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Fujitsu Sunnyvale Reviews

Updated June 6, 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)

    "Avoid at all costs"

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

    Pros

    If you want a place to coast until retirement you can join the other "living dead" that inhabit the place

    Cons

    Management focused only on bottom line, no resources, company unable to compete properly, lots of very senior people who do nothing just waiting to retire

    Advice to Management

    There is nio point in giving them advice as they have stated they do not care what employees think


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Stay Away"

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

    Pros

    Good Base pay but no stocks

    Cons

    Not a good place for engineers
    Run by a bunch of sales people, with no respect for new ideas

    Advice to Management

    Continue to do what you are doing

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Bad company to grow your career at"

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

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

    Pros

    Lots of free time, Decent Japanese food

    Cons

    Company lacks direction, No innovation, employees are treated like disposables, no career or salary growth, Poor leadership skills within management, below average compensation, these guys are all over the place and not good at anything. Getting up and going to work everyday is like going to hell and coming back.

    Advice to Management

    Lead, Lead - Respect your employees and value them.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Stick a Fork in it. It's Done."

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

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

    Pros

    Some people are very bright and you can learn new things from them. Company provides training and courses that can expand your knowledge.

    Cons

    Low employee morale caused by the constant threat of surprise layoffs. One day they give you 10-year achievement award, the next day you clean your desk. I literally witnessed such situation here.
    Promotions are unheard of. The same goes for the raises. They pay low, and don't give reasonable COLA increases, constant emergency "pay freezes."
    I had an extremely rude and unprofessional supervisor with the history of anger and hostility toward subordinates and coworkers. I went to complain to his boss. The boss told me "well, you know, that's how he is." Are you kidding me? The company knows about his unacceptable behavior, but would not do anything to correct it! Unbelievable! After I quit I found out that he's a part of the good old boys club so he's pretty much untouchable. This is worse than nepotism!

    Advice to Management

    Throw in the towel. Fujitsu does many things, none of them well.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Get Real"

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Sunnyvale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    When you are on a client facing project and your are performing well, they are a great company to work for. The project are fun and the non-management people are great to work with on any project.

    Cons

    They will pay you for every hour worked as long as it is not more than 40 hours a week. If you are a contractor for them, then you get paid for every hour worked. This was a failed management trick to save money and screw the employee!

    Advice to Management

    Learn to treat your valued employees in all areas of the business like you do you contractors.


  6. Helpful (7)

    "IT department in shambles after new CFO took over"

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

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

    Pros

    Unfortunately, the collaborative environment of the past has evaporated, so there is no positives left in Sunnyvale office.

    Cons

    After the new CFO took over, the IT department (which rolls up under her) has become divisive and toxic to work in. Several smart employees have left and many others have been sidelined by her and her inner circle of advisors. Team work and camaraderie is non existent and it gets worse by the day.

    If you are looking for a career in the tech industry in the Bay Area, there are *many* other options. Avoid Fujitsu (Fujitsu America) at all costs, especially in the CFO/IT organization.

    Advice to Management

    If the CEO can make a bold decision and reverse his bad move of bringing back the current CFO (who has had a checkered past at other companies), maybe there is hope. The folks in the trenches work hard and will continue to work hard, but the divisiveness and political nightmares will hopefully subside and at best, go away with her.


  7. Helpful (4)

    "Don't work here and no I wasn't fired, I am being honest and want to warn everyone I can."

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

    I worked at Fujitsu full-time

    Pros

    Product is top notch. Paid winter break. That's it.

    Cons

    So many violations of standard policies. Nepotism, Favoritism. Managers and most directors have no idea what they are doing. I am one of at least 10 people that have resigned in the past year. The company is a small subsidiary of Fujitsu, so it's a 200 person division and 10+ resigning is noticeable.

    Advice to Management

    Pay people what they deserve, we are no longer in a recession and standard of living is higher than ever. If people can't even say hi to each other in the hall because they hate where they work, must be a red flag.

  8. Helpful (3)

    "Fujitsu - No Clue to running a business"

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

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

    Pros

    - Brand Name
    - Innovative Computer Products
    - Systems Engineering Support
    - Global presence

    Cons

    - Poor product quality
    - Late roadmaps
    - Commissions paid late or not at all
    - Poor customer service

    Advice to Management

    - Bring in New people who know what they are doing


  9. Helpful (4)

    "Low morale, low pay, high stress environment"

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    Current Employee - Programmer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Programmer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Fujitsu full-time

    Pros

    Some of the benefits are good, decent 401k matching

    Cons

    Leadership is lacking. The upper management seems to encourage an environment of stress and fear in order to extract as much work from the employees. Working late and weekends is the norm and promotions and raises are rare.

    Advice to Management

    You are only as good as the people you employ. Many employees are jumping ship right now and for good reason. Respect and nurture your employees.


  10. Helpful (3)

    "The finest tech the mid-20th century has to offer."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Allowed to telecommute. Not required to provide my own antiquated laptop. Operating system only 1 rev behind EOL.

    Cons

    Backward looking management strategies. Top down, unidirectional communication channels. Limited leadership input from global affiliates. ZERO innovation. Minimal regard for continuing technical education needs. Minimal opportunities for recognition or promotion. Basically, it's the 21st century analog to a 1970's textile reseller.

    Advice to Management

    Read Rackspace blogs and stop basing corporate strategy on its ability to conform to spreadsheet formatting standards.


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