project Engineer in Ypsilanti, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Hyundai America Technical Center full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Good benefits, good vacation time.

    Cons

    Bogged down in micromanagement. Started looking for a new job within 4 months of hiring on. Upper level does not trust their employees to do anything on their own. Expect to be hovered over and make senseless edits and reviews. They work in power point for all reporting, it's a mess. Another review mentioned employees not even knowing why they are there and would highly agree. They could hire monkeys to do the work they...

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    Advice to Management

    Retire.

    Hyundai America Technical Center2018-07-23
  10. "Engineer 1"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Hyundai America Technical Center full-time

    Pros

    Great people and great work

    Cons

    Management is okay, growth seems limited

    Hyundai America Technical Center2018-05-21
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