Ren Zhengfei: there is no age limit for our posts, and there is no elimination of the last employees

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The original title: Ren Zhengfei: there is no age limit for our posts, and there is no elimination of the last place in staff posts
Recently, Huawei’s internal forum Xinsheng community published a speech delivered by Ren Zhengfei, the founder and CEO of Huawei, at the forum with the strategic reserve team students and new employees. “We may encounter unimaginable difficulties, but this is also a period of greatest opportunity,” Ren said. We are in turmoil. First of all, we must remain firm and calm. ”
Ren Zhengfei said that Huawei’s strategic positioning is a commercial company, and it hopes to succeed in business. There is no other strategic positioning. In this respect, Huawei strives for success in a reasonable capacity. He asked that under the current situation, everyone should focus on their own staff and workers, “we have more than 200000 people, and each person’s own work superimposed together is a complete system.”
Ren Zhengfei said that Huawei doesn’t need every employee to read the company’s general strategy and not pay attention to big things. “If you don’t have a position, you don’t necessarily understand it.”.
He revealed that in the future, Huawei’s posts will be divided into three categories: staff, experts and management. Among them, the staff category is also called professional post. There is no age limit for these posts, because they have experience, they can be 50-60 years old, and they can only be 15 or 16 grades. In the future, they will have seniority allowance, job subsidy, quality subsidy To maintain a reasonable income. The second type is the team of experts. If experts want to adapt to social changes quickly, they will fall behind if they fail to catch up with the changes of the times. Huawei has no host team. “The working mode and organizational form of experts should have vertical circulation as well as horizontal circulation. Vertical circulation enables you to know the weather and absorb the local atmosphere. Some employees who have made outstanding contributions are also easy to emerge from the cycle, but experts who are not suitable for development will be eliminated quickly. We can protect this talent only if we let the outstanding people float up. ” Ren Zhengfei said. The third category is the administrative management team. The chief officials and supervisors are forced to eliminate the last 10% every year. Even if they are all excellent, they are also rigid. Only in this way can we have a new blood circulation.
For Huawei’s strategic reserve team, Ren Zhengfei said that the strategic reserve team is a selection system, which is a process of changing people and grinding cores. If the tortoise can catch up with the success or failure of the spaceship for a while, he should not be too eager to learn. However, at the same time, the strategic reserve team should not take training as the center, but select system, including a small number of elimination. He stressed that the strategic reserve team members’ self-learning and hard work is the most important, but also self motivation. He also encourages new employees to grow differently, widen the gap, and have grassroots practical experience and the ability to solve practical problems. Allow employees to move freely within.
The full text of Ren Zhengfei’s speech at the forum is attached
E-mail of president’s Office
Email address [2020] No.120 issued by: Ren Zhengfei
“Today you are fragrant with peaches and plums, and tomorrow will be the pillars of society.”
——Speech by president Ren at the forum with strategic reserve team students and new employees
August 31, 2020
I’m glad to see you’re so motivated. At present, we are in a relatively difficult historical period. You new employees can bravely join our team and tide over difficulties with us. First of all, welcome you. Second, no matter whether you are going up or down in the future, don’t forget that you have to work hard. In this historical period, the company has also spent more than one billion dollars every year for staff turnover Core training, this itself is a difficult thing. The empowerment of the strategic reserve team itself is to train generals, but the training and selection are not necessarily accurate. If you fall behind temporarily, don’t lose heart. In ancient times, without so many students who fell behind, we could not leave so many good poems. Without Zhang Ji, there would be no “Hanshan Temple outside the city of Gusu, the bell will ring at midnight to the passenger ship”; without Wang Bo, there would be no preface to Tengwang Pavilion; if Fan Zhongyan had not been demoted, there would be no “worry about his king when he is far away from the river and lake”, “worry about the world first, and be happy after the day after tomorrow” The first, second and third phases of Huangpu and Kangda are also lack of experience, which is more prominent after the fourth phase. This graduation evaluation may not be comprehensive. Don’t worry about it. Try hard in practice.
We may encounter unimaginable difficulties, but this is also a period of greatest opportunity. Let’s think about it. In history, the rise of every country was mostly at the critical time of turning opportunity. For example, in the first World War, the Austro Hungarian Empire was lost, but other national groups emerged. We are in turmoil. First of all, we must remain firm and calm. Today, you applauded at the meeting. You wasted a lot of energy. This energy will be used to produce food in the future. Applause can’t generate electricity. How can we generate electricity? With your wisdom and practice, you should make contributions. Too much applause is easy to cause personal superstition. In their own work, down-to-earth efforts, you can boldly speak your work opinions, unfamiliar places, see more, listen to. When you get off the train, you can only talk to your colleagues and leaders in Xinsheng community, so as not to waste their precious time, because you know too little about it.
1、 Everyone in Huawei Company takes doing their own staff as the center and produces more grain
。 Human resource assessment mechanism has different requirements for different posts. There is no age limit. The key is to see whether the ability and contribution of an individual can meet the requirements of the post.
Huawei’s strategic positioning is a commercial company. It expects to succeed in business. There is no other strategic positioning. If you do other things, you can’t succeed without ability. Therefore, we shrink to a reasonable ability and strive for success in this area.
1. In the face of the current situation, everyone should take doing their own staff as the center. We have more than 200000 people. The superposition of each person’s own work is a complete system.

We don’t need every employee to read the company’s general strategy. We don’t need to pay attention to too big things. If we don’t have a certain position, we don’t necessarily understand it. If you talk to your supervisor every day, he may wear shoes to you when he is out of the last place. Maybe you’re a genius, but he doesn’t understand. What’s more, young people should obey your leadership, cooperate with your team, and do their own work well. How can you prove that you can do great things if you can’t do small things well? If you have big ideas, you can talk nonsense over coffee. If the audience is gone, are you van Gogh? Strategy is too complicated. A few words can’t be explained clearly. When you accumulate to a certain time, you will surely understand it and be able to participate. Today, you still have to do your own work conscientiously and climb upstairs step by step.
For everyone, it is the most important to adapt to your position, improve business skills, do a good job in the surrounding collaborative relationship, and do their own work well. Since you are a great genius, why can’t you plant the underground crops better? Then we will comment on it. Then you can jump and plant a bigger pumpkin next time. The frog will jump a few more times, and it will be on the ridge. The system of Huawei Company does not restrict talents. Many of them are excellent personnel who have been employed for 1-3 years. We attach great importance to those who adjust their salary for the first time, especially those who have made achievements. We hope that the adjustment can be in place at one time. After the growth of outstanding talents reaches the level of 17-18, our senior management will no longer care about his emergence and promotion. He should fully follow the normal system to contribute and accept the assessment. Because excellent talents are easy to get angry at the most basic level. To adapt to the leadership at that time, he is not a marshal, and he is not fully able to discern heroes. Therefore, you should first survive in this environment. If you can’t survive in the first environment, change to the second environment, the third environment, the fourth environment Your youth is wasted. It’s better to cut the “foot” with a knife to fit this pair of “shoes”. If you put on the “shoes” and run faster, you will run out of the circle.
You should read the documents issued by the company, including the e-mail of the president’s office. The e-mail of the president’s office is only a speech, which does not have the nature of “law”, nor is it a mandatory document. You may not understand some company documents. Ask other employees and ask them to have a meal or a cup of coffee. They will tell you some “secrets” by accident. Because people release energy most easily when they are relaxed, so it is called “a cup of coffee absorbs the energy of the universe”. If you want to know something about Huawei’s management, you can read the Xinsheng community, including the following posts, or read several books by Huang Weiwei and Tian Tao, which basically represent the voice of the company.
2. Huawei’s human resource assessment mechanism is generally mature. Different positions have different requirements. Generally speaking, you must give full play to your energy.
For example, the staff of 2012 laboratory do not require you to plant how many “rice”, “wheat” and “potatoes”, but to be fully prepared to digest and understand the needs of customers and make contributions to the future technical direction. First, I hope that your wechat circle of friends will have fewer partners to eat and play with, and more scholars and other people with unique opinions in the world; second, play less games, read more academic articles and technical documents at night and weekends, and see more guiding lights while the lighthouse is still on. Don’t always work hard. You should learn more and make your “belly” bigger, which means learning, not fat. If you really have knowledge, you will have original opinions.
The company allows trial and error. In the process of evaluating success and failure, people engaged in future work mainly evaluate the process, not the results, because there will be excellent people in failed projects. If someone can’t climb Mount Everest, can’t you herd sheep at the foot of the Himalayas? Grazing is also a success, and that’s laying eggs along the way. Success and failure are relative, especially in the fields of artificial intelligence in the future. Only the first place in the world can be regarded as success, and the second one will not. If you didn’t succeed in the last project, it doesn’t matter. You can join other successful teams. If you bring experience and lessons, you will give a kind of support to the successful team. We should not be too eager for success, and then make ourselves frustrated, as long as we try our best, we will be successful.
3. In the future, our posts are divided into three categories: staff, experts and management.
The first is the category of staff, also known as professional posts. There is no age limit for these posts, because they have experience, they can be 50-60 years old, and they can only be 15 or 16 grades. In the future, they will have seniority allowance, job subsidy, quality subsidy To maintain a certain reasonable income; the staff position adopts absolute assessment and does not involve the elimination of the last place. If you are suitable for this position, you can do it in peace of mind. Why change to a younger one? Why can’t you work until you’re 60 or 70? It’s all about tapping the keyboard with your slender hands, not a bayonet. Just press the keyboard with your strength.
The second type is the team of experts. If experts want to adapt to social changes quickly, they will fall behind if they fail to catch up with the changes of the times. Huawei has no host team. The primary experts should know more than one specialty and think about other things on the basis of doing their own duties well; intermediate experts should have one specialty and many abilities or two specialties with multiple abilities; senior experts should have the synthetic combat ability of scenario. For example, if you only know 1g and 2G, you will be eliminated; if you know 3G and 4G, you can take your apprentice as a master to complete the life cycle management of product line. We have jumped into a new field, and experts must understand it in this field. The working mode and organizational form of experts should have vertical circulation as well as horizontal circulation. The vertical circulation enables you to know the weather and absorb the local atmosphere. Some employees who have made outstanding contributions are also easy to emerge from the circulation, but the experts who are not suitable for development will be eliminated quickly. We can protect this talent only if we let the outstanding people float up. Everyone wants to be an expert. It’s really hard to make steel. It’s a “bayonet”. If you can’t make a “bayonet”, you need to change your position in time. What can you do if you can’t find a suitable position? Age is not a problem. It depends on your personal study and practice.

The third category is the administrative management team. The chief officials and supervisors are forced to eliminate the last 10% every year. Even if they are all excellent, they are also rigid. Only in this way can we have a new blood circulation. You can also see the document of the reorganization of at team. The term of office is two years. The method used is a combination of “divine conferment of monarchy” and “democratic recommendation” to form a reasonable restriction on the performance of at members’ responsibilities.
Therefore, there is no age limit for our posts. It depends on whether your ability and contribution can adapt to the war. If we only look at the age, I will be eliminated. Of course, our retirement mechanism is also very loose. The company has clearly stipulated that people who are sick can retire and allow them to retain certain stocks. If you think you are ill, write a report to the leader. You don’t need a doctor’s certificate. Only you know you best and take good care of yourself after retirement. If you think you are still young and want to struggle, you should study hard and contribute hard. You must keep up with the team and have the ability to control your work. Otherwise, no one will sympathize with you. Huawei will not protect the length of service, only your contribution.
2、 The strategic reserve team is a selection system, which is a process of changing people and grinding cores. If the tortoise can catch up with the success or failure of the spaceship for a while, he should not be too eager to learn.
1. The strategic reserve team should not focus on training like universities, but on selection system, including a small number of elimination.
The strategic reserve team can’t train you to be a very skilled engineer. It’s just a beginning, a process of turning people and grinding cores. After basic training, you can apply for the position you have the intention to apply for. After entering that field, you can further sublimate and rely on yourself to deeply understand and understand. For example, 5g scenario is a new topic. Our senior management and technical level have not fully understood it. Now, there is a window of opportunity. Whoever understands it will have an opportunity. Many of our sample sites have made contributions. Some of the documents are public. You can follow and read them to see what they can learn from you.
2. Self learning and hard work are the most important.
Our strategic reserve team has just begun. The Huangpu Military Academy and the Anti Japanese university have always been in the first, second and third stages, which are not as good as the fourth. This is not a problem for the trainees, but a problem for the management level. The early instructors did not know how to manage the training link well. The main purpose of daily exercises is to train in groups, so that everyone can change their mental outlook and adjust their physical and behavioral qualities.
If the subject is not what you are good at and do not do well in the exam, will it prove that you are not good at it? can’t! In history, there are many people who have not been admitted to university to become talents, and people with low education background can also make great achievements. History can not explain any problems. The key lies in personal efforts and play your role in practice to prove the value. A test for a while can’t explain anything, but there must be a process. If you don’t have a good job assignment, it doesn’t mean that you can’t be outstanding in the future. Therefore, no matter which class members of the reserve team will be assigned to in the future, “will the generals and generals of the princes and princes have their seed?” it is not said that those who are backward must not be generals in the future. We should not be discouraged because we do not keep up with the pace. We should not pay too much attention to this point, but make continuous efforts.
Some people may run fast, while others run a little slower. Don’t worry about your own ups and downs, just do your job in a down-to-earth manner; don’t always think about how to motivate human resources, but more importantly, pay attention to how you can accomplish things and do a good job day and night. Although there is still bureaucracy in the company, it is not so serious. It is generally open and open, and will not be suppressed maliciously.
3. Self motivation is the most important motivation.
The biggest characteristic of Huawei is that it likes self-criticism. It talks about its problems as soon as it meets. If the old employees praise themselves, they can’t say it. So, if the leaders don’t praise you, can’t you praise yourself? Carve an honor medal with a carrot and give yourself a prize at home, “I’m the first, I’m the first, I’m really the first.”. Don’t rely on others’ encouragement, don’t care too much about others’ evaluation, but care about how you do it yourself.
If you are not selected in a certain selection, don’t lose heart. It has a lot to do with the level of the selection teachers. We must have a good mentality. If you lose, you will go back to work steadfastly. The more this mentality is, the easier it will be to succeed. When you hold the hope that you must succeed, there are too many impurities in your heart, but you will not succeed.
Some people asked: “in the strategic reserve team, we have gained a lot and our spirit has been greatly improved. Can we let more people come in and refine it once?” Do you think that the strategy and strategy of the reserve team can be engraved on the chest of the reserve team at any time and place, but you can not regard it as an encouragement or a logic for the reserve team?
3、 To encourage new employees to grow differently and widen the gap, they should have the practical experience and the ability to solve practical problems.
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The results of new employees in school are very good, but they are reading standard teaching materials, and they grow up regularly and generally high. I hope that when you come to Huawei, you should dare to open up the gap in differentiated learning and link the past and the future.
Recently, we have promoted all new employees. Some of them have been promoted to three levels. Why? I hope you can differentiate, do not look forward to the future, you will not offend the staff around you if you improve. You are not a leader. The leader will give all the credit to everyone.

We are in a new era, but also in a particularly difficult period, especially excellent talents are growing. There are more than 90000 people in our R & D system. If we can get high-quality resources like western companies, we don’t need so many people, or make better achievements, and we can create higher value. But this ordeal will make more heroes. If you think about it, after a document in the United States, thousands of circuit boards need to be changed, and the algorithm is different; just after the modification, we have to change to thousands of other boards; then we have to change to another form. After repeated iterations of thousands of boards, how many heroes are there! The reason why R & D has not carried out structural reform is to give them some relaxed environment to adapt to. We see that the team has become more competent and stronger in the face of difficulties, so we have the confidence to chat with you.
“Let the idea of winning a war become a belief; no retreat is the road to victory,” said general Martin Dempsey. You see, if we hold high the generals of the United States, the spirit of learning from the United States has not changed because the United States attacked us.
2. Every year, a certain proportion of R & D personnel will flow to the market, service and other ports to understand customer needs with technology.
If the market does not understand technology, how to communicate with customers? In principle, new employees are not mobile in the first two years of R & D work, and the third year starts to consider this issue. Therefore, we hope that everyone will cherish the opportunity in R & D and complete a small contract or project. We must have successful practical experience, and you will have the ability to make decisions. With R & D experience, we will go to the market and practice in the interface between us and our customers, which will enlarge your understanding and views. If you go to the market and find that you are a pure technician, not suitable for growth in the market, you can return. The company has small cycle, medium cycle and large cycle. The most typical big cycle is Yu Chengdong, Wang Tao, Tao Jingwen Of course, I hope you can only return to China after successful practice, and don’t come back in the dark, because R & D needs people with strategic insight to be leaders. Some R & D directors have no first-line practical experience and are not clear about the situation ahead. How to control the architecture? They need to make up the lesson.
I hope that you young people will not make up this lesson in the future, but grow up in the shape of “Zhi” like the captain of an aircraft carrier. People are always stronger than each other. The waves behind the Yangtze River push the waves ahead. Why is the old generation better than the new one? Because they have the experience of grassroots practice and the ability to solve practical problems. Now that you have come to Huawei and are determined to work in Huawei, you must understand what the company’s business is.
3. The company has a mechanism to allow employees to move freely within the company.
I once criticized supervisors at all levels for the mobility of employees and asked them to be open. The strategic reserve team has a class that specializes in staff turnover. If you can’t get along with your supervisor or your position is not consistent with your ability and direction, you can jump to this class for training. There are about 9600 positions to choose from in this class. There are only more than 3000 people participating in the selection, so you have the opportunity to choose a place suitable for your talents. Allowing employees to move freely can solve the problem of balance, which is also a two-way threat. If the staff don’t work hard and leave this post, they may be eliminated in another post. If the leader fails to do a good job and all his subordinates are gone, he will be the “commander of the air force”, and he will collapse. If he wants to be an officer, he must lead everyone to win the battle. With more bonus, everyone is willing to work with you.
We have opened up the flow mechanism, but we have also criticized the random flow. If we think about the right position today and the right position tomorrow, we will waste our time. You should think about which point you are most suitable for. If you keep on developing, you may become the best you. Although some people are not smart enough, they are determined to do one thing and have great success.
4、 Xinsheng community is Rome square, which encourages every employee to criticize internal management issues. Allow criticism and the company will be healthier.
Every employee knows the problems in the system and dare to expose the contradictions and problems before we can solve the problems. It is the most important moral character of every manager to face up to life. Bolton’s new book house of events: Memoirs of the White House is available on the Internet. You can take a look at it. From the standpoint of the United States, he is a great nationalist who dares to expose the problems and hopes that the United States will be better, although we do not necessarily agree with his views.
Xinsheng community is a Roman square. You can speak in waistcoat or real name. Senior leaders of the company are reading the post, and some critics of the company also get a chance. Because exposing the existing problems does not mean negation. However, the speech of Xinsheng community is limited to the internal problems of the company, and social problems are not allowed to be involved. Don’t make personal attacks by name, because your basis may not be very sufficient. If you know that someone has a problem, you can report it to the ethics compliance committee and the audit department. In addition, Xinsheng community is completely democratic on management issues.
In the end, Mao Zedong’s last word is the world. Today you are fragrant with peach and plum, and tomorrow will be the pillar of society. This sentence should represent the wishes of all people, and we must not fail to live up to the historical mission entrusted to you by this era. Thank you!
Submitted to: members of the board of directors and the board of supervisors
Main delivery: all staff
September 3, 2002