In the game peripheral market, the Razer, which players laugh at as “the light factory”, is one of the more successful. Yet employees have more grooves for min-Liang Tan, the company’s chief executive, for his style of conduct. Former employees, for example, say the boss often has a sudden fantasy, but if he fails to meet his high expectations, he sometimes faces the fear of being blocked, and even management can be terminated at any time.
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Over the past 15 years, RAZER has impressed players with its key mice, headsets, mobile phones, notebooks and more. But little is known about the character of the company’s boss.
Some former employees spat, and the boss gave them a toxic and hostile work environment.
At least 14 former employees told Kotaku, amedia outlet, that when they worked at Razer, their boss would always get angry when they didn’t want to, or throw items at employees.
It is reported that the 42-year-old Chen Minliang, very much hope to become “Asia’s Steve Jobs.” In 2014, it wanted the marketing team to achieve its goal of making the company one of the most innovative companies by Fast Company.
At this point, Greg Agius, the head of marketing, was busy winning awards for Razer at the CES show in Las Vegas, so he suggested that Chen take part in face-to-face interviews with the media to increase the chances of being recommended by Fast Company.
Unfortunately, Mr. Chen did not follow the advice, slamming Greg Agius after his defeat and firing him a few hours later without any further explanation.
Other former employees recalled seeing their boss threaten to beat another employee when an employee was allegedly dragged to disciplinary discussions but the door was not closed, leading to “public humiliation.”
Mr Chan himself admitted that he would give frank and direct feedback in the event that his employees made intolerable mistakes.
“The other side of the story, however, is that someone who doesn’t work more than 60 or less hours in a week for a trade show or big event is at risk of being impulsively fired by their boss.”
A Spokesman for Razer denied the incident, explaining that “while the vast majority of employees are happy to be engaged in the work, it will inevitably upset a small number of people”.
It is reported that the company in China, the United States, Germany, Singapore, Turkey and other places have about 1300 employees. Many people rushed into the company with Razer’s fame, but later found that the boss was not easy to get along with and was under a lot of pressure to deal with the business.
Last year, Razer’s revenue exceeded $712 million, and technical support was comparable to Apple’s. But the company still seems to have room for improvement in corporate culture.