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Coupang Reviews

Updated 21 Jan 2020

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3.1
48%
Recommend to a Friend
58%
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Coupang CEO Bom Kim (no image)
Bom Kim
41 Ratings
Pros
  • "korea ecommerce top 1 company and good location(in 9 reviews)

  • "The company is doing very well, and is on track to be a huge player in the global e-commerce market(in 8 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. "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
  2. "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

    Advice to Management

    Say 'no' to the CEO sometimes

    Coupang2020-01-17
  3. "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
  4. 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
  5. "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
  6. 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

    Advice to Management

    replace middle management by good people with startup mindset

    Coupang2019-10-16
  7. "good for parttime"

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    Former Employee - Logistics Distribution in Seoul
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Same day payment A structured system

    Cons

    The strength of logistics distribution is strong

    Advice to Management

    Employee respect is needed

    Coupang2019-10-11
  8. "good people around you. too many evening meetings"

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    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    good people pay is ok.

    Cons

    Need interpreter when talk to teams in Korean business driven too much in day to day work. too many evening meetings

    Coupang2019-09-15
  9. "Challenge but Hardcore"

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    Former Employee - Senior Product Owner in Seoul
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Do many New-Important project. most of them is a 'hard-thing'. Become a product expert after launching new services with my team.

    Cons

    Too many projects on going, conflict between team, bad senior management (kicked out now on 2019)

    Advice to Management

    Keep improve to be a good company.

    Coupang2019-08-17
  10. "Decent company"

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    Current Employee - Product Owner 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great expat packages better than expectation

    Cons

    Hierchy Language differences Lunch boxes Top down

    Coupang2019-08-12
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