Huawei Technologies Reviews

Updated April 17, 2015
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Pros
  • It is a place to learn with several opportunities to develop careers (in 30 reviews)

  • Freshers can learn a lot in this company which will be useful and helpful for his entire career (in 29 reviews)

Cons
  • Forget about work life balance, atleast 10 hours you should be there in office (in 146 reviews)

  • No work-life balance - 9 hours of work is considered too early to leave the office (in 55 reviews)

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  1. software engineer

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Huawei Technologies full-time

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

    Pros

    company has a great development in following years

    Cons

    the work environment is not so friendly

  2. Helpful (1)

    Principal Architect

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Huawei Technologies full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Strong, Growing company in the foreseeable 2-4 yrs

    Cons

    compensation does not scale with effort.

  3. Good prospects and professional growth...

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Huawei Technologies (more than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Good compensation, opportunity of growth for new comers, good place to experience the challenges of business and get credits for what you do. Multi-national culture, and good prospects to work for Fortune 500 company.

    Cons

    The Chinese management follows centralization strategy rather than decentralization. Local managers don't have much power in decision making. Long overtime hours.

    Advice to Management

    Better people management will help to motivate the employees.

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  5. Configuration management Engineer

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in India, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in India, TX

    I have been working at Huawei Technologies full-time (more than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    Learning skills and handling multiple task in pressure situations

    Cons

    work pressure and timings personal life we cannot balance if u r fresher it will be ok

  6. Helpful (3)

    Hectic and challenging even on the best of days

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    Former Employee - Executive Creative Director in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Executive Creative Director in Santa Clara, CA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Many, many projects to work on

    Cons

    Very strange corporate culture. Alienating.

    Advice to Management

    Being in Silicon Valley means to reach out and be innovative. Be innovative. Being a close follower is not enough.

  7. Helpful (2)

    Only visited as a contractor. The overall feel was cheap, old, and overly Chinese.

    Current Contractor - Contractor in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Contractor - Contractor in Santa Clara, CA

    I have been working at Huawei Technologies as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    The company itself is the largest manufacturer of telecom equipment. There are opportunities to travel to China.

    The Santa Clara offices have cubicles - which numerous studies have shown increase productivity, compared to the modern open office craze.

    Cons

    The Santa Clara offices are cheap, old and reek of corporate backwardness. Compared to any modern company (not necessarily Google, but even a non-profit like the Mozilla Foundation), Huawei's offices are 20 years behind. Everything from the checking in as a guest, to the conference rooms having only VGA adapters, screams of 1995. Look at the parking lot - employee cars are old, beat-up ordinary Toyotas or Hondas. Now look at the cars in Google's or Facebook's parking lots.

    The check-in process asks you to write your name down on paper and mention the brand of laptop you're carrying. What's the point of that? You also have to check in at a kiosk that prints your badge.

    Breakrooms seemed rather lame.

    The cubicle walls are old.

    Conference rooms were poorly ventilated and felt stale.

    95% of the personnel seemed Chinese, which is fine but might make you feel left out when all the conversations around you are in Chinese.

    Advice to Management

    Huawei China is filthy rich. Spend some money on the Silicon Valley offices and bring them up to speed with the 2010's. But please keep the cubicles.

  8. Sr. Procurement Manager

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Huawei Technologies

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

    Pros

    a great company with high speed growing. very famous in Telecom industry, you can learn a lot of skills from other colleagues. a different culture from China. Hard working environment.

    Cons

    Too many work flow and regulations, reports. the IT system is not effectively.

    Advice to Management

    adopt to US culture, work more effectively instead of work more longer timer

  9. Helpful (4)

    Sometimes frustrating working for a different cultural but overall good experience

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    Former Employee - Senior Marketing Manager in DFW, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Marketing Manager in DFW, TX

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Huawei offers a good salary and every year I worked there I received a good bonus. My travel was never restricted and I was able to go to several conferences a year adding to my industry experience and networking.

    Cons

    Working for a Chinese company, at least for Huawei, was often frustrating, There seemed to be a lack of trust from headquarters of the North American employees. Even the most basic decisions had to be run by someone at headquarters before being approved. This was inefficient.

    Advice to Management

    Don't hold meetings in Chinese that alienate the North American employees who are not Chinese speakers.

  10. Helpful (1)

    Stability and inovation

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    Current Employee - Senior Recruiter in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Recruiter in Santa Clara, CA

    I have been working at Huawei Technologies

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

    Pros

    I like the people, the tools and the Professionalism in the HR/Staffing Department

    Cons

    None, I am a recruiter here.

    Advice to Management

    We have a small department but we have the best tools.

  11. Global company

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    Current Employee - Product Manager
    Current Employee - Product Manager

    I have been working at Huawei Technologies full-time (more than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    It is a global company, which gives you opportunity to travel all over the world.
    Pay well.

    Cons

    Travel too much!
    over time.

    Advice to Management

    learn time management.

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