Futurewei Technologies Reviews

Updated September 2, 2015
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Futurewei Technologies Senior Vice President & General Manager John Roese
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  1. hardware intern

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    small team, people are really friendly and are willing to love you out

    Cons

    If something broken and it is designed in beijing, we have to wait a day till beijing team fix it

    Advice to Management

    more activities for employees, otherwise it is a really good experience to work in Huawei


  2. Great Place to Work

    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Research Engineer
    Former Employee - Research Engineer
    Recommends

    Pros

    Team members were supportive and intelligent; The VP was also very kind and knowledgeable that gave valuable suggestions and guidance.

    Cons

    There is nothing that I can think of.

    Advice to Management

    NA


  3. Engineer

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Plano, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Plano, TX
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Futurewei Technologies (More than a year)

    Pros

    Standard benefit and compensation; lots of project team works like start-up;

    Cons

    too complex process to submit e-travel or reimbursement etc.

    Advice to Management

    need more communication with team members


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  5. Good company

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good pay, flexible work time. A lot of travelling

    Cons

    A lot of travelling. The local management is not good


  6. No accountability, no vision, no localization

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Futurewei Technologies full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - From a work-group perspective, you meet some interesting people who genuinely are trying to do good work on interesting projects. -Compensation and bonuses were pretty standard for Silicon Valley; benefits are about par as well. - Depending on your management team, there is usually a lot of autonomy to your day-to-day existence.

    Cons

    - Local management are essentially puppets for HQ strategy and vision, with no thought to how it might be perceived or thought of locally. Almost no one dares to challenge HQ mandates. - Very limited long-term strategic vision possible due to short-sided HQ thought-process - Accountability essentially is a dotted line to HQ, meaning this is no real authority locally.Those who are well thought of at HQ can pretty much do whatever they want, however they want with no repercussions.. - Mandarin continues to be the primary language spoken casually, during meetings and conference calls. If you try to point out that English needs to be spoken because, well, you called the meeting after all, to discuss issues affecting your team or your work, it is met with disdain. - Processes are beyond unnecessarily bureaucratic, as they are adopted from HQ with no meaningful localization, and are supported primarily by tools from HQ (primarily in Chinese with poor translation) - An employee truly never has the feeling of being respected. - Overall quality, in pretty much all areas, is sub-standard.. - Lack of a truly diverse environment will continue to impede their innovation abilities for some time. - Local facilities in Santa Clara are outdated and unpleasant to be in.

    Advice to Management

    - Futurewei needs to be thought of and treated as a separate entity (which it is, legally). - Hire a more diverse group of employees, regardless of HQ mandate - Focus on the long-term sustainability of Futurewei in Silicon Valley - Hire appropriate people for positions instead of pushing someone into a job out of loyalty.


  7. Manager

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Plano, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Plano, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Futurewei Technologies (More than a year)

    Pros

    Next generation technology, exciting work.

    Cons

    Decisions made at corporate China, which slows down hiring of senior positions.

    Advice to Management

    Don't micro manage.


  8. One way to China

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Principal Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Principal Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Futurewei Technologies full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Lot's of opportunity to learn.

    Cons

    Anything useful goes to China. Local management has no authority to set an agenda or reward good employees.

    Advice to Management

    Unless there is a good vision it is not possible to hire or retain good people.


  9. RFIC design engineer

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    great place to work, relax

    Cons

    compensation may be not as much as top company


  10. Culture shocking place to work

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Research Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Research Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Futurewei Technologies full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Excellent salary and benefits, great bonuses for valuable employees. Great place to work if you are Chinese, down to the predominately Chinese cuisine in the cafeteria and lots of business travel to China.

    Cons

    If you are not Chinese, you may not fit in. Some of the meetings are conducted in Mandarin, and if you are lucky they will translate into English what is being said. This is especially the case when Chinese management visits (which happens very often). Much of the Internet is blocked from the primary workstations, e.g., just about anything to do with open source.

    Advice to Management

    Hire more culturally diverse candidates, and far more women. Prohibit discussions in Mandarin.


  11. project coordinator

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Coordinate and Operations Analyst in Plano, TX
    Current Employee - Project Coordinate and Operations Analyst in Plano, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Futurewei Technologies (More than a year)

    Pros

    It has been a pleasure experience in the career path, and learn more world wilde working functions.

    Cons

    More actively seeking and communication in there.



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