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Hyundai Motor America CEO Jose Munoz
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  • "Direction from parent corporation in Korea can be confusing and inconsistent(in 9 reviews)

  • "This is a Korean company run by the Koreans(in 5 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review
    Helpful (2)

    "A great environment, where creativity is encouraged."

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    Current Employee - Team Member in Lone Fountain, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    A great team of very engaged associates. Lots of cross-collaboration in my group. New Executive Leadership at the CEO and COO level are refreshing. Hyundai is making great strides in product, people and better processes.

    Cons

    The Automotive industry is changing fast and HMA is not immune to that pressure. What will make Hyundai successful in the future, is that we challenge status quo and have a great ability to change quickly with few resources.

    Advice to Management

    Your people are your greatest resource.

    Hyundai Motor America2019-02-22
  2. "A Company You Can Count On!"

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    Current Employee - Diversity & Inclusion Manager in Fountain Valley, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Hyundai Motor America full-time

    Pros

    Hyundai is a company committed to Diversity, Inclusion and Social Good.

    Cons

    Highly talented group of managers but they don't rotate enough.

    Hyundai Motor America2019-05-18
  3. Helpful (1)

    "Company on the rise in the auto industry (what a difference just 10 years makes)"

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    Current Employee - Legal in Fountain Valley, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The company and brand is on the rise, quick to adapt to industry changes, and is challenging itself to increase quality and reputation. Complacency will sink your business in this industry and it is reassuring to see the company set higher standards for itself. Efforts to differentiate the brand and create its own personal identity/space in the industry are ongoing.

    Cons

    Fast follower in the industry, which is a good thing when it comes to processes. For vehicle design and model line up, there's too much focus on the Korean market and what is attractive or eye-catching overseas. Engineers and designers need to create vehicles with a deeper understanding of what consumers are seeing on the road in the US. This is because competition is much stiffer in the US as there's more to choose...

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    Advice to Management

    Create distinct, consistent models of vehicles. Too many models come and go and there's not enough time to let each model develop a following or reputation. Foster and evolve the models, while trimming the fat and overlap.

    Hyundai Motor America2019-04-30
  4. Helpful (2)

    "Hard to get full-time with appropriate salary rate"

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    Former Employee - Associate in Fountain Valley, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Hyundai Motor America full-time for more than 6 years

    Pros

    Good HR events, you'll get more free food /events to appreciate employees, communities, culture, etc. Company is small enough to know everyone you work with, but big enough to get global automotive industry experience

    Cons

    Hard to get promotions, has a ceiling on how many promotions/new employees each department can add, which is approved by the mother-ship in Korea--count is very limited. Promotions, bonuses, transition from contract to full-time is all based on seniority/network and not based on how well you do your job. Not a great place for career growth.

    Hyundai Motor America2019-04-09
  5. Helpful (2)

    "Not for the weak"

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

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

    Pros

    Paycheck, vacation, snacks once a week

    Cons

    Korean Staff run the place

    Hyundai Motor America2019-04-03
  6. "Apprentice ship"

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      Former Employee - Apprentice Technician 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook

      I worked at Hyundai Motor America full-time

      Pros

      It very good workspace environment.

      Cons

      There was not any real issues .

      Hyundai Motor America2019-03-06
    • "Opportunity for Growth"

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      Current Employee - Sales Manager in Fountain Valley, CA
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

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

      Pros

      Intelligent co-workers, Opportunity to grow within the company, company lease program perk, on-site gym, free plug-in chargers, acceptable of creative thinking, your success depends entirely on your work ethic & attitude

      Cons

      Korean parent company is a penny pincher, many internal systems are antiquated (each of these are minor/common issues)

      Advice to Management

      Spend money on upgrading your digital infrastructure, loosen Purchasing's grip on the company

      Hyundai Motor America2019-02-15
    • Helpful (3)

      "Stressful environment"

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

      I have been working at Hyundai Motor America full-time

      Pros

      The HMA HQ building in Fountain Valley, CA is nice.

      Cons

      Unequal distribution of work. Some groups work their butts off and others have it easy always having time to join different ERG groups. Some groups have to juggle workload, accommodate instructions coming down from HMC in Korea, and manage various projects. Promotions come easy in some departments and not others. In some departments, you see individuals getting promoted almost every year. Some may be well deserved...

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      Advice to Management

      Is the many levels of management really necessary? We need worker bees not more top management. Review organization structure and have department heads redistribute workload.

      Hyundai Motor America2019-02-16

      Hyundai Motor America Response

      April 10, 2019Hyundai Motor America

      Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your feedback. Constructive feedback plays an integral role in creating a more positive workplace environment and a better company. We are proud of the contributions and accomplishments of our Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) and it ...

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    • Helpful (1)

      "review"

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      Current Employee - Software Engineer 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I have been working at Hyundai Motor America full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      good pay great benefit nice people

      Cons

      not much room for promotion

      Hyundai Motor America2019-02-12
    • "Great people and benefits"

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA

        I worked at Hyundai Motor America full-time for more than 6 years

        Pros

        The company has wonderful employees and great benefits including a monthly car allowance for some employees. It is also an exciting industry to be in.

        Cons

        Direction from parent corporation in Korea can be confusing and inconsistent.

        Advice to Management

        Focus on employee satisfaction and doing the right thing for employees.

        Hyundai Motor America2019-01-25
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