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Kia Motors America Reviews

Updated February 8, 2017
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Kia Motors America President and CEO Jang Won Sohn
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Pros
  • Good benefits, mostly friendly employees (in 4 reviews)

  • There are great benefits and you develop close relationships with your coworkers (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • There isn't slot I don't like other than the super long hours and not getting allot of holidays off to spend with my family (in 5 reviews)

  • Korean culture destroy's quality of workplace (in 4 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (1)

    "Product Planning"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Kia Motors America (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    good work environment; friendliness of staff; sense of accomplishment; professional associates; conducive to learning

    Cons

    long hours; overseas staff will trump your input, work; busy seasons tend to be several during the course of the year

    Advice to Management

    allow associates to have a say in promotional opportunities; provide a more casual work environment


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    "Director"

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    Former Employee - Director in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Director in Irvine, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Kia Motors America full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Fast moving environment. Great products. Willingness to win. Quick decision making.

    Cons

    There are two worlds: the Korean and the local. All important management positions are doubled up with a "watchdog" or shadow manager called coordinator. They constantly report to HQ in Korea and you don't know what they Report. In their culture it is difficult to bring bad news or to say that a certain information is not a ailable, so without any problem they will forge numbers or make them up in order to report in time. When the errors come out and it blows up with management the Westerner is fired and the coordinator just gets another job in the company somewhere in the world. Basically it is a racist culture (apartheid) with Koreans bs others.

    Advice to Management

    No more coordinators.


  3. "Sales"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Kia Motors America full-time

    Pros

    A great experience to sales.

    Cons

    Very long hours,standing around, can be stressful.


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    "IT Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits, people, facilities, responsibilities, delegation

    Cons

    Poor management, no life balance, lack of collaboration, pressure, lack of current technology


  6. "Assembler"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    After slaving for 2 long years you finally get hired on then after 3 &1/2 years longer you finally get topped out at 24$ an hour

    Cons

    Constantly doing the same thing for 8 hours a day with no bonuses


  7. "This company is best"

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

    Pros

    Good compensation. Good work and balance.

    Cons

    well.. I can't find any cons

    Advice to Management

    Be world's best


  8. "It's a car manufacturer...."

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

    Pros

    Good training program. Solid corporate support

    Cons

    It's the automotive industry... It's not great.. KIA as a whole is a solid company, but the individual dealer is where you get the issues...


  9. "great job"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    great job great people guys

    Cons

    none that i can think of


  10. "Business Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Positive environment, room to grow.

    Cons

    Very strict on what you can do, extremely structured.


  11. "Kia cares about its interns."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    great HR, valuable projects, competitive compensation, a few perks.

    Cons

    no major downsides to interning at Kia.



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