Fujitsu America Reviews

Updated May 1, 2015
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Fujitsu America President and CEO Robert D. Pryor
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Pros
  • There is a focus on work life balance and virtual work is the norm (in 5 reviews)

  • There are a lot of good people in the Dallas office (in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • Staffing is cut to the bone, Long hours, lacking balance of work and personal life (in 4 reviews)

  • Very detached upper management and micro managing middle management (in 4 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (3)

    Good team members...bad Leadership

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

    I have been working at Fujitsu America

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    initial hiring pay
    flexible hours(with the right manager)

    Cons

    lack of leadership
    inconsistent merit increase process

    Advice to Management

    train managers


  2. Helpful (3)

    Complex organization that lacks resources and profitability to succeed

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA

    I worked at Fujitsu America full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Fujitsu makes high quality products and has a broad portfolio of hardware, software, and services to offer customers. Its brand name is strong in Japan and Europe, but doesn't have much visibility in North America. The staff there have long tenure, loyal and committed to the organization.

    Cons

    Continued revenue declines and super-competitive price competition make it hard to meet financial targets at the top line, and cost reductions to improve the bottom line have reduced staff below critical levels, affecting morale and limiting flexibility to target new opportunities.


  3. Helpful (2)

    Great people and products, horrible leadership

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA

    I worked at Fujitsu America full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    People, work life balance and company size

    Cons

    Lack of vision, leadership and sheer management ability.

    Advice to Management

    Leave


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  5. Helpful (2)

    The finest tech the mid-20th century has to offer.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA

    I worked at Fujitsu America full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Allowed to telecommute. Not required to provide my own antiquated laptop. Operating system only 1 rev behind EOL.

    Cons

    Backward looking management strategies. Top down, unidirectional communication channels. Limited leadership input from global affiliates. ZERO innovation. Minimal regard for continuing technical education needs. Minimal opportunities for recognition or promotion. Basically, it's the 21st century analog to a 1970's textile reseller.

    Advice to Management

    Read Rackspace blogs and stop basing corporate strategy on its ability to conform to spreadsheet formatting standards.


  6. Helpful (2)

    Solid, no nonsense, and a bit unfashionable

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineering Director in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Engineering Director in Sunnyvale, CA

    I have been working at Fujitsu America full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Fujitsu is coming up on 80 years of existence, so you know it can't be poorly run. Fujitsu has a deep commitment to quality, and honestly cares about the customer, from the top of the organization to the bottom, it is not just lip service. Fujitsu also cares about employees and takes a long term view of this relationship. This kind of stability is rare in Silicon Valley. Fujitsu is not about flashy new fashionable technology, but instead a deep commitment to working together and truly solving the problems that the customer has.

    Cons

    Fujitsu is not a hip start-up. It is a big company, and tends to move very slowly and conservatively, unable to ride the latest trends. You will not find the thrill of a high tech start-up working at the bleeding edge with the very latest, trendiest technology, but instead you will find relatively solid, conservative, and well understood technology that functions without the risk of being an early adopter. In most of the world Fujitsu is an IT superpower that everyone knows about, but in America Fujitsu has a special challenge in that it is relatively unknown. This clash inhibits the kinds of publicity stunts that smaller, hipper start-ups use to market their products. As a predominantly hardware company, software is another area that presents a challenge.

    Advice to Management

    Fujitsu is very strong in Engineering, and the hardware technology is great, but the ability to get that message to the general market is weak. Fujitsu has an internal culture that it is a dominant force in the market is never reconciled with the fact that very few Americans even know it exists. The average person on the street will mistake Fujitsu for Fuji Film. Fujitsu *should* be a household name, but in America at least it is not. If it was better known, then the strong engineering talent would be in a better position.


  7. Helpful (2)

    Fujitsu - No Clue to running a business

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Client Executive in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Client Executive in Sunnyvale, CA

    I worked at Fujitsu America full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    - Brand Name
    - Innovative Computer Products
    - Systems Engineering Support
    - Global presence

    Cons

    - Poor product quality
    - Late roadmaps
    - Commissions paid late or not at all
    - Poor customer service

    Advice to Management

    - Bring in New people who know what they are doing


  8. Helpful (6)

    Overall moral is very low with no energy. Extremely dysfunctional executive leadeship team. CEO should move on.

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

    I have been working at Fujitsu America full-time (More than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good committed employees. Good benefits and a good place to work if you don't have high career aspirations. Opportunity to be a growth engine for Fujitsu as a company.

    Cons

    Oganizations are siloed and don't reflect 1 Fujitsu. Personal growth in limited due to the company not growing. They revert to laying people off as short term ways to improve their short term numbers. They need to focus on long term growth and invest in people, skills, and solutions to achieve growth.

    Executive leadership for Infrastructure Services & Enterprise Business Solutions are not effective nor teamplayers. They tend to blame each other for leadership and delivery issues - at the clients expense. They don't listen to their leaders and then blame when something goes wrong.

    Advice to Management

    Shape up or ship out. Don't continue doing nothing. Employees are counting on you to provide a good work environment where they're not worried everyday about losing their jobs.

    Focus on client improvements. Listen to you client - really hear what they say and don't act like you don't know what's going on...You are overselling and under delivering services.


  9. Helpful (6)

    Things getting worse: politics, vindictive thinking, vaporware

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Sunnyvale, CA

    I have been working at Fujitsu America full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

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


  10. Helpful (1)

    Stable and Friendly Work Envinronment

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Manager in Sunnyvale, CA

    I worked at Fujitsu America full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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.


  11. 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 (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great company and culture, great benefits

    Cons

    Long hours, instant gratification expected

    Advice to Management

    Keep up with the vision and stategies



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