Fujitsu Reviews

Updated August 26, 2014
Updated August 26, 2014
220 Reviews
3.0
220 Reviews
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Pros
  • You will have a work life balance, but work is sucky and you come home depressed (in 18 reviews)

  • Fair work environment, interesting projects (in 14 reviews)


Cons
  • Not clear pay scale, no clear career path (in 7 reviews)

  • The turnover is very high and work life balance is very poor (in 4 reviews)

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  1.  

    Get Real

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    Former Employee - Project Manager  in  Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Sunnyvale, CA

    I worked at Fujitsu full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    When you are on a client facing project and your are performing well, they are a great company to work for. The project are fun and the non-management people are great to work with on any project.

    Cons

    They will pay you for every hour worked as long as it is not more than 40 hours a week. If you are a contractor for them, then you get paid for every hour worked. This was a failed management trick to save money and screw the employee!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn to treat your valued employees in all areas of the business like you do you contractors.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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    Senior Marketing Manger Strategic Planning Office

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    Former Employee - Senior Marketing Manager  in  San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Marketing Manager in San Jose, CA

    I worked at Fujitsu full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    This division has since changed its name to Fujitsu Frontech North America. The best reasons to work here are the benefits.

    Cons

    This division has struggled for years creating POS systems and solutions that are not distinguishable from the competition. Management lacks real experience in the North American Market.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to hire management team with US Retail experience. Current management is very lacking in this area and it shows throughout the company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Too many employee turnover rate

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    Former Employee - Tier I Desktop Support  in  Richardson, TX
    Former Employee - Tier I Desktop Support in Richardson, TX

    I worked at Fujitsu as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    The position is very easy. They offer overtime from time to time.

    Cons

    It seems they would hire just about anyone off the streets to be in their call center regardless of their experiences.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire some quality people

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Don't expect to make a career of this place

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    Current Employee - Technician  in  Plattsburgh, NY
    Current Employee - Technician in Plattsburgh, NY

    I have been working at Fujitsu full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    It's a job that pays money.

    Cons

    It's not a great job, and it pays a minimal amount of money and they lack in giving raises. No incentive to do good work. Never hear anything positive from upper management. Have worked for the company 5+ years and have seen one small raise, and it's not looking good for a raise in the future. The worse part is you can be one of the hardest workers for the company and get no respect or raise no matter how much you know and learn. You can watch new employees come in and see them making $2+ more than you and do much less, if any, work. The company seems to have a real issue with getting rid of the employees who do nothing, and they're quick to point the finger at someone who occasionally speaks up about how unfair the company is to it's employees. You can work your ass off for Fujitsu, but it will be a waste of your time and effort as it wont get you anywhere within the company, and it sure as hell wont get you more money in your paycheck. I'd recommend this job to you if you can't find anything else, but I wouldn't plan on making it a permanent job, but make it more of a stepping stone until you can find something better. Engineers in the company are some of the most unintelligent people I have met with the title "Engineer" and usually make the technicians do all of the building of assembly lines, or they will take 6 or more months to cut out a single board for the assembly line. Plenty of money is wasted on people who do absolutely nothing. If they could remove the leeches and give that extra cash to the hard workers they wouldn't really be missing out on production and they'd probably see an increase in quality and quantity with the non workers out of the way.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay attention to your employees, listen to them, and give the respect and money to the ones that deserve it. Don't be afraid to let go of the people you hire who come in and do nothing but suck the company dry of whatever money they have. Quit making excuses as to why you can't give raises, and start giving raises to only those who deserve it instead of giving your 10 cent raises to everyone whether they deserve it or not. Instead of blowing someone off when they come to you and ask for a raise, how about you actually consider it and try to make it happen? Especially if that employee is well deserving of one.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Very dissatisfied

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    Former Employee - Service Desk Tech  in  Richardson, TX
    Former Employee - Service Desk Tech in Richardson, TX

    I worked at Fujitsu full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Starting pay was OK but don't expect more.

    Cons

    I have never been let go after two weeks on the job, however, this company did! This company doesn't give new employees chance to prove themselves.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve your training.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Come work for Fujitsu and watch your career nosedive!

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    Former Employee - Senior SAP Consultant  in  Newark, NJ
    Former Employee - Senior SAP Consultant in Newark, NJ

    I worked at Fujitsu

    Pros

    Steady paycheck
    401 K Match
    Overall the company is fair to work for. But you should keep in mind that you can get laid off at any time.

    Cons

    No training
    No pay increase
    Too much travel

    Be warned that if you want to work for Fujitsu, its more of a bodyshop.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I really don't know what to say. When you have bad decisions after bad decisions, then the only thing you can do is to start over.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Fujitsu Conslting - Not a Good Company to Work at all

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    Current Employee - Senior Applications Developer  in  Edison, NJ
    Current Employee - Senior Applications Developer in Edison, NJ

    I have been working at Fujitsu

    Pros

    looks like large company in think

    Cons

    Marketing is not good, Sales are poor, management is even poor.Nobody cares what is happening with Consultants working for them.They leave alone existing employees look for new.No career growth,no communication between consultants,managers,practice managers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider the actual consultants who feed the company with dollers

    Doesn't Recommend
  9. 4 people found this helpful  

    Fujitsu Consulting is unable to stop the bleeding.

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    Former Employee - Associate Practice Director  in  Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Associate Practice Director in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Fujitsu

    Pros

    You will receive a paycheck.

    Cons

    Managers in this organization have historically prompted subordinates to cater to the needs of a supervisor’s career in deference to their own ambition. The management team is filled with people who lack effectiveness in managing and leading the consultancy to achieve greatness. Promotions are doled out to people unqualified for positions but have proven themselves to aid in career development of their superiors. Loyalty is a one way street.

    Fujitsu talks about Macroscope as a standard methodology but the consultancy has no idea how to implement or manage the process. Macroscope is not pervasive in the corporate approach. It is used as a carrot to entice clients to purchase services.

    There is no vision at the senior levels and is born out by the number of times strategy and focus has shifted in two years. At this date, the management is once again creating vision and mission statements that should have been set two years ago when the acquisitions began.

    Fujitsu has not been able to garner support from the sales team as witnessed by the loss of market share during the past two years. Practice managers and consultants are expected to seek out and sell engagements to clients. If the bill rate for any service drops below $100/hour then the business is rejected. Fujitsu's interest is in driving bill rates up and not in providing excellence in delivery. The culture covets the sale and not the delivery of excellence.

    Executive management is disinterested in leaving their offices to see for themselves what is happening in the field. They rely on the reports of managers who only wish to save their own skin by blaming poor revenue growth on their subordinates. It is interesting that this is accepted by the executive branch. When will they realize that all the transformational leaders have been eliminated by functionaries who only want to climb the corporate ladder?

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Open your eyes to what is happening below you. Question why a person with one year of consulting experience and no direct training has been named operations director. Question why some very capable people have been "laid off". The answers are clear and simple. It is time for senior management to clean the middle management house of people more adept in politics than in leading people to achieve personal greatness. It is through the success of the consultancy that Fujitus will attain corporate health. If the consutants are not successful then the company is not. Loyalty and sevice is a two way street. Practice management needs to serve their consultants and clients better. Practice managers need to answer their phones... no matter who is on the other end. The idea that if the caller is a consultant then she/he is not important is eronneous.

    In short, stop trusting people who have managed to shrink a cash cow. There is too much selfish motivation and not enough team motivation. This is as much advice as I am willing to give for free.

    Doesn't Recommend
  10. 3 people found this helpful  

    Should be called Fujitsu Insulting

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    Current Employee - Senior Consultant  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Fujitsu

    Pros

    Compensation in terms of pay, bonus and benefits is comparable to other similar companies.

    Cons

    There are no opportunites for career development at this company. They would rather dump you and hire a new body with the skills they want rather than develop new skills in existing employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Since managers get their positions by tending to their superiors backsides, they only tend to promote underlings that take care of their own backside rather than promoting individuals based on skill or ability. This leads to managers who are ineffective at managing a consulting company and a lack of growth opportunity for skilled individuals.

    Doesn't Recommend
  11. 3 people found this helpful  

    An Global BODY SHOP company with high billing rates and low job security

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    Current Employee - Senior Oracle Technical Consultant  in  Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Senior Oracle Technical Consultant in Pittsburgh, PA

    I have been working at Fujitsu

    Pros

    Very good Paralegal and HR Services....Competitive salary with the industry if your at senior level. They often give an 2 weeks notice to their bench employees.

    Cons

    Other than good paralegal and HR services this is an Worst company to join. They say tht they are competitors of IBM, EDS, Accenture, Deloitte but they can't find any good projects for months....simply to say its an "BODY SHOP" company like many Indian companies in New Jersey with an Global Name. All the senior level technical guys are Indians who just want high billing and promotions....they wn't care about employee job security and career. The standards are worst over here....Even if you have good recognition from the clients they can layoff... if your on bench for over 3months. They can't find any project nor unable to bodyshop coz of there high rates ($100 per hr) If your got any project with lesser rate they will simply reject it....Its better to join an 85:15 company if are able to get your own projects. This happens to be biggest mistake I ever made in my life joining this BODY SHOP Global company. Please think twice before you join this company. Its an humble advice.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better cleanup your higher management and AE who are unable to get any projects/business. Kindly avoid "BODY SHOP" this is an global company not an 85:15 New Jersey company. Give employee's more job security.

    Doesn't Recommend

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