HTC Reviews

Updated June 15, 2015
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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
  • Lack of work/life balance, systems, processes which impacts effectiveness of employees (in 5 reviews)

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

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  1. Life at work

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    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at HTC

    Pros

    office-culture, leadership, fantastic peers, open to innovation

    Cons

    communicating with different teams on different time zones


  2. Helpful (1)

    Had tremendous potential, squandered by management in TW...

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

    I worked at HTC

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits - good HC, and 401k matching vests immediately. Decent vacation policy as well. People - there are some very smart people in the Seattle and Bellevue offices, creative and innovative, just sad that it hasn't been utilized better. New technology - despite its diminished status, HTC still gets introduced to a lot of bleeding edge tech which is pretty cool to be a part of. Work/Life Balance - aside from trips and calls with Asia, its not a bad work/life balance for the comp.

    Cons

    Taiwan - Senior management in TW is absolutely terrible. CFO is focused solely on the short-term bottom line and as a result killing the company's ability to make a long-term come back. CEO is clueless, absolutely clueless. Holding on to what worked in 1997 and even 2007 isn't going to work today, no matter how much she wants it to and believes it will. The CMO is out to lunch.

    Advice to Management

    Allow yourself to be challenged and maybe be open minded. Spend more time outside of TW and in the US and Europe - in Taiwan you're only surrounded by yes men, and that's not helping the company...


  3. Great Products, Bad Management

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    Former Employee - Social Media in Bellevue, WA
    Former Employee - Social Media in Bellevue, WA

    I worked at HTC (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great toys, technology. Innovative company with eye on future of technology

    Cons

    poorly managed, lack of marketing strength, poor decisions

    Advice to Management

    Allow employees to work and make a difference. Empower them to succeed.


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  5. Start up culture in a big company

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    Current Employee - Senior Product Manager in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Senior Product Manager in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at HTC full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    truly international place to work. A lot of travel to Taipei and across US. You get to work on cool stuff which matters.

    Cons

    Pretty much all the pros are the cons. You have to travel to get things done. You have to be agile complete agile because things change daily.

    Advice to Management

    More communication would be great. More trust to let people do their jobs would be great.


  6. Don't try to work in IT Regional Bellevue You've been warned.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bellevue, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bellevue, WA

    I have been working at HTC full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Let me think? Well they do feed you a lot you definitely don't go hungry here for sure.

    Cons

    Outdated equipment and software from the laptops to the servers. Constant turnover in the manager position as well as the worker bees on the front lines. Constantly defending yourself from attacks nearly every day. If you're not in sales or marketing, you're just another employee. Promotions happen everywhere except in IT. And they let us know about it through email and other means. Also cumbersome purchasing software used to acquire resources.

    Advice to Management

    More direct communication with the team as a whole not just selected individuals to find out our concerns. If there is constant turnover in a dept then that's a problem that needs to be addressed. Here's some helpful questions. What is the problem in that group and what can we do to stabliize the turnover? But you have to care to first.


  7. 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 a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    great colleagues, great atmosphere in us operations

    Cons

    non us operations HQ challenged


  8. Helpful (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 a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

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


  9. 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)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.


  10. 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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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.


  11. Exhilarating Company.

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    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)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent products, fast paced, customer focused business.

    Cons

    Lack of sufficient marketing support.



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