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Futurewei Technologies Reviews

Updated February 13, 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)

  • Amazing work, good pay, interesting people around, very flexible hours, less work pressure, opportunities for travelling (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • Security rules from HQ in China are highly restrictive and make it difficult to get the job done (in 4 reviews)

  • Local management has no authority to set an agenda or reward good employees (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "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


  2. "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.


  3. 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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  5. "Administrative specialist"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Futurewei Technologies full-time

    Pros

    Pay is good but heavy workflow

    Cons

    High turn over rate, classic Chinese culture, contractors are not respected very well.


  6. "Not An Employees Friendly Place to Work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    There are opportunities to move up the ladder if you find a way to let the management know how great of the work you can do.

    Cons

    A startup environment.. Often time, there are no clear directions. People sound negative about the company and feedback for the company because they don't feel that their voices were being heard. A lot of known and yet simple issues were not being taking care by management.

    Advice to Management

    Middle management needs to be trained to how to manage people. More importantly, listen to your employees, be transparent.


  7. "Chief Architect"

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    Current Employee - Chief Software Architect in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Chief Software Architect in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Futurewei Technologies full-time

    Pros

    Thought leadership organization for the company

    Cons

    huge amount of collaboration with people in different time zone.

    Advice to Management

    reduce process overhead


  8. "Good balance between research and product!"

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

    Pros

    Generally open to all product-oriented researches.

    Cons

    Big decisions are still up to HQ in China


  9. "Awesome place for internships"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Flexible working schedules and good salary with relocation

    Cons

    Small cafeteria on campus with limited dish choices


  10. "Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    The pay is good comparing to the same position in other companies

    Cons

    No promotion opportunities. Bureaucracy. Too much office politics.


  11. Helpful (3)

    "Worst experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Job designations, job description at least on paper looks good.

    Cons

    I never experienced worst working culture than this. There is no focus of these centeres. Only focus is you do research and give it to your counter parts in China. You can not publish the research in external conferences and journals. Neither you can not patent your ideas. You need to give it to some one else in HQ. So if you guys want to spoil your career, consider this company .

    Advice to Management

    I guess stop fooling people and change your objectives. Don't spy on other companies and people in other companies.



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