Fusion Systems Japan
- Comp & Benefits
- Work/Life Balance
- Senior Management
- Culture & Values
- Career Opportunities
I worked at Fusion Systems Japan as an intern (less than a year)Pros
The Fusion team hired me as a summer intern in 2013. They provided me with instruction from the Japan office and one-on-one mentoring with the project Program Managers and experienced engineers. I was provided with hands-on exposure to Agile development methodologies and given specific assignments that reinforced the models being taught. The project team leaders were open and easily approachable when it came to roadblocks, and the critique of my assignments was always balanced between the needs of the project deliverable and what I needed to understand in order to deliver my task. At all times I was treated as a real contributor and not just a temporary staff member.
After I returned to school to finish my senior year the Fusion managers stayed in touch and provided excellent references and support in my job search. I was invited back to the office and allowed to see the finished product that was released to the public.
The team I worked with was great, lead by a very senior program manager that was actually off-site, but in communication with us on a daily basis. It was also a very international team with consultants from Asia, Europe and the US involved and each of them highly skilled in their practice areas. The practical application of basic computer science skills was invaluable. The insights from the senior developers changed the way I developed code after this position.Cons
As an intern I didn't earn as much at Fusion as I thought I might have deserved. The office was in a warehouse and was in need of a significant upgrade to compare with other software development companies in California. (Note: They since have moved into a new office tower in Torrance, CA)Advice to ManagementAdvice
The management team was disconnected and that lead to some confusion. The Senior Partner was back and forth to Japan and the Junior Partner was heavily focused on sales, not engineering. My direct manager was based in Portland so communication was via SKYPE and phone calls. I would have liked to seen better organization of reporting lines and access to key information for project delivery.RecommendsPositive OutlookNo opinion of CEO
Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
- Interview Details
Tech criteria (skills and experience)
Manager is a super confident and able Senior Engineer, articulate with the details, his experiences and is capable of great depth when talking of all manner of technology. He gave terrific account of methodologies: approach, design and implementation form things as varied as setting up 17km distant dedicated networks, to (building) buildings, power and dealing with government organizations. He is a devoted problem solver. He has deep and fluent understanding of process control/management. He is ITLS savvy. He lectures on many of topics of his expertise! He listened well, answered questions well and was able to construct open-ended responses on the fly. His certifications speak for themselves but more than that, his narrative on how he puts it all to use is insightful, inspiring and a pleasure to listen to. He is a technical ace.
Maturity (character and communication skills)
Sincere, eager and experienced, he has had a colorful career. He is confident, open, super, super personable and friendly. He gave many accounts of how he applied his savvy from past experience. He is strongly bilingual and clearly very driven. He is nearer the top end of Senior Consultant. He totally “gets” the big picture, his company’s needs, the service challenges, the growth opportunities. He has managed large and highly complicated and (way!) out of the box situations, projects, problems and people.
Job specific savvy (Client facing skills)
He is a capable, dependable sort and I could see the team feed off a personalized (FS) training course and utilizing his teaching skills. Business Development and strategic consulting are a domain he could well help us cultivate too. A please to talk with.Accepted Offer
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