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Updated Jan 27, 2021

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2.0
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Fusion Systems Japan President & CEO Michael Alfant
Michael Alfant
21 Ratings
  1. 4.0
    Former Employee

    Great place to begin a career

    Aug 12, 2016 -  
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Friendly people. Very hard workers.

    Cons

    Very long hours. You need to work very hard to succeed here.

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  2. 1.0
    Current Employee

    the worst job i've ever had. positively, any job afterwards can only get better

    Feb 12, 2014 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    is it sad that i can't think of a single pro? i really tried... but i can rattle off tons of cons

    Cons

    laughable salary. make sure you negotiate well because raises and bonuses are non-existent words at this company. 5 COMBINED vacation/sick days. partners are only happy if you're out making money. be prepared to be unhappy & unsatisfied while here. they will constantly tell you that they're in an "entrepreneur phase" and that you have to live uncomfortably if you want to live large and reap the benefits later on. they've been saying that for years. they will always tell you company is doing badly so they don't have to give any raises. if you ask for a raise, they will tell you that you'll get one in a few months, then just shun you again in a few months. if you want to torture yourself, work here. if not, stay away at all costs!

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    14 people found this review helpful
  3. 1.0
    Former Employee

    Worked for Fusion at Los Angeles location

    Mar 24, 2017 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Low stress working environment. High independence when competing tasks.

    Cons

    Low office morale. Low career growth potential. Poor intracompany communication.

    9 people found this review helpful
  4. 2.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Good place to start

    Jan 27, 2021 - Software Developer in Tokyo
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Great learning opportunity, personable middle-management

    Cons

    Very low salary, less-than pristine work environment

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  5. 1.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Company disintegrating

    Jul 10, 2020 - Senior Consultant in Tokyo
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Company used to be interesting. None that I can think about, except maybe learn from management mistakes.

    Cons

    COVID has been extremely bad - no support for work from home. Customers are leaving. Management are in panic. Seems like everyone is looking for another job.

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    3 people found this review helpful
  6. 2.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Good starting company Bad growth potential

    Jul 31, 2019 - Anonymous Employee in Tokyo
    Recommend
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    Pros

    A large degree of freedom easy to get hired if you work cheaply (good for getting your visa) pretty much do what you want(which is a con as well)

    Cons

    So as most reviews you see, the con list is much longer than the pros Salary is lower than industry average Raises are rare and even if they occur, they are not nearly high enough to compete with market Benefits are non-existent for anything that is not a legal requirement. They do not even pay transport cost....which has to be the only company in Japan that doesn't. No retirement plan at all. They have SARS but that is just some tax writeoff way to make the partners a ton of money. It has no benefit at all to lower employees and if you ask upper management about how these are good, they just say it's complicated....do your own research...SARS here are a piece of paper unless you are partner. Don't let them BS you and convince you it works like a stock option...it's not. Middle management is mostly internally promoted people that have little to no leadership skills Most employees are employed at Fusion somewhere less than 2 years (if you exclude upper management) so the skill level of the company is very low in general with one or two superstars that refuse to share their knowledge. They only care about head count and saving money, so they do not hire experienced people electing instead to hire entry positions that are willing to take sub-market rates. Equipment you get to work with is bottom of the barrel cheapest that functions. Refusal to spend any money at all for anything that would improve workflows. Internal tools are all open source free to use tools regardless of the horrible quality of most of these tools. Even if you step-up to improve these flows, the flat out refusal to spend money on better tools (software or hardware) is stopped cold.

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    8 people found this review helpful
  7. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    Cant complain

    Nov 24, 2019 - Delivery Manager in Tokyo
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Life-Work balance, great colleagues, multicultural atmosphere

    Cons

    Salary and top management is a completely mess. Most people leave for this 2 reasons.

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    1 person found this review helpful
  8. 1.0
    Former Employee

    company going bankrupt

    Nov 20, 2019 - Consultant 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    you can pick the stuff that interests you to work on, for example if you like to work on front end, you could ask your manager, and he will likely put you in the front end

    Cons

    I am not too sure if this company has any direction, this company is going through bankruptcy, it doesn't not have money to pay for unused vacation. Probably not a good company to work for if they do not care about employee's well being, and not pay what they owned to employees.

    3 people found this review helpful
  9. 1.0
    Former Employee, more than 5 years

    Easy to outgrow

    Jun 19, 2019 - Senior Software Developer in Tokyo
    Recommend
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    Pros

    you get diverse experience depending on your desire and motivation can volunteer on any tech

    Cons

    Old fashioned management from top to bottom. Micromanagement from your boss if you're a manager - not allowed to think outside the box. Will steal your business idea, take the credit and leave you behind To transportation fee - a rarity in Japan Pay is way low compared to competitors - better build your skills and get out when you have the chance and skills acquired Illegal overtime, no overtime pay at all even if you exceed 45 hours. All OT are included in the contract. FSJ should be wary about this CEO keeps selling SARS or employee stock which has no system in place nor any invenotry of how much you have earned. When you ask the CFO he doesn't have any idea that these exists. Bonuses will not be paid when you leave the company.

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    5 people found this review helpful
  10. 1.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Company going bankrupt

    Nov 26, 2019 - Consultant in Tokyo
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Work on all kinds of tech

    Cons

    Disorganized. Cheap. Not paying unused vacation days to leavers. Did a layoff, some other ex-employees are suing.

    5 people found this review helpful
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