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Hyundai Motor America Reviews

Updated July 21, 2017
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Pros
  • Good benefits, fast paced, runs like a small company (in 8 reviews)

  • Great Car Benefit, Good work life balance (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • Oppressive Korean management and culture (in 7 reviews)

  • Korea really do not listen to N (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Managment makes all the difference"

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    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Fountain Valley, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Fountain Valley, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Hyundai Motor America full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Like most places, who you report to is the key to career satisfaction. Wish I hadn't left.

    Cons

    My only negative is why didn't the company grow faster, and why do they keep changing presidents?


  2. "Senior Manager"

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    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Fountain Valley, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Fountain Valley, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Hyundai Motor America full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Experienced managers who care about you as an employee and as a person. Good products with a great potential.

    Cons

    Constant executive management turnover. Focus on the short term rather than the longer term strategy needed to build an enduring brand.

    Advice to Management

    Adapt your strategy to the specific needs to the US automotive market and focus on long term growth.

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Inconsistent, unrealistic, demotivating"

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    Current Employee - District Sales Manager in Fountain Valley, CA
    Current Employee - District Sales Manager in Fountain Valley, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Hyundai Motor America full-time

    Pros

    Some of the pros for working at Hyundai are good benefits, good job security, beautiful new corporate office, located in CA

    Cons

    Pay is extremely inconsistent among employees who have similar jobs, pay is often much higher for those who were hired from outside the company compared to those who originated and grew with the company, little growth opportunity, promotions based on minimum 2 year tenure in a position rather than performance, poor management staff, unrealistic sales/performance objectives set by Korean oversight, company often hires from outside rather than grow their staff, good employees often leave for better offers leaving the poor performers behind

    Advice to Management

    Eliminate the two year tenure requirement for promotions and better train staff managers on how to manage a team


  4. "Alright"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fountain Valley, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fountain Valley, CA

    I have been working at Hyundai Motor America full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Maybe 3.5 stars more appropriate.

    Stable company and stable job... little risk of losing job unless your horrible.
    Work-load is reasonable
    Good location
    Company isn't too strict depending on department and management.
    Good benefits

    Cons

    Pay is below industry standard and merit increases. Depends on when you were hired and how badly they needed to fill that spot.

    Vacation time is only 2 weeks for first 5 years.

    Korea makes the big decisions and little power is actually held here. Korea really do not listen to N. America's views and think they know best. Thus, a bad mix of vehicles being produced in recent years with not enough SUVs. This is not just mix of vehicles but also engine types and design of vehicles.

    Bonus is largely tied to company performance and recent performance hasn't been good (profits).

    Advice to Management

    Stand up for the employees


  5. Helpful (4)

    "Just ok"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fountain Valley, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fountain Valley, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Hyundai Motor America full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The company shutdown during the holidays is nice. A few of the people are cool too.

    Cons

    Grossly underpay anyone who isn't a Sr. Group Manager. Absolutely no way to really advance. The company is very lean and you end up with way to much work to do during your 8 hours. Employees have little to no say and management keeps way to many secrets. No Flex schedules or remote work is permitted. These are all reasons why the companies sales are still in free fall.

    Advice to Management

    Give some power and options to employees. People do better when given some freedom.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Salary"

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    Former Employee - Senior Group Manager in Fountain Valley, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Group Manager in Fountain Valley, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Hyundai Motor America full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    New Hirer gets pay higher

    Cons

    Tenure pay is not competitive


  7. "Porter"

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    Former Employee - Porter in Countryside, IL
    Former Employee - Porter in Countryside, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Hyundai Motor America part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good work environment. Good co-workers.

    Cons

    No space to make mistakes. Short lunch breaks.

  8. Helpful (4)

    "Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fountain Valley, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fountain Valley, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Hyundai Motor America full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Corporate culture, like Korean culture is very aggressive and forceful. This can be a good thing when it comes to challenging status quo and attempting to adopt new and improved processes and overall optimization. With proper management, this can result in quickly changing practices or products for the better. Leadership open to new ideas, but vast differences and clashes occur between Korean and American leaders.

    Cons

    The pro is also a con, where often this cultural mentality wants to aggressively take on much much more than is possible to take on, while ensuring quality and having proper oversight. Also, procurement processes is extremely complicated and bureaucratic and CHEAP. Your leadership asks you to re-invent the wheel better than it was before, and then the tools you are given to do the job are extremely limited due to cost restrictions and other limitations.

    Advice to Management

    Look at the American market and what is needed to succeed here. Don't just adopt what works in Korea and then act surprised its not a runaway success in a drastically different country and culture.


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Manager"

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    Current Employee - Senior Group Manager in Rancho Santa Margarita, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Group Manager in Rancho Santa Margarita, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Hyundai Motor America (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good group of fellow employees.

    Cons

    Lack of leadership and management that is out of touch. Key executive departures devastating to the culture.


  10. "Good company to work for"

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    Former Employee - Senior Associate in Costa Mesa, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Associate in Costa Mesa, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Hyundai Motor America (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits (free health insurance, 100% matching up to 6% salary for 401K, occasional free lunches, awesome Christmas party

    Cons

    Very old demographic. It's hard to think innovative. Inefficient communication. macho / boys club mentality


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