Fujitsu Network Communications
3.2 of 5 48 reviews
www.fujitsu.com Richardson, TX 1000 to 5000 Employees

Fujitsu Network Communications Reviews

Updated Apr 10, 2014
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3.2 48 reviews

                             

45% Approve of the CEO

Fujitsu Network Communications President & CEO Makoto Hamada

Makoto Hamada

(11 ratings)

57% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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balance of work and life, flexible environments with limited growth potential

Senior Software Engineer (Current Employee)
Sunnyvale, CA

I have been working at Fujitsu Network Communications

Prosflexible work environment
choose work pace on your own

Conslack of bottom-up innovation
employee over-protecting their job function
lack high-quality standards

Advice to Senior Managementcreate quality-driven culture
encourage employee to innovate with new technologies
release job function control and allow employee to expand

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process driven, comfortable and convenient work environment

SE III (Current Employee)
Sunnyvale, CA

I have been working at Fujitsu Network Communications

ProsTime flexibility, diverse group, liberal release schedules

Consless growth, limited exposure to new technologies

Advice to Senior Managementmore recognition and rewards to engineers

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Good work life balance but no growth

Lead Engineer (Current Employee)
Sunnyvale, CA

I have been working at Fujitsu Network Communications

ProsGood work life balance
Team work

ConsCareer growth is limited and leadership pipeline is clogged

Advice to Senior ManagementNeed to weed out employees/managers who just discuss and talk. The top management needs to take an action to promote employees who add value to the company

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Network Engineer (Current Employee)
Richardson, TX

I have been working at Fujitsu Network Communications

ProsBetter place to work at fnc compared to elasewhere

Consnot all the teams has a organized structure

Advice to Senior ManagementIf organized gthen it leads to best place to work for

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Like any company has its good and its bad.

Senior Program Manager (Current Employee)
Tampa, FL

I have been working at Fujitsu Network Communications

Pros1. compensation was decent
2. enjoyed the industry
3. benefits were excellent..including health plan
4. clients were high powered for movement after Fujitsu

Cons1. senior management not organized and unable to hold HR/Employment promises
2. professional growth was lacking at fujitsu.
3. not a lot of job growth/promotions internally

Advice to Senior ManagementMainly do what you say and offer to your employees. Offer professional development to your employees and try to keep them around.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Great place for fresh grads to work.

Software Engineer (Former Employee)
Richardson, TX

I worked at Fujitsu Network Communications

ProsTechnically challenging and fast paced environment to work. For a company of this size, this is actually pretty rare. There is definitely ample room to grow your technical skills, especially if your coming straight out of school. Performance reviews for the most part are results-oriented and individually driven.

ConsManagement at FNC is generally technically competent, but the same cannot be said about their managerial skillset. There is also constant pressure for deadlines and work life balance does not exist.

Advice to Senior ManagementPay more attention to your employees and what they have to say. Communicate tough decisions lke workforce reductions in an honest and straightforward manner.

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Great pay, lousy work culture.

Software Development Engineer (Current Employee)
Richardson, TX

I have been working at Fujitsu Network Communications

ProsCompensation is probably the single best reason to choose to work for FNC. If you are technically motivated in an engineering career, you will have oppurtunities for individual recognition.

ConsI my main complaint is the general management style. There is a certain amount of micro-management, but I suppose that depends on your individual manager and team lead. There is pressure to meet deadlines, but that is a general trait of working within telecom. The work culture at FNC is pretty hardcore and very competitive. While this helps in getting individual recognition, it hurts sometimes when working as part of a team. FNC is also very top heavy...I am one of a handful of recent grads working here.

Advice to Senior ManagementTry to diversify the engineering workforce and plan better for the future. FNC was the defacto leader in the SONET land line side of telecom for almost 15 years but failed to leverage that position when the market was and continues to move towards packet/ethernet technologies.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Classic hurry up and wait.

Principal Engineer (Current Employee)
Pearl River, NY

I have been working at Fujitsu Network Communications

ProsGood benefits and adequate compensation. Occasionally interesting work, with some
very capable colleagues. Great area to live.

ConsA lot of sustaining and cost reduction work, as telecom equipment has a long deployment life.
Schedules are paramount, budget is inflexible, room for mistakes is non-existent.
Inter-department contention can be something to behold.
Intra-department contention can be even worse.
Cost containment has gone too far, to the point of costing more in low productivity and low cooperation. See above.

Advice to Senior ManagementGood products sell themselves. Take the time to make them. Moving the marketing exec away from
product development was a good start.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Great Company

Technical Support Engineer (Current Employee)
Richardson, TX

I have been working at Fujitsu Network Communications

ProsOppurtunity for Advancement, the administration all the way down the people are great always eagar to help and very friendly. I tell my friends I love my job.

Consnone, really there is nothing wrong with this company they care about there employees something you do not find from a company anymore.

Advice to Senior Managementdisipline the staff that does not pull his own weight

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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See what's in the real world!!!

Administrative (Current Employee)
Richardson, TX

I have been working at Fujitsu Network Communications

ProsGood benfits and fair managment

Consnot competative on salary, they don't promote within unless you have a college degree. Most of the people that have been here have done the jobs, themselves but they hire college grad. to do the job,but don't know anything about the job function and the one's that have been here have to train there new boss. Most of the time the either quit in a year and anf hve to start all over again.

Advice to Senior ManagementThey need to get there heads out of the cloud and see the real world.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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