HTC Reviews

Updated March 25, 2015
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  1. Life at work

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    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. Start up culture in a big company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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.

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

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    • Senior Management
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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    Outdated equipment and software from the laptops to the servers.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.

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  5. manager

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    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

  6. Helpful (2)

    Fantastic designers, awesome product.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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.

  7. Amazing Products, Unpredictable Future

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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.

  8. Fun company to work at

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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.

  9. Exhilarating Company.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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)

    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.

  10. Lack of Management.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Many in Bellevue, WA
    Former Employee - Many in Bellevue, WA

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

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

    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 Management

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

  11. Helpful (3)

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Marketing in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Marketing in Seattle, WA

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

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

    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 Management

    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.

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