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Lenovo Reviews in Raleigh, NC

Updated November 23, 2014
Updated November 23, 2014
380 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • work-life balance is better than any other IT company in China and team work is good (in 21 reviews)

  • Work is flexible, you can work from home any day of the week unless you have a meeting tie up (in 10 reviews)


Cons
  • too much over time work, you need to find a way to work life balance (in 33 reviews)

  • no work life, no training to improve skills, time-off policies are okay (in 8 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Raleigh, NC

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

    Pros

    Good culture of getting things done. Management has been great and very flexible.

    Cons

    With company being a international company, there is a lot of working with people in different time zones. It sometimes can take a lot of time to get things resolved due to this.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great place to gain sales and corporate experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Inbound Sales Representative in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Inbound Sales Representative in Raleigh, NC

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, decent pay, great company culture. Lots of added spiffs and sales perks as well

    Cons

    very aggressive sales quotas and sales goals.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    make sure that you put employees first.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great place to work!

    Current Employee - Instructional Designer in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Instructional Designer in Raleigh, NC

    I have been working at Lenovo as a contractor (more than a year)

    Pros

    The team environment...as long as you have a good team.

    Cons

    Most people in the industry are contract....but at least an on-going contract.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Services in Raleigh, NC
    Former Employee - Services in Raleigh, NC

    I worked at Lenovo full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    strong leadership in place today

    Cons

    long hours for everyone to work

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Diversity is in the eyes of the beholder

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Raleigh, NC

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

    Pros

    Phenomenal growth opportunity. If you can land a Global role your exposure to international business is an incredible opportunity.

    Cons

    At the risk of sounding xenophobic, Lenovo is a Chinese company and every year more and more of the U.S. based functions (and jobs) are shifted to China. If you are seeking a role at Lenovo outside of China it would be best to land a Geography specific role, but also realize this will limit career growth.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 5 people found this helpful  

    Management Leads by Intimidation... Entire Company is in a Tailspin

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Raleigh, NC

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

    Pros

    Great place to get some truly global experience. Lenovo used to have a top notch worldwide organization leading global strategies, but those employees are either being pushed out or leaving on their own.

    Cons

    While starting pay levels are very good for Raleigh, North Carolina, average annual raises of 2.5% mean that after several years with Lenovo, you will find yourself drastically underpaid compared to similar firms in the area. Many employees are leaving in droves, whether they are being forced out (three rounds of layoffs in 2013 alone), or just leaving of their own volition. These employees are seeing post-Lenovo pay bumps of 20%-30% because Lenovo is simply not keeping up with the market.

    Lenovo has also discontinued all training for US employees and offers no form of internal development or advancement. At least, for individuals below the executive level. Executives are doing just fine (they all spent a week together in 5-star accommodations in Barcelona this October). Promotions are a thing of the past, as all new job openings are filled by external applicants- oftentimes before existing employees are aware of the opportunity. I will repeat- Lenovo does NOT promote internally. Management also repeatedly changes direction, which has resulted in the lowest morale and worst work life balance I've ever seen at any company. Employees are all scared to voice their opinions because history shows that those with opinions will be next in line on the chopping block. This company has perfected the notion of "leading through intimidation."

    If you're thinking about joining Lenovo, I would recommend asking yourself the following questions:

    - Do you enjoy working 12-16 hour days?
    - Do you enjoy working over the weekend?
    - Are you ok with your management team repeatedly taking credit for your work?
    - Are you comfortable becoming a mindless drone and following the most ridiculous 'strategies' even though every bone in your body is telling you not to?

    If you answered "yes" to any of the above, then Lenovo is the place for you!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Your employees are your lifeblood. They understand the company probably better than you do. Rather than rewarding opinions and ideas with dismissal, how about doing something revolutionary... like actually listening to the constructive feedback? After all, where do you think innovation comes from?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Lenovo Response

    Feb 13, 2014Global Recruiting Program Manager

    You may want to reach out to your HR partner regarding these issues. If there is "intimidation" occurring with your specific Manager, you need to reach out and report it to HR, as that is not ... More

  8.  

    Lead development

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Raleigh, NC

    I have been working at Lenovo full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Flexibility to build the program however we like.

    Cons

    No career path, old school thinking

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    embrace new age culture or you will lose all of your talent.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Experiences, but starting to feel like a large company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Director in Raleigh, NC

    I have been working at Lenovo full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great experiences, extremely bright people. Clear mission, great momentum. Very rewarding incentive structure for both business and individual performance.

    Cons

    If in a WW role, you will likely have many late night and early morning calls. Just a part of what WW means. Given all the growth of the last few years, it is starting to feel very big. Slower decisions. many levels of management. Growth starting to level off.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management has been very strong in my opinion, but need to make sure we remain quick to react as we take over the #1 market share position

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    the company is very dynamic

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical Project Manager in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Technical Project Manager in Raleigh, NC

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

    Pros

    The company is new and exciting

    Cons

    Talented people at lost in the dynamics

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    slow down

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Good place to learn and grow. Good bonuses ;-)

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Service Manager in Raleigh, NC
    Former Employee - Service Manager in Raleigh, NC

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

    Pros

    Good bonuses given annually to the staff

    Cons

    Management thinking can at times be too Asian...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more western thinking...

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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