Hong Kong Applied Science and Technology Research Institute

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Updated Jul 18, 2014

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3.8 9 reviews

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    good company, met a lot of friends here.

    Embedded Software Engineer (Former Employee) Hong Kong (Hong Kong)

    Prosnice ppl around. They pay attentions to areas even like interactive design.

    Constypical company founded by government. No pressure from market. Fresh graduated student cannot learn a lot

    Advice to Senior ManagementThere is quite few they could do. Actually, they are enjoying their pre-retiring time, happily....

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great experience

    Project Intern (Former Employee) Hong Kong (Hong Kong)

    ProsFreestyle culture, rarely overtime, and highly communication with each other. Freestyle culture, rarely overtime, and highly communication with each other.

    ConsSalary is a little bit low. The culture is not very active. Salary is a little bit low. The culture is not very active.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    An organization for keeping incompetence

    Senior Engineer (Former Employee) Ma Liu Shui (Hong Kong)

    ProsPseudo-retirement environment:
    - Infinite money from goverment.
    - No need to meet deadline.
    - No need to monitor quality of work.
    - It's OK even if a project fails. (somehow you get praised because you fail......)
    - A normal experienced engineer only need to work less than 10% of time a day.
    - Incompetent staffs can stay
    - Guaranteed yearly raise higher than inflation.
    - Can work till retire

    ConsDoomed job:
    - 2nd hand technology, which the market does not need.
    - Competent staffs are kicked away, so-called "spin off".
    - Competence level keeps going down after 2 years of stay.
    - No one can manage discipline of staffs
    - Most employees cannot re-enter the job market because of high salary and incompetence.
    - Once you leave ASTRI, you can really retire, because you can't find an R&D job in HK any more.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThis is really a miserable job for those who really contribute to the productive flow:
    - There is no clear target.
    - There is no regular team meeting so staffs don't know how their procrastinations affect the others.
    - Managements are so inexperienced that they don't really care about the staffs.

    My suggestion: go back to industry and then you know what I mean.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Senior Engineer (Current Employee) Hong Kong (Hong Kong)

    ProsFree, less pressure, get off work on time

    Conslow salary, slow lift, less passion

    Advice to Senior Managementcreate a better career path for employees

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

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    nice company

    Project Intern (Current Employee) Sha Tin (Hong Kong)

    Prosreasonable working hours and sufficient time for learning new knowledges

    Conssalary is not high, maybe just around the avg. for the 1st year employees

    Advice to Senior Managementnone

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

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    Nice place to work, stable but prospect is poor

    Engineer (Current Employee) Sha Tin (Hong Kong)

    ProsStable, seldom OT, always renew contract

    ConsNo careers prospect, no methodology

    Advice to Senior ManagementImprove the staff incentive

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    summer intern

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prosfree, resourses are enough, good environment

    Conscommunications between colleagues are not well

    Advice to Senior Managementno

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    learnt a lot and fun

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    Proslearnt a lot. people were really rock stars of the industry. they're all from really good schools and a lot of them even have phds

    Consthe pressure is a little big to live up with the legends of ASTRI. people know so much so it gives u some pressure

    Advice to Senior Managementi think the overall management of ASTRI is excellent. Although the HR and CC people might need to get a little bit more efficient

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good working environment and no pressure.

    Senior Engineer (Current Employee)

    Prosno pressure.
    light workload.
    large amount of time to do things you like.

    Consthe management team is week.
    no incentive to encourage good work.
    less rewarding.

    Advice to Senior Managementfire underperformed people.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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