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Tired, worn out, need some rest

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Current Employee - Director in Morrisville, NC
Current Employee - Director in Morrisville, NC

I have been working at Lenovo full-time (more than 10 years)

Pros

The pay and its location

Cons

work too much, need more sleep

Advice to ManagementAdvice

eh, they wouldn't listen

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good for new hires; veterans are just overworked, underpaid, and not respected.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Morrisville, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Morrisville, NC

    I have been working at Lenovo full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    - Starting salary for your background is usually above industry average.
    - Health/Dental benefits are good; flex time is decent.
    - Having Lenovo on your resume will attract recruiters.
    - You get to work within a fast-paced business, this enables most department employees to learn a lot on the job.

    Cons

    - Long hours; nighttime conference calls are frequent and usually not productive.
    - Little to no room for advancement unless you are willing to travel a lot and play suck-up corporate politics.
    - It is much, much more difficult to be promoted up the band level ladder internally than it is for an outsider with debatable experience to be hired in and leapfrog you into a higher band position (and make more money than you). Management knows about this and does not care; they actually think this system works.

    - The 1-2-3 system of rating P3s is ANTIQUATED. It was meant for IBM back in the 60's, 70's, and 80's when they were getting new hires all the time, and there actually was a bell curve of talent. Now, at least 75% of us are on the far right of the curve and competing with each other like a pack of starving, wild dogs. Most managers don't even read those stupid things when it comes time for evaluations and it boils down to a mere popularity contest. Think the best candidates are rising to the top? Think again!!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Read the 'Cons' section. Now read it again....

    The culture at Lenovo is horrid. Backstabbing clowns do well, the rest of us are overworked, underpaid, and not respected, just like the title of this review. Keeping your seasoned veterans down at lower band levels and bringing external people in at higher band levels that do not know squat about the company is not a healthy practice and it should change immediately.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Good place to learn and grow. Good bonuses ;-)

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    Former Employee - Service Manager in Raleigh, NC
    Former Employee - Service Manager in Raleigh, NC

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

    Pros

    Good bonuses given annually to the staff

    Cons

    Management thinking can at times be too Asian...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more western thinking...

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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