I worked at Global SourcesPros
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.
Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
- Application Details
I applied through other source. The process took 2 days – interviewed at Global Sources in May 2013.Interview Details
I was invited to their Makati office for a written exam. I screwed it up because I didn't have the syntax memorized for the program I needed to write based on their machine problems. After the exam I was told they will contact me for the next steps.
Few days more and the HR personnel texted me asking for a phone interview. But for some reason, I politely declined and informed her I decided to stop the pursuit of career in their company.Interview Questions
No OfferNeutral ExperienceAverage Interview
- Machine problems need to be solved by writing program on paper. Answer Question
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Global Sources views its operations as being of great import (and export, too). The company provides an online business-to-business marketplace for import/export traders. Its Web site allows more than 800,000 buyers to search through products of 190,000 suppliers from approximately 200 countries, with a strong focus on the Chinese market. Global Sources also sponsors exhibitions (called China Sourcing Fairs), and provides such e-commerce services as private online catalogs and supply chain management. The company concentrates primarily on such industries as fashion...