HTC Reviews in Seattle, WA

Updated July 10, 2014
Updated July 10, 2014
129 Reviews
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Pros
  • Chances to work with colleagues around the world (in 5 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 11 reviews)

  • no personal life, need to work overtime and may get calls during weekend or midnights (in 8 reviews)

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  1.  

    manager

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    Former Employee - Product Manager in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Product Manager in Seattle, WA

    I worked at HTC full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    great colleagues, great atmosphere in
    us operations

    Cons

    non us operations HQ challenged

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Fantastic designers, awesome product.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA

    I worked at HTC full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The 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.

    Cons

    Sometimes 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 ManagementAdvice

    Empower people to do their jobs and then let their work stick.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Amazing Products, Unpredictable Future

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bellevue, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bellevue, WA

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

    Pros

    HTC 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.

    Cons

    Quick 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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Fun company to work at

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA

    I worked at HTC full-time

    Pros

    Work 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.

    Cons

    Marketing 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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Exhilarating Company.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA

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

    Pros

    Excellent products, fast paced, customer focused business.

    Cons

    Lack of sufficient marketing support.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Lack of Management.

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    Former Employee - Many in Bellevue, WA
    Former Employee - Many in Bellevue, WA

    I worked at HTC full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Fun technology
    Good benefits
    Snacks and Drinks free

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop being selfish. Measure peoples performance and don't let it be subjective.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

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

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    Current Employee - Marketing in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Marketing in Seattle, WA

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Knowing 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 ManagementAdvice

    Decide 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Products, terrible leadership...

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    Former Employee - Marketing in Bellevue, WA
    Former Employee - Marketing in Bellevue, WA

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

    Pros

    Great Products, Innovative and fun category

    Cons

    Lack of leadership from the CEO down. Many junior level people put in VP level positions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get a plan in place. Stop putting people in place of power who should not be.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    A Festival of Bad Management and Lack of Responsibility

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bellevue, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bellevue, WA

    I worked at HTC full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great coworkers, cool products, opportunity to test new devices, great name to have on your resume. Great benefits, 401k, and free parking and snacks. Compensation is okay for most, lacking in some departments. And if you can survive here you can survive anywhere! This isn't a long term place, its a place to get some skills and then move on! And while I can say all of the above, it still isn't a place I'd recommend long term to anyone.

    Cons

    Poor management, lack of responsibility on all fronts from all levels of management, zero ethics, important decisions being made by the wrong people, random decisions being handed down with zero insight into how it will affect the offices outside Taiwan.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You have amazing employees that come to work every day and are taking a chance on HTC - time to invest a bit more in your people. Remember you're a global company and Taiwanese politics can only go so far in NA and EMEA.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Chaotic.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Marketing and Sales in Bellevue, WA
    Former Employee - Marketing and Sales in Bellevue, WA

    I worked at HTC full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    You are instantly accountable and able to provide input and affect change. Basic resources (computer, desk, solid/reliable internet connection, sane IT policies, etc) are avail on day one.

    Cons

    No balance. Much too reactionary. Not able to look downstream more than a few months.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    As the company continues to scale back - take care of those employees that are asked to take on even more work. Most are overworked and focus too much on the short term.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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