Tencent Reviews

Updated September 16, 2014
Updated September 16, 2014
74 Reviews
4.2
74 Reviews
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Tencent CEO and Chairman Ma Huateng
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49 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • The biggest internet company in China, which can make your resume a little more beautiful (in 6 reviews)

  • Fantastic people, culture, work environment (in 8 reviews)


Cons
  • poor work-life balance, always left work late during weekdays (in 5 reviews)

  • Very big company, not growing that fast now, so opportunity is limited (in 4 reviews)

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  1.  

    customer research department

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Tencent

    Pros

    They have very comfortable environment and very nice people. They are always pursuing something more professional and creative not only .

    Cons

    Perhaps should have more connect with analysis technology and methods of other country. And use some more professional data analysis methods.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The management I have is really great.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    its a good company

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Tencent

    Pros

    compensation, a lot of energetic people.........

    Cons

    no career path there, management team are old

  3.  

    Goal-oriented team works on practical things. Great products born here.

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer

    I have been working at Tencent full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Managers are easy-going, no micro-management.
    Sometimes work overtime, but not that often comparing with other Chinese Internet companies.

    Cons

    Must motive yourself to learn the new technology.
    Reorganization happens every year.
    Product driven company, not engineering driven.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Company

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    Former Employee - Project Manager  in  Palo Alto, CA
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Palo Alto, CA

    I worked at Tencent full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Very positive work environment with a great team, a lot of passion for good games. Blooming company for business development professionals. Great benefits, nice salary, very supportive upper management.

    Cons

    At this point, Tencent America is not a production company. It doesn't produce games. It is not an disadvantage for the company really, since it is their strategy and it's good for the company's overall growth both in the US and in China. But it's probably not a good choice if you're looking for a production orientated jobs.

    Also, the company works with China headquarters as well as partners all over Europe, the working hour might get a bit crazy. I don't mind it, but if you have family, kids to take care of, might want to take that into consideration.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You guys are just super great! I had nicest bosses in Tencent, understanding, no micro-management, always available to provide support. Just overall awesome.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Intern in Software Development Department

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Tencent

    Pros

    Product Oriented, focused on details of products.

    Cons

    They have a terrible staff cafeteria.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do more to encourage innovation

  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Had an unforgettable time

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Palo Alto, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palo Alto, CA

    I worked at Tencent as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Great work culture, everyone is very friendly and cooperatively. Motivated to come to work every morning.

    Cons

    Needs more social gathering activities for employees

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to work. Too bad they can't produce anything.

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    Former Employee - Director  in  Palo Alto, CA
    Former Employee - Director in Palo Alto, CA

    I worked at Tencent full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Fantastic people, culture, work environment.

    Cons

    Changing strategies, no unified long term focus.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bring is more game experts.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Good Experience

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    Former Employee - Interaction Designer  in  Shenzhen, Guangdong (China)
    Former Employee - Interaction Designer in Shenzhen, Guangdong (China)

    I worked at Tencent as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    1. Nice people
    2. Interesting events
    3. Amazing product

    Cons

    1. work-life balance
    2. Sometimes lack of efficiency

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    I have my software development internship at Tencent in the summer of 2013. It was really great.

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    Former Employee - Software Development Intern  in  Shenzhen, Guangdong (China)
    Former Employee - Software Development Intern in Shenzhen, Guangdong (China)

    I worked at Tencent as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    The people are really great, it has a complete system for career development. You will definitely learn a lot of great stuff here.

    Cons

    Sometimes you may feel life is too easy for a developer.

  11.  

    I'm a software engineer in test, focusing on develop load test tools and doing performance test on game servers.

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer In Test  in  Shanghai, Shanghai (China)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer In Test in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)

    I have been working at Tencent full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    1.it's an open place that I can create anything that good for work and business.
    2.it has good payment.
    3.engineers are highly respected here.

    Cons

    1. doing your work well is not enough
    2. no creative ideas and products will make no promotion.
    3. over 70 hours working a week.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    This company's benefit is now mainly counting on game and entertainment based on its greatest IM products(QQ/WeChat). This has been 10 years with an unbelievable increasing rate. The most important thing for the management team is to dig and find new potential benefit increasing points.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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