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Updated August 15, 2017
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  1. "Good company to work with"

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    Former Employee - Account Manager in Seoul (South Korea)
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Seoul (South Korea)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at KT (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good work environment. Good compensation.

    Cons

    too complicated internal work process


  2. "Senior manager"

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    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Seoul (South Korea)
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Seoul (South Korea)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at KT full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    A good company to work and great colleagues

    Cons

    Small salary and unstable job security

  3. "Carefully consider before joining"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seoul (South Korea)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seoul (South Korea)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at KT full-time

    Pros

    Some of the people I worked with were fine folks who had talent and common thoughts about the culture and issues within the company.

    Cons

    The company was bogged down with an enormous 30k workforce. The chain of command and direct report system was ridiculous. Signed as a certain position and then first day of work find out some others of the same position were then "team managers" who essentially were my supervisors now.

    HR wields a lot of influence and were basically bullying foreigners and contract employees into new company favored contracts before current contract term was up. These guys (other teams too) have a lot of time to keep toying with and coming up with policies, some of which are really inefficient or not realistic. For example, coming up with budget limits for hospitality expenses when on overseas business trips that were so unreasonable that we spent extra out of our own pockets for 2-3 star hotels to stay inside inner city (close to place of business) for Tokyo, SF, etc.

    If you're a professional consultant (contract), you get higher pay and I declined a permanent position because the salary is rather disappointing. If you're in senior management or under favor of an executive, be wary of your job security come year end prior to national presidential elections. Check KT's history and you'll see that there's a clean sweep with incoming S. Korean presidents every 5 yrs or so as they place favored acquaintances as CEO and other top positions.

    Advice to Management

    Please allow employees to give absolutely anonymous reviews of their superiors. Every team had an understanding that your "supposed to" give favorable ratings of your line manager. There are some executives who had the most wicked tempers and no admirable leadership qualities. Please place really qualified people into the correct teams/departments (e.g. actual English speakers in "global" teams) and please recruit foreigners into positions of influence rather than churning new batches for just English translation purposes.


  4. "wokring in KT.."

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    Former Employee - Manager in Seoul (South Korea)
    Former Employee - Manager in Seoul (South Korea)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at KT (More than a year)

    Pros

    one of the biggest & famous telecommunication company in korea, high salary & proper wellfare

    Cons

    too much works, inflexible work process

    Advice to Management

    need to give some more flexible atmosphere for all offices & subsidiaries


  5. "okay place to work for ladies, not a promising job for guys"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Seoul (South Korea)
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Seoul (South Korea)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at KT full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    employee benefits: 2 yrs of maternal leave, phone bill reimbursement, etc.
    big name (will look good on your resume), kinda chilled atmosphere (8-7pm work hours)

    Cons

    your salary will remain the same for years.
    Wouldn't recommend this place if you are looking to "upgrade" your career.
    You will be constantly asked to work in the "field" managing retail outlets etc.
    Sometimes, when the time is bad, you will receive quota to sell phones to your acquaintance at expensive price

    Advice to Management

    need to improve the escalation process for business. no one wants to take risk in your company, it's hard find someone who's passionate about their work. there are some HR issues especially when it comes to allocating proper talents to proper team where they can excel.


  6. "Global Business Development"

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    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Seoul (South Korea)
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Seoul (South Korea)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at KT full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Opportunities to do a wide range of work from market research, feasibility study, financial forecasting, negotiation, contracting

    Cons

    No clear vision for global business, no core competency in a global scale

    Advice to Management

    Share your vision whatsoever


  7. "Old Company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seoul (South Korea)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seoul (South Korea)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at KT full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Every Korean know this company

    Cons

    No vision. No mission.

  8. "Treat workers as disposable tools.."

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    Former Contractor - Web Developer in Seocho (South Korea)
    Former Contractor - Web Developer in Seocho (South Korea)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at KT as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    KT is obviously one of the biggest companies in S.Korea. Once joined their project, your skill can be guaranteed for getting a new job.

    Cons

    Force to overwork (over midnight.) if you go home at 9pm, you are a bad worker for KT.
    Force to work during weekend without payment.
    Blame workers for their mistake.


  9. "Senior Executives"

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    Former Contractor - Senior Executive in Seoul (South Korea)
    Former Contractor - Senior Executive in Seoul (South Korea)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at KT as a contractor (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good place to work, if you can handle politics which is more than real politics. If you can, this place is just like a heaven to work. Benefits are one of the best in Korea.

    Cons

    Politics are everything.
    Salary is average in telecom industry.
    Nobody wants to take responsibility.
    Ask overtime but free of charge.


  10. "Not good enough"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Seoul (South Korea)
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Seoul (South Korea)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at KT (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    One of the best leading company in LTE Technology

    Cons

    Low salary is the worst thing


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