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  1. "Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Recommends

    I worked at SK Group (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great compensation and benefits! Free Friday lunch!

    Cons

    Small company and end of the month gets stressful.


  2. "Limited Growth"

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

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

    Pros

    Work/Life Balance is great. 9-6, no weekends, limited email traffic after hours. Decent opportunities if you have the right manager but otherwise very limited career upside.

    Cons

    Difficult culture, especially if you are not Korean. Management style is not a meritocracy so do not expect to be compensated and/or recognized based on accomplishments, but rather age and seniority.

    Advice to Management

    Become more transparent and encourage transparency all the way down to the junior ranks. Too much back-stabbing and office politics. Need to innovate management style to stay current and relevant.

  3. "Operations Intern"

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    Former Employee - Intern in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Intern in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at SK Group (More than a year)

    Pros

    nice environment in which coworkers are all amicable and enjoyed going to work

    Cons

    limited learning experience for interns

    Advice to Management

    need more structure in terms of educating employees/interns


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Not recommend for Korean-Americans"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

    Pros

    Cant think of one as a Korean-American

    Cons

    Vertical management system. Not competitive pay. Bias towards Korean Americans or local staff. Opposite of innovation. No real incentive etc.

    Advice to Management

    need to assimilate into the western business culture asap if it wants to expand presence globally.


  5. "Great company, all the C's (CFO, CIO, etc) that I worked with were fantastic ppl to work with. (NYC Office)"

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    Current Intern - Corporate Development in New York, NY
    Current Intern - Corporate Development in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at SK Group as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great exit ops bc SK has great energy/oil/gas, tech and telecommunications

    Cons

    Korean culture is pretty embedded but not bad


  6. Helpful (1)

    "SKE & C -USA"

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    Former Contractor - Civil Engineer in Houston, TX
    Former Contractor - Civil Engineer in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at SK Group as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good South Korean Company with diversified business portfolio.

    Cons

    New establishment to USA and struggling to find new project in North & South America.

    Advice to Management

    Clarity of operations are lacking.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "SK Group"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fairfield, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fairfield, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Opportunity to learn about business culture in S. Korea. Company is aware of American culture and works within those boundaries in the US.

    Cons

    Females are not expected to have management positions, therefore anyone in this type position has a serious company culture barrier to overcome.

    Advice to Management

    Follow through on the commitments to communication within the corporation. During my tenure with the company, this was discuseed, but treated as an inconsequential problem.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "No rest for the weary"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Covington, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Covington, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The money, the benefits, the ability to sleep on the job for some employees

    Cons

    Rotating work schedule every 2 weeks is stupid, how do they expect people to recover going from days to nights and still maintain sanity and the ability to excell in their job? People sleep on the job, lay out, get sick. Promotion is for friends and the popular, not the most skilled.

    Advice to Management

    Stop promoting people who look out only for themselves and their friends and think about what is best for the company. Stop racial discrimination and being so afraid to stand up for what is right.


  9. "Director"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seoul (South Korea)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seoul (South Korea)

    I have been working at SK Group full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Growth Vision, Bebefit, Companion..all the best

    Cons

    Concentrated in Domestics Market. need to global


  10. "Manager"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Seoul (South Korea)
    Current Employee - Manager in Seoul (South Korea)
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    High brand recognition with prominent position in energy, telecom industries

    Cons

    Somewhat limited presence overseas relative to competitors