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Updated March 24, 2017
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  • No work-life balance, complicated business structure (in 142 reviews)

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  1. "Very challenging, but good!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Procurement Manager for Terminal in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Procurement Manager for Terminal in Miami, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Global company with an impressive growth in the last years. Excellent products to offer. There are many challenges in any position, so it is almost impossible to get bored.

    Cons

    Internal communication issues and very long processes. Since it is a global company, procedures and regulations are revised constantly, so probably the things you learn today might not help much in the near future.

    Advice to Management

    Balance work load according to employee's potential, but also remunerate accordingly.


  2. "good"

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    • Senior Management
    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


  3. Helpful (8)

    "Engineer"

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    • Culture & Values
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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


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  5. Helpful (2)

    "good place to have an intern"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Internship in Newark, NJ
    Former Intern - Internship in Newark, NJ
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Huawei Technologies as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    real and interesting projects;
    can learn things;
    amazing people insides;
    people are nice;
    in general, they are trying to hire more interns to make it known to more universities.

    Cons

    For an intern, not too much to complain.
    a little bit strict to publications, maybe they prefer patents.
    too much contact with HQ in china

    Advice to Management

    Almost no connections with other groups, even in the same place. Different kinds of talks from different kinds of group should be given regularly. So people can understand each other in different group better and may be could have lots of potential cooperations.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Management could be better"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Plano, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Plano, TX

    I worked at Huawei Technologies full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    When times are good bonuses are good.

    Cons

    No career path. There's heavy dependency on China so if you don't speak Mandarin it can be tough. Management was not really involved in day to day activities. Usually just acted as a people manager instead of a team manager therefore interaction was usually during performance reviews.

    Advice to Management

    Provide more manager training on how to guide the team to a vision.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Issues with organization, culture, language & support"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Huawei Technologies (More than a year)

    Pros

    Company looking to develop leading technology and advance their global standing.

    Cons

    Some business rules made little sense and often get in the way of progress.
    Significant culture class and in some cases English language challenges.
    Large complex organization with US operations lacking support from upper and middle management.
    Business Units compete with each other, instead of working together to solve customer problems.
    Discrimination - only Chinese can participate in company stock or equity.

    Advice to Management

    Learn how to develop internal innovation or how to acquire and successfully integrate it.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Senior Software Engineer"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Senior Software Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Contractor - Senior Software Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Huawei Technologies as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    hard to find good points

    Cons

    The manager never trust any team member, he want us work over time but would not like pay us. he do not know the technical details, he do not know the time need to get things done and think it fro granted and push us every day by false deadline, he is not honest man. his solution in mose case does not work. but he do not care how we implement it, he only want it in a impossible limited time. the workstation is very old 2010 bought only 2G memory.
    Not all managers in Huawei are same like this one. This project started 3 years ago. but before I left the team still has not be build up. None would like work there for more that 3 months. 3 members had left before I left. I am the last engineer there.


  9. "Summer Intern"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Recommends

    I worked at Huawei Technologies (Less than a year)

    Pros

    It was a great experience working with the Company. They not only teaches you new concepts but gives you a practical exposure.

    Cons

    No bad experience to share.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Director Reverse Logistics"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director in Lewisville, TX
    Former Employee - Director in Lewisville, TX

    I worked at Huawei Technologies full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great people and work environment

    Cons

    major decisions have to come from Headquarters in China which cause delay.


  11. "Great to work for a successful market leader"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Huawei Technologies full-time

    Pros

    Huawei is giant in the telecom industry. The company is doing all the right things to emerge as the market leader in multiple market segments. This is possible largely by attracting, rewarding and retaining top talent, which Huawei is very good at managing. Being part of Huawei presents so many opportunities for continued learning and growth. I like the prospect of working for a successful company where performance is the yardstick for reward, but budgets never are a constraint. The culture and core value of Huawei put the customer at the helm. Huawei is also an equal opportunity employer with a very competitive compensation and benefits.

    Cons

    This is applicable to the US divisions: even though there is enough local autonomy, HQ can be intrusive in creating operational hurdles and bottlenecks. This is probably true of all US-headquarter global companies, but difficult to digest when at the receiving end.

    Advice to Management

    To attract local talent, especially the millenials, it is critical to focus on brand equity. The Huawei brand lacks presence in the US, so pay attention to enhance image perception in order to become a desirable employer.


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