Lenovo Reviews

Updated October 23, 2014
Updated October 23, 2014
353 Reviews
3.3
353 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 20 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.  

    Intern Experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Morrisville, NC
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Morrisville, NC

    I worked at Lenovo as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great working environment.
    Friendly colleagues.
    Everyone is eager to learn and open to share.
    When I was in Lenovo, my supervisor had me joined a initiative project and my teammates were very friendly and helpful.

    Cons

    Before joining the project team. I was asked to do a self research for a new industry. I then started to interview people around the company. Everyone I interviewed gave me great help with my research, but there were appeared to be several managers (that manage those people I interviewed) that were focusing on the same direction and they started to argue with who should lead this research project.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Overall, it was a positive experience

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Lenovo (more than an year)

    Pros

    The hours are relatively flexible (largely dependent on your position and manager though). It's relatively easy to get additional training, and equipment needed for the job.

    Cons

    Part of the difficulty involved with working for an international company is it requires you to work some strange hours; expect to be on a conference either early in the morning or late at night. Salary is mediocre.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    best experience for a global company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Data Analyst in Morrisville, NC
    Current Employee - Data Analyst in Morrisville, NC

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

    Pros

    the culture at Lenovo is great

    Cons

    The IBM culture brought in by former ibmers is slowing lenovo down

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    career advance should be based on what you know and not who you know

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    a good company to work for

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    it is a great creative and strategic company.

    Cons

    too much over time work, you need to find a way to work life balance.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Cover great/ Inside, much politics and conning

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Morrisville, NC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Morrisville, NC

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

    Pros

    Great company to work for on the cover

    Cons

    however, the VP and some Directors in US do not go by talent, or how much you bust your butt for them, they will use you up and spit you out with all of the turnover is awful, people that are good workers get laid off. Some are laid off 5 times. You will never be comfortable when that time comes around as you will have to look over your shoulder in case you AGAIN get the layoff notice. They will say you're able to look for another position within the company upon being laid off, yet they erase all of your access where you cannot look internally into another dpt.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good salary! Don't trust management!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Former Employee - Anonymous

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

    Pros

    Good starting salary. Have the ability to work from home

    Cons

    Continuous layoffs every year, no matter how good the company is doing! Poor leadership! Management can stab you in the back. Be careful

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire people who are good at leading not because their your buddy

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Corporate development experience

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    Current Employee - Business Transformation Specialist in Morrisville, NC
    Current Employee - Business Transformation Specialist in Morrisville, NC

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

    Pros

    Quality of work, growing company, bonus structure

    Cons

    too much over time hours

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    better work-life balance

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9.  

    Great place if you are on the inside circle

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    Former Employee - Sales
    Former Employee - Sales

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

    Pros

    Great people to workbwith. Enjoyed my co workers very much. If management like you then you are golden. Very connected group who will help those they like but really dont care about anyone else.

    Cons

    Again well connectec can be very difficult to move into new areas. Pay is ok but it has fallen out of balance. They bring in most employees as contractors now at half the salary.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop having so many chiefs. Look inside at your talent there is alot there. You have alot of people there with desire to grow you need to cultivate that talent before they continue to leave. Saw too many good talented people leave because of culture.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great place to gain sales and corporate experience

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    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
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Enjoyed my colleagues but nothing else

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    Current Employee - Inside Sales Account Manager in Morrisville, NC
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Account Manager in Morrisville, NC

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

    Pros

    -great products/industry leading (until recent)
    -summer hrs (half day once a week)

    Cons

    -Very Low/Uncompetitive Salaries
    -Worthless Middle Management
    -Micro-Management
    -Quality slipping as of latest transition......... employees are quitting due to lack of commitment to employees
    -Useless CRM systems that are always broken/delay day-to-day business makes impossible to commit anything to customer
    - very difficult to track commissions due to old/outdated systems used
    - Overworked with broken tools leads to burn-out, churn
    - No opportunity for advancement unless you are best pals with executives
    - only hire contract kids right out of college with no work history and business hinges on them delivering a $10 million quarterly quota, and they wonder why numbers are slipping and customers are leaving for competitors

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look at the big picture and show appreciation to the inside sales team who actually are responsible for growing the business and are responsible for your fat bonus checks. CEO needs to dump the old IBM folks who came over in the merger if they ever want a true positive working environment withe people excited to say they work for Lenovo. Pay your employes hat they are worth or you will continue to loose top talent to other local tech companies who pay 50-60% more salary

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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