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KOTRA Silicon Valley Reviews

Updated April 17, 2017
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  1. "KOTRA Silicon Valley"

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    Former Intern - Intern in San Jose, CA
    Former Intern - Intern in San Jose, CA

    I worked at KOTRA Silicon Valley as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Very friendly company with great environment and coworkers

    Cons

    Not many cons. Everything was great.


  2. "It's a great place if you're only looking for work and life balance"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Manager in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Pretty decent work and life balance.

    Cons

    No vision with in the company.
    There is an noticeable discrepancy between HQ expats and local recruits.

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Typical Korean Government Organization"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Manager in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at KOTRA Silicon Valley (More than a year)

    Pros

    Friendly coworkers, no pressure, security, relaxed atmosphere, steady job. Good for college graduates (for a year) and family income earners who like something simple and steady.

    Cons

    Low salary (everyone paid same), no growth opportunity, no benefits, high turnover rate (avg 1 year), meaningless work, bureaucratic, hierarchy, the organization is outdated and serves no real purpose.

    Advice to Management

    No point in giving advice to management. KOTRA is and old organization and will not change.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Best company to work for LIFE."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Development Officer in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Business Development Officer in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at KOTRA Silicon Valley full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good money. Good money. Great money.

    Cons

    You like the money so much you stay here for ever.... typical goverment job.


  5. "General Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in San Francisco, San Jose (Costa Rica)
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in San Francisco, San Jose (Costa Rica)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at KOTRA Silicon Valley full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Renewable energy markets are growing.

    Cons

    Learn a lots of global sourcing and Asian culture.


  6. "it is a good starting work experience"

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    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Market Coordinator
    Current Employee - Market Coordinator

    Pros

    a good opportunity for work experience

    Cons

    week incentives are not very much present

    Advice to Management

    give incentives to employees to keep on this job