Fujitsu Reviews

Updated April 29, 2015
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Pros
  • You will have a work life balance, but work is sucky and you come home depressed (in 22 reviews)

  • Fair work environment, interesting projects (in 14 reviews)

Cons
  • The turnover is very high and work life balance is very poor (in 5 reviews)

  • Not clear pay scale, no clear career path (in 7 reviews)

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  1. The worst organized company ever!

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    Former Employee - Operations Manager in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Operations Manager in Edmonton, AB (Canada)

    I worked at Fujitsu full-time (More than 8 years)

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

    Pros

    Job flexibility. Flexible hours and work from home option. Nobody watches you (mostly because they are not organized and nobody cares). In certain roles you can work for weeks without even login to your computer And nobody would say a word. ok benefits and some nice co-workers. Though a lot of great people left recently.

    Cons

    In 8 years the company went from great to horrible. Slow year by year things are being cut. Started with reducing vacation (from 4 weeks to 3), removing personal days and optional stat holidays. Then cutting down on employee engagement. To the point where you cant spent a penny without approval. You cant even have water cooler in the office as it is too expensive.... nowadays there are absolutely no employee events or in class trainings. Yet internal processes and policies are a complete mess, they have employees and expensive contractors who just sit and watch videos in the office as their IT equipment is not ready. Or pay phone bills for someone who left company more than 10 years ago.... it is almost impossible to get a promotion especially if you are non-billable and doing a good job. It is impossible to transfer to another international location unless you are an upper management. Nobody even responds to your job applications. In 8 years my salary increased by less than 1 percent a year...

    Advice to Management

    Get your act together. You have to invest in people in order to be successful. if you always cut back and take away, nobody would want to give back to you! Give a chance to young talented workforce rather than hiring almost retired executives from your competition.

  2. I don´t recommend it, at least not the one in Costa Rica

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Fujitsu

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Night shifts, internal certifications, transportation sometimes offered

    Cons

    Employees are irrelevant to the company, whatever they can save in expenses including toiletries they will. HR does not work with management, if anything it looks like a struggle for power

  3. Helpful (1)

    Fujitsu NZ, a shame to the IT industry....

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    Former Employee - Ex-employee in Wellington (New Zealand)
    Former Employee - Ex-employee in Wellington (New Zealand)

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

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

    Pros

    Quick and hassle free joining.
    If you excel at pleasing everyone, this is the place!
    A platform for dummies that will teach, "how stuff works in corporate".
    You are not expected to know anything from your past experiences. Just two strict rules apply here:
    Rule#1: seniors are supreme, and you know nothing.
    Rule#2: simply follow the Rule#1 religiously.

    Cons

    It is a serious crime if one dares suggest/recommend new, or a logical thinking to stinking old sacks, so called SENIORS in the team.

    Each one wakes up with a fear of loosing their employment and that drives them miles in saving their jobs in every negative way required (including ganging up and against talented people). The so called management is helpless, and have zero control over all of these.

    If you are good at your stuff, you are bound to get frustrated seeing some brainless and lazy decisions the seniors made...

    Advice to Management

    Please bring some fresh air!

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  5. Helpful (1)

    Incomplete, unorganized, and lack of management competency.

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    Current Employee - Manager
    Current Employee - Manager

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

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

    Pros

    I wouldn't recommend this organization to any friends or business partners. The lack in synergy and professionalism is too great. It would be too great of a slip in standards provide any positive feedback.

    Cons

    Organization as a whole is poorly integrated. Though the company touts itself to be a global organization, each country independently runs itself, therefore a lacks synergy. Management within is horrible and poorly recruited or promoted. They provide little if any directions and expect others to drive towards a "goal". More words are said than the actions taken.
    Work life balance all depends. If you're placed at client's site, you're in for an experience. If you're placed in corporate, then life's plush and grand.

    Advice to Management

    Learn to manage.

  6. Helpful (1)

    Fujitsu NZ, its a terrible place to work.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wellington (New Zealand)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wellington (New Zealand)

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

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

    Pros

    They paid you money.

    Since leaving them my life, health, relationships and my stress levels have improved. Leaving Fujitsu was the best thing I've ever done.

    Cons

    Everything you do is watched, criticise and ripped apart. Dont bother coming up with ideas on how to improve things. You'll be shot down right away or left to linger in middle management ether of impotence for an age.

    To Fujitsu you are nothing more than a resource to be consumed and discarded when you've got no more to give.

    They've developed a set of 'KPI' in such a way that it is impossible not to fail. Thus preventing you from ever getting a salary raise of any substance.

    The upper management love to come and make promises to goals and successes. But those plebs on the front line never see any of it.

    What amazes me is the fact that every single customer is paying for a shocking service that isn't designed to actually fix anything. But rather to maintain the status-quo. Neither improving or getting worse. That way they can milk their government contracted cash cow for all its worth.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of all the utterly pointless managers that clog up your ability to do anything of substance.

    Actually fix things, rather than just playing lip service.

    Actually DO what people advise you to do, rather than just ignoring them.

    People aren't resources to be consumed, try actually seeing them that way.

  7. Helpful (3)

    IT department in shambles after new CFO took over

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

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

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

    Pros

    Unfortunately, the collaborative environment of the past has evaporated, so there is no positives left in Sunnyvale office.

    Cons

    After the new CFO took over, the IT department (which rolls up under her) has become divisive and toxic to work in. Several smart employees have left and many others have been sidelined by her and her inner circle of advisors. Team work and camaraderie is non existent and it gets worse by the day.

    If you are looking for a career in the tech industry in the Bay Area, there are *many* other options. Avoid Fujitsu (Fujitsu America) at all costs, especially in the CFO/IT organization.

    Advice to Management

    If the CEO can make a bold decision and reverse his bad move of bringing back the current CFO (who has had a checkered past at other companies), maybe there is hope. The folks in the trenches work hard and will continue to work hard, but the divisiveness and political nightmares will hopefully subside and at best, go away with her.

  8. Worst company ever

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    Former Employee - Program Director in Stockholm, Stockholm (Sweden)
    Former Employee - Program Director in Stockholm, Stockholm (Sweden)

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

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

    Pros

    Non what so ever, unless you are a friend or relative of somebody in higher position

    Cons

    Everything, Lack of competence, understanding, procedures, organization, transparency,extremely high turnover of employees, they either leave (understandably) or get laid off. Fujitsu Sweden is the absolute worst work place, my advice stay away.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of the incompetent people, get rid of the mama papa shop attitude, try to look at how others do business and get some training about the business you are in and how to keep your employees

  9. Area Engineer

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    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

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

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

    Pros

    You are your own boss at times, & you have a nice easy days works but not productive so you can start to tune out & do the job on auto pilot.

    Cons

    Little understanding of where they want to go & have fallen off the pace of cutting edge tech & need to get a grip. Looks like they are stuck in the stone ages.

    Advice to Management

    Stop try to shoot to the stars without putting in the hard graft & hard work to get there. Look like they are just trying to jump on the bandwagon of SAAS & IAAS.

  10. Helpful (1)

    Get Real

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Sunnyvale, CA

    I worked at Fujitsu full-time (More than 8 years)

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

    Pros

    When you are on a client facing project and your are performing well, they are a great company to work for. The project are fun and the non-management people are great to work with on any project.

    Cons

    They will pay you for every hour worked as long as it is not more than 40 hours a week. If you are a contractor for them, then you get paid for every hour worked. This was a failed management trick to save money and screw the employee!

    Advice to Management

    Learn to treat your valued employees in all areas of the business like you do you contractors.

  11. Company with no integrity

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    Current Employee - Manager in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)
    Current Employee - Manager in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)

    I have been working at Fujitsu full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    If you don't like challenge ; business is bad so work is less. You will have a work life balance, but work is sucky and you come home depressed.

    Cons

    Doesn't pay commission on time, appoints wrong people to management, retrenches employees who actually do work but keep employees that do nothing and play politics

    Advice to Management

    Fire yourself. And get serious about listening to your employees. Listen to the real people who do the real job.

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