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Fujitsu Network Communications Reviews

Updated August 1, 2014
Updated August 1, 2014
61 Reviews
3.0
61 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good work / life balance, nice vacation policy (in 6 reviews)

  • a very nice working environment (in 5 reviews)


Cons
  • Key decisions are made is Japan (in 3 reviews)

  • Senior management only thinks about cost cutting and surviving (in 3 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    My experience was very positive, largely due to the VP I reported to while I worked there.

    Former Employee - Anonymous in Richardson, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous in Richardson, TX

    I worked at Fujitsu Network Communications full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good work / life balance, nice vacation policy.
    Opportunity for advancement.
    Challenging but appropriate responsibilities in line with my capabilities.
    Interesting work with folks from all over the world.

    Cons

    Top management can be inflexible, but they are responsible for the company, so it's understandable.

    Recommends
  2.  

    Engineer

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Engineer in Richardson, TX
    Former Employee - Engineer in Richardson, TX

    I worked at Fujitsu Network Communications full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good people with excellent backgrounds. A good working environment.

    Cons

    Telecom industry is cyclic, resulting in periodic lay-offs. Could use more training.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Good company to work for if you do not care about stock options. Fujitsu is a market leader in Transport.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Fujitsu Network Communications full-time

    Pros

    Good work culture
    No crazy hours
    Lates technology on OTN side

    Cons

    Slow to react
    Slow to adopt cutting edge technologies on COE
    Capex spending by major US carriers impact FNC business

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay could be better
    Poor RTI from offshore
    Increase engineering , reduce PMO, Planning

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Typical first week on the job.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical Support Agent in Richardson, TX
    Current Employee - Technical Support Agent in Richardson, TX

    I have been working at Fujitsu Network Communications as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Laid back environment
    Dress code is casual.

    Cons

    Scheduling may be a challenge
    Training method was not a good look. They did not have a manual for all of the job tools needed for troubleshooting the main issues that would come up on a call.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Best company worked so far

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA

    I have been working at Fujitsu Network Communications

    Pros

    Leaning, competence, and friendly environment

    Cons

    Can't learn advanced technologies other wise okay.

    Recommends
  7.  

    OK to work here

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Product Planner in Pearl River, NY
    Current Employee - Product Planner in Pearl River, NY

    I have been working at Fujitsu Network Communications

    Pros

    OK to work here, better then other places

    Cons

    Slow pace moving company, very conservative

    Recommends
  8.  

    Very innovative and career development place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director in Richardson, TX
    Current Employee - Director in Richardson, TX

    I have been working at Fujitsu Network Communications

    Pros

    Excellent family and work life balance, while still be in the technology field. Good career development and management skills. Legendary quality.

    Cons

    Can be slow to enter the market, but once it does it performs well in the market. There is bureacracy, but, then again, it is a large, multi-national, multi-$billion company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep steering it in the direction you are currently taking it. The expansion is having a dramatic, positive effect on the employees.

    Recommends
  9.  

    test Engineer

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Network Engineer in Richardson, TX
    Current Employee - Network Engineer in Richardson, TX

    I have been working at Fujitsu Network Communications

    Pros

    Better place to work at fnc compared to elasewhere

    Cons

    not all the teams has a organized structure

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If organized gthen it leads to best place to work for

    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Many opportunities to learn

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager, Software Development
    Current Employee - Manager, Software Development

    I have been working at Fujitsu Network Communications full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    As a leader in the transport space FNC is working hard to maintain this leadership role. One avenue is to add services - data services (ELINE, ELAN, SOAM....) and OTN. This provides ample opportunities to get involved with new/different technologies. FNC is in a position where there are more things to do than staff, so finding exciting things to do is very easy if you are interested.

    Cons

    The Japanese business culture can be difficult to deal with. They ask a lot of questions and you are often left wondering why they are asking.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Define the culture and values of the company. Seek to find ways to decouple from Japan (hard to do when the mother ship is Japanese....)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Tight deadline pressure

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer
    Current Employee - Software Engineer

    I have been working at Fujitsu Network Communications

    Pros

    Big company with a little bit more job security/stability.

    Cons

    Constant deadlines with never enough resources. Motivation through shame. Management sets deadline based on wishful thinking and optimistic scenarios. Micromanaging with a great deal of paperwork. Lack of trust in engineer's abilities.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Set more reasonable deadlnes instead of setting everyone up for failure.

    Approves of CEO

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