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ASUS Reviews

Updated December 11, 2014
Updated December 11, 2014
109 Reviews
2.7
109 Reviews
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ASUS President, CEO, and Director Jerry Shen
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great Colleges and working Environment (in 10 reviews)

  • you can learn a lot in ASUS but without money (in 3 reviews)


Cons
  • there is no work life balance and make sure you can speak Mandarin otherwise you are out of luck (in 7 reviews)

  • Low salary - although good bonuses (once a year, so you can't quit on a whim) (in 5 reviews)

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  1.  

    Satisfaction depends on your boss - there are a couple of very good ones as well as some very bad ones.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at ASUS

    Pros

    Exciting brand at the center of the PC universe.

    Cons

    Still a "Chinese" company with low salary and no best practices.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't lose touch with your early commitment to quality for the sake of more profit. Look what happened to Sony.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    You need to clearly know what you like to achieve

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at ASUS

    Pros

    Great career advancement if you clearly know what you like to do and leverage your strength.

    Cons

    Need to be able to handle stress well.

  3.  

    Just like other high tech company in Taiwan

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at ASUS (less than an year)

    Pros

    At least you have a job

    Cons

    No work life balance. Very competitive. Fast path

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  5. 3 people found this helpful  

    Cool products but horrible organization

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    Former Employee - Marketing in Fremont, CA
    Former Employee - Marketing in Fremont, CA

    I worked at ASUS (more than an year)

    Pros

    Cool products like the zenbook - great product! Lots of opportunity to travel.

    Cons

    As other people have indicated; unless your are Taiwanese; you don't stand a chance of going anywhere in this company. Although alot of the supervisors know alot about the technology their people management skills are sadly lacking. Before buying a pencil - they would do a business case - they believe in zero based budgeting which means they are cheap and don't like to spend money. They don't think things through - alot of the time - it's last minute when they do decide to do something after several meetings - by that time - it's too late - the market has moved on to the next great thing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let your local country management do their job - don't just stack every country subsidiary with people from HQ - although the people from HQ may know the politics and how to get things done - they don't understand the local country markets and culture. Maybe also take a few courses in leadership as it's sadly lacking in this organization.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 4 people found this helpful  

    Leading technology company

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    Former Employee - Product Marketing Analyst in Fremont, CA
    Former Employee - Product Marketing Analyst in Fremont, CA

    I worked at ASUS full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    There isn't any advantages to working there...

    Cons

    Although very cool designed products.....they think they are Apple but they are not.....there is no work life balance and make sure you can speak Mandarin otherwise you are out of luck. I wonder where they hire their staff as most are right out of school who are both naive and willing to put up with the poor treatment of employees in exchange for experience.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They need to fire their entire management team as they are incompetent. They lack both leadership skills and compassion and typically terminate people by either phone or email as they have no guts and people skills.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 6 people found this helpful  

    Just a job not a career

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    Former Employee - Analyst in Fremont, CA
    Former Employee - Analyst in Fremont, CA

    I worked at ASUS full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Stable employment - Unless you are terrible at your job, you will not get fired.

    Teammates - For the most part, the people on any team are easy to get along with, however it does create a strong "Us vs Them" dynamic which is an issue.

    Work Life - Full benefits for regular employees. Able to take time off as needed. You will not be fired for taking time off.

    Products - If you can get hands of a new product, its pretty fun to play with before anyone else is able to.

    Cons

    Training - Learn as you go approach. No real training but preexisting habits you have to maintain for some reason.

    Income - Not up to industry standards. Bonus entirely depends on your manager. Raises come very sparsely and in low volume.

    Personal Growth - Limited mobility unless you have technical skills. Nominal funding for higher education.

    Work - Entirely depends on your manager. Some require daily updates on what you do daily, some don't. Some people have meetings and high workload, others don't. Your manager has a vague idea of what they want you to do, then you're pretty much stuck there whether it is good or bad.

    Work Life - High stress. Lots of products coming out, but no additional support to help, so a very strong 'do more with less' culture. Too many conflicting opinions coming from management and HQ. Very low communication between teams and management. High attrition and turnover rate. Company is very frugal in terms of spending for employee comforts and technology upgrades.

    Culture - No one openly discusses the difference in cultures that exist here. There is a huge discrepancy between Asian and non-Asian lifestyles and its just assumed everyone can merge between the two easily.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have more respect for your employees, both financially and professionally. There's a reason why turnover is so high and the fact that no one is addressing the issues is a serious problem. Please take more effort to have open communication with your employees and empathize with their needs.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 6 people found this helpful  

    This company has absolutely shoddy corporate culture!

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    Current Employee - Service Analyst in Fremont, CA
    Current Employee - Service Analyst in Fremont, CA

    I have been working at ASUS full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Opportunity to learn logistics in the computer world.

    Cons

    Modern day electronics plantation work. Shoddy corporate culture, people do not talk to each other instead whisper in fear of retribution from managers. Absolutely horrendous office environment; think of a warehouse with some old furniture from the 80s, still being used till their useful life. Time off, and benefits do not start till a 90 introductory period for some reason. High turnover. In my very brief tenure there, I experienced a total of four employee departures.

    There are two kinds of Asus workers; Taiwanese and the rest. Make sure you know Mandarin!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Wake up! Its 2014, you cannot run an electronics planation 80s style company in the modern day. Change the corporate culture to retain talent and get the company out of the archaic 1980s mindset.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Growing company with inexperience sales and PM

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    Former Employee - Channel Account Manager in Fremont, CA
    Former Employee - Channel Account Manager in Fremont, CA

    I worked at ASUS full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    like to use young graduate kids
    fun environment to work
    ok benefit with 401k match

    Cons

    politics in between two major teams
    very junior sales and PM, who just learn as they work
    no much market knowledge
    no bonus structure or keep on changing and you will never get a good bonus
    the longer you do, the higher chance to get promoted as director

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to be Americanized to fit into local preference

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great products, nice people, but questionable long term career

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fremont, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fremont, CA

    I have been working at ASUS full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    - Friendly coworkers and management, I've never had a personal problem with anyone and untalented employee don't last long

    - Willingness to listen/ change
    Depends on your team and manager, but I have made some changes that I did not think were going to be listened to. Sometimes you need to put a little extra effort in making the case.

    - Good/ great products
    I'm excited whenever we come out with products, its an interesting company that makes really innovative products. Their is a dedicated fan base that I can relate to and enjoy

    - Location
    traffic is also an issue in the South Bay, but it could definitely be worse, this building is in a good location

    Cons

    - IT infrastructure is a mess
    its bad, frequent server crashes, lack of response, they don't seem to have the resources they need to do their job adequately

    - Too many out-dated systems
    our inventory is managed by a system older than I am, each system doesn't work with another, they aren't the most user friendly, desperately needs updating

    - Average to low average pay
     believe that we would retain higher caliber employees if compensation was better, I consider if I can really make a long term career here 7 - 10 years out

    - High turnover
    It seems too high and people here use ASUS as a stepping stone to somewhere else

    - Old Building
    Nothing that exciting about the building, its not the worst either, but considering the size of the company, the facility should be larger and nicer

    - Lack of training
    Our training process for each position is sparse at best, its definitely a sink or swim mentality, be better to have more structure in learning the specific roles and creating a shared database for referencing job functions and how to use the internal systems, left to your own devices much of the time, which builds your personally but hurts synergy

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest more in IT infrastructure or exploring 3rd party services to fix the problems. Find the employees worth keeping and invest more in them so they won't leave. Formalize training processes and create a database where people can reference job functions.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Good company

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer
    Former Employee - Software Engineer

    I worked at ASUS full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Colleague and team members were nice.

    Cons

    Sometimes get bored when keep doing daily routines.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Share experiences with all team members and work smart

    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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