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Zühlke Reviews

Updated 11 November 2018
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Pros
  • "Work-life balance environment, rarely over-time" (in 7 reviews)

  • "ssige Weiterbildung, gute Kollegen, spannende Projekte, kann Verantwortung" (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • "Kontras: je nach Projekt ist die Erfahrung anders" (in 2 reviews)

  • "working location and time varies very often depending on schedule" (in 2 reviews)

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  1. "Amazing chance to visit Switzerland and Germany"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Professional Software Engineer in Hong Kong (Hong Kong)
    Current Employee - Professional Software Engineer in Hong Kong (Hong Kong)
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Zühlke full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - have 1-week training at Switzerland and Germany and exchange ideas
    - colleagues is very friendly
    - everyone is happy to help each other
    - working environment is good
    - working time is flexible
    - organisation hierarchy is flat and you can have good communication with anyone
    - colleagues are on trend with cutting edge technologies
    - work life balance
    - good exposure to engineers from different countries

    Cons

    - colleagues are on different projects. You might not see them in weeks
    - working location and time varies very often depending on schedule
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    Advice to Management

    None


  2. "Great working environment and learning opportunities"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hong Kong (Hong Kong)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hong Kong (Hong Kong)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Zühlke (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - Encourage self-learning and knowledge sharing
    - Work with friendly, smart and helpful colleagues in a multicultural team
    - Flat and transparent management that allows employee to address their issues openly
    - Chances to travel to Switzerland, Germany and other European countries
    - Exchange knowledge and idea with European colleagues
    - Work-life balance environment, rarely over-time
    - Flexible working hours
    - Yearly training trip and allowance
    - Monthly social event

    Cons

    - Work location changes based on the projects
    - Projects are not the most exciting

  3. "Success through innovative technology and continuous upskilling"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lead Software Architect in Hong Kong (Hong Kong)
    Current Employee - Lead Software Architect in Hong Kong (Hong Kong)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Zühlke full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    As Zuhlke is a partner for business innovation, you might work with emerging technologies and methodologies. For example AI, AR/VR, Blockchain

    Zuhlke provides you with a budget for your individual training, which guarantees continuous upskilling.

    Provides a fantastic environment to expand your knowledge by joining a team with sophisticated technology expertise.

    Culture of trust is more important than process

    Cons

    You need to be keen on working in a changing work environment. This means you have to work with a wide range of technologies, in different team constellations and projects for various customers and industries.

    Agile processes and values such as feedback culture, personal responsibility and culture of failure are very well established at Zuhlke. But since we work very closely with our clients, we have sometimes to adapt to their rules and culture.


  4. "Business Development and Client Engagement Manager"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Development and Client Engagement Manager in Hong Kong (Hong Kong)
    Current Employee - Business Development and Client Engagement Manager in Hong Kong (Hong Kong)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Zühlke full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - open, transparent and direct management style and culture
    - flat organisation structure and everyone's voice is treasured, listened and seriously considered
    - dynamic and diversified teams able to deliver high quality and innovative solutions
    - strong global support through 1,000 professional engineers in different domain allowing for creative and unique solutions, in order to create key differentiations from competitors

    Cons

    - need to be fast to adapt to ever changing technical and industry domains


  5. "International software company with lots of experience"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hong Kong (Hong Kong)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hong Kong (Hong Kong)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Zühlke full-time

    Pros

    -Friendly, interesting and smart colleagues
    -Lots of trust to make your own decisions
    -Training budget and days to improve your skills
    -Opportunities to work on important projects
    -High standards of quality

    Cons

    -Overall package doesn't reflect expected quality from staff, or the rates charged to clients
    -Having to work with clients 95+% of your time that have poor engineering practices and general working culture

    Advice to Management

    Make overall compensation and benefits more competitive, try more modern company benefits like remote working, unpaid holiday, more structured feedback loops


  6. "Provide the best working environment ever"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Advanced Software Engineer in Hong Kong (Hong Kong)
    Current Employee - Advanced Software Engineer in Hong Kong (Hong Kong)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Zühlke full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - Work with skilful and helpful colleague
    - Good support on learning and training in terms of allowance and leaves
    - Agile mindsets and good engineering practices
    - Yearly training camp (trip), very good ones
    - Work-life balance
    - Open-minded managements are willing to listen to feedback
    - Provide best hardware to engineers
    - Can work with foreigners. Very good opportunity for cultural exchange
    - Regular (and not mandatory) social events

    Cons

    - Working location varies and may not always work with same people.
    - Salary is competitive but still has space for improvement.

    Advice to Management

    Nothing much to say.


  7. "My experience at Zuhlke HK"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Expert UI/User Experience Designer in Hong Kong (Hong Kong)
    Current Employee - Expert UI/User Experience Designer in Hong Kong (Hong Kong)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Zühlke full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Zuhlke is a good company where you constantly learn. All employees have a yearly budget to go learn and improve their skills & knowledge.
    Working at Zuhlke is a great opportunity to work on big projects with big clients...
    The culture at Zuhlke is really great, I don't see my colleagues as colleagues but more as friends.

    Cons

    Sometimes is a bit hard to communicate with colleagues from Europe because of the time difference.

  8. "Foreign Technology Company"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Causeway Bay (Hong Kong)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Causeway Bay (Hong Kong)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Zühlke full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - Work with European engineers
    - Focus on providing an innovative solution
    - Good engineer culture
    - Good management, they listen and give you feedback. Also, you have a chance to learn how they manage people
    - Work-life balance
    - Training budget and company trip
    - Friendly colleagues

    Cons

    - May need to work on technologies that you are not familiar with but is a good chance to learn.
    - The company just start their business in Hong Kong, so it more like a startup environment.


  9. "A workplace better than I have expected"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lead Software Architect in Hong Kong (Hong Kong)
    Current Employee - Lead Software Architect in Hong Kong (Hong Kong)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Zühlke full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - Exposure to new technologies
    - Surrounded by talented coworkers
    - Open culture and knowledge sharing
    - Large internal community support
    - Professional development opportunities
    - Involvement in business decision making
    - Work-life balance
    - Good salary
    - Training sponsorship
    - Annual company trip
    - Top hardware for developers

    Cons

    Seriously I don't have any complaint but my wife does:
    - She will be very happy if my company medical plan could extend its coverage to family members
    - She wants to join the company trip too!

    Advice to Management

    Management did a great job of investing in people. They listen, they care, and most importantly they act.


  10. "Management review"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Professional Business Analyst in Hong Kong (Hong Kong)
    Current Employee - Professional Business Analyst in Hong Kong (Hong Kong)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Zühlke full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The management team has a very forward looking vision and ensure all the employees are onboard, supported and consulted with to achieve it.
    Opportunities for personal and professional growth are in plenty and with the amazing work culture extended to employees, it is an absolute pleasure to work for this incredible organisation

    Cons

    nothing to mention here.

    Advice to Management

    *nothing to mention