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VTech Holdings Reviews

Updated November 1, 2016
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VTech Holdings Chairman and Group CEO Allan C. Y. Wong
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  1. "Field Support Agent"

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    Former Employee - Director in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Director in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great company. I enjoyed working at the company

    Cons

    I don't have anything bad to say about this company.


  2. "vtech"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sourcing in Shenzhen, Guangdong (China)
    Former Employee - Sourcing in Shenzhen, Guangdong (China)

    I worked at VTech Holdings full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Big group, good working environment and structure

    Cons

    Complex relationship, not competitive package


  3. "Marketing Design Intern"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Marketing Design in Tai Wo (Hong Kong)
    Former Intern - Marketing Design in Tai Wo (Hong Kong)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at VTech Holdings as an intern

    Pros

    Projects were consistent and very interesting.
    Discussions and brainstorming for projects were common.
    Great company, cares for its employees.
    Enjoyable (as long as you love what you do).

    Cons

    Given projects were often unorganized.
    Quite troubling when projects are not explained in detail.
    Some minor language barrier.
    Desk is not organized and prepared for employee.

    Advice to Management

    An expected salary should be given unless mentioned for experience-only.
    Desks for new employees should be prepared once the shift begins.


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  5. "Game Designer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at VTech Holdings full-time

    Pros

    The good thing is public company.

    Cons

    The salary review is already disappointed.


  6. "Product designer"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at VTech Holdings full-time

    Pros

    Good environment for working, not much busy

    Cons

    Lower salary and bonus. that's all

    Advice to Management

    Need more innovation


  7. Helpful (2)

    "No creativity and no innovation"

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

    I have been working at VTech Holdings full-time

    Pros

    Form a design team to military, fast and time saver to have traditional simple design without marketing research. Only focus to Dr.wong wants and his like!
    Subsidiary company Xdynamics limited was also affected by this thought.

    Cons

    Ignore Marketing trend and consumers like, no creativity/ innovation. So dominate by Dr,s thought, too much his character involved! No acceptance any New idea, waste on its own resource. Hurts Xdynamics - drones so badly and lower its competitive edges.

    Advice to Management

    Need more Open minded, do more marketing research, create the trend...is A must for sustaining the business and supporting the brand. Keep the promise and make a clear decision faster. No washy to staffs and no bad month to CEO in front of teams, in order to show royalty.


  8. "Anything can change at last minute up to CEO and overseas staff appetite (VTE)"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Hong Kong (Hong Kong)
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Hong Kong (Hong Kong)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at VTech Holdings full-time

    Pros

    You can choose to work hard or be lazy any time. VTech Toys seldom fire staff in HK. You can find your own way to keep your work life balance.

    Cons

    A few weeks before shipment, overseas staff can request to change the product design from scratch. One week before mass product, CEOs can ask to change everything. Game designers usually don't communicate well with overseas and CEO at the project start. They will just tell the whole team to change all the time.

    Advice to Management

    Try to have project review at a earlier stage.


  9. "No planning at all for projects which makes lower level employees suffer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    People are very friendly and love to share their knowledge
    Benefits are above average in Hong Kong

    Cons

    Management does not give recognition
    Management doe not give feedbacks to projects
    No performance appraisal
    No Planning at ALL when initiating a project, Management have no clue on what they want to do.

    Advice to Management

    Please make up you mind before doing something.


  10. "The best place to learn - Equally the most stressful place to work in"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Designer in Tai Wo (Hong Kong)
    Current Employee - Designer in Tai Wo (Hong Kong)
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The department recruits form a specific region in Asia which means that the design skills are exceptional and the work ethos is even higher still. This means you learn from some very talented designers. As a result your design skills increase dramatically to a very high level of quality, finishing and detail that is often seen at companies like Philips and Lenovo. Additionally as a result of the nature of the department's recruits and management style it constantly pushes you to work harder in order for you to remain competitive with others and to be valued more by others. This is truly a finishing school for designers. Additionally Top level management are exceptionally knowledgeable and skilled with a great deal of experience and insight into design, manufacture and business - which makes them an invaluable mentor.

    Cons

    The over whelming talent and skill of recruits means that you are constantly in competition for your designs. This often means working in excess of 65 to 70+ hours a week (including weekends) just to maintain the same level of quality. This obviously can take a toll on your health as well as your social life.

    Overtime within the department is not recognize which is a contradiction to the written company policy for over time. Over time within the department in never directly quoted - instead is implied by unrealistic deadlines by middle managers.

    Salary although not always a key motivational factor is still low in comparison for the number of hours a regular hard working recruit does.

    There is often no feedback form middle managers on a project by project basis or even on a personal annual review.

    Due to the competitive nature of the department, design is often done in complete isolation from other members following a very closed-innovation process approach with no collaboration work or input from other team members until a final review by top management.

    As a result of these factors turn over is very short 2 years at best.

    Advice to Management

    Improve Feedback per individual and on a project by project basis to improve and maintain self esteem and motivation this takes 20 mins max

    Recognition of hard work and of achievement through feedback or review - A thank you will suffice

    Reduce working hours by reducing last minute middle management deadlines. Or approve over time pay or become more appreciative when overtime is taken.

    Better communication of ideas and intentions by middle management. Clarification and confirmation by middle management with top level management on key actions.

    A less heavy/oppressive working environment atmosphere and a more balance/equal selection of people.


  11. "Management please make up your mind before doing something"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Staffs are very friendly, they offer a stable working environment and the benefits are ok comparing with other companies in HK.

    Cons

    It is very often to see the management wanted to start something but without any clue. It will just make the lower level employees suffer.