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Futurewei Technologies Reviews

Updated September 15, 2017
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Futurewei Technologies Senior Vice President & General Manager John Roese
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Pros
  • Great place for self-development (in 6 reviews)

  • great company , friendly coworkers , good pay and nice benefit (in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • 3 Company is essentially a shell and it has to get everything approved by HQ in China (in 5 reviews)

  • 2 Management has no clue and HR is a total joke (in 2 reviews)

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  1. "Software Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Futurewei Technologies full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    American based research center, has a lot of chance research and develop cutting edge technics with relatively low work pressure

    Cons

    More refer to hire Ph.D. than master or undergraduates.


  2. "Great salaries..."

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    Current Employee - Principal Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Principal Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Futurewei Technologies full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    One of the highest salaries for tech in San Francisco Bay area.
    Working on cutting edge technologies.

    Cons

    No chance of promotion. Negotiate well before you join.

    Advice to Management

    Career enhancement is missing. People are sticking on because they cannot find comparable salaries anywhere else.

  3. "Pathetic Chinese culture. Always lying."

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    Current Employee - Architect in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Architect in Santa Clara, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Futurewei Technologies full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    High Compensation and 8k 401k match (Match requires 4 year vesting though)

    Cons

    Focus on stealing Intellectual Property of other companies.
    No focus on employee personal well being.
    You need to be Yes-Monkey to survive here.
    If you cannot speak mandarin and read Chinese words, no room for career growth / advancement.
    Unrealistic dead lines, no work-life balance..

    They will extract all you know about system design of your former employer and then dump you.

    The 3 and 4 star reviews are fake. Come here and you will find out. :)


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Futurewei is a great company"

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

    I worked at Futurewei Technologies full-time

    Pros

    Very dynamic and lots of opportunities.

    Cons

    Not much to talk about


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Great people and working environment"

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    Current Employee - Senior Program Manager in Bellevue, WA
    Current Employee - Senior Program Manager in Bellevue, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    People are friendly and great projects to work on. The company is getting more recognized. The position is really selective and the pay is in the high end.

    Cons

    They are expanding and need more space.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Horrible company and worthless management"

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

    I have been working at Futurewei Technologies full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Slightly above market salary
    Opportunity to travel to China.

    Cons

    1 If you are not Chinese, you will be discriminated blatantly.
    2 Management has no clue and HR is a total joke.
    3 Company is essentially a shell and it has to get everything approved by HQ in China.

    Advice to Management

    Hire some native English speakers and empower your oversee offices.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "4 stars."

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    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Futurewei Technologies full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    great company , friendly coworkers , good pay and nice benefit. clear route-map with your career .

    Cons

    always has tons work to do , you have to get ready to pick-up phone late in the night too coz some of your team member is in China.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "nice place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    you can learn a lot there

    Cons

    they are interested in much experienced experts


  9. "Expect no-pay overtime"

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    Former Employee - Software Architect (Linux) in Santa Clarita, CA
    Former Employee - Software Architect (Linux) in Santa Clarita, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Futurewei Technologies full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Technology driven, engineering centric, competitive environment, innovative culture, highly energetic, Chinese business culture rich, great place to learn and experience Chinese, felt like 85% colleagues speak fluent Chinese in work and leisure.

    Cons

    Expect to work over time without pay, be ready to sacrifice weekend and holidays, get used to reorg because your working prototype is shipped to China for productization and leaving you with nothing to hold on to but to reinvent your career.

    Advice to Management

    Everyone knows nothing lasts long, might as well get along with each other.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "not recommended"

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Santa Clara, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Futurewei Technologies full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    it's a large company. It's a good place for Chinese to work

    Cons

    not very good culture for Americans


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