Fujitsu Reviews in Sunnyvale, CA | Glassdoor

Fujitsu Sunnyvale Reviews

25 reviews

Filter

Filter

Sunnyvale, CA

3.0
StarStarStarStarStar
Rating TrendsRating Trends
Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
Fujitsu Representative Director President Tatsuya Tanaka
Tatsuya Tanaka
0 Ratings

25 Employee Reviews

Sort: PopularRatingDate

Pros
Cons
  • 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)

More Pros and Cons

  1. Helpful (2)

    "FIeld Engineer"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Field Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Field Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good Pay, Good benefits, steady work

    Cons

    Was a great place to work. The environment is now hostile. It has caused a large turnover in personnel at all levels. Experienced Field Engineers are leaving and new Field Engineers last less than an year before leaving.

    Advice to Management

    Field Engineers are not factory workers, you cannot successfully micromanage remote Field Engineers.


  2. Helpful (7)

    "IT review"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Systems Analyst in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Business Systems Analyst in Sunnyvale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Friendly co-workers. There are many processes that you can learn.

    Cons

    Fujitsu America outsourced the IT team in Sunnyvale to offshore. The entire IT team was laid off in one day. The technologies are old as there is no budget to keep up with the upgrades.

    Advice to Management

    send employees for training that are relevant to their work.

    Fujitsu Response

    Aug 2, 2016 – HR Country Lead

    Thank you for your review, good to read that you valued your co-workers and had the opportunity to learn a variety of processes within the given environment. Regarding the offshoring of the IT... More

  3. "financial analyst"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Fujitsu full-time

    Pros

    Good benefit, Christmas shut down

    Cons

    Takes too long to get promoted.

    Advice to Management

    Hired experience person and promote good talent.


  4. "Platinum Consultant"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Platinum Consultant in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Platinum Consultant in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Fujitsu (More than a year)

    Pros

    Variety of assignments and companies to work with

    Cons

    Not well organized, difficult to leverage other groups


  5. Helpful (3)

    "mediocre"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    work life balance. Take it easy.

    Cons

    Lacks vision and dynamism .
    Japanese management style lacks innovation .

    Advice to Management

    Let Americans manage


  6. "Good stable Japanese company"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Fujitsu full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits.
    Relaxed working environment.
    Relatively stable.

    Cons

    Slow moving in Silicon Valley
    Lack of excitement.

    Advice to Management

    Take risk


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Outdated mode"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Member of Research Staff in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Member of Research Staff in Sunnyvale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    The lab is still intent to conduct traditional research, and perform technology transfer to business units. The lab's working environment is good: you will be not busy; it is easy to survive as long as Fujitsu is doing well financially. No one will miss his/her yearly goal. In general, if you are looking for somewhere to retire without pressure, this may be the right place for you if the lab isn't closed or restructured dramatically (this is a big IF though).

    Cons

    The lab is in a bad situation in general. The budget gets cut every year, partially because Fujitsu's financial status is getting worse, and mainly because the mode that this lab uses is outdated. For example, in the last two years the budget is reduced by 10-15% every year, and this is no hope that it will get better in the near future.
    FLA uses the mode that the researchers propose their topics and projects, and develop prototypes, and hopefully convert the prototypes into real products. However there is a big gap between the prototypes and the products, and there is no effort to bridge this gap. Virtually all prototypes are discarded after several-year investment. What's worse, the proposed projects are also outdated when they are first proposed and they related people often fail to realize that. I didn't see any real successful research happened in the last a few years. Hence I can feel the impatience of the Fujitsu’s HQ.
    The people in FLA can be divided into two groups: (1) the senior members or managers whose main job is to monitor (and push) the junior members; these people get paid well although they do not contribute to the technology much; and (2) the very green junior members who just graduated from schools; these people get paid poorly in terms of the silicon valley's standard. Most of the people in the middle, who are the most productive, left the lab for better job opportunities.
    The lab starts laying off people quite aggressively, e.g. sometime the entire group is laid off except for the group leader. It is not a safe place for retirement any more unless Japan and Fujitsu prosper again. :P

    Advice to Management

    Make the management hierarchy flatter; you don't need so many managers in such a small lab; and the junior members should be treated better.
    Use more productive and modern mode in R&D.

  8. Helpful (3)

    "n/a"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    a lot of great & valuable employees there. Definitely some are too good for that corporation. Most are very willing to help & professional.

    The 3 rating is because of the great people that work there, or used to work there. (employees only) not so much managers. with exception of a few.

    Cons

    Upper mgt. could use some work. Training for sure. Some should not be in the positions they are in. (just not meant to be managers & shouldn't be obligated to do so) Unfortunately in this time, there are a lot more cons to this organization. they really don't compensate their employees well. They definitely don't respect the very loyal & hard working people there enough. They do not entertain a lot of new ideas often from employees. Seems that people are just not heard enough there or want to speak up in fear of losing their job! Definitely favoritism there for sure. Some get promotions that make no sense & there are too many 'managers'.

    Advice to Management

    Really think about morale there. This shouldn't be a big surprise to you. doesn't seem like you care much though, which is why you will continue to lose hard working people. They will find something so much better & get treated fairly. Try to remember what it may have been like a long time ago & go back to that. You treat your employees good & listen to what they have to say & your business will continue to be fruitful.


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Good team members...bad Leadership"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    initial hiring pay
    flexible hours(with the right manager)

    Cons

    lack of leadership
    inconsistent merit increase process

    Advice to Management

    train managers


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Solid, no nonsense, and a bit unfashionable"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineering Director in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Engineering Director in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fujitsu is coming up on 80 years of existence, so you know it can't be poorly run. Fujitsu has a deep commitment to quality, and honestly cares about the customer, from the top of the organization to the bottom, it is not just lip service. Fujitsu also cares about employees and takes a long term view of this relationship. This kind of stability is rare in Silicon Valley. Fujitsu is not about flashy new fashionable technology, but instead a deep commitment to working together and truly solving the problems that the customer has.

    Cons

    Fujitsu is not a hip start-up. It is a big company, and tends to move very slowly and conservatively, unable to ride the latest trends. You will not find the thrill of a high tech start-up working at the bleeding edge with the very latest, trendiest technology, but instead you will find relatively solid, conservative, and well understood technology that functions without the risk of being an early adopter. In most of the world Fujitsu is an IT superpower that everyone knows about, but in America Fujitsu has a special challenge in that it is relatively unknown. This clash inhibits the kinds of publicity stunts that smaller, hipper start-ups use to market their products. As a predominantly hardware company, software is another area that presents a challenge.

    Advice to Management

    Fujitsu is very strong in Engineering, and the hardware technology is great, but the ability to get that message to the general market is weak. Fujitsu has an internal culture that it is a dominant force in the market is never reconciled with the fact that very few Americans even know it exists. The average person on the street will mistake Fujitsu for Fuji Film. Fujitsu *should* be a household name, but in America at least it is not. If it was better known, then the strong engineering talent would be in a better position.


Showing 25 of 1,845 reviews
Reset Filters