Projects Director (Former Employee) – Cairo – August 8, 2015
• Supervise project implementation starting from the project survey phase to FAC • Interface with customer and keep optimal relationship and image • Insure department resources (qualified personnel , tools, test equipment, etc) • Provide project progress reports to the management • Track closely project implementation time schedules • Supervise subcontractors and evaluate them
POST-SALES TECHNICAL SUPPORT (Current Employee) – ZTE Jamaica – October 19, 2014
Multinational Corporation with strong products in telecommunication that span both wireless, wired, Enterprise solutions and Government as well as bearer network products. I started ZTE in 2009 for a wimax network roll-out. my role included site installation supervision and I had to travel each day outside my ordinary place of work. Later, I did integration and commission for most BTS followed by optimization and service testing. I have grown to become engineering manager collaborating with Account manager and pre-sale team to win contracts for my office and the caribbean group. In zte, there are many trainings for various technologies and you have to learn something new each day. I am well respected in my company and despite the challenges it's fairly comfortable. The biggest drawback is job security - contracts are renewed yearly and I fear termination if there are no projects available.
Work with little or no supervision - requires self-discipline.
Chief Engineer of UMTS product line (Current Employee) – ShenZhen, China – August 13, 2014
check email to see whether any important problem to be tackle at once; if not, then do the scheduled work, for example, discuss with R&D team with process/problems about feature development, or analyse the latest design or information about opponent companys...
Think long and hard before accepting a technical writer position with ZTE. They may be a large telecom supplier worldwide but they are clueless when it comes to the US market. They insist on attempting to develop their documentation in China even though their writers are are not capable of understanding the standards and requirements that the US market insists upon. They will resist any guidance any experienced writer provides them and in the end they will simply let you go after they have gotten whatever information they feel they want. They have a minimal chance of ever becoming a major player in the US market so your future there will be temporary at best. They also have some very bad business practices, such as publically posting when an employee makes an error and managers that will take all the credit for their employees work even if the manager had no part in performing the job. The pay is also sub-market and raises are sub-standard. I would highly advise seeking employment elsewhere.
if you are candidate hoping to work in the company which claims to have the 4th rank in being worlds largest device manufacturer then role your sleeves and get ready to learn some Chinese in the first place because this would be the first thing you require to "clear" the interview successfully or you might end up at the job where you barely know what is going on and how this company works like this. Or the worse case, you would spend long time standing near the water cooler thinking "why did they even hire me?" as after this your chances of internal growth are oblique , so are the chances of getting hired by another firm after this experience sadly.
free chinese learning environment.
poor compensation, low career growth, low morale, and eventually low self esteem