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  • Very slow to change with the times (in 5 reviews)

  • Middle and upper management are fairly disconnected (in 7 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (8)

    "Don't work here..."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    -Good pay. It is near to above industry average
    -Work/Life balance

    Cons

    -Oldest workforce I have ever seen
    -Over reporting
    -Very "office spacey"
    -Boring, dull environment
    -Little upward growth
    -Company is struggling

    Advice to Management

    Hire executives who speak English. It is ridiculous. The gap between Japan and Richardson is incredible...


  2. Helpful (9)

    "Fujitsu Network Communications review"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Program Manager in Richardson, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Program Manager in Richardson, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Fujitsu Network Communications (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - PTO policy, you start with 18 days up to 28 when you have been serving for 10+ years, on top of that company closes for 2 weeks on Christmas.
    - Great company for seniors: many departments look like the star-ship Enterprise at "Star Trek VI: the undiscovered country", just on the verge of retirement. Quite a generous 401K where the company will fund a 3.5% on a DRA, even if you don't contribute... catch 22 is that you need to be there 6 years to have it all vested, great if you are in your mid 50's looking for your last job.
    - very favorable to veterans, many managers served in the armed forces and will definitely pick a veteran above anyone else
    - Cubicles are pretty big
    - Great for women, FNC support all the affirmative action programs, WIN and so forth, very likely you will get hired or promoted over your male counterpars because of it
    - Great company for managers: pretty much all your job will be making reports for Japan and approving travel reports, the real mid term and strategic decisions are made by the Japanese overloards, very few managers actually have the power to make any significant decission or take any risk
    - Gym is quite nice, new and cheap plus some trails to run around the campus
    - Overall very stable, there are many many old timers that have been 15+ or 20+ years in the company
    - Good internship program, although several interns end up being sons/daughters or brothers/sisters or senior managers
    - Great company for sales managers, you don't have bonus cap, so theoretically, you could make many thousands in commissions... although sales overall have been going down for years

    Cons

    - Bureaucracy and politics have a new dimension as not only you have to deal with local management but also report to the real managers: Fujitsu Japan.
    - Over-reporting, many times I felt like "office space", having to report and explain the same thing to 4-5 different managers, plus the joy of calls with Japan late in the afternoon to go over the same things.
    - Too "many chiefs for very Indians", the amount of VPs and directors is incredible, although in reality, most directors would be managers in other companies and most VPs would have the equivalent title of Director anywhere else.
    - 'Good ole boys' company, if you have an old timer buddy from FNC or Nortel that work here, maybe a great place to be, not such a great place if you actually try to bring any kind of idea/method of working and get it implemented and approved throughout all the red tape
    - Promotions and merit increases are based on who you know and political alliances, otherwise the joke around is that merit increases are "inflation adjustments"
    - There is no training program for individuals, sometimes there will be a training course, usually given by someone who used to work at FNC and started a training company or is best buddies with one of the VPs, and there will be some high level 1-2 course where 20-30 people will attend, that's all.
    - Ship is sinking, decreasing sales, increasing amount of lay offs (Pearl River office was just shut down), new products are not selling well at all yet (both HW and SW)

    Advice to Management

    Fire most of the top management and replace them with other people with new ideas. Decrease the number of managers and paper pushers and increase the number of people who produce anything of value. Focus on less products, services and customers. Engaging every single RFI/RFP is a recipe for frustration and not winning anything. Less Bureaucracy and reports, there is a ridiculous number of directors and VPs compared to the number of engineers working. Company has been under-performing revenues for three straight years and 2016 is poised to be the worst year in recent history.


  3. Helpful (8)

    "It Network Security Analyst"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richardson, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richardson, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Coworkers, and work life balance

    Cons

    FNC offers little to no training. They reorganized and had a large layoff 2-3yrs which left them sort staffed. They then implemented a policy to sell their talent and look for other services to companies. Overall not a bad idea but with the sort staff critical infrastructure items are left undone. They are prone to extreme favoritism.

    Advice to Management

    Quit using the bell curve to force managers to put employees in performance improvement programs. This does not work on small groups.


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  5. Helpful (3)

    "fujitsu"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richardson, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richardson, TX
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at Fujitsu Network Communications (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great engineers, good work, lots of learning. Engineers are very helpful

    Cons

    Job security, no stability, company lacks vision


  6. Helpful (4)

    "Once great, slipping into oblivion"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer IV in Richardson, TX
    Current Employee - Engineer IV in Richardson, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Pay is still good. Benefits pretty fair, but not so good as say Cisco or Juniper

    Cons

    Engineering-wise, probably OK for SW engineers for another 1-3 years, all others avoid like the plague. HW and mechanical especially stay far, far away They have gutted both by 90% or more. No new HW development is planned.

    It's pretty depressing. 8 layoffs in the last 6 years. If you don't mind constant threat of being let go, by all means........

    Advice to Management

    Wishes and hopes are not a business plan.


  7. Helpful (8)

    "Good Ole Boy company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richardson, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richardson, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Nice campus and good benefits.

    Cons

    Too many good ole boys there. They don't like new ideas. It messes up their status quo. Upper management says it's changing things to be more up to date. So they decided to hire young college grads. Which is a good thing. Only problem is they keep the ole guard in place and nothing changes.

    Advice to Management

    Upper and middle management need to be replaced.


  8. Helpful (4)

    "Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Fujitsu Network Communications (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Latest Mfg Equipment. Broad spectrum of assy. Great company from mid 90s to 01 then crash. Multiple RIFS from weakening schedule to 2006. Plant continues to shed select salaried and direct workers.

    Cons

    Work, work, work. Top heavy. 2013-2014 reorg removed 'grey beards'. Mgmt under 45 re-positioned, older Mgmt & ICs out the door. Age discrim but intermixed with some younger to avoid class action.

    Fujitsu Network Communications Response

    Nov 19, 2015 – Talent Acquisition Manager

    Thank you for taking the time to write this review. Being in the fast-moving telecommunications industry, we need to make sure we are consistently evolving in the products and solutions we offer to ... More


  9. Helpful (14)

    "Current high star reviews are written by HR members, dont believe the hype"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Richardson, TX
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Richardson, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice Campus
    Easy to get to
    Cafe on campus
    Gym on campus
    People are some what friendly
    New culture is working hard to try and change minds

    Cons

    All decision making comes from japan so things are slow going
    Development cycles are long and tedious
    To much work gets sent to India
    Our work/code over the years needs to be repaired, not as sleek as it use to be
    Older work force does not want to change or accept the new methods, they become giant roadblocks
    A lot of the older managers do not understand what is going on around them
    Since the company is so flat there is no where to go

    Advice to Management

    To all the people reading these reviews first look at the items below, they are obviously written by members of the HR department, all perfect stars and glowing reviews. Also you will notice that HR is finally using Glassdoor, before they had a policy not to even acknowledge it but it appears that has changed and they are actively responding to posts and changing content.

    To management, please don't try to white wash what is going on here at FNC. We had two big lay offs both within the last 3 years and our future is looking questionable. That needs to be addressed with employees, they need to know and understand just how things are laid out and that we are dependent on everyone doing their share to make us great again.

    Fujitsu Network Communications Response

    Jul 28, 2015 – Talent Acquisition Manager

    Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback. We’re working to expand our reach to past, present and future employees through active engagement in social platforms like Glassdoor. Reviewers may ... More


  10. Helpful (6)

    "Risky Company to Get Invested In"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Product Manager in Richardson, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Product Manager in Richardson, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    FNC has great benefits and has great facilities.

    Cons

    The company has no loyalty. If you are young, blood thirsty and ready to run like your a__ is on fire, you might make it here. Don't get too used to the environment though you are only as valuable as what you have done lately.
    The main problem is that the people who put FNC in trouble are still running it. The same Nortel veterans who learned management skills from the executives who ran that company into the ground are in charge here.

    Advice to Management

    Find out what the customer needs and stop telling them what you think they need.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Software Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Fujitsu Network Communications full-time

    Pros

    - Nice people to work with, friendly environment
    - Great benefits
    - Great work life balance
    - Relaxed atmosphere

    Cons

    - Not much room to grow within the company
    - Satellite office with head office in Texas, no decision making in Sunnyvale

    Advice to Management

    - Need to provide more visibility about decision making



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