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Hi
Does anyone know what its like to work at this place in general PSU design, plus general electronics?
(for 6 months to 2 years)
Also, is it easy for a contractor to find eg a bedsit or one bed flat to live in in Stockholm?
(ie someone who is not a Swedish national)
If you can only live in Hotels, then are there cheap Hotels in Stockholm?
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Expect to work 2~3 men's task while getting paid 1.5 men's salary. That's how Huawei works.
 
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I know an engineer working for them. They are based in London, spend most their time in China and the wife is still back in Ireland. Sounds like they get their money worth out of you. Much like being being a manager for Aldi/Lidl.  Good for the experience if you are young and have no family or other life...
 
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Thanks, i hear the Stockholm branch is very big. Also, i hear that Stockholm is a little bit of a "silicon valley" for electronics companies......is this correct?
 

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I must admit i am aware that China has now the best Power supply engineers in the world, and a huge supply of them......so i am somewhat intrigued that a huge Chinese company is wanting to employ Power supply engineers from Europe.
 

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It's not easy to find a cheap place to stay unless you are willing to commute quite a bit.
Contact the company that is hiring and ask them if they are able to help out with accommodations.
 
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I must admit i am aware that China has now the best Power supply engineers in the world, and a huge supply of them......so i am somewhat intrigued that a huge Chinese company is wanting to employ Power supply engineers from Europe.
In particular, HuaWei is a true world leader in power supplies. They built a substantial portfolio of digital power supply patents, and a strong business around them. They then sold that to Emerson, and started again. Now they have built a second substantial digital power supply business.
 
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Be aware they may actually require you to know what you're doing.
 
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Expect to work 2~3 men's task while getting paid 1.5 men's salary. That's how Huawei works.

   That's how all engineering companies work in my experience.  But think about this Treez; why would a Chinese company want to hire you over a Chinese engineer that will probably work for about 1/7 of what you would work for?  You'd better be dammed good at your job to justify that costs!
 
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But think about this Treez; why would a Chinese company want to hire you over a Chinese engineer that will probably work for about 1/7 of what you would work for?  You'd better be dammed good at your job to justify that costs!

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HuaWei is a true world leader in power supplies. They built a substantial portfolio of digital power supply patents, and a strong business around them.

I am just pondering...is the reason they hire European engineers just kind of like a price they have to pay for being able to sell their products in Europe? (ie its a stipulation of the trade deal?) .....and maybe the European engineers...well....are they  just "checking over"  Chinese designed power supplies?, or are they designing them themselves?.......i really have no idea...just wondering?

Also, just wondering…concerning a European electronics engineer working at Huawei in Europe…..do they even get to look at schematics?, let alone design anything, or is it all top secret?….and all they actually do is test the finished power supply (say) by putting it in the thermal chamber at x degrees C?
I mean Huawei  has the best electronics in the  telecoms world…maybe they have to keep it secret from outsiders?...even from their own (European) staff
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Well, staffing a european subsidiary with european engineers tends to make sense.

Now why do companies in general have R&D centers outside of their headquarters? The Chinese are far from being the only ones. This is a widespread thing. There are myriads of big US companies doing exactly that. Part of the reason may be to get an easier access to the local market. Another reason is to make the company's culture more diverse (in hopes that this would improve the overall creativity and skill level). Yet another is to cut costs. You'd think that Huawei would not do it for this one reason, but we don't have the whole picture. That may still be cost-effective for them due to a number of reasons...
 
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