Huawei's annual salary of two million "genius teenagers": I hope that what we have learned will help Huawei tide over difficulties

  Recently, a news that "Huazhong University of Science and Technology doctoral students Zhang Ji and Yao Ting were selected as Huawei's'genius boys'" has attracted public attention. Among them, Zhang Ji, who graduated with a Ph.D. in computer science from Huazhong University of Science and Technology, received the highest annual salary of Huawei's "genius boy" at 2.01 million yuan.

  On the evening of August 4, Zhang Ji, who has been with Huawei for more than two months, responded to online concerns in a telephone interview with The Paper. Zhang Ji said frankly that Huawei's annual salary of more than two million yuan does make him feel pressured, but it is also an expectation of himself. Zhang Ji also talked about Zhong Fangrong, a girl who applied for the archaeology major of Peking University this year, and expressed admiration for her choice.

  According to an article in the Hubei media "Yangtze River Daily" on the 4th: Zhang Ji, a native of Tongshan, Hubei, came into contact with Huawei at an international conference. During his undergraduate studies, Zhang Ji, born in 1993, has consistently ranked among the best in his colleges and departments. He successfully passed the English Test Band 4 and Band 6, and the National Computer Level 2 Test. He obtained the National ITAT Vocational Skills Contest Vocational Skills Qualification Certificate and became a teacher and classmate. In the eyes of a veritable "Super Xueba".

  Speaking of Huawei’s annual salary of over 2 million yuan, Zhang Ji told The Paper that there must be pressure. Huawei must have high expectations for such a high salary. Now that so many people are paying attention, it may put me under more pressure. You will expect me to make some results in a few years. This is a double pressure. In fact, there are companies that offer themselves an annual salary of 3 million or more, but I feel that the research direction is more compatible with Huawei. Joining Huawei can do what you want to do with a group of like-minded people, and hope to put your own work. Do it well.

  Zhang Ji explained: "Recently, Huawei has been subjected to some so-called'sanctions' abroad. I hope that I can apply what I have learned to Huawei when it is most difficult, and do my best to do something meaningful. If possible, Let's try our best to help Huawei tide over some difficulties."

  "It's impossible to ignore salary at all, but I don't value it too much. After all, I can give up a higher salary. I value the company's ability to provide me with a research platform and space so that I can look at these things in the longer term." Zhang Ji said.

  Zhang Ji also talked to The Paper Journalist about Zhong Fangrong, a girl who applied for the archaeology major of Peking University. "I admire her very much. Because she chose archaeology because she likes it. This is similar to me." Zhang Ji said for many years. He chose to major in computer science not because he saw that this major can make money. At that time, the entire Internet industry was still in a low state, but he still chose the major he liked.

  "I also admire that she is not disturbed by the complex voices of the outside world. She can stick to her beliefs and pursue her ideals. It is still worth learning." Zhang Ji said.

  According to the "Yangtze River Daily" previously introduced, Huawei's "Genius Youth" project is a project initiated by Ren Zhengfei to attract top talents with top challenges and top salaries. The wages of the "genius teenagers" recruited by Huawei are paid according to the annual salary system. There are three levels, with the highest annual salary of 2.01 million yuan. At present, only 4 people in the world have received the highest annual salary of Huawei's "genius boy" at 2.01 million yuan.

  Huawei’s recruitment standards for “genius teenagers” are very strict and generally require seven rounds of processes: resume screening, written examination, initial interview, supervisor interview, several ministerial interviews, president interviews, and HR interviews. In each link, there will be strict assessment and screening, so there will be many challenges and obstacles. Any problem or poor performance in any link may fail, which is very difficult.

The Paper's chief reporter Yue Huairang and intern Li Yuting