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Cheetah Mobile Reviews

Updated Jun 6, 2019

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2.7
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Cheetah Mobile CEO Sheng Fu
Sheng Fu
45 Ratings
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  • "All of the country managers are not locals, they need Chinese because they need them to agree with whatever decision the HQ made(in 8 reviews)

  • "It basically depends on the latest whims of an upper management acting like teenagers out of Rich Kids Of Instagram(in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Great company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Cheetah Mobile full-time

    Pros

    Cheetah Mobile is a fun and fast paced company and leader in the mobile applications space. Great international culture and collaborative atmosphere. Small and fast-growing startup-style experience. Very strong engineering team in big data and machine learning.

    Cons

    Since its an international company there are multiple time zones.

    Cheetah Mobile2017-03-12
  2. "Great people, poor strategy"

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      Former Employee - Engineering 

      I worked at Cheetah Mobile full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      - Professional and smart team - Effective and caring local management

      Cons

      - Always changing directions - No clear communication of long term strategy

      Cheetah Mobile2019-06-05
    • "I wouldn't do it"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
      Doesn't Recommend
      Disapproves of CEO

      I worked at Cheetah Mobile full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      1. Lots of snacks 2. Flexible work schedule. If you need to come in late for a doc appointment, it's easy to do. Nobody gets to the office until 10 anyway so you can sleep in a bit. 3. Good team bonding activities.

      Cons

      This company is a mess. 1. The company has HQ is Bejing. They constantly disagree or don't coordinate with the American offices and it makes it very difficult to get things done. They often think they understand American culture when they don't. 2. Your job can change very frequently without anyone even asking you if it's the direction you want to go in. I was hired for one thing, 3 months later was doing something...

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      Advice to Management

      Coordinate better with your oversea teams and try to understand things from their point of view. Try and make meetings more efficient so time doesn't feel wasted. Don't change people's jobs so frequently. If they end up doing a job they didn't sign up for, they will want to leave or start slacking due to lack of passion.

      Cheetah Mobile2019-06-07
    • "Manager"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I worked at Cheetah Mobile full-time

      Pros

      Free lunch, friendly coworkers, generous PTO

      Cons

      Communication is poor, management not responsible

      Cheetah Mobile2019-02-25
    • Helpful (1)

      "A large multinational scam-tech company with a hopeless, fragmented vision"

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      Former Employee - Sales 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I worked at Cheetah Mobile full-time for less than a year

      Pros

      -Salary on par with those offered by similar companies -Benefits are excellent -Flexibility -Outstanding HR Department

      Cons

      -Company is rife with fraudulent activity, particularly in mobile advertising, and its global reputation is as a result scorched earth -- People in your industry will refuse to engage with you -Culture built on upper management constantly making ill-informed decisions on how to move forward and not consulting any employees or external advisors -Bread & butter products (Android utility apps) are plummeting in userbase...

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      Advice to Management

      Shut down Cheetah as an international brand. Hire a core team of excellent business developers to come up with a clear and solid strategy for how to position itself in the international market. Completely rebrand, and give the reigns to the core global expansion team to make well-informed decisions. ..... this, unfortunately, will never happen.

      Cheetah Mobile2019-02-03
    • "Great Boss and team"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I worked at Cheetah Mobile full-time

      Pros

      Free lunch, generous bonus, great team

      Cons

      Management structure is not very clear, lots of internal changes

      Cheetah Mobile2018-11-12
    • Helpful (2)

      "Unorganized and Worst Company to Work For"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I worked at Cheetah Mobile full-time

      Pros

      Free lunch, chance for international trips

      Cons

      The company is structured in a way where the president is competing against the CEO so you have teams that basically have the same roles except one is the US and the other is in Asia. Basically youre left to compete against your own company and because rival teams are constantly visiting the US office, you're left to cover and be secretive about your work. Management also has no direction. There's no clear objective...

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      Cheetah Mobile2018-11-16
    • Helpful (2)

      "Marketing&Sales"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I have been working at Cheetah Mobile full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      International trips can experience worldwide business.

      Cons

      *The most unorganized, unprofessional company Ive even been associated with. *No Goal.No loyalty.No Management and full of lies.Weekly strategy changed without a credits. *Management lack of respect for employees. Employees are replaceable :I witnessed and experienced a lot of psychological harassement,lots of set up and lots of threaten. Completely immature management with no apologize.You work for just political but...

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      Advice to Management

      Waste of everyone's time and get away from states!

      Cheetah Mobile2018-09-29
    • Helpful (4)

      "not recommended"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I worked at Cheetah Mobile

      Pros

      it might have goals. and there are some good people.

      Cons

      The culture is about how to sugar talk to your boss.

      Cheetah Mobile2018-05-29
    • Helpful (5)

      "Horrible"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I worked at Cheetah Mobile full-time

      Pros

      There are some smart and hard working people in the US and Asia, but lack of strategy, unclear direction, and poor management can't retain talent

      Cons

      The most unorganized, unprofessional company Ive even been associated with.

      Advice to Management

      Don't lie to employees. Pick one direction and rally company towards that goal.

      Cheetah Mobile2018-03-24
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