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"Beware of Hong Kong management"

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington Heights, IL
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington Heights, IL
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook

I have been working at VTech Electronics North America full-time

Pros

The US team is great to work with. Everyone is helpful and supportive. Compensation and benefits are good.

Cons

Hong Kong is compulsively hands-on and cares very little about real experience from US employees. Despite being removed from the market they feel they know it better than those working in it everyday. So much time is wasted on work that ultimately gets overridden by the overseas team.

The Marketing team is grossly understaffed. Hong Kong gets frustrated that our competition has much stronger market awareness, yet they are content with a marketing department of only 2 personnel.

Advice to Management

You have a great opportunity with your team in the US. Either invest in them and see your US presence rapidly grow, or take the entire business back to Hong Kong since you seem to feel like you can do everything better anyway.

Other Employee Reviews for VTech Electronics North America

  1. Helpful (6)

    "Poor management, poor treatment of employees at VTech Kids"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington Heights, Cook, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington Heights, Cook, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at VTech Electronics North America full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Work in the learning division is varied

    Cons

    Employees are treated sub par, expected to work very long hours, get berated by upper management and in the area I worked in I was exposed to environmental hazards. There is an I don't give a darn attitude toward one's concerns and most suggestions are thrown on to the scrap heap.

    Advice to Management

    Learn some Western world better practices, learn how to treat employees as people, not disposable
    pieces, listen up to what the employees are trying to tell you, don't expect workers stateside to have the same standards as those in Asia.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to be"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great company to work for - happy employees, some schedule flexibility (varies by department), fun activities throughout the year, professional development provided

    Cons

    Less than desirable office space, but the company is actively seeking to address that

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