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  1. "Consultant jobs"

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

    Pros

    They have a talented technical team in china, but it is lacking communication skills in English.
    There is a freedom to propose new things.

    Cons

    strict work schedule 8.30AM to 5.45PM
    no skilled leadership in the top hierarchy.
    technology usage is limited
    project management is poor

    Advice to Management

    They should manage their projects in a way that it delivers some value to the company, further, they should take responsibilities of the projects which are carried under them.


  2. "The best thing is the people"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Makati City (Philippines)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Makati City (Philippines)

    I worked at Global Sources full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The company takes good care of their employees in terms of benefits and compensation.

    Cons

    As like other businesses, the employees are deeply affected by the decline in market shares.

    Advice to Management

    Please hire more competitive and hard working HR staff.


  3. Helpful (2)

    "Backward management, lack of innovation and slow to changes"

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    Former Employee - Executive in Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Employee - Executive in Singapore (Singapore)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Good platform for fresh grad/starters with 0 exp or those looking for change in career.
    -Good work/life balance

    Cons

    -Management is made up of elderly in their 40s and above who lacks foresight & refuses to innovate despite constant preaching about having innovation and new ideas- All talk but no action.

    -Company in SG faces dip in revenue and there have been multiple retrenchment across 2015.

    -Almost everyone in the company is fresh grads/new and this is their usual hiring practice hence average wages are extremely uncompetitive and low. Employees have weak ad tech knowledge (since most are fresh) and not a great place for LEARNING if that's what you are here out for.

    -Promotion is standard and only carried out after 1.5 years later for new entrants, regardless of how well you perform.

    -Extremely anal about punctuality and lunch hours, very old school and traditional culture, no flexibility even for time-off. If you need to go off slightly earlier (eg 10 mins), got to pay back this 10 mins the following day.

    Advice to Management

    Wake up your idea


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  5. "Sales Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Global Sources full-time

    Pros

    good management structure and business ethics

    Cons

    Not in a great market

    Advice to Management

    Look for new markets or businesses


  6. Helpful (2)

    "No appreciation of junior to middle level staff's efforts"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hong Kong (Hong Kong)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hong Kong (Hong Kong)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Global Sources full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Big company, systematic workflow and clear structure. no OT culture

    Cons

    Looooong reporting line and not efficient at all. Invisible red tapes and multiple management lines which you have to satisfy all.
    Lack of appreciation of junior to middle level staff's efforts, never listen to the front line staff's voice.
    Below the market salary, no benefits at all (no medical insurance), and bad work location.
    Not suitable for a career hiker.

    Advice to Management

    treasure your employees. they are your company's true assets.
    open to suggestions and stop being so bureaucratic.


  7. "a company good for the start-ups"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Hong Kong (Hong Kong)
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Hong Kong (Hong Kong)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Global Sources full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Really nice working environment, and bosses are very nice and pay attention to employee's career growth.
    Great work-life balance. You never need to pick up a work phone call from home.
    Clear vision on the market. And it's done a good job in the cooperate marketing.

    Cons

    It does not provide a very competitive compensation plan.
    There are too many systems in the company, take some time to figure out which is which.


  8. "A Good company to work for."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good work life balance. People are very nice.

    Cons

    It's struggling in the business-to-business industry.


  9. "Good company, if only there was no redundancy."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Makati City (Philippines)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Makati City (Philippines)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    work-life balance, you get off work at exactly 4:30pm or 5:30pm unless there is a problem with your magazine

    Cons

    They lay off people then hire people. It's a cycle. AND NO HEALTH CARD

    Advice to Management

    Please take care of your employees.


  10. "Chinese company masked as a foreign one"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Shenzhen, Guangdong (China)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Shenzhen, Guangdong (China)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Global Sources full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    International, well known, industry standard

    Cons

    Too corporate. Decisions take forever to make and then execute upon. Pay is low. Chinese way of doing business/running the company. No perks.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "You'd love your friends more than the company"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in Hong Kong (Hong Kong)
    Former Employee - Manager in Hong Kong (Hong Kong)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Global Sources full-time

    Pros

    Love my colleagues and team, very multi-cultural

    Cons

    Hate the politics, business is dying slowly, takes too long to make changes.

    Advice to Management

    I think everyone's too afraid to take charge and make decisions. Great ideas sometimes, but you have to take risks to reap benefits.



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