Huawei Technologies Reviews

Updated June 23, 2015
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Huawei Technologies President and CEO Ren Zhengfei
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Pros
  • Good place to learn for freshers (in 30 reviews)

  • you get to learn a lot because you have to do a lot (in 29 reviews)

Cons
  • Extremely poor work life balance (in 146 reviews)

  • No work life balance or no personal life (in 55 reviews)

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  1. Good learning experience

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    Former Contractor - Hardware Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Former Contractor - Hardware Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    working with experts in the respective field, state of the art facilities,

    Cons

    politics between different teams within the same field


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    Senior Manager, Market Intelligence and Account Strategy

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    Former Employee - Senior Manager, Market Intelligence and Account Strategy in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Manager, Market Intelligence and Account Strategy in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Not many pros to talk about unfortunately; Generally pay seems to be pretty competitive but that's about all that comes to mind. The R&D team is pretty stable but all other positions are in the direct and constant path of layoffs.

    Cons

    Very difficult culture being that it's virtually all Chinese management; Nobody in a senior position is from the U.S.; No understanding of how to operate in a mature market like the U.S., treat every market the same; VERY high turnover (layoffs) for U.S. employees which tend to be backfilled by less expensive Chinese employees; Very little trust from management towards U.S. employees


  3. Typical asian company with little authorization in US branches

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    Current Employee - Senior Manager in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Huawei Technologies full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    High executive power Chinese company respects US talents

    Cons

    very different culture to US companies late night calls all weekdays (time difference)

    Advice to Management

    have more freedom to US branches try to do things locally


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  5. Field Test Engineer

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    Former Employee - Staff Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Staff Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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.


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    Engineer

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    Current Employee - Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    To learn, explore new technologies

    Cons

    No freedom to US branch to make decision or do anything else. HQ tells you what to do and you do it. No proper communication or database from China. They change the project and never tell you, while you are working on it. Takes employees as contractors, promising them full-time, but never make them full-time. Not a good work environment. Too much politics. Sudden change of company hierarchy. You will be stuck in chinese culture. People talk in chinese if you are in meetings. Very company growth oriented, Doesn't think about employee's welfare.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to what the Principal Engineers/Managers say.



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