First International Computer

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  1.  

    learned from different department

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Taipei (Taiwan)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Taipei (Taiwan)

    Pros

    Have an insight of a large company, knowing how business works. Have great chance to deal the business with foreigners.

    Cons

    R&D is quite weak. The company did not know where is their strength and advantage. Need to be innovative and active.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    FICS (a sub division on FIC)

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineer  in  Fremont, CA
    Current Employee - Engineer in Fremont, CA

    Pros

    i was one of the first ten employees at FICS, so there was a lot to learn on starting a "new organization."

    Cons

    Extreme Taiwanese-type politics. The "Lords" and whoever had the loudest voice tried to carve the "kingdom."

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do as you wish, as long as you are happy.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Run, not walk away from this place.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineer  in  Fremont, CA
    Current Employee - Engineer in Fremont, CA

    Pros

    If you are enjoy Taiwanese culture, then this is the place for you. Otherwise, it is a real shocker. Major brown nosing with the right person is the key to success. Hail the upper management like gods to earn promotions and raises. Scream loud and being rude to your co-workers to establish yourself as a leader.

    I have to give credits to some of the nice and polite people that I had worked with.

    Cons

    Production line was running during major construction (violation of safety rule).
    Only Chinese was spoken during staff meetings.
    Body search when exiting the building to ensure nothing is stolen from the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn western management style and practice it.
    Treat the employees with some respects, non everyone live by the Taiwanese standards.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Nice place for fresh students

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Jing'an, Shanghai (China)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jing'an, Shanghai (China)

    Pros

    As a small company, you will have the chance to put your hands on virtually everything that this lab is working on. So you are guaranteed to learn lots of things. The projects can be covering financial/banking software development, embedded systems, system integration, factory supportive software development, technical support scheduling software development, phone operating system development, etc. You name it, the lab is always full of projects from different sources.

    Cons

    But as you gets older, you can only see your salary growing slowly if luckily, no hope to be promoted to any practically senior position, because the organizational structure is really flat! Don't know if this is good or bad, since people may leave the company before they realize this point. Only those who want to be stable at work without jumping from company to company will find it painful because you want to go up somehow.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Since it's a subsidy of the bigger company, the power of the manager of this lab is really limited, this is an understandable but sad situation for the employees.

    Recommends

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