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Updated July 19, 2017
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  • Consulting job was fairly stressful on work-life balance (in 35 reviews)

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

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Business Systems Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Analyst in Richardson, TX
    Current Employee - Analyst in Richardson, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Certain managers are very supportive of their employees

    Cons

    Constant layoffs every year for several years. Advancement is possible but they will never bring you up to market salary even if you are paid 25k less than others in your position. Company implements policies that employees then ignore to the financial detriment of the company.Very high turn over of upper management and executives.

    Fujitsu Response

    Jun 26, 2017 – HR Country Lead

    Thank you for providing your feedback. Fujitsu America is working hard to optimize its operating structure and ensure the proper type and quantity of resources are focused on our customers. The next... More


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Mass changes and layoffs coming down the pipe"

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Richardson, TX
    Current Employee - Engineer in Richardson, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent paycheck
    Gym and cafeteria are on site at FNC in Richardson
    Nice HQ in easy to access location in metroplex

    Cons

    Aging middle management has ruined this company
    All the older management don't care or try to be inventive.
    This mindset runs off all the young talent because they are huge roadblocks.
    They are now combining companies across the US to try and do cost savings, retirement offers have gone out to people.
    FAI has been an utter failure for the last ten years yet they are keeping it alive.
    They are starting to think all of IT can now suddenly be sent to the cloud and be supported by India, they couldn't be more wrong.
    It's a cluster mess, unless you need at job stay away.

    Advice to Management

    Where to begin? Your slow Japanese thinking and processes along with refusing to take risks and clean up the bad seeds has just destroyed your American market share and profits. Unfortunately nothing I type here will reverse this course you set out on 8-10 years ago. Good luck to everyone who will be impacted by this.

    Fujitsu Response

    Jun 13, 2017 – HR Country Lead

    Thank you for sharing your opinion with us. We are glad to hear that you appreciate the facilities and benefits we offer. However, we are sorry to hear that you are not too satisfied with Management... More

  3. "About what you might expect"

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    Current Contractor - Desktop Support Engineer in Durham, NC
    Current Contractor - Desktop Support Engineer in Durham, NC
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Fujitsu as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    My particular team is amazing.

    Cons

    The rest of the organization is what you might expect from a large corporate environment.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Contract specialist/Service Slaes"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    opportunity to advance into different sector

    Cons

    The workplace is too formal. No innovation


  5. Helpful (6)

    "Sales"

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    Former Employee - Account Executive in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Sunnyvale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Fujitsu (More than a year)

    Pros

    pay is above average, most of the employees are nice to work with.

    Cons

    morale is the worst i have ever seen, new management brought on to run company into the ground and scare off valuable talent

    Advice to Management

    treat your employees better and they will work for you


  6. Helpful (4)

    "Director of Service Delivery"

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    Former Employee - Deputy Program Manager in Raleigh, NC
    Former Employee - Deputy Program Manager in Raleigh, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Getting to work with new technologies

    Cons

    Executives not as effective as they could have been. Need better negotiation skills to work with the client.
    Not having the capabilities to deliver what was sold to the client.

    Fujitsu Response

    Aug 29, 2016 – HR Country Lead

    Thank you for providing your feedback. We are glad to hear you appreciate working with new technologies. Fujitsu America is working hard to optimize its operating structure and ensure the proper type... More


  7. Helpful (10)

    "Fujitsu Network Communications review"

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    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 (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.

  8. Helpful (8)

    "IT"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richardson, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richardson, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Still good employees left but that will change soon.

    Cons

    Promises not kept. Confusion among management. Lots of favoritism. They used to care about employees. They want to sell employee talent but now lost focus on how to treat employees fairly. No teamwork

    Advice to Management

    Take care of your employees. Actions speak much louder than words. Look at the talented people who are leaving.


  9. "Network Administrator"

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    Former Employee - Interim Network Administrator in Foothill Ranch, CA
    Former Employee - Interim Network Administrator in Foothill Ranch, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good Hourly Rate that is the best that I can say that is positive...

    Cons

    A long daily drive from where I live, with heavy stop and go freeway traffic both ways.

    Advice to Management

    Thank you for selecting me to fill in for your full time network administrator who was out on medical leave.


  10. Helpful (3)

    "fujitsu"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richardson, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richardson, TX
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Job security, no stability, company lacks vision


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