Huawei Technologies
3.0 of 5 887 reviews
www.huawei.com Shenzhen, China 5000+ Employees

Huawei Technologies Reviews

Updated Apr 15, 2014
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3.0 887 reviews

                             

71% Approve of the CEO

Huawei Technologies President and CEO Ren Zhengfei

Ren Zhengfei

(427 ratings)

48% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Good people to work for with, ultimately, disappointing opportunities

Systems Engineer (Former Employee)
Plano, TX

I worked at Huawei Technologies full-time

ProsThe people in Huawei are very good to work with. They are very respectful of your personal needs. I also got to work with the latest in wireless technology and networking.

ConsTraining for me involved going to China and watching everybody work. It did not help with my development. Also, Huawei could not overcome being a Chinese company always under the scrutiny of the US Government. So many potential customers were either afraid or not allowed to make any deals with Huawei.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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i gain a lot of experience i am thankful for the chance

Software Engineer (Former Employee)
Cairo, GA

I worked at Huawei Technologies as a contractor for less than a year

Proslearn unix and pl/sql
dealing with vast codes

Conslay off the staff without no good explanation
conflict management

Advice to Senior Managementdeal with the employees as a human not as machines that way they can be more productive than they already are

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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The projects are good, but the corporate culture is hard to get used to for employees outside China

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Huawei Technologies

ProsWe have many interesting projects. The management tries to catch up the technology trends so a lot of funding has been invested into the hot areas.

ConsChinese management style. The company used to follow those telecom giants like Cisco and Ericsson when it was small. But now as it has earned some leading positions in the market, it seems have no idea what it should follow in the future. As a company, it seems not having a clear view of what it wants to do. Or I would say, it wants to everything. Really, everything. It doesn't have a CTO office to make the plan for the company about what we should focus now. Every BU proposes their plans for those hot topics like cloud, virtualization, etc. Different teams from different BUs even compete with each other. As a result, many small groups are set up in the US R&D center to work on those hot projects. Each group may only have a couple of engineers in the US. Given the complexity of those projects, what do you expect from those engineers?

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Software Development for Mobile Device

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Huawei Technologies

ProsAdvanced Mobile Dev Tech involved

Conscan not stay longer for its culture

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Okay

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Plano, TX

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

ProsGreat Compensation and benefits. Solid health and welness, vacation and 401K program

ConsLack of consistent management and direction leading to redunancy and lack of follow through

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interesting

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Huawei Technologies full-time

Prosthe company is very international

Conswe have to spend lot of hours working

Advice to Senior Managementstart thinking of work from home

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Hard

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Huawei Technologies

ProsIt is really big and internationlized.

ConsTough, you have to work at night and holiday

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Fair!

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Huawei Technologies as a contractor for more than a year

ProsProvided on the job training; good pay;

ConsPoor work-life balance, No good welfare package for contract employee

Advice to Senior ManagementTreat your contract employee very well they are humans too.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Ambitious but poorly organized US R&D Center

Senior Kernel Engineer (Current Employee)
Santa Clara, CA

I have been working at Huawei Technologies full-time for less than a year

Pros1. Many projects are ambitious and attractive
2. Not product-oriented, so get chance to work on something really interesting
3. Diversified projects
4. Good pay

Cons1. Seems the HQ doesn't really treat the US employees as its own employees, but just consultants. To some extent, there is a competition relationship between the US team and China team.
2. The funding is strictly controlled by the China BUs, so due to above mentioned relationship, they can withdraw the funding anytime without early notification, no matter whether or not the schedule/plan has been made. They don't care!
3. As a result, the US employees only have a few options: a. do whatever China BU wants them to do; b. find some other funding without the company; c. leave the company
4. Probably due to the poor reputations of the company's organization, the company has lots of difficulty to hire qualified/competent engineers to do the work, so to fulfill the head count, the hiring manager has to lower the criteria when hiring new employees. This kind of people cause big trouble when doing projects.

Advice to Senior ManagementLoose the constraints on US research teams.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great Potential...But Still Some Growing To Do

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Plano, TX

I have been working at Huawei Technologies full-time for more than 5 years

ProsGreat people to work with and Devices

ConsCultural gaps and gaffes still exist. Language remains a barrier.

Advice to Senior ManagementLocalize, localize, localize.
Empower local experts to interact with customer, set & execute strategy for this market.
Still remains very "China" or as many refer to "HQ" centric, while not adapting better to the local market, requirements, standards and expectations.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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