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LG Mobile Phones San Diego Reviews

Updated October 4, 2017
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LG Mobile Phones President and CEO / Mobile Communications Company Jun-Ho Cho
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Pros
  • A little competing working chemistry compared to other Korean company especially for Samsung (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • work life balance is difficulty to reach (in 9 reviews)

  • Company hierarchy is very strict as most upper management are ex-pats from Korea (in 4 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "LG Mobile Phone is a good place work."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people to work with
    Great benefits compared to many competitors
    Opportunity to grow
    International exposure
    Small family like culture

    Cons

    Work-life balance is hard to achieve
    Strict working norms and hours
    Working late and working during odd hours to communicate with the HQ

    Advice to Management

    Need flexible hours
    More competitive salary
    More empowerment of the local employees
    Send more people to HQ for networking and relationship building


  2. "Good company, but need more improve to be a real big unit."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Recommends

    Pros

    Good people, simple process, good health benefit.

    Cons

    Not enough training, high turn over rate, need to figure out by myself.

    Advice to Management

    Please provide more job training, more communications each other, more information sharing, more understanding for mixed culture.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "R&D"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    LG don't layoff people often

    Cons

    compensation is under the industry average

    Advice to Management

    Follow the market trend and put more effort on the device quality instead of pushing it the market in short time.


  4. Helpful (3)

    "Product Manager"

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

    I have been working at LG Mobile Phones full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Big stable company along with rare layoff

    Cons

    Too much of a work, less work and life balance

    Advice to Management

    Do not be too dictative


  5. Helpful (2)

    "In order to succeed or grow with the company, you have to be able to wear several hats."

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    Current Employee - Product Manager in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Product Manager in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at LG Mobile Phones full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    The team of people I worked with were great, making going to work each day fun and exciting. I was able to learn many new skills, become an expert in many areas that I am able to use throughout my career.

    Cons

    The biggest obstacle (s) are culture based if you do not speak the Korean language. Communication is key in our line of work, so you are at a disadvantage if you do not speak the language regardless of how experience or good you are at doing your job.

    Advice to Management

    It is important to relay clear direction for the team so that everyone can focus on the same end goal. Communicating this at an early stage can help build a solid foundation with the team.


  6. "Software Test Engineer III"

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    Current Employee - Software Test Engineer III in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Software Test Engineer III in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Medical and 401k. Lunch discount.

    Cons

    Promotions, Training, Leadership. Work environment is very bad.

    Advice to Management

    Need strong leadership


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Manager"

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    Former Employee - Manager in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Manager in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great opportunity for growth if you get in the right department.

    Cons

    The top executives rotate in from Korea every 3 to 4 years, so there is never long term goals for the company. They are only interested in their own success.
    Sometimes important meeting will start out in English and then convert the Korean. Very unproductive for non-Korean speaking employees. At one time they said they were going to conduct all meeting in english but they never followed though.

    Advice to Management

    In order to be truly successful you must seek market information from local individuals/resources. You have created a gap between your Korean - non-Korean employees which will limit your future success. You treat your top executive better than you treat your customers and they notice it.

  8. Helpful (5)

    "LG-Life's Gone"

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    Former Employee - Logistics Specialist in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Logistics Specialist in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great Colleagues
    Good Perks (ie starbucks etc)
    You are trusted with a lot of responsibility
    You learn a lot from your experiences

    Cons

    No work life balance
    Communication is poor
    Most communication is done in Korean which makes your job much more difficult
    Too much work, very little play
    Many employees are burned out

    Advice to Management

    The communication channel needs reflect the local language, especially upstream.
    Change the "work you to death" culture
    Incorporate work life balance goals or programs


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Great People not so great company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The people who work for this company are very good it's just too bad that mid managers don't show appreciation to their team members.

    Cons

    Management does not reconize the employees efforts. HR does not help the team members they only do what makes them look good in the eyes of upper management. Too many programs that are tailored to make HR look good and not really help the employees. Upper management needs to listen to employees not just the supervisors/mid managers.

    Advice to Management

    Work with team members not just supervisors. HR does not understand the needs of the employees. Take notice of what competition is doing and if you want to be #1 in America then listen to what your people are telling you not what Korea is tell you to do.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Good benefits, bad work/life balance (depending on department)"

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    Current Employee - Demand Planner in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Demand Planner in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    - Good benefits
    - HR really proactive in engaging employees

    Cons

    - Bad work/life balance (depending on which dept you worked)
    - Unequal treatment of employees based on race (depending on which dept you worked)

    Advice to Management

    Korean senior management (originating from Korea) groups needs to adjust to their American surroundings so as to avoid alienating other colleagues
    Be more innovative in business processes


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