Huawei Technologies Reviews

Updated April 17, 2015
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  1. Configuration management Engineer

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in India, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in India, TX

    I have been working at Huawei Technologies full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Learning skills and handling multiple task in pressure situations

    Cons

    work pressure and timings personal life we cannot balance if u r fresher it will be ok

  2. Helpful (1)

    Not a great place to work

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Huawei Technologies full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good place to learn many things

    Cons

    Excessive work pressure, work life balance is very poor.

  3. Helpful (4)

    If you want to get ahead you must speak the language

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Plano, TX
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Plano, TX

    I worked at Huawei Technologies as a contractor (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Acts like a start-up, gained experience and discipline by the rigid culture and rules.

    Cons

    Layoffs are scary, cheap with employees, cheap products, segregation between Chinese-speakers and Americans, inflexible work schedule, a lot of hand holding. Also, Huawei has a bad reputation amongst its peers.

    Advice to Management

    Consider being more localized. Stop speaking in Chinese all the time at the meetings. It makes people feel awkward and left out. This isn't communism!

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  5. Helpful (1)

    Senior Staff Engineer

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    Former Employee - Senior Staff Engineer in Santa Clarita, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Staff Engineer in Santa Clarita, CA

    I worked at Huawei Technologies full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Get to expose a lot of early research and development opportunities

    Cons

    Huawei Secretive Code and Management Process

    Advice to Management

    To be a leading tech company, unless you are open and transparent, you can not be a tech leader

  6. Helpful (2)

    A Chinese company

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    Current Employee - Sales Management in Plano, TX
    Current Employee - Sales Management in Plano, TX

    I have been working at Huawei Technologies full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    -good benefit package
    -brand is relatively under-developed in the US so good time to gain experience in building it from scratch
    -co-workers overall are hard-working and friendly people

    Cons

    -pay is very low compared to other telecom companies
    -everything is micromanaged from China; US division has little say in what to do with its own business; very bureaucratic
    -no sense of direction on where the company is heading to
    -bad products, poor service
    -you're expected to work around the clock
    -employees are not assets, just robots to get the work done, trust me, you'll feel VERY STRONGLY about this
    -no career advancement nor training; the same people kept on getting promoted while the rest remain at the same position for 3-5 years before they decided to not waste their time here and either quit on themselves or get laid off
    -the company is deteriorating because the US government will not allow it to thrive
    -performance rating is a joke

    Advice to Management

    The company will not go anywhere under the Chinese management. Either employ US talents and learn to thrive in the US market, or just quit the market altogether.

  7. Helpful (2)

    A strange environment where east meets west and do not mix (Huawei Device USA)

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director, Technical Acceptance in Plano, TX
    Current Employee - Director, Technical Acceptance in Plano, TX

    I have been working at Huawei Technologies full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The people within the organization at the working level are very dedicated and exhibit a strong work ethic. Many put in very very long hours, which is commendable. The expats in the Plano market are very friendly and genuine friendships are formed.

    Cons

    Everyone comes to an employer with a mix of expectations. With Huawei, the challenge is there is much work to be done, but little in way of top level management to focus and prioritize. This results in a very strong feeling of apathy amongst many.

    Advice to Management

    Hold accountability at all levels. For example, rather than utilizing layoffs due to business reduction, solve the problem by removing the leaders causing the reduction in business. Instead, the environment is full of fear, with many of the most talented either actively seeking other opportunities, or else having already left.

  8. A taste of the red curtain in America

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    Former Contractor - Senior Software Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Contractor - Senior Software Engineer in Santa Clara, CA

    I worked at Huawei Technologies as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Huawei is a large organization with alot of the typical beauracracy. I had previously worked in startups, and didn't realize the ability to "hide" in a large organization. I did my work and hit all my deadlines no problem, but I also came late, left early, and worked from home alot. I had a great relationship with my immediate supervisor, and he was very result-oriented, and not so worried about appearances (9-5 cube monkey).

    Cons

    I wasn't prepared for the level of security imposed. We were using windows machines with a massive amount of spyware (keyloggers, etc.) on them, that made actual development extremely slow and tedious. For example, compiling and deploying a 12 module project with a simple maven build that took 1 minute on a linux system took 8 minutes on these laptops. They also had an incredibly restrictive internet policy, no chats (which are certainly used for work purposes, right?), no embedded media in web pages, no google drive type apps, etc. No usb sticks. They were extremely concerned with code theft, to a degree I was unprepared for. I was told some of this is typical of large organizations, so maybe I'm just a startup guy.

    Advice to Management

    Adjust corporate policies to silicon valley culture. Some things that may make sense in China were far too heavy handed for the bay area.

  9. Typical asian company with little authorization in US branches

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    Current Employee - Senior Manager in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at Huawei Technologies full-time (More than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    High executive power
    Chinese company respects US talents

    Cons

    very different culture to US companies
    late night calls all weekdays (time difference)

    Advice to Management

    have more freedom to US branches
    try to do things locally

  10. disorganized

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Huawei Technologies full-time

    Pros

    willing to change very fast

    Cons

    disorganized, everyone is a contractor, no stock option

  11. I worked at Huawei Tech. full time.

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    • Senior Management
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    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Plano, TX
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Plano, TX

    I worked at Huawei Technologies full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    You will know a lot of people and learn a different working culture.

    Cons

    Poor work life balance and poor management.

    Advice to Management

    Need to change their management style. Need to adopt the US culture in case to sustain your business in US.

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