HTC
3.0 of 5 106 reviews
www.htc.com Taoyuan, Taiwan 5000+ Employees

HTC Reviews

Updated Mar 26, 2014
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3.0 106 reviews

                             

21% Approve of the CEO

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Peter Chou

(29 ratings)

37% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "The smartphones made in this company sell to all the world, it means people all around the world will use some functions that you made"
    in 4 reviews
  • "Cutting edge technology, growth industry, good people, financially rewarding"
    in 6 reviews
Cons:
  • "Must fully committed your self to the work for the heavy loading and long working hours"
    in 10 reviews
  • "Work overtime, working time is unbelievable long"
    in 6 reviews
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Fantastic designers, awesome product.

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Seattle, WA

I worked at HTC full-time for more than a year

ProsThe work is very fast moving and the colleagues are great. I haven't been in this dynamic and exciting of an environment... ever. The Seattle studio is a great open environment and it supports lots of active engagement.

ConsSometimes the fast pace overlooks a more thoughtful approach, and sometimes the C-Suite is heavy handed with their feedback to the designers. It'd be great if they were able to do their job with less influence from senior management.

Advice to Senior ManagementEmpower people to do their jobs and then let their work stick.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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It was intense in terms of the work time but very fulfilling

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at HTC as a contractor

ProsLearning is good, project scale is huge

Conswork time and workload is a bit too much

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Amazing Products, Unpredictable Future

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Bellevue, WA

I worked at HTC full-time for more than 3 years

ProsHTC is a small enough company to implement decisions quickly. The employees are empowered to take ownership for their part of the business and are allowed to try new and innovative programs.

ConsQuick decisions didn't always lead to a big payoff. Through the hard times, there were usually concerns with downsizing. This fear was always looming over the company.

Advice to Senior ManagementThe opportunity for training and internal growth was never a priority. It would be great if there was a strategy for this in the future.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Fun company to work at

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Seattle, WA

I worked at HTC full-time

ProsWork on cool and leading edge technology. HTC is constantly looking for a way to lead in the mobile industry and is open to new ideas. The people in Seattle are all open-minded and willing to listen to ideas and feedback.

ConsMarketing is one of HTC's main pitfalls but at the same time HTC is tight on budget so it goes both ways. Although HTC is working on many interesting ideas, it needs to figure out what to really focus on and cut out the innovative but small impact projects.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Exhilarating Company.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Seattle, WA

I have been working at HTC full-time for more than 3 years

ProsExcellent products, fast paced, customer focused business.

ConsLack of sufficient marketing support.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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good company

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at HTC

Prospeople are kind and sweet there

Consbad location, it took me hours to get there

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Great technology, difficult management

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at HTC

ProsCutting edge technology, growth industry, good people, financially rewarding.

ConsManagement not focused on best practices in sales teams/people in US.

Advice to Senior ManagementSales people in sales jobs, with strong sales leadership with sales and business training.

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Lack of Management.

Many (Former Employee)
Bellevue, WA

I worked at HTC full-time for more than 5 years

ProsFun technology
Good benefits
Snacks and Drinks free

ConsManagers don't invest time in their employees
Reviews are a joke
Politics and looks get you promoted

Advice to Senior ManagementStop being selfish. Measure peoples performance and don't let it be subjective.

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

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Frustrating, selfish yet humbling

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at HTC full-time for more than a year

ProsCool product design, nice people that are respectful. snacks in the kitchen, helpful people when they can be. In house food court at the main headquarters in Taiwan.

ConsPoor overall fundamental quality of mechanical & audio parts. Not very forward thinking for sustainability. Too much marketing hype without fundamentally knowing the actual product quality that Taiwan can deliver.

Advice to Senior ManagementOutsource. Outsource. Outsource.

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

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A wild ride up and a rough ride down - all at the whims of emotionally-driven management

Marketing (Current Employee)
Seattle, WA

I have been working at HTC full-time for more than 3 years

ProsBeing on the cutting edge and fighting from an underdog position is rewarding and interesting. Getting targeted by patent trolls, not so much

ConsKnowing that senior management disregards most objective data and instead decides based on personal preference is hard. Seeing pet projects consume limited resources is harder.

Advice to Senior ManagementDecide to actually invest in marketing, for a sustained campaign with consistent messaging. Customers want you to succeed and will pay more for great original products.

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

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