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The average age of workers at Huawei's headquarters is 29, many of them engineering graduates scouted from China's best universities. "People join young and work hard," says Huawei spokesman Roland Sladek.
Employees often punch in before 8:30am and punch out after 6pm — though they will stay late and also tend to work while mobile, he added.
The well-kept gardens and public spaces of Huawei's two-square-kilometre campus were virtually empty most of the time we were there, apart from at lunchtime, when crowds poured out of offices headed for the company's many canteens. People get one-and-a-half hours for lunch, in two shifts starting at noon and 12:30pm.
Image: Karen Friar