Fujitsu Network Communications

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Updated June 30, 2015
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Fujitsu Network Communications President & CEO Makoto Hamada
Makoto Hamada
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Pros
  • Good work / life balance, nice vacation policy (in 6 reviews)

  • a very nice working environment (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • Most decisions are made in a reactionary mode rather than anticipating outcomes and working to maximize the best result (in 3 reviews)

  • Capex spending by major US carriers impact FNC business (in 8 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (2)

    Good work life balance- nice smart people to work with

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

    I worked at Fujitsu Network Communications full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Work life balance. Onsite gym. Good solid people working. many have been there a long time. Company has been implementing positive culture changes across company. Most management is pretty open and shares good and bad of what is going on.

    Cons

    There is some wait for action since our parent company is Japan. Since people have been there long time little movement to new positions.

    Fujitsu Network Communications Response

    Jul 2, 2015Talent Acquisition Manager

    Thank you for your review. We always strive to be a transparent company and we are pleased to hear that you feel the same way about FNC.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Best work environment

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Test Engineer II in Richardson, TX
    Current Employee - Test Engineer II in Richardson, TX

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

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

    Pros

    There is a lot of potential for growth when you work in FNC. The managers go all the way in to help you improve technically and personally. The telecom industry is going through a lot of change now. FNC makes sure its employees are well equipped for whats coming. The salary is great. There is portals here where you can post your ideas and they get noticed and implemented. You will be recognized for all the hard work you put in. All the people I work with here are encouraging. I am excited to get to work every day morning(even on Monday!! ;))

    Cons

    Till now I have not experienced anything bad working here.


  3. Helpful (2)

    Decent employer

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

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Some extremely talented people. Relaxed work environment much of the time. Very good benefits.

    Cons

    Staffing and workload in some groups are a problem. Sometimes emphasis is on quantity over quality, which is a shame for a company with Fujitsu's history for producing quality products. Some managers perhaps need more oversight into how they are managing their people.

    Advice to Management

    Listen and learn. Ask questions. Don't assume you know what's best or what's possible.


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  5. Helpful (2)

    Good company for a first job, not a career

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Fujitsu Network Communications full-time

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

    Pros

    - Decent pay
    - Good benefits, e.g. holiday breaks
    - Friendly people to work with and learn from
    - Typical 8-5 job
    - Onsite cafeteria and gym w/ workout classes

    Cons

    - Outlook of company worries a lot of current employees due to a lot of recent lay offs
    - Slow to act on decisions... depends heavily on Japan Parent Company, i.e. Fujitsu
    - Much older workforce that's very comfortable and not willing to make changes...which can be very frustrating to young employees

    Fujitsu Network Communications Response

    Jul 2, 2015Talent Acquisition Manager

    Thank you for your feedback and concerns. There must have been a misunderstanding because we have not had a recent layoff. Any workforce reductions were performance related. We encourage every ... More


  6. Helpful (1)

    Fujitsu Network Opportunities is the best company i have worked for

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Richardson, TX
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Richardson, TX

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

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

    Pros

    FNC has an excellent new grad hire training and acclimation program where you are paired with experienced engineers for training and recent grads for comfort. I was paired with a great mentor. As a new grad at FNC you have an opportunity to influence the direction of the organization through direct interaction with managers, directors, and VPs. On the play side of work there is fuzzball, ping pong, basket ball, and volley ball games through out the week.

    Cons

    I have no real complaints.

    Advice to Management

    Open up a software research arm in Richardson. We already invest heavily in optics research but we could benefit from using the software engineering experience here.


  7. Helpful (2)

    Many employees feel stuck in their positions

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pearl River, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pearl River, NY

    I have been working at Fujitsu Network Communications full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Overall compensation and professionalism of co-workers.

    Cons

    Many employees feel stuck in their positions. No matter how well you perform, there is no room for advancement or movement within the company. I think it would be beneficial for employees to have an opportunity to move around so as not to get stale in a position.


  8. Helpful (4)

    Self-promote and watch your back!

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

    I worked at Fujitsu Network Communications full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Decent benefits, some really fine and skillful people. Ability for most to telework. Really long hours are rare. Some newer managers are driving change.

    Cons

    While some managers are working hard to drive change, other managers are not competent for their positions and they set their direct reports up for failure. Good ol' boy network exists and isn't going anywhere. You'll need to know who to schmooze and be able to promote yourself at every juncture. Blame gets tossed around when failures occur. Don't say anything that you don't want repeated.

    Advice to Management

    Quit promoting people based on other managers' recommendations and start interviewing for the internal open positions. Get a true grasp of what is going on by soliciting detailed anonymous information from direct reports--they will readily reveal the trouble spots. There are a few incompetent managers that are inexplicably in positions of influence.

    Fujitsu Network Communications Response

    Jul 2, 2015Talent Acquisition Manager

    We read and appreciate your feedback. We agree FNC has a lot of fine and skillful employees. We strive to ensure that all internal applicants are given equal consideration by applying a standard ... More


  9. Helpful (1)

    Better than average engineers, slow growth, poor management

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Fujitsu Network Communications

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

    Pros

    good work life balance, good PTOs

    Cons

    Very slow growth, rare rewards, sometimes chaotic management


  10. Sr Developer

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Fujitsu Network Communications full-time

    Pros

    Good company to work for. Work, Life Balanced

    Cons

    Do not get a chance to work on cutting edge technologies


  11. Not a bad place to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Fujitsu Network Communications

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Work with lots of different technologies. Not silod like larger IT companies.

    Cons

    Outlook doesn't look good for FNC. Some IT directors are clueless but from reading other reviews I think that there is a pandemic of idiocy among IT directors. There is no project management therefore projects do not run smooth at all.

    Advice to Management

    Hire a PM. Include technical people in all meetings regarding future IT state...It will avoid the numerous pitfalls and save the company a LOT of money.



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