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Huawei Technologies Reviews

Updated July 21, 2017
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  1. "Huawei Algeria Region"

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    Former Employee - Network Systems Engineer in Brooklyn, NY
    Former Employee - Network Systems Engineer in Brooklyn, NY

    I worked at Huawei Technologies (More than a year)

    Pros

    Develop hardwork and self-learning.
    Get experience on Network elements.
    Get experience on dealing with customers.

    Cons

    Lot of work compared to the salary.


  2. "IT Engineer"

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    Current Employee - IT Manager in Cupertino, CA
    Current Employee - IT Manager in Cupertino, CA

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

    Pros

    Hardworking people drive everything in company go fast and efficiently

    Cons

    Different company culture from most of U.S companies

  3. Helpful (9)

    "Horrible culture!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Huawei Technologies (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Friendly coworkers, clean working environment.

    Cons

    Some directors and mangers love to be bribed! Horrible culture! Full of lies!!!
    No work/life balance!


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Technological challenges, demanding customers, recognition & family values never give you an ordinary moment."

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    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Huawei Technologies full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    At Huwaei Technologies - Pakistan, we never missed the opportunities of meeting commitments and celebrating the success stories:
    1. A customer-centric company – this was the one of the most enjoyable part where we have to make sure that we are keeping the balance of what customers want and what our commitments are.
    2. Working for an international company made individual accountability an important factor where we have to deal with diversified customers in different countries. Mandatory training and awareness program, such as, Cyber Security, protection of data, working in customer environments etc. were given to all employees. As a Project Manager, I was responsible for ensuring the team is aware and following-up to these rules.
    3. Career build-up path for all employees, a unique competency program (categorized by professional areas) handled by a dedicated team to ensure all employees follow the plan. The expertise level was divided – each level represented the level of expertise (Solution Architecture, Business Analysis, Project Management, etc.). In order to qualify for the next level, examination, on-line test, and experience in subject matter areas were counted in addition to the final interview by the expert committee who then recommended whether a person remains at the same level or moves to the next level.
    4. Team-building sessions where not only you have fun but also working relationships were enhanced. This was held in a big auditorium or a resort – usually an all day activity with lunch, snacks, rides, swimming - a fun day to be away from the normal routine.
    5. Success stories – of course a major milestone or project closure stories including lessons learned were shared via email and web. This was always followed by a big dinner for the team.
    6. A special happy birthday note sent via email and a cake celebration with a gift for that lucky person.
    7. Recognition Award ceremony for outstanding effort and influence – an Outstanding Performer and Future Stars for individual and Outstanding performance for the team. The project manager and department manager were responsible for the selection based on the effort, contribution and feedback.
    8. Bonus – this is a sweet word – bonuses were given on yearly basis and they were based on your utilization on the project, project success, and department contribution. Sometimes, the total amount of bonus was twice or thrice your monthly salary.
    9. Outstanding Employees of the month – each functional department manager across the organization selected an employee of the month person and that person name/picture was published company-wide via the newsletter.
    10. Occasionally the company announced special monetary awards for the money won via legal cases due to the internal or external cases.
    11. Working with international teams gave us the opportunity to learn new cultures and adapt to new ways for working together. As a Project Manager, it was critical for me that as a team we worked cohesively.
    12. The integrated delivery service for the project was the most challenging part as you have to communicate with several internal parties plus the customer to ensure the project delivery is a success.
    13. All of the above points made Huawei Technologies Pakistan an exciting place to work where not only I enjoyed the work but at the same time I also had fun.

    Cons

    1. Lack of a good insurance as compared to other leading companies in Pakistan – the company provided only the employee insurance and it didn’t include the employee’s family. Huawei is one of the leading telecom solutions providers in Pakistan and despite of having several meetings with the management, there was no agreement.
    2. Language barrier – in Pakistan the business language is English – it was difficult to talk directly to the Chinese staff at HQ (mostly speak Chinese) in China and always required some kind of intervention from the Chinese staff in Pakistan.
    3. Mandatory E-Timecard was also a nuisance -- since the company is projectized, there was no need for a time card, and rather the completion of the project commitment should have been looked into.
    4. Pre-sales over commitment with the customer always caused the project delivery a costly endeavor. We always found conflicting statements at the time of requirement gathering where customer interpretation was different than the Pre-sales staff commitment.
    5. Although we had a centralized portfolio management, the project always found a mismanagement of resources causing delay and a lot of negotiations were negatively impacting the project.
    6. Management over-commitment with the customer also caused delay and the project cost overrun. Specifically, the strategic projects always impacted the on-going projects because of the heavy resource manipulation.
    7. The email publicized the name of the individual and the crime (taking bribe from customer, illegal use of company property etc.) the person committed to all worldwide employees. The name of the person should not be mentioned in the email.
    8. Relocation also caused anguish among employees – turnover was high when relocation is considered by the company.
    9. The diverse location (different countries) of the staff felt that the location where the staff management is located has the upper hand as compared to their location.
    10. Per Diem to the staff that belonged to different countries felt the policy should be the same rather than depending on the economic conditions of the country. A team coming from different countries to project the country should receive the same compensation instead of it being based on the country where the staff is coming from.

    Advice to Management

    As you know Huawei is the leading telco solution company in Pakistan and I would advice to the Management that the insurance policy should match with the other telco companies in Pakistan. Currently the insurance policy is not balance with the reputation of the Huawei name itself.


  5. "Bad HR politics"

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    Former Employee - Sales in Africa, MO
    Former Employee - Sales in Africa, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Very bad HR policies and benefits

    Cons

    Good product and services to sell


  6. Helpful (4)

    "strong Chinese culture"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Huawei Technologies (Less than a year)

    Pros

    good co-workers, good reputation in China

    Cons

    headquarter controls almost everything, local managers need to improve a lot on management skills, long working hours


  7. Helpful (4)

    "it might be a good stepping-stone"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Plano, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Plano, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Pay above average, if you are full time employee will have good benefit.

    Cons

    You will have to be on email most of the time, even you are on PTO. Will not have chance to move up, all management level are expatriates from China.

  8. Helpful (8)

    "Worst management ever"

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    Former Employee - Manager in North Babylon, NY
    Former Employee - Manager in North Babylon, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Huawei Technologies (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    i worked in huawei Egypt for 7 years , i can say that there is no career path in this company , no equal opportunities , there is clear discrimination between local staff and Chinese staff , they always put Chinese staff on Top priority from salary increase , annual bonus and promotions point of views , even if you are more qualified , no kind of motivation even after over achieving your annual sales target they always makes you feel that you done nothing and you have to do more , beside the daily stress and working in weekends without gaining any overtime , at last you feel that you are a slave working with your master , frankly speaking you cant have a normal personal life while working in huawei and regarding the monthly pay is not corresponding to the position you are working for and the tasks required

    Cons

    wasting your time and effort , please review above points before taking the decision of joining huawei

    Advice to Management

    please Respect the local staff mind and culture and communicate humanly with people , they are human beings not machines


  9. "Everyone works hard, every one can find his position at Huawei."

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Redwood City, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Huawei Technologies full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Just work hard, the other things you need not take care about.

    Cons

    Everyone works so hard, so you can not by lazy.


  10. Helpful (5)

    "network engineer intern"

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    Current Employee - Network Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Network Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Huawei Technologies part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    A good team. Nice people here. Nice team building. Nice working environment and a nice gym.

    Cons

    Most people are Chinese so most of the leisure time they speaks mandarin, hard to understand for foreign people.

    Advice to Management

    Hire more foreign people to make Huawei more international and open.


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