Very much a China/Asia emphasis, U.S. locations are mostly a support role.
Support from management
The corporate direction changes so often that usually any reorganization is done before it is comprehended...key players functions change too so whoever is responsible for an item may no longer be within 3 months. Managers cannot keep up or do not attempt to.
Crisis response is good, but day-to-day communication fairly autonomous. Process ownership is non-existent. Therefore there is more crisis response.
Freedom to work independently
This is true if your assignment is in line with the current corporate focus.
First line managers have a hard time translating overall goals into tangible actions for teams
This is great as long as you do not have a life. There is flexibility for work at home but, due to the required communication across many time zones, expectation is to be in constant connection.
Any disruption of global sales or performance results on loss of jobs in the U.S.
It is really all about assignment, if you get a good one you will likely prosper, if not you are likely stuck until you leave
Suggestions for improvement
- More distributed management at U.S. sites, with a greater role in development.
What I like about the company
Pay is not bad, Benefits are good.
What I dislike about the company
IBM culture in the U.S. persists, Lenovo needs to train for their own culture and embrace it in the U.S.