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Fujitsu America Reviews in Sunnyvale, CA

Updated September 12, 2014
Updated September 12, 2014
109 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • There is a focus on work life balance and virtual work is the norm (in 5 reviews)

  • Lots of good people in the consulting ranks willing to help in a collaborative manner (in 7 reviews)


Cons
  • Siloed, general poor employee morale (in 3 reviews)

  • Long hours, instant gratification expected (in 3 reviews)

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  1.  

    Stable and Friendly Work Envinronment

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager  in  Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Manager in Sunnyvale, CA

    I worked at Fujitsu America full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    There are many people who have been with company for over 10+ years. People are friendly, many working parents with children (small or big). There are opportunities to change a job within a company, since this company is big and has various subsidiaries, etc.

    Cons

    There are opportunities to change a job within the company, however, the promotions are somewhat limited. Japanese employees from Fujitsu in Japan have more say in everything and all the important decisions are made in Japan.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Things getting worse: politics, vindictive thinking, vaporware

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    Current Employee - Senior Manager  in  Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Sunnyvale, CA

    I have been working at Fujitsu America full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Not much to like, especially in IT department.

    Cons

    The new CFO who manages IT too, is not equipped to be a leader. She is vindictive, has no real plan, thinks short-term and has already lost a few key folks in IT because of lack of trust.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find a new CFO and have her let the CIO manage the IT department.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Solutions Manager

    Current Employee - Solutions Manager  in  Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Solutions Manager in Sunnyvale, CA

    I have been working at Fujitsu America full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great company and culture, great benefits

    Cons

    Long hours, instant gratification expected

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up with the vision and stategies

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Round after round of Sr leadership trying to fix a company in a mature or declining industry

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA

    I have been working at Fujitsu America full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Most of the lower level people are great (although there are a few "bad apples" in the mix). The majority of the individual contributors are hard working and dedicated. Unfortunately, I think this masks the desperate situation the technology and business processes are in. Salaries are competitive for the most part. Work schedule can be flexible if you live outside of an office area.

    Cons

    Too many to count. This is certainly a situation of "the cobbers children going without shoes". Fujitsu sells technology solutions and services to its clients but its own systems are a huge mess. Many people in the organization are very difficult to work with. Some departments are at war with other departments and try to sabotage them.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop enabling the political actions that go on between departments. Get a system that works across all of the boundaries. Treat people better.....we can and will leave the company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Good Salaries, old Technology

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager  in  Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Manager in Sunnyvale, CA

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

    Pros

    Pay high salaries at least 20% over bay Area (average is $170K/year for manager), 5 weeks vacations for 10 years plus employee

    Cons

    Lay off people who they don't like, so it doesn't matter if you are working or not, if the boss like you, you are set.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep the good employee, not just the one you like

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Stick a Fork in it. It's Done.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Engineer  in  Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA

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

    Pros

    Some people are very bright and you can learn new things from them. Company provides training and courses that can expand your knowledge.

    Cons

    Low employee morale caused by the constant threat of surprise layoffs. One day they give you 10-year achievement award, the next day you clean your desk. I literally witnessed such situation here.
    Promotions are unheard of. The same goes for the raises. They pay low, and don't give reasonable COLA increases, constant emergency "pay freezes."
    I had an extremely rude and unprofessional supervisor with the history of anger and hostility toward subordinates and coworkers. I went to complain to his boss. The boss told me "well, you know, that's how he is." Are you kidding me? The company knows about his unacceptable behavior, but would not do anything to correct it! Unbelievable! After I quit I found out that he's a part of the good old boys club so he's pretty much untouchable. This is worse than nepotism!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Throw in the towel. Fujitsu does many things, none of them well.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Bad company to grow your career at

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Network Engineer  in  Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Network Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA

    I worked at Fujitsu America full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Lots of free time, Decent Japanese food

    Cons

    Company lacks direction, No innovation, employees are treated like disposables, no career or salary growth, Poor leadership skills within management, below average compensation, these guys are all over the place and not good at anything. Getting up and going to work everyday is like going to hell and coming back.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Lead, Lead - Respect your employees and value them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    I was given a chance to learn many new things.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
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    Former Employee - Hardware Engineer  in  Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Hardware Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA

    I worked at Fujitsu America full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    A very good working environment.

    Cons

    Sales had hard time promoting some products.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Depend more on engineering to help sell the products.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    More difficult every year

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA

    I have been working at Fujitsu America full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Corporate environment
    Some stability
    A lot of good people

    Cons

    More and more work needs to be done with less and less people
    Changes of CEO
    It feels like the company just tries to survive

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    A good company to work for with interesting projects and career potential

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Software Developer  in  Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Developer in Sunnyvale, CA

    I worked at Fujitsu America full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    I enjoyed working for the company and felt like a real member of a team. The team with which I worked was great and we all worked well together. The company culture in general is good and work well done is rewarded and/or recognized.

    Cons

    The economic downtrend hit the company as well with no bonuses and salary increases, but that was to be expected with the general economy.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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