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LG Chem Reviews

Updated May 18, 2017
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Pros
  • Great people and support for projects (in 2 reviews)

  • Firm business portfolio - consisting of cash-cow businesses (in 2 reviews)

Cons
  • Korean Culture: A lot of Korean managers (in 5 reviews)

  • Salary is low, and increase rate especially low (in 2 reviews)

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  1. "EHS Department"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - EHS Specialist in Holland, MI
    Former Employee - EHS Specialist in Holland, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at LG Chem full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great company to work for. Well prepared for any training and the leadership skills are well designed for anyone that does not have no experience.

    Cons

    The company has recently taken off and there are not enough employees to take it to the next level. This may cause employees to work long hours.

    Advice to Management

    The advice to management is to keep an open mind and allow others to share their thoughts on what could work best for any given situation within.


  2. "Kind of a nice place to work"

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    Current Employee - Technical Operator in Holland, MI
    Current Employee - Technical Operator in Holland, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at LG Chem full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Air conditioned (in some parts of plant), cafeteria for all three shifts, easy work, on-site fitness center.

    Cons

    Management/worker disconnect, mind-numbing labor, little chance for advancement, not interested in investing in employees, management not interested in ideas from workers, a "good enough" attitude pervasive.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to those who do the actual work instead of those who sit in an office all day without a clue as to what is actually going on.


  3. "System Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Troy, MI
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Troy, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at LG Chem full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Very interesting and challenging job!

    Cons

    We are severely understuffed and overworked

    Advice to Management

    Stop being cheap!


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  5. "Intern"

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    Former Employee - Intern in Grand Rapids, MI
    Former Employee - Intern in Grand Rapids, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very relaxed. Easygoing atmosphere. Loved the people.
    Company's growing at a very fast pace

    Cons

    Because company is growing fastly, I think there's also a lot of employee turnover.
    I think higher salary is need to retain the employees?

    Advice to Management

    Keep going. As I mentioned, higher salary would help to retain the employees. Especially the employees


  6. "Okay"

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    Former Employee - Shipping & Receiving Supervisor, Forklift Operator in Culver City, CA
    Former Employee - Shipping & Receiving Supervisor, Forklift Operator in Culver City, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at LG Chem full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    the culture was great and employees were like family.

    Cons

    the job was shipped over sees and employees were left holding our hands.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Caution"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Holland, MI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Holland, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good money and over time

    Cons

    Hostile work environment. High schoolish.

    Advice to Management

    Be careful who you believe.


  8. "Only use as a stepping stone/ Resume builder, nothing more"

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    Current Employee - Controls in Holland, MI
    Current Employee - Controls in Holland, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The benefits here are as to be expected from a big tier 1 employer, nothing extraordinary. Free lunches on the weekends are nice.

    Cons

    I cannot wrap my head around the Korean culture and our obedience to our big brother plant in Korea, we have some very intelligent people capable of making game changing decisions (for the better) that are not heard due to our allegiance to the Koren plant and our tyranical management. High turnover is poor attitude derived from this.

    Advice to Management

    Let high IQ high personel not only make decisions without consulting Korea, but stick by them and support them through the improvement process of a company that is growing faster than than they know how to manage.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "No work life balance"

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    Former Employee - Software Technical Lead in Troy, MI
    Former Employee - Software Technical Lead in Troy, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    really dont have one to state here, other than the fact that you can learn different tool chain

    Cons

    Expectation is that you have to be 24 hrs in the office, no really defined development process or any sort of encouragement

    Advice to Management

    need a change


  10. Helpful (6)

    "three months would be enough to make decision to quit"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Troy, MI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Troy, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    good salary and medical insurance. if your only concern is salary and benefit, you are fine.

    Cons

    no process, no clear vision. this company is relying on temp/contract engineers too much.
    fire-fighting all the time. Poor production quality, especially for software. if the entire management is fired, there wont be any impact to the company.

    Advice to Management

    more respect, more communication. do NOT pretend to know everything. stay close to technologies. do NOT escape from responsibilities. more planning is needed.


  11. "Challenging and rewarding"

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    Former Employee - Production Supervisor in Holland, MI
    Former Employee - Production Supervisor in Holland, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Complex enough to keep you on your toes
    Excellent benefits
    Treated you as more than a number
    Temperature controlled and clean environment
    Bonus based on profits
    Great co-workers

    Cons

    None to describe at all.


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