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Updated April 12, 2017
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Pros
  • you can learn a lot as a software engineer and machine learning engineer (in 19 reviews)

  • The working environment in Beijing is wonderful (in 31 reviews)

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  1. "Software Engineer"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Baidu full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good pay. Good culture.
    Good co-worker.

    Cons

    Busy.
    Housing price of the city.


  2. "Director of business development"

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    Former Employee - Director of Business Development in Cupertino, CA
    Former Employee - Director of Business Development in Cupertino, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Baidu (More than a year)

    Pros

    great name in Asia with same level of benfits.

    Cons

    other than above Pros, no reason to work in this company. HQ folks are full of corruption, especially mid-senior level folks.

    Advice to Management

    Robin, take good and clean care of corrupted money suckers under your management.


  3. "Senior Software Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Baidu (Less than a year)

    Pros

    people here are smart, you can learn a lot here.

    Cons

    The work-life balance is not very good, like other IT companies in Beijing.


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  5. Helpful (4)

    "Typical Chinese internet company, bad culture"

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    Former Employee - Software Architect in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Software Architect in Sunnyvale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good to get to use the latest technologies to solve big problem for China massive users.

    Cons

    No solid company culture, but just yeld internally for so called "wolf culture" from China base, however, too much internal fight instead of fighting outside.
    many senior management and executives are lack of vision and management experiences, did not respect employee too much, even insult or yeld at employee during meeting

    Advice to Management

    Respect more for employee


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    "Product Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    1. Supportive and smart colleagues. 2. Nice office environment and welfare. 3 Advanced technologies

    Cons

    Since the U.S. office is a research lab, the projects are very research-focused. Some product follows the trend of China and need to be adjusted to Chinese market.


  7. "Project manager (Data analyst)"

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    Former Employee - Data Analyst in College Park, MD
    Former Employee - Data Analyst in College Park, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Baidu (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Baidu's employee is able to show their own opinions. Company also provide a lot of training opportunities

    Cons

    Location is limited. Locations only include Beijing, Shanghai, Fuzhou, Shenzheng


  8. "Baidu experience"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Baidu full-time

    Pros

    Really good culture, flat organization, good combination of startup working environment and benefits of big company.

    Cons

    Basically I have nothing to complain about the company.


  9. "Company values independent thinking, room to grow"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Baidu full-time

    Pros

    Very smart, motivated people. Lots of emphasis on taking initiative and opportunities for leadership. Good place if you don't want to be another cog in the wheel. New office is well designed with common areas, conference rooms, and comfortable cafe (free lunch and dinners). All desks are height adjustable with touchpad.

    Cons

    Occasionally may have long days if you have videocon calls with colleagues in Beijing.


  10. Helpful (21)

    "Baidu's Silicon Valley AI Lab Lacks Leadership"

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    • Culture & Values
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    CEO Robin appears very good. His hard work made Baidu a possibility.

    Cons

    I found the Chief Scientist speaks very gently but very deceptive. I had high hopes for this lab but am very disappointed. I totally agree with what another employee's review where the Chief Scientist worked as a CEO, “Cultural nightmare, leadership disaster, and no moral compass”. It went on saying "too much ego...so many employees leave in disgust, the leadership has begun request they sign a Non-Disparagement Agreement".

    Advice to Management

    I am concerned.


  11. "awesome place for engineers"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Durham, NC
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Durham, NC
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    a lot of technology innovations

    Cons

    heavy pressure especially deadline is approaching

    Advice to Management

    loose management


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