First International Computer
2.2 of 5 4 reviews
www.fic.com.tw Taipei, Taiwan 150 to 499 Employees

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Updated Feb 2, 2014

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Ming-jen Chien

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25% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    learned from different department

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Taipei (Taiwan)

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

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

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    FICS (a sub division on FIC)

    Engineer (Current Employee)
    Fremont, CA

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

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementDo as you wish, as long as you are happy.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Run, not walk away from this place.

    Engineer (Current Employee)
    Fremont, CA

    ProsIf 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.

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

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Nice place for fresh students

    (Former Employee)
    Jing'an, Shanghai (China)

    ProsAs 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.

    ConsBut 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 Senior ManagementSince 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.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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