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Updated 12 November 2018
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  • "sometimes hard to achieve work/life balance" (in 91 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. "Great working environment, with high level, progressive management"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Progression, earnings, job security, positive managers, great colleagues and and overall team spirit.

    Cons

    None that I have encountered so far. I don't have anythig else to add to this.

    Advice to Management

    Continue with the great work, caring about your staff.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "A company with high aspirations undergoing continual transformation"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Lenovo full-time

    Pros

    The company direction is made very clear at a Board/SVP level. Customer centricity is a major watchword, and with it's program of transformation, growth has been seen across both Lenovo's core business of PC, along with the acquisitions of the x86 business from IBM and Motorola's Moto Brand.

    Lenovo is not scared of betting big, and it puts considerable money and efforts into both its R&D effort with solution partners and its Marketing function. The result has helped re-shape hearts and minds, accessing previously closed markets and customers, double-digit revenue growth in areas such as the Datacenter Group, dominance of the PC market, and a revitalised Motorola Business Group.

    Salaries are middle-of-the-road, and benefits include a reasonable bonus, pension, holidays, and a range of flexible contributary and non-contributary benefits.

    Cons

    After working for Lenovo for a number of years it still feels like one is operating in a permanent start-up mode. Some business approaches can appear sound and logical at a strategic level, however the execution of these strategies at a lower strata is often poorly thought through, inefficient, and amateur in both implementation and consideration for both staff and customers.

    There is the impression of double standards. On one hand there are clear statements to the market that Lenovo continues to invest in its strategic businesses, whilst on the shop floor the message is one of short-termism, and repeated resource actions which frequently cut too deep, leaving remaining employees over-worked, insecure, and demoralised.

    Advice to Management

    Decide who and what you are and fix your identity crisis. Invest in your people and stop worrying about stock price.

  3. "Challenging but rewarding, high profile."

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    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Basingstoke, England
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Basingstoke, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent pay and conditions, people business.

    Cons

    Be prepared to operate politically.

    Advice to Management

    Increase time to execute, reduce reviews.


  4. "Business Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Lenovo full-time

    Pros

    Great working environment, friendly people

    Cons

    The hour is long, the atmosphere is tense and stressed


  5. "Work"

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    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in London, England
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I love the culture & diversity

    Cons

    depends which team you are in!

    Advice to Management

    Been kind to the workers


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Rollercoaster"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Lenovo full-time

    Pros

    Great team to work with;
    Provide loads of learning experience if you are up to;
    Opportunities for international interaction and experience;
    It's a challenging environment good side: develops resilience

    Cons

    Sadly, leadership lacked planning capability so project moved forward to be later undone with huge loss of money;
    Although the performance review program is good, its execution lacks maturity;
     The challenging environment is a rollercoaster and lacks stability to drive business forward.

    Advice to Management

    Make better research-based decisions;
    Look ahead

    Lenovo Response

    19 Sep 2018 – Talent Acquisition

    Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. Our employees are everything – they drive our success and we do our best to make sure they have opportunities to learn and develop. We are glad... More


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Good Company with some big egos"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great salary and benefits, a great growth story with a good heritage. Some very talented people there.

    Cons

    In recent years there have been many leadership changes and some big and overrated egos have joined, This has impacted the culture.

    Advice to Management

    Don't forget the company routes

  8. Helpful (1)

    "EMEA roll"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hook, England
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hook, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Lenovo full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Flexible subsidised cafe, People are mostly nice, can take a while for solutions to arrive, but when they do they tend to fix the issue fairly, traffic can make getting out of the car park hard, but that tends to be rare these days. Most of IBM legacy has gone, but that is a good thing.

    Cons

    You are IT hardware be prepared for tight margins, some channel conflict.


  9. "Global Account Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Lenovo full-time

    Pros

    Flexible working environment
    Good access to key stake holders internally

    Cons

    Pressure of results by senior management
    Lack of resource to support you


  10. "Anonymous"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Lenovo full-time

    Pros

    Great culture, very empowered workplace and responsive and flexible leadership.

    Cons

    Always on work which create its own pressure if you cannot manage that but still a very supportive work environment.


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