Huawei Technologies Reviews

Updated August 25, 2015
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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. Senior Staff Engineer

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

    Pros

    It is a large company with a lot of talented people. People work hard, collaborate well in a team environment.

    Cons

    There is quite a bit office politics. Different groups compete for the same project, which is a waste of resources.

    Advice to Management

    Need to do a better job of balancing out the need of different business units and the need of different group within the business unit.


  2. Helpful (1)

    No ethical

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Huawei Technologies full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Hardly find anything good to say

    Cons

    no professional, play games, not focus on business at all


  3. Senior Exec

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    a very aggressive company with potential to become biggest global ICT providers

    Cons

    lack of professional management people and skill sets to make high and sustained success in countries outside China

    Advice to Management

    learn to be more professional and provide training to staff so people will become more loyal to the company


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  5. Good company ... very strong and growing

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Huawei Technologies full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Many worldwide resources, many diverse technology fields

    Cons

    Must do better to attract US talent


  6. My review

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great pay and good benefits.

    Cons

    Not a great quality of work

    Advice to Management

    Be more serious about projects


  7. 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
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

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

    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.


  8. Helpful (3)

    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.


  9. Helpful (2)

    Stability and inovation

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


  10. Helpful (1)

    Good work, confusing management

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

    I worked at Huawei Technologies full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The US R&D office seem to have many challenging work opportunities. They do good market survey and offer relatively competitive compensation. They general hire good people to work there (although many don't stay for long).

    Cons

    The company has a weird management setup where there were a group of US managers and a group of Chinese correspondents. It is difficult to see who is making the decision and taking responsibilities. The management lacks transparency, often doesn't/can't keep promises, and is full of corporate politics.

    Advice to Management

    I wish the US management could be more transparent in their decision making and handle projects differently than the Chinese headquarter does. I believe many of them also want to do so but simply don't have the liberty to.


  11. Helpful (6)

    Strange company to work for in the US

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    Former Employee - Solution Architect in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Solution Architect in Santa Clara, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Huawei Technologies full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Broad scope and lot of energy. No one cares whether you accomplish anything or do nothing. Opportunity to travel.

    Cons

    Centrally controlled by headquarters. You are not really able to get anything done as you would be in an American company.

    Advice to Management

    Establish clear goals and local leadership.



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