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Kia Motors America Reviews

Updated Jun 19, 2019

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3.5
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70%
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56%
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SeungKyu (Sean) Yoon
15 Ratings
Pros
  • "Good benefits, mostly friendly employees(in 6 reviews)

  • "Good salary, wonderful co-workers, global experience(in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • "long hours; overseas staff will trump your input, work; busy seasons tend to be several during the course of the year(in 8 reviews)

  • "Korean culture destroy's quality of workplace(in 7 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Good Company"

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    Former Employee - Regional Consumer Affairs Analyst 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Kia Motors America full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great family atmosphere, laid back and automotive based.

    Cons

    Nothing major here to report.

    Kia Motors America2019-03-21
  2. "Decent atmosphere"

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    Former Employee - Designer in Irvine, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Kia Motors America full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Decent atmosphere with some overtime. Good benefits.

    Cons

    Not enough notice given for travel.

    Kia Motors America2019-05-07
  3. "prepare yourself for top down management at its worst"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Kia Motors America full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    great fringe benefits and salary seem to be decent

    Cons

    authoritarian top down management, company has no vision or coherent strategy.

    Kia Motors America2019-04-22
  4. "Great entrepreneurial company to work for"

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    Former Employee - Systems Administrator in Irvine, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Kia Motors America full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Fast pace work environment. Excellent benefits.

    Cons

    Need more team building exercises.

    Kia Motors America2019-04-01
  5. "Rising company but"

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    Former Employee - Sales in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Kia Motors America full-time

    Pros

    Quite a good package for employees

    Cons

    Work process is not so smooth.

    Kia Motors America2019-04-04
  6. "Ok"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Kia Motors America full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Nice people. Nice environment.

    Cons

    Some managers are not too nice

    Kia Motors America2019-03-01
  7. "Very Strict"

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

    I have been working at Kia Motors America full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great people to work with.

    Cons

    Bad management styles overall to me.

    Kia Motors America2019-02-27
  8. "Good Money / Alot of Stress"

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Advisor in Melbourne, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Kia Motors America full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great weekly pay check if you can sell without a consience

    Cons

    High stress. No personal time. Favoritism. You have to lie to your customers to make a paycheck! Most services that customers pay for DONT EVEN GET DONE! INCLUDING RECALLS!!! Makes me sick.

    Advice to Management

    Stop beeing so greedy! All you think about is how much more money you can get from people. How about CARING for the customers and the employee? Taking away money because certain goal aren't met is unfair. Your employees are an asset , treat them with respect and Pay better attention to your employees because your going to have a huge loss of business if your customers keep getting ripped off. If the location that I...

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    Kia Motors America2019-01-26
  9. "Good Place to Work"

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

    I have been working at Kia Motors America full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Fully paid benefits for you and your family, onsite cafe and gym, fun events

    Cons

    Work/life balance, lack of ability to work from home

    Kia Motors America2019-01-08
  10. Helpful (6)

    "ANOTHER Female Exec Gone"

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

    I have been working at Kia Motors America full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    It’s a paycheck and a short commute.

    Cons

    Another top-ranking female Sales and Marketing exec just quit. Another female Sales and Marketing exec resigned after working here for 3 months. Other high-ranking female and male managers have also resigned in the past several months. This place is toxic and leadership is fully at fault.

    Advice to Management

    Quit and let’s bring in competent, charismatic, trustworthy leaders.

    Kia Motors America2019-01-04
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