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  • Consulting job was fairly stressful on work-life balance (in 33 reviews)

  • Transparency and honesty of the senior management communication exists only on the paper (in 42 reviews)

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  1. "test engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pearl River, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pearl River, NY
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    godd work/life balance, great salary

    Cons

    lack changeling and management is out of date


  2. Helpful (5)

    "Out of date"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Pearl River, NY
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Pearl River, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Fujitsu full-time

    Pros

    People come together to get work done fast. People are committed to make sure product gets delivered.

    Cons

    Old development tools and processes. Development process slow. Never make anything that's leading edge. Too conservative to take risks. Too much politics. People promoted based on connections.

    Advice to Management

    Make something that's cutting edge. Get rid of politics. Give all employees laptops, not just managers.

  3. Helpful (7)

    "Processes are changing"

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    Former Employee - Systems Test Engineer in Pearl River, NY
    Former Employee - Systems Test Engineer in Pearl River, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Fujitsu full-time

    Pros

    Work on new technologies
    Able to work on new processes and tools

    Cons

    Outsourcing a lot of positions
    Rarely able to work from home
    Very little outside training opportunities

    Advice to Management

    When changing processes, know the process first!


  4. Helpful (3)

    "Many employees feel stuck in their positions"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pearl River, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pearl River, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    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.


  5. Helpful (3)

    "Senior Hardware Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Senior Hardware Engineer in Pearl River, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Hardware Engineer in Pearl River, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    None. Can't recall any Pros.

    Cons

    Company is on its last leg. Very High Attrition.

    Advice to Management

    Quit to revive the Company


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Recent rightsizing didn't go far enough"

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Pearl River, NY
    Current Employee - Engineer in Pearl River, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    FNC 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.

    Cons

    Most 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 Management

    Don'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.


  7. Helpful (2)

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

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    Current Employee - Hardware Engineer V in Pearl River, NY
    Current Employee - Hardware Engineer V in Pearl River, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Derives 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.

    Cons

    Fails 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 Management

    The 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.

  8. Helpful (2)

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

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    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Pearl River, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Pearl River, NY

    Pros

    You 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.

    Cons

    Overtime 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 Management

    Directors 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.


  9. "OK to work here"

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    Current Employee - Product Planner in Pearl River, NY
    Current Employee - Product Planner in Pearl River, NY
    Recommends

    Pros

    OK to work here, better then other places

    Cons

    Slow pace moving company, very conservative


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Classic hurry up and wait."

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    Current Employee - Principal Engineer in Pearl River, NY
    Current Employee - Principal Engineer in Pearl River, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

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

    Cons

    A 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 Management

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


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