Huawei Technologies Reviews

Updated August 27, 2015
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Huawei Technologies President and CEO Ren Zhengfei
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Pros
  • Good place to learn for freshers (in 30 reviews)

  • you get to learn a lot because you have to do a lot (in 29 reviews)

Cons
  • Extremely poor work life balance (in 146 reviews)

  • No work life balance or no personal life (in 55 reviews)

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  1. Executive Assitant

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    It's a good company to work specially for fresher's.

    Cons

    It's Chinese company so they didn't give you salary hike.


  2. Product QA Engineer

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    Former Employee - Quality Assurance Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Quality Assurance Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Huawei Technologies (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The pay is quite good

    Cons

    Team is very small and not a stable position.

    Advice to Management

    For temporary job/career transfer, it's a good choice; for long term, not recommended


  3. Helpful (2)

    This is not what you would think of a OEM tycoon

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    Former Employee - Territory Account Manager in Main Settlement, NY
    Former Employee - Territory Account Manager in Main Settlement, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    very little supervision, employees are given the opportunity to create their own success in their market and leverage their relationships to reach their goals.

    Cons

    Communication is not the best, the lack of creates a lot of frustration in trying to understand the companies goals, objective and vision.

    Advice to Management

    Work in empowering you're employees by keeping them informed in real time of company goals and future milestones to come/


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  5. Senior Staff Engineer

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA

    Pros

    It is a large company with a lot of talented people. People work hard, collaborate well in a team environment.

    Cons

    There is quite a bit office politics. Different groups compete for the same project, which is a waste of resources.

    Advice to Management

    Need to do a better job of balancing out the need of different business units and the need of different group within the business unit.


  6. Good company ... very strong and growing

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Huawei Technologies full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Many worldwide resources, many diverse technology fields

    Cons

    Must do better to attract US talent


  7. HR

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    Former Intern - Human Resources
    Former Intern - Human Resources

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

    Pros

    Friendly employees, got to learn a lot as it was like a startup

    Cons

    high pressure environment. The company has a hard time do business in the US


  8. Good prospects and professional growth...

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Huawei Technologies (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good compensation, opportunity of growth for new comers, good place to experience the challenges of business and get credits for what you do. Multi-national culture, and good prospects to work for Fortune 500 company.

    Cons

    The Chinese management follows centralization strategy rather than decentralization. Local managers don't have much power in decision making. Long overtime hours.

    Advice to Management

    Better people management will help to motivate the employees.


  9. Helpful (3)

    Hectic and challenging even on the best of days

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    Former Employee - Executive Creative Director in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Executive Creative Director in Santa Clara, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Huawei Technologies full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Many, many projects to work on

    Cons

    Very strange corporate culture. Alienating.

    Advice to Management

    Being in Silicon Valley means to reach out and be innovative. Be innovative. Being a close follower is not enough.


  10. Helpful (3)

    Only visited as a contractor. The overall feel was cheap, old, and overly Chinese.

    Current Contractor - Contractor in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Contractor - Contractor in Santa Clara, CA

    I have been working at Huawei Technologies as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The company itself is the largest manufacturer of telecom equipment. There are opportunities to travel to China. The Santa Clara offices have cubicles - which numerous studies have shown increase productivity, compared to the modern open office craze.

    Cons

    The Santa Clara offices are cheap, old and reek of corporate backwardness. Compared to any modern company (not necessarily Google, but even a non-profit like the Mozilla Foundation), Huawei's offices are 20 years behind. Everything from the checking in as a guest, to the conference rooms having only VGA adapters, screams of 1995. Look at the parking lot - employee cars are old, beat-up ordinary Toyotas or Hondas. Now look at the cars in Google's or Facebook's parking lots. The check-in process asks you to write your name down on paper and mention the brand of laptop you're carrying. What's the point of that? You also have to check in at a kiosk that prints your badge. Breakrooms seemed rather lame. The cubicle walls are old. Conference rooms were poorly ventilated and felt stale. 95% of the personnel seemed Chinese, which is fine but might make you feel left out when all the conversations around you are in Chinese.

    Advice to Management

    Huawei China is filthy rich. Spend some money on the Silicon Valley offices and bring them up to speed with the 2010's. But please keep the cubicles.


  11. Sr. Procurement Manager

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    a great company with high speed growing. very famous in Telecom industry, you can learn a lot of skills from other colleagues. a different culture from China. Hard working environment.

    Cons

    Too many work flow and regulations, reports. the IT system is not effectively.

    Advice to Management

    adopt to US culture, work more effectively instead of work more longer timer



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