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Huawei Technologies Reviews

Updated November 20, 2014
Updated November 20, 2014
1,070 Reviews
3.1
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Huawei Technologies President and CEO Ren Zhengfei
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Review Highlights

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 28 reviews)


Cons
  • Forget about work life balance, atleast 10 hours you should be there in office (in 142 reviews)

  • No work-life balance - 9 hours of work is considered too early to leave the office (in 54 reviews)

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  1.  

    Fair!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Huawei Technologies as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    Provided on the job training; good pay;

    Cons

    Poor work-life balance, No good welfare package for contract employee

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your contract employee very well they are humans too.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Unorganized, not sure what to do, too localized to Chinese culture

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA

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

    Pros

    - Good for people who look for a job to kill time! Employees have nothing to do and just spend their time in office browsing the Internet.

    Cons

    - No career development
    - Makes you become lazy!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you want to have a present in US, you have to adopt to the US culture. Most management are expat from China that have no ideas what to do with the US hired employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  3.  

    Field Test Engineer

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    Former Employee - Staff Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Staff Engineer in San Diego, CA

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

    Pros

    Co-workers are all professionals. We have a very close relationships.

    Cons

    No visual reference about the company's policy. Chinese people tends to work without ckear view about the company's wants.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    You will feel the need to take a shower every day when you get home from work

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    Current Employee - Product Support Engineer in Plano, TX
    Current Employee - Product Support Engineer in Plano, TX

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

    Pros

    They let you travel, and entertain customers

    Cons

    They encourage you to lie to customers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get out of North America

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Handset testing Engineer

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Huawei Technologies full-time

    Pros

    Many opportunities for new grad to experience the industry.

    Cons

    1. Poorly paid.
    2. Extremely unprofessional management. Work you 24/7 without overtime compensation.
    3. "Ask" contractors travel with their own money on business trip while not covered by any health insurance. Then, applying for reimbursement later on.
    4. No training at all.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you want to have breakthrough in US, deploy its style of management and award more to the employees which encourage good staff stay and loyal to the company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    dont bother

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    Former Employee - Senior Engineer
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer

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

    Pros

    coworkers, network, processes, silicon valley

    Cons

    cargo culture. no non-chinese engineering management. workforce is >85% ethnic chinese transferees from mainland, 2/3 conversations are not english, huge resource and documentation firewalls, hq only cares about chinese needs, does not trust or nurture
    us teams, share needs or use cases. limited us resources and high project cancellation rates.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    become a multinational company. stop wasting your resources.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    high responsibility, agile and very high gradient of learning

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Huawei Technologies

    Pros

    A lot to learn, You can technically contribute a lot, independent growth

    Cons

    not so transparent management and not so good review system

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More transparency. Better review system.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    If you have a job, do not work for Huawei

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    Former Employee - Architect in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Architect in Santa Clara, CA

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

    Pros

    Their pay is not bad, some trips to China if you like it. A ok place to stay if you do not have a job and looking for a place to have some reasonable income.

    Cons

    I think a few existing reviews on right on.

    - They give you good title and good pay to attract you, but once you jon, they treat you like consultant not employee;

    - HQ is in China, people there treat you like outsiders not peers. No respect, all they want is to squeeze your brain juice;

    - Management is horrible.
      * They want you to propose the direction/plan and to get money on your own from HQ;
      * They also want you to make money in a few month, otherwise, your days are numbered!
      * They have no direction nor long term goals, and can cut off your project at any given time;

    - There is no stock option or ESPP, but Chinese employees all gets good stocks and bonus;

    You either leave the company or they lay you off around one year.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start to learn from American company and treat your employees as your employees and with respect. Otherwise, you just waste millions in US and will not get anywhere.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Potential...But Still Some Growing To Do

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Plano, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Plano, TX

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

    Pros

    Great people to work with and Devices

    Cons

    Cultural gaps and gaffes still exist. Language remains a barrier.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Localize, localize, localize.
    Empower local experts to interact with customer, set & execute strategy for this market.
    Still remains very "China" or as many refer to "HQ" centric, while not adapting better to the local market, requirements, standards and expectations.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Ambitious but poorly organized US R&D Center

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    Current Employee - Senior Kernel Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Kernel Engineer in Santa Clara, CA

    I have been working at Huawei Technologies full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    1. Many projects are ambitious and attractive
    2. Not product-oriented, so get chance to work on something really interesting
    3. Diversified projects
    4. Good pay

    Cons

    1. Seems the HQ doesn't really treat the US employees as its own employees, but just consultants. To some extent, there is a competition relationship between the US team and China team.
    2. The funding is strictly controlled by the China BUs, so due to above mentioned relationship, they can withdraw the funding anytime without early notification, no matter whether or not the schedule/plan has been made. They don't care!
    3. As a result, the US employees only have a few options: a. do whatever China BU wants them to do; b. find some other funding without the company; c. leave the company
    4. Probably due to the poor reputations of the company's organization, the company has lots of difficulty to hire qualified/competent engineers to do the work, so to fulfill the head count, the hiring manager has to lower the criteria when hiring new employees. This kind of people cause big trouble when doing projects.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Loose the constraints on US research teams.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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