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Updated April 19, 2018
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  • sometimes hard to achieve work/life balance (in 90 reviews)

  • No work/life balance plan on taking your laptop home for a 6-7 day work week (in 20 reviews)

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  1. "Lenovo DCG (Data Center Group) work environment. Very positive experience, flexible work/life environment"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Computer Engineer in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Senior Computer Engineer in Raleigh, NC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent benefits, engaging environment, work-life flexibility, plenty of opportunities for engaging internal and external activities. Managers inform their team of other job opportunities within the company, possibly at the expense of committed projects. Management trusts mid/senior engineers appropriately. (Minimal observation of unwarranted "micro-management"). Top-tier engineers are rewarded financially through pay increases and semi-annual pay bonuses. Pay is reported as above average when compared to salaries of senior engineers for other local companies... However, my personal interactions with other senior engineers in the RTP / Raleigh area suggest the average salary reported by Glassdoor and other summaries are significantly lower than my experience and conversations with engineers with similar skills would report.

    Cons

    Layoffs *can* be more frequent than other companies, and may include long-term employees that are considered highly skilled engineers.

    Advice to Management

    continue to reward top talent. Be wary of temptations to hire overseas for positions that require top-tier skills (including engineering development where language skills are critical to ensuring business success)

    Lenovo Response

    Apr 19, 2018 – TA Program Specialist

    Thank you for your review. I am pleased to hear that your experience working for Lenovo's Data Center Group has been both positive and rewarding. The constructive feedback shared is extremely... More


  2. "Senior Project Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Lenovo full-time

    Pros

    Great engineers and opportunities to work on challenging, innovative products. Great benefits.

    Cons

    In critical times, work-life can be hard to balance.

    Lenovo Response

    Apr 19, 2018 – TA Program Specialist

    Thank you for your feedback. As a global company, it is important that we feel the work we contribute on an individual level is both interesting, challenging and meaningful. We are pleased to hear... More

  3. "Inside Sales"

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    Former Employee - Inside Sales Representative
    Former Employee - Inside Sales Representative

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

    Pros

    Met some great people that I have stayed in contact with over the years. Solid attempt at work/life balance. Good/fun culture. Great place to start out your sales career and get B2B sales experience.

    Cons

    Where to start.... Extremely low compensation compared to the rest of the industry. Unrealistic goals and expectations. Resources are very scarce. Can't keep employees. Layoffs or "reorganizations" happen frequently, and seem to have no rhyme or reason. I've seen successful inside reps get laid off before lazy, unsuccessful reps. Constantly "growing" and downsizing. Creating jobs and then cutting those same jobs. Very immature company as a whole for how long they have been around.

    You start as a contractor with an even lower salary + capped commission. Management is hit or miss. Some managers are very selective and play favorites. Individuals who are lazy, unproductive, and unresponsive can often be converted to a full time employee before others simply by brown nosing (barely metrics based at all). Don't get me wrong here - there are some great employees/reps/managers, but they often go unrecognized.

    Once you become full time, you get an extremely modest "pay bump" to your salary (still far below the industry standard for the same role). They say you now have an "uncapped" commission structure, which isn't true. If you are on track to overachieving, management has the ability (and will often do so), provide quota relief to individuals underachieving and tack that on to the ones overachieving to make things "fair". This, in turn, penalizesthose employees who are actually doing well.

    The LASR program is a good concept on paper, but also allows for highly disgruntled employees. What if you were a loyal employee with a company for 2+ years and they hire a recent college grad (with little to no experience) to join your team and do the exact same role as you, but start them at significantly higher pay?

    As I stated this is a great "job" for the recent grad who wants to get their feet wet in B2B sales, build experience, grow their personal brand, and move on.. I say "job" because after about a year with the company, I saw no opportunity, and no desire to grow a career within Lenovo and started looking elsewhere.

    Advice to Management

    Figure out your organization as a whole. Focus more on company/employee morale and maybe there wouldn't be such a high turnover rate. Fairly compensate your employees in ways other than free tee shirts and swag. Drop old values and get with the times. Realize that the US market is different than the Chinese market.


  4. "principal staff sw engineeri"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    it is a okay company

    Cons

    culture conflict between motorola mobility and lenovo


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Engineer at Motorola Mobility"

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    A lot of really good people work at Motorola. People who are both smart and skilled but also very kind and friendly. Its a great place to learn from others, and exchange ideas

    There are often interesting new products to work on and try out.

    The benefits package is good

    Cons

    Motorola has been making cuts for so long that there is a bit of a culture of imminent doom.

    Along with the cuts there isn't a lot of new talent coming in bring fresh ideas.

    Product direction from senior leadership waffles a lot, which can paralyze development and leaves every product on a rushed schedule.

    There are too many layers of management, while the managers mostly work very hard and are good at what they do, they don't seem to be delegated any really decision making authority on products. When new ideas need to bubble up through 6 layers of management they tend to die without any real consideration.

    Advice to Management

    Too many of the products are great products with a glaring lack of focus on the user experience. Google tried to move the focus from app layer software to hardware, and the product have never recovered. Devote resources to the software experience, give the consumers a well rounded product experience

    Lenovo Response

    Apr 19, 2018 – TA Program Specialist

    Thank you for your review. We appreciate your feedback - specifically regarding the direction and product strategy communicated by our senior leaders. As an employer, your feedback is important to us... More


  6. "People First?"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Lenovo full-time

    Pros

    Co-workers that are actually doing the work are great

    Cons

    Senior executive talk about people first but don't demonstrate it. Meetings are confrontational and not constructive. No sense of trying to grow employees

    Advice to Management

    Stop talking about people first and start to demonstrate it


  7. "Great Experience"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    The teams/people you work with make the difference!

    Cons

    Overall everyday processes are out of date

  8. "Just the facts"

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great IT and development tools support. Very good healthcare benefits with Cigna.

    Cons

    Poor product marketing impacting profits, and headcount.

    Advice to Management

    Realignment to markets might help.

    Lenovo Response

    Mar 20, 2018 – TA Program Specialist

    Thank you for your review and 10+ years of service with the company! As a long term employee, your feedback is extremely important to us as we look for new ways to enhance the business and working... More


  9. "senior engineer"

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    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Lenovo full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    work & life balance, benefits, compensations, career opportunities

    Cons

    losing money, senior management, need more enigneers


  10. "Great place to work!"

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

    Pros

    Total team atmosphere, work hard and celebrate success together

    Cons

    Have to be excited about total ownership and accountability .... And enjoy taking smart risks.

    Lenovo Response

    Apr 19, 2018 – TA Program Specialist

    Hello and thank you for your review. We appreciate the feedback you shared regarding your experience working at Lenovo. Total team atmosphere, celebrate success together, ownership and... More


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