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

Fujitsu Network Communications Reviews in Pearl River, NY

Updated Mar 21, 2014
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3.2 6 reviews

                             

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Fujitsu Network Communications President & CEO Makoto Hamada

Makoto Hamada

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Has its share of issues. But overall good place to work.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Pearl River, NY

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

ProsGood Pay. Talented group of individuals. Relatively good job security. Benefits are excellent.

ConsLack of industry vision. Not a good planning team to keep up with latest technologies. Seems like development is lagging behind other competitors.

Advice to Senior ManagementImprove industry vision. Invest more in development team as opposed to planning and management.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Recent rightsizing didn't go far enough

Engineer (Current Employee)
Pearl River, NY

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

ProsFNC completed the last round of layoffs that were announced a couple of months ago. One goal was to reduce the number of layers of management. The new organization does look leaner, and departments were shuffled and new ones created to reflect the goals going forward. Kudos for that.

ConsMost of the people let go were deadwood, with a few notable exceptions. But those remaining have been here for years and will continue the same old same old attitude that has gotten FNC to the silo'd, turf protecting company that it is today. We will slug it out and keep on going but we can do much better.

Advice to Senior ManagementDon't listen so much to the consulting group, and listen more to the folks trying to get the work done. You say the walls have to come down but you have the same building crew you had before.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Competes in Optical space on Price, thus all engineering effort goes into Cost Reduction, with minimal Innovation

Hardware Engineer V (Current Employee)
Pearl River, NY

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

ProsDerives stability from not making wild bets. A Japanese Company which means that (as opposed to American Companies) is not fixated on short-term stock price when making decisions that have a long-term effect.

ConsFails to anticipate the market direction. Responds to market needs only when proded by a paying customer. A Me-too company. Wins market share by undercutting the competition. Thus, barely makes money. Minimal innovation. All Engineering development efforts goes towards cost reduction. Appears to exist mainly so as to give its parent company (Fujitsu Japan) access the US markets and technology. Key decisions are made is Japan. Key Engineering development is commandeered by the Japanese development team - the leftover development is given to the US shop.

Advice to Senior ManagementThe size of the PMO, Planning and System Engineering organizations are too big for a company the size of FNC, especially when compared to its Development Organization. Almost15% of the company works in Planning and simillar groups. Moreover, there has not been any strategy direction coming from them in the past 10years.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Good place to work if you turn a blind eye to how the company is run

Senior Manager (Current Employee)
Pearl River, NY

I have been working at Fujitsu Network Communications

ProsYou get to work on advanced technology (ROADM, OTN, Data services). You have some latitude in how you execute your work. Acceptance of new process ideas.

ConsOvertime is expected for some disciplines. Engineering/planning are very silo'd. No clear communications what the customer is really looking for in a product. Very political; some managers/directors very protective of their turf, at times to the detriment of the company.

Advice to Senior ManagementDirectors should be in more working meetings (cross discipline meetings) to ensure their goals are being met and to see their team in action. Some would be very surprised about their team's performance.

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OK to work here

Product Planner (Current Employee)
Pearl River, NY

I have been working at Fujitsu Network Communications

ProsOK to work here, better then other places

ConsSlow pace moving company, very conservative

Yes, I would 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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