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Updated December 10, 2017
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  1. "Huawei Technology Work Enviornment"

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    Former Employee - Senior ProjectDirector in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Senior ProjectDirector in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    At Huawei you hard room for creativity

    Cons

    Tough to communicate at times with Chines staff

    Advice to Management

    Learn to adopt with the local staff as well


  2. "Quite friendly"

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    Former Intern - Engineer in Rolling Meadows, IL
    Former Intern - Engineer in Rolling Meadows, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Huawei Technologies as an intern

    Pros

    You could have friendly co-workers,
    Flexible working time

    Cons

    Possible Layoffs
    They are not recruiting
    No visa sponsorship

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Thieves of Intellectual Property"

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    Current Employee - Principal Software Architect in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Principal Software Architect in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    High Compensation, interesting "wolf culture" if you are able to last here. You will travel to China and enjoy great food.

    Cons

    Huawei, with its military background, tends to have a culture that can encourage a battlefield-like mentality. This culture is often referred to at Huawei as “wolf culture,” It is culture of cheating, lying, stealing Intellectual Property, stealing designs from one another. "Kill or be killed"

    High level US employees are hired to steal US Intellectual Property. They will tell you that it is not a case during an interview. 2-3 weeks on the jobs you will be threatened with job loss if you do not provide product design of your previous employer. Once they have all they need you will be promptly terminated. People work here 1-3 years.

    It is most unethical company I ever worked for. They are currently less then 900 US employees, They hire 300 a year and they currently have 250 openings. You do the math how long you will last :)

    Avoid this horrible company.

    Advice to Management

    It is no surprise you get sued left and right by US companies.


  4. Helpful (2)

    "No Value For Human Life"

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    Former Employee - Senior Product Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Product Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The company pays much more than the industry average. This high pay should have been a sign Pay

    Cons

    1. Company does not value employee health and wellbeing . During the Japan nuclear disaster in Fukushima Daiichi they request there employees to go into the highly radio active zones that people where told to leave. they where sharing this in PowerPoint slides in Solar to customers in US to show them how much they value the customer. yet this concept of valuing employee does not mean anything to them.
    2. Huawei hacked into my Linked-in Account and put that I am working for them. Someone at Huawie did this after sending several emails to employee. after the final email from someone in China stating that "Please update your Linked-in Account with Huawei or I will get in trouble".
    3. No following US HR rules (vacation, maternity leave, etc.). when I request time off to spend with my pregnant wife I was told over the phone that technically I cannot say no but the senior management will not like this and this can impact you in a negative way.

    Advice to Management

    My manager name was James Qiao. He is a hard working person like most if not all of the Chinese employees. He has an kind heart and I believe he is an amazing father. He cannot do much as his manager puts a lot of pressure on him and has made is life extremely difficult. this was when I was working at Huawei. James I enjoyed working under you and the only advice I have is to spend more time with your wife and your daughter.


  5. Helpful (3)

    "Good Products - Poorly led Company"

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Manager in Plano, TX
    Former Employee - Customer Service Manager in Plano, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Huawei Technologies full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Quality products. Good pay and bonuses.

    Cons

    Heavy hand of China, no US led strategy. US Management team are mere figureheads. Career paths are non existent. Typical Chinese company that neither trusts its employees or values customer relationships.


  6. "Great technology - China HQ controlled"

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    Former Employee - Senior Account Manager in Plano, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Account Manager in Plano, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Huawei Technologies full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    World Class Technology, some of the best engineering. Great R&D,

    Cons

    100% controlled by Huawei HQ in China. Zero US executive influence.
    Employees are secondary.

    Advice to Management

    US based "localized" executive management necessary to succeed long term. Treat US employees better and create opportunity for growth,


  7. "good"

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    Current Intern - Hardware Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Intern - Hardware Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Huawei Technologies as an intern (More than a year)

    Pros

    good opportunity for new grad

    Cons

    too many work,needs to work overtime

  8. Helpful (1)

    "4 person's work load with 1.5 person's pay"

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

    I worked at Huawei Technologies full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good benefit, that is about it

    Cons

    Long working hours. No career development plan for employees. Expats, whom hold management positions, are rude , unprofessional, and have no common sense working in NA environment in general.


  9. Helpful (5)

    "Account Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cupertino, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cupertino, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Absolutely No Pros to mention. None at all

    Cons

    Everything is wrong. Leadership, culture, direction, lack of honesty, hostile environment. If you’re not an expat you are not visible. Stay away. Everything the Congress has said about this place is true. And if you’re thinking of partnering with them don’t. They will manipulate the customer away by undercutting your cost then moving the account to another vendor or go internal.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of EBG management team. All of them. They do not want you to succeed. They promote expats In order to extend their work visas. Get rid of management


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Huawei Technologies full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Big company with many products

    Cons

    bad culture and tough environment


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