Research shows that the style used by a supervisor to manage his/her subordinates determines the organizational climate perceived by the latter. At the same time literature argues that organizational climate perceptions affect the work performance of the subordinates. Most of this research has been conducted with samples of managers from North America and Europe. Nevertheless employee management tends to be highly determined by the characteristics of local culture. This paper presents the results of a study about the managerial styles used by a sample of Chilean managers and its relationship to the organizational climate perceived by their subordinates. Two measures of managerial styles perceptions are used to predict the subordinate’s organizational climate perceptions. These results are discussed in consideration of previous literature, local results are compared to those obtained in other cultures, and findings are discussed in relation to local work culture.