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Hyundai Merchant Marine Reviews

Updated August 14, 2017
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Hyundai Merchant Marine President & CEO C.K. Yoo
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  1. "manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    good insurance for all family

    Cons

    advancement opportunity is not offered


  2. "Experience only"

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

    I have been working at Hyundai Merchant Marine full-time

    Pros

    Flexible, you can learn tons

    Cons

    No raises, no promotions, stubborn

    Advice to Management

    Put value into the people who do today work

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Company is experiencing massive turnover"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Hyundai Merchant Marine full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Insurance benefits are among the best in the industry. Asian work ethic of coworkers.

    Cons

    Extremely low salaries and no chance for advancement unless you're Korean. Expats lack leadership skills (and industry knowledge in many cases). This leads to unrealistic expectations of external and internal customers. The customer does not come first at HMM. Upper management is more concerned with their titles and number of direct reports. Expats expect U.S. employees to assimilate to Korean culture, but there is little to no reciprocation. Extremely strict regarding work schedules. Everyone is expected to work 8:00-5:00, even if this schedule makes little sense for the position. It's not a good sign when Korean-Americans in the office translate the offensive, racist comments of their expat colleagues.


  4. "Documentation"

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

    I worked at Hyundai Merchant Marine full-time

    Pros

    benefits are very good at this company and there is a lot of overtime available

    Cons

    everyone is over worked and higher management doesn't seem to care


  5. "Equipment Clerk"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Hyundai Merchant Marine full-time

    Pros

    great experience to learn the industry

    Cons

    no raises, not a good environment for employee morale

    Advice to Management

    think more about the employees


  6. "Logistics Coordinator"

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    Current Employee - Export Coordinator in Farmers Branch, TX
    Current Employee - Export Coordinator in Farmers Branch, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Hyundai Merchant Marine full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Friendly, insurance is good, fast

    Cons

    Unorganized, pay not good, no raises, racist to anyone but Koreans

    Advice to Management

    ALL MANAGERS NEED TRAINING


  7. "Regional Sales Manager"

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    Current Employee - AVP-Regional Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - AVP-Regional Manager in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Hyundai Merchant Marine full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    International Co, with broad basis of operations

    Cons

    Limited management influence with owners team reps.

  8. "Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Hyundai Merchant Marine full-time

    Pros

    Generally great people to work with

    Cons

    No growth opportunity and lack of training


  9. "Choose better option if you have"

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

    I worked at Hyundai Merchant Marine full-time

    Pros

    Anything you need to know is in the company manual book.

    Cons

    Anything you don't need to know is also in the company manual book, and company inspector checks if you know them quite regularly. Plus, there are a lot of works done redundantly(several forms of same contents, not allowed electronic version, somehow), all require no-pay extra works.
    Personally, it is less competitive income comparing to other international shipping companies. Poor management decisions added up and led to the current situation.


  10. Helpful (6)

    "Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Hyundai Merchant Marine full-time

    Pros

    Low-cost personal and family medical insurance

    Cons

    Everything else. Particularly the fact that almost all senior management roles are held by expats from Seoul, and "locals" are treated like excrement and EEO is ignored. The company has been mis-managed into the ground and will likely go bankrupt. If you are offered a job at HMM, RUN AWAY unless you are or Korean ancestry. Otherwise, you can fully expect the history of mistreatment, no pay raises for several years, and bonuses never materializing to continue.

    Advice to Management

    You were on the right track with the former and first American CEO, but blew it by returning to your old destructive Korean management style with YH Kim. You can't treat Westerners like your little robots back in Seoul and expect any loyalty or productivity.


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