The Wall Street Journal recently wrote that Huawei's double revenue in the past five years is partly due to employees sacrificing holidays, overtime pay, and even personal development.
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In the middle of this year, Huawei's new employee induction training, hundreds of new employees out of the dormitory at 6:30 am, around the huge Huawei headquarters in Shenzhen jogging.
Half an hour of jogging is a bit like to participate in the boot camp, and this is the reason. New employees also want to learn an article written by Ren Zhengfei. In this article, Ren Zhengfei tells a little of his management philosophy: "wins is toast to celebrate, defeat is desperate to save!" Ren Zhengfei was an engineer of the People's Liberation Army of China. He founded Huawei in 1987 and has been the president of Huawei since 1988.
The 72-year-old president compared Huawei employees to a group of hungry wolves who could defeat the lion. This speech reveals his leadership style. In the past five years, Huawei's revenue doubled to 60 billion US dollars, which makes the competitors feel very surprised. Insiders said the explosive growth to some extent, employees are willing to sacrifice holidays, to give up overtime, even for the development of the company regardless of the results of good health.
"If you threw himself into the company, the company is not ill-treat you." "Said Meng Bo, a new employee who attended the induction training in August.
"Founders of the common value of the formation of the company played the most important role, which is the Americans honor the founding fathers of the United States. "Guo Ping, vice president of Huawei, said in an interview. He also said that Ren is still the company's "spiritual leader".
Huawei's goal is to become the world's largest smart phone manufacturers within five years. However, after Ren's withdrawal from the daily management, who will succeed him has been an open question. The outside world is most concerned about another problem is that Huawei needs to make what changes can be with Google and Apple and other companies compete for the top scientific and technological personnel.
Huawei employees in the company canteen
Huawei's work intensity even among Chinese companies is one of the best. In 2014, the West African country outbreak of Ebola, other international company employees all evacuated, Huawei's Chinese employees are all left. These employees received additional bonuses later.
Sun Yafang, chairman of Huawei in the company's annual report in 2015, said: "When a crisis, you will find Huawei employees and difficulties." & Rdquo;
After one year of entry, Huawei employees can voluntarily choose to sign the "striver agreement", said voluntarily give up giving up paid leave and overtime. A Huawei engineer said he signed an agreement four years ago, as part of the compensation, he began to get some stock. Huawei said the company's stock belongs to Huawei's management and all employees.
Ren's influence is everywhere. He published in the company's Internet site is widely read, some managers will examine the staff of the degree of understanding of Ren. Huawei employees have done a multiple-choice questions with Ren's speech. In his speech, the strange genius than the deformed fruit, although the appearance does not look good, but the taste is very good.
Huawei has a lot of stories about employees willing to sacrifice. For example, more than a decade ago, Huawei first entered the overseas market, some of the employees in Siberia braved the cold to build telecommunications networks. Recalled at the beginning of this century to Germany staff recalled that their living conditions, we live in dormitories, shared bathroom. Huawei, a former employee, said Huawei engineers in Shenzhen at the bottom of the desk put a mattress for overtime use.
Ren Zhengfei last year for the Huawei ads selected a ballet foot picture a good explanation of the hard work of Huawei's corporate culture. In this picture, ballet dancers one foot wearing shoes, elegant glossy, next to the other foot naked, scarred, a symbol of success behind the hardships.
Analysts believe that Huawei will bring into another stage of the other company leaders will not enjoy the same status with Ren Zhengfei. Huawei is currently implementing a rotating CEO system, six months to replace the CEO. In the company's major policy decisions, Ren Zhengfei still has a veto, but he has not exercised this power.
Concerned about Huawei's observers believe that the next company leadership may not have the same influence with Ren Zhengfei. Duncan Clark, president of Beijing Bodak Consulting Co., Ltd., says: "Do you think anyone else has the same authority?" & Rdquo;
Ren Zhengfei has said that Huawei's next company leadership will not be his family members. At present, Ren's daughter is Huawei's chief financial officer, his son operates a subsidiary. Huawei executives Ren Zhengfei's successor plan without saying a word, but said the current rotation of the CEO system works well.
Now, in order to attract more individualistic young people in China, Huawei has reduced the requirements of employees. Huawei employees in Germany are now able to receive housing subsidies every month, can be free to rent. Huawei employees in Shenzhen, said the company's mattress is now only for the lunch break.
Ren Zhengfei frequently visited Huawei's overseas offices. In countries such as Uganda and Malawi, the infrastructure and living conditions are very poor. Ren Zhengfei asked Huawei executives to allocate more funds to improve living and working conditions of overseas employees. Huawei also hired overseas Chinese chefs, so that they can eat in a foreign country authentic Chinese food.
Ren said: "If they eat well, they will not homesick." & Rdquo;