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Coupang Reviews

Updated 30 Mar 2020

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3.3
48%
Recommend to a Friend
57%
Approve of CEO
Coupang CEO Bom Kim (no image)
Bom Kim
43 Ratings
Pros
  • "Good working environment for people who are interested within e-commerce business(in 9 reviews)

  • "fast growing company, lively and free atmosphere(in 9 reviews)

Cons
  • "very discriminating against junior to mid-senior level local (korean) employees(in 11 reviews)

  • "Company is trying to copy amazon(in 3 reviews)

More Pros and Cons
  1. "Nice company with nice colleagues"

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    Current Employee - Senior Front End Engineer in Shanghai, Shanghai
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Coupang full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Have change to have business trip to US, South Korea or China.

    Cons

    Salary in China is lower than in US

    Coupang2020-03-31
  2. "fast-growing eCommerce company"

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    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Seoul

    I worked at Coupang full-time

    Pros

    fast-growing eCommerce company in Korea

    Cons

    Needed to be fluent in English (both writing and speaking)

    Coupang2020-03-26
  3. "Dominated by Chinese Clan"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Seoul
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Coupang full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Experienced cutting-edge e-commerce in Korea

    Cons

    Company politics was terrible by Chinese people

    Coupang2020-03-10
  4. "Awesome"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Coupang part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Awesome, nice, friendly, thoughtful, and big

    Cons

    Not much. I cannot think of one now.

    Coupang2020-02-24
  5. "Dominant e-commerce tech startup in Korea"

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Seoul
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Coupang full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    - Engineer friendly environments - Good colleagues - Good work and life balance

    Cons

    - Hard to find an opportunities as Korea employee

    Coupang2020-01-21
  6. Helpful (1)

    "Endure it for the money if you must"

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    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Mountain View, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Coupang full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Looming IPO and stock options, decent salaries.

    Cons

    Mediocre, dictator-style CEO who doesn't listen to his employees and reigns top-down. Strategy that changes together with CEO's moods. Working through interpreters for most of meetings as it turns out English is not popular in Korea

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    Coupang2020-01-17
  7. "Coupang Eats Onboarding Specialist"

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    Former Employee - Onboarding Specialist in Seoul
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Coupang full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Very flexible working environment. Friendly coworkers. Relatively multi-cultural corporate.

    Cons

    People are sometimes very passive, completing the task without any discussion or overall consensus.

    Coupang2019-11-07
  8. Helpful (1)

    "Place for people who just want to hang around and get paid. Not for ambitious people who want to make a difference."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Coupang full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Easy to hide, not do any work, and be paid the same. You can come and leave pretty much any time you want.

    Cons

    The few talented, hardworking, and ambitious people have all left.

    Coupang2019-11-20
  9. "If you can take risk, it is good place."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seoul
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Coupang full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Many chance to grow fast

    Cons

    The company has been in the red for several years.

    Coupang2019-10-28
  10. Helpful (1)

    "not a startup"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Mountain View, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Coupang full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    company in a good business

    Cons

    most US team leaders are not qualified, neither have a strong technical background nor have a good management skills, running teams like bureaucratic organizations, hiring and performance reviews are based on relationships, several inner circles make decisions without transparency

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    Coupang2019-10-16
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