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ZTE Reviews

Updated February 24, 2015
Updated February 24, 2015
172 Reviews
3.0
172 Reviews
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ZTE President and Director Shi Lirong
Shi Lirong
74 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work/Life balance is best that I had (in 9 reviews)

  • There is a really great working environment (in 7 reviews)


Cons
  • Poor management and leadership, No career prospect for local staff (in 5 reviews)

  • You need adapt to Chinese culture and management way (in 4 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Excellent

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at ZTE

    Pros

    I interned at ZTE and I really enjoyed working there.

    Cons

    The pace is very fast.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    It was okay

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern
    Former Employee - Intern

    I worked at ZTE

    Pros

    Friendly folks
    Got to travel to China

    Cons

    Overly secretive
    Culture is different if you move from US -> China

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Ok if you have a good boss...

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Regional Sales Director in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Regional Sales Director in Dallas, TX

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

    Pros

    Great people to work with.

    Cons

    Chinese management can be overbearing and often there is language barriers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Put some Americans in charge!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Better stay away

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Richardson, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Richardson, TX

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

    Pros

    US based workers, more specifically, the Americans. They make your life easier, they want the best for the company and its workers.
    Average benefits, salary can be average as well.

    Cons

    Most, if not all, senior managers in the company are Chinese. Not enough American workers, engineers, Program Managers. Nice people, but after more than 10 years operating in the US, one would expect an almost complete transition to local management, US nationals, or US born Chinese individuals.
    Even at non-business critical level, there is a strong presence of Chinese nationals. The culture shock slows growth.
    The lack of knowledge of local business practices hurts the company, they rely strongly on sub-contracting labor. High uncertainty, no job security if you're new to the game.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase US born worker percentage, local management. People with more knowledge of market conditions. ZTE seems to rely heavily on being cheap. Infrastructure and equipment is reliable, but it's still lacking.
    ZTE could really be a tier #1 supplier of technology with better business processes and practices

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    account manager of zte

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

    I have been working at ZTE

    Pros

    some growth opportunities with fast expanding business.

    Cons

    typical chinese culture in the company. complex office politics.leaders focused on pleasing the managers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Intern

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern

    I have been working at ZTE as an intern

    Pros

    It is a fast developing company. Expanding in multiple business regions.

    Cons

    Should be more professional and put more focus on developing a professional work system.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Technical Marketing Engineer

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at ZTE full-time

    Pros

    It is a developing communication company, there are lots of opportunity to learn and promotion

    Cons

    You need adapt to Chinese culture and management way.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    management policy need to contently

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Disfunctional

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

    I have been working at ZTE

    Pros

    The American team is great to work with. They are professional, considerate and respectful. It is a great team that will do whatever needs to be done in order to help one another.

    Cons

    Information is withheld and not distributed from the Chinese to the Americans. It is viewed as something that can be used to make an individual look good as opposed to something that can be beneficial to the entire team. Additionally, as an American, growth opportunities are very limited.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Executive Advisor and VP/CTO

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Vice Prisent in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Vice Prisent in Seattle, WA

    I worked at ZTE full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Work with global market and customers

    Cons

    Lack of vision and bad management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    update and refresh the knowledge of the management team through executive training and absorb more new senior executive members from the industry. The company's culture needs to be improved dramatically.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Good for people who just graduate

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in South China, ME
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in South China, ME

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

    Pros

    Freedom to do a lot of different things. Sometimes lucky to travel abroad. Learn a lot about the Chinese culture. Made some nice friends.

    Cons

    Management changes very often, lack of direction, if your too experienced you will be disappointed what ZTE has to offer you. Pay is not good and hard to work yourself up.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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