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  1. "The best thing is the people"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


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

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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.

  3. "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.


  4. "Good learning experience about global trade"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Multinational team, exposure to different work cultures, an opportunity to understand the issues surrounding global trade and manufacturing. With offices in many geographic locations, there are also plenty of opportunities to travel, particularly to its China Sourcing Fairs.

    Cons

    The matrix organisation structure requires different stakeholders to collaborate on projects and this sometimes slows down the decision-making process as the project team needs to seek buy-in from most of the stakeholders.

    Advice to Management

    With more nimble competitors like Alibaba in the market place, the company needs to reinvent itself quickly to stay relevant.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Opportunities Only If You Put in the Time"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager
    Current Employee - Manager
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - Fast-track career development if you're smart and work hard (otherwise, you could be stuck doing the same thing for years)
    - Close mentoring by supervisors and constant performance feedback
    - Opportunity to work projects that develop new skills

    Cons

    - Tend to pay under-market for staff
    - Expectation to work long hours and over-time
    - Tendency for groups to form by culture

    Advice to Management

    Your people are your greatest asset -- pay them to thank/keep/motivate them! Also, more senior managers should speak/understand Mandarin Chinese, since the majority of team members are local staff.


  6. "Relaxing but less challenging"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The work environment is rather relaxing.

    Cons

    Not technically challenging. Internall communication isn't very good between technical and business team

    Advice to Management

    Provide more training on both technical and soft skills.


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