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Huawei Technologies Reviews

Updated December 9, 2017
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  1. "Core Network Technician"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good company to learn networking and telecommunication.

    Cons

    no wok-life balance and promotions.


  2. "Principal Architect"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Huawei Technologies full-time

    Pros

    Awesome experience living in China, Great working environment and eager co-workers

    Cons

    Definitely difficult at times working in a Chinese company... and not just language barriers. Company culture and expectations are different than traditional western cultures.

  3. Helpful (26)

    "Engineer"

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

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

    Pros

    1. Pay is good
    2. HR is helpful

    Cons

    1. DO NOT join this company in USA, especially if you are on H1B. They have a history of hiring people and firing them once the project is done. If you are on H1B, it can jeopardize your career. For GC and US Citizens, only reason you can work for this company is if they pay you well above the market compensation levels, but even then it is not worth it because of reasons stated below. Many companies are paying similar and not abusing their employees.
    2. Poor Management. No peer technical discussion. Managers will ask you to create a project plan assuming multiple resources available. Then they will not provide the resource, and use the project plan that you created to track you back, under totally unrealistic deadlines. Managers will provide wrong directions and hold you responsible for their incorrect decision making.
    3. Lack of work ethics/decorum: Managers will pretend that they are doing you a favor by paying you more than people employed in China. They openly say in meetings that “you are paid 5x compared to Chinese employees so you should work 5x more”. No effort estimate will be done for the work. You will go to meetings and they will review the items not done and humiliate you for what is not done. Again, I have been told, “I don’t care how it will be done or how many hours is needed, it needs to be done in 2 days”. They will formally track your progress against an unrealistic schedule, probably because they would need this documentation for legal purposes when people are fired
    4. Lack of power in US: Most decisions are made in China HQ. So your manager will blame you if your group missed a bug. Everyone higher up blames people down the hierarchy to save their jobs . Your manager will expose your weakness and hide your strength, so that if some thing wrong happens, they can blame and fire you while retaining their own job. This is true whether you are a manager or an employee.
    5. Poor infrastructure: IT infrastructure is poor. Compute resource is limited. Too much restriction in accessing documents etc causes loss in productivity.
    6. Zero Training: Forget about training sessions. You will not learn anything because there are no training videos, poor documentation and even zero discussion.
    7. Competition over co-operation: Managers here promote a culture of competition over co-operation. China folks don’t trust US folks and vice versa. Everyone in US wants to be manager, no one wants to work
    8. Communication problem + time zone issues: You will have to work with China folks starting from 7pm. Most of them don’t understand English properly
    9. Lack of diversity: Practically zero female engineers and less than 10% non-chinese people
    10. Cafeteria: food sucks


  4. "enginner"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Huawei Technologies full-time

    Pros

    decent compensation, and great flexibility

    Cons

    corporate culture and career path


  5. Helpful (3)

    "Cultutal shock ahead"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Huawei Technologies full-time

    Pros

    Business Driven by profits and customer focus

    Cons

    Cultural shock, be prepared and to work twice as hard


  6. "good"

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    Current Employee - Technical Support in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Technical Support in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Environment very good pay

    Cons

    Heavy duty tasks
    Management very inconsiderate

    Advice to Management

    Pay more attention to you employees


  7. "Amazing, always in expansion company!!"

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    Former Employee - Solutions Manager
    Former Employee - Solutions Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good place to learn, start and groww

    Cons

    take care about you work family time balance. there will be always thing to do for yesterday!!

    Advice to Management

    keeep going, let the local team play more important position.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Complex to comment on a huge company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Huawei Technologies full-time

    Pros

    income grows significantly with working years

    Cons

    Not very good work life balance


  9. "Sales Manager"

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    Former Employee - Sales Manager
    Former Employee - Sales Manager
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -High level client groups
    -Great exposure to the industry
    -Decent salary for newly grads
    -Good platform and experience

    Cons

    Company actively try to break your life-work balance

    Advice to Management

    Trim down the mid-level managers


  10. "Goood"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Huawei Technologies full-time

    Pros

    good salary, working condition, and friendly people.

    Cons

    Very good salary. Good to start career

    Advice to Management

    pressure at work especially in project


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