Insights: Working for Chinese Tech Companies | Kerry Consulting

    Chinese tech companies are expanding their offices around the world, including in Southeast Asia. As they post openings overseas, more people are wondering what it’s like to work for them.

    Patricia Teo – Executive Director of Technology Practice at Kerry Consulting – shared her insights with CNBC recently.

    Day-to-day Interaction

    Much of the day-to-day work at Chinese tech firms is likely to involve heavy interaction with China-based teams. Therefore, it is not a nice-to-have to be able to work in Mandarin fluently, it is actually a necessity.

    “It is not a nice-to-have to be able to work in Mandarin fluently, it is actually a necessity.”

    The nature of role(s) with Chinese tech companies

    “Most roles in Singapore are permanent because there’s a shortage of candidates.”

    996 Culture

    “Chinese companies are taking steps to improve work-life balance because ’996′ culture has been the “main deterrent” for potential employees in Singapore.”

    Our Technology Practice helps global and regional businesses acquire high performing tech leaders and teams to create impact and achieve success. Our tech search mandates extend across multiple markets in Asia.

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    Our Technology Practice

    Patricia Teo

    Technology Leadership, Digital & Innovation

    Sherry Zerh

    Technology Leadership, Data

    Axer Goh

    Technology Leadership, Digital & Innovation

    Chen Yi Ooi

    Cybersecurity, IT Security & Risk

    Grace Lim

    Infrastructure & Cloud

    Kieran McKenna

    Digital & Innovation, PMO and Project Management

    Ren Kelsey

    PMO and Project Management

    Samantha Ding

    PMO and Project Management

    Yaxi Fan

    Application and Software Development

    Yien Quek

    Application and Software Development