Global Sources

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Global Sources Reviews

11 Reviews
3.2
11 Reviews
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  1.  

    Good learning experience about global trade

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Global Sources

    Pros

    Multinational team, exposure to different work cultures, an opportunity to understand the issues surrounding global trade and manufacturing. With offices in many geographic locations, there are also plenty of opportunities to travel, particularly to its China Sourcing Fairs.

    Cons

    The matrix organisation structure requires different stakeholders to collaborate on projects and this sometimes slows down the decision-making process as the project team needs to seek buy-in from most of the stakeholders.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    With more nimble competitors like Alibaba in the market place, the company needs to reinvent itself quickly to stay relevant.

  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Opportunities Only If You Put in the Time

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager
    Current Employee - Manager

    I have been working at Global Sources

    Pros

    - Fast-track career development if you're smart and work hard (otherwise, you could be stuck doing the same thing for years)
    - Close mentoring by supervisors and constant performance feedback
    - Opportunity to work projects that develop new skills

    Cons

    - Tend to pay under-market for staff
    - Expectation to work long hours and over-time
    - Tendency for groups to form by culture

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Your people are your greatest asset -- pay them to thank/keep/motivate them! Also, more senior managers should speak/understand Mandarin Chinese, since the majority of team members are local staff.

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  3.  

    Relaxing but less challenging

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Global Sources

    Pros

    The work environment is rather relaxing.

    Cons

    Not technically challenging. Internall communication isn't very good between technical and business team

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide more training on both technical and soft skills.

    No opinion of CEO

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