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Hyundai Motor America Reviews

Updated February 6, 2018
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Hyundai Motor America President and Chief Executive Officer Kenny Lee
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  • Oppressive Korean management and culture (in 4 reviews)

  • Virtually no females in upper management (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (3)

    "Dynamic and Challenging ...."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Hyundai Motor America full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Exciting, Dynamic, Challenging. Good for progressive / agile people

    Cons

    Lack of adequate resources can be challenging. Not good for clock punchers

    Advice to Management

    More employee communication would help


  2. "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.

  3. "Associate"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Good Pay, good company culture, and for those of you that enjoy a fast and lean environment Hyundai is definitely the place for you.

    Cons

    Although I enjoy a lean fast paced environment on occasion this tends to happen frequently at Hyundai. Moving up in the company can also be difficult.

    Advice to Management

    Promote from within and look to add younger employees to the workforce to diversify.


  4. "Not that good"

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    Current Employee - Sales Consultant in Glendale, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Consultant in Glendale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    High quality car and good price

    Cons

    terrible payplan, agressive management and disorganization

    Advice to Management

    stop being aggressive


  5. "Pros and Cons"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Hyundai Motor America full-time

    Pros

    People are great to work with

    Cons

    Culture and work life balance (depending on the department) needs improving


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Who are we?"

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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 Motor America full-time

    Pros

    Great cars, nice new building, best employees in the industry.

    Cons

    Korean coordinators hidden agenda, Executive turnover, noisy open cubicle environment, communication, salary, benefits keep getting more expensive for less coverage.

    Advice to Management

    Be honest with your staff, promote talent, don't hire outsider.


  7. Helpful (4)

    "Temps and Contractors Run the Company!"

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

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

    Pros

    - Lots of lazy people so if you work hard you can get ahead
    - Little employee engagement so you can be the star

    Cons

    - CEO has no experience in US Market
    - Executive Team
    - Executives
    - Corporate news and announcements comes from Automotive News, Jalopnik or your Google alert
    - Hire from the outside for leadership roles
    - If you don't drive a Hyundai you "get in trouble", the CEO is watching this!!! Yes, Really!!!!!!!!!

    Advice to Management

    Spend less time in meetings and take management classes on how by executives.

    Hire your Temps and Contractors that you want to retain.

    Promote from within, too many confused people getting hired from the outside and can't handle their jobs.

    Parking structure Gestapo tactics should be eliminated. 50% of the work force is Temps and Contractors that do not get the expensive lease car "benefit".

    Hyundai Motor America Response

    Feb 1, 2018 – Hyundai Motor America

    Thank you for providing your feedback -- we take our employees’ opinions very seriously. It’s unfortunate you had a negative experience, and we acknowledge that we had some challenges in the past... More

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Great Culture"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Hyundai Motor America full-time

    Pros

    Company is still young and has opportunity to grow

    Cons

    Compensation could be better or competitive


  9. Helpful (4)

    "Great at lower levels"

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

    I have been working at Hyundai Motor America full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    - Good options for internal transfers while at lower grade levels
    - Employees really care about the product and brand
    - Location is good, office is 'new'
    - American staff's corporate culture

    Cons

    - Exec Leadership is disconnected and has old world views of the industry
    - Top down management style
    - Corporate culture (Korean side)
    - Risk is punished (shoot the messenger!)
    - Korean "coordinators" come and go too often and worry about their reputation when returning overseas
    - Sales division frequently without exec leadership due to Korean pressure
    - CEO and COO are unknown to 90% of employees (stand up in front of everyone and tell us your plan for success.)

    Advice to Management

    - Walk around, talk to people
    - Figure out a way to retain your top talent before they walk out the door
    - Fix american vs. korean corporate culture rift
    - Follow up on issues that plague employee satisfaction survey
    - Pay your talent for their performance
    - Promote from the inside


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Sr Systems Administrator"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Hyundai Motor America full-time

    Pros

    Team very nice people. Very helpful HR

    Cons

    Pay not competitive as per market


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