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Updated January 13, 2018
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  1. "manager"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Manager in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Fujitsu full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    friendly employee, gracious holiday benefits

    Cons

    incompetent management, outdated technology, slow pace

    Advice to Management

    gotta catch up with sillicon valley speed


  2. "Fujitsu Laboratories of America FLA Research Researchers"

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    Former Employee - Member of Research Staff Researcher in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Member of Research Staff Researcher in Sunnyvale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - There are some great people in the lab

    Cons

    - The current CEO laid off ~25% of the researchers in the lab in November 2017. Several people were in the middle of visa processing and their stay in the United States was put in jeopardy. Several people had been with the company for less than a year. There was no budget reason for the lay off, and an explanation/justification was not provided (to those laid off or to the remaining employees). If you are looking for stable employment, this is not the place for you.

    - New CEO and SVP are sent from Japan every 3-4 years. Some of them are great, and some of them are not. There is no continuity of leadership or research strategy. How this affects researchers, for example, is that when a new CEO comes in, he may decide that what a particular researcher has been doing over the *past* several years is not valuable and therefore the researcher should not be promoted (even though the researcher may have had no say in what they were working on).

    - There are also some very bad managers within the labs . Despite reports to HR and executive management, and many people leaving these managers' groups (and even interrupting their green card application processing to do so), they are not only tolerated but promoted. Managers really do have all the power here.

    - Researchers want to come to the labs to do research but only some groups do research, while others heavily focus on standards, and still others focus almost exclusively on implementing prototypes. Make sure you know what you are getting into.

    - A lot of interesting work cannot be conducted in the labs in the US but is instead reserved for the labs in Japan. Unlike researchers in Japan, local researchers here have to constantly apply for funding and justify and re-justify their approach and their work. This makes us feel like second-class citizens.

    - Gender diversity within the labs is dismal. There is currently only 1 woman researcher in Sunnyvale. There are no attempts to recruit, retain or mentor women. In fact, 4 (out of 5) were laid off in November! There are no women in management on the research side and there have not been any over the past 10 years at least, maybe more.

    Advice to Management

    - Fujitsu needs to stop treating local researchers as second-class citizens, show them that their contributions are valued and give them better opportunities to transfer their work to products in Japan.
    - Bad managers should be weeded out. They destroy employee morale and drive out some of the most talented employees.
    - The labs need local executive leadership that is in tune with US and Silicon Valley corporate practices and is invested in the long-term success of the lab.

  3. "Life at Fujitsu"

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Developer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Developer in Sunnyvale, CA

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

    Pros

    Technically astute company with emphasis on technology rather than marketing.

    Cons

    Unpaid overtime expected, career path not well defined.

    Fujitsu Response

    Dec 7, 2017 – HR Country Lead

    Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We are very happy to hear that you approve of our emphasis on technology. However, we are sorry to hear that you felt like career paths were not well... More


  4. "Good work-life balance"

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    Current Employee - Researcher in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Researcher in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Nice people, good work-life balance, certain degree of freedom of choosing your research direction

    Cons

    Lower than average salary, disconnected from business

    Fujitsu Response

    Nov 6, 2017 – HR Country Lead

    Thank you for leaving your feedback. We are very happy to hear that you value the work-life balance and the freedom we offer. However, we are sorry that you think our salary and benefits are not in... More


  5. "Research Scientist"

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

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

    Pros

    Friendly environment, not super fast-paced

    Cons

    Low salaries and low-quality benefits

    Advice to Management

    Please update company policies, salaries, and benefits in order to compete with other companies in bay area

    Fujitsu Response

    Nov 6, 2017 – HR Country Lead

    Thank you for leaving your review. We are glad to hear that you think we have a friendly environment at our company. We are sorry about what you said about the salary and benefits. We would like to... More


  6. "Logistics"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Because turn over rate is high you have more opportunities to learn new skills.

    Cons

    If you hate being micromanaged than do not applied.

    Fujitsu Response

    Aug 22, 2017 – HR Country Lead

    Thank you for your review. We are happy to hear you value the opportunities we offer. At Fujitsu we consider our employees to be our greatest asset and always try to offer them the space they need to... More


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Alliance Director"

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    Former Employee - Alliance Director in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Alliance Director in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Fujitsu full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Fujitsu has a broad range of products and services and does a great job at executing with current clients.

    Cons

    Management seems to be all over the place. No leadership, low mentorship for job enhancement

    Advice to Management

    Start putting your foot in the game and realizing each regions market potential.

    Fujitsu Response

    Jun 13, 2017 – HR Country Lead

    Thank you for your positive recommendation! We are glad to hear that you approve of the broad range of products and services Fujitsu offers. On the other hand, we are less happy to hear that you did... More

  8. Helpful (4)

    "Dying Dinosaur"

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    Former Employee - Account Manager in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Sunnyvale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Depending on the department or Fujitsu company you work for, you might meet very nice people.

    Cons

    Japanese management culture. Very divided company and poor leadership.

    Advice to Management

    Stop imposing the Japanese way of doing business outside Japan.

    Fujitsu Response

    Jun 13, 2017 – HR Country Lead

    Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We are happy to hear that you got the chance to work with some great colleagues. Please know that Fujitsu continuously invests heavily in the... More


  9. "Product Support Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Product Support Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Product Support Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people to work with.

    Cons

    I don't have any con to share right now.

    Fujitsu Response

    May 3, 2017 – HR Country Lead

    Thank you for your review and positive recommendation. We hope you will continue to enjoy working at Fujitsu. Thanks again for your feedback!


  10. 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


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