Fujitsu Network Communications
3.3 of 5 52 reviews
www.fujitsu.com Richardson, TX 1000 to 5000 Employees

Fujitsu Network Communications Reviews

Updated Apr 21, 2014
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3.3 52 reviews

                             

53% Approve of the CEO

Fujitsu Network Communications President & CEO Makoto Hamada

Makoto Hamada

(15 ratings)

59% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Sales Engineer (Former Employee)
Edmonton, AB

I worked at Fujitsu Network Communications full-time for more than a year

ProsGreat place to work, Great people

Consextensive travel, Not enough time for training

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Our Leadership is making tough decisions to ensure our continued success. This change is not easy for all to accept.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Richardson, TX (US)

I have been working at Fujitsu Network Communications full-time for more than 10 years

ProsGreat people to work with thoughout the company
Really good medical benefits
Leadership genuinely cares about employees
Family and Health are a priority

ConsYou have to be really patient and hope that the timing works out for advancement opportunities
We are a conservative company

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep going. Be open-minded. Continue finding the opportunities to improve.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Engineer (Former Employee)
Richardson, TX (US)

I worked at Fujitsu Network Communications full-time for more than 8 years

ProsGood people with excellent backgrounds. A good working environment.

ConsTelecom industry is cyclic, resulting in periodic lay-offs. Could use more training.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Lots of Old Timers

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Fujitsu Network Communications full-time for more than 8 years

ProsThe Salaries are decent, and most of the people are friendly
Benefits could be a bit better, but could be a lot worse.

ConsNo corporate strategy whatsoever
No new product in the pipeline
S_L_O_W development times and cycles
Hierarchical culture
Dearth of training opportunities
Slaves to SAP

Advice to Senior ManagementThe reorg looked great on paper, but the culture is still largely the same. It's time to develop a strategy based on new technologies and stick with it. It's also time to reevaluate the benefit of owning manufacturing. Maybe contract manufacturing is the way to go.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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it was OK

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Fujitsu Network Communications

Proswas close to my house

ConsToo many layers of managers.

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Intern (Former Employee)
Sunnyvale, CA (US)

I worked at Fujitsu Network Communications part-time for less than a year

ProsNot much pressure
No micromanagement
Location is directly connected with bus
Leave for interns
HR team and Payroll team is good

ConsOutdated technologies
Only experience people are there
Lack of proper documents to understand the architecture of the product
Using the same source code which developed more than 10 years ago

Advice to Senior ManagementInvest on latest technologies

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Company without direction

Engineer (Current Employee)
Richardson, TX (US)

I have been working at Fujitsu Network Communications full-time for more than 10 years

ProsGood benefits, pay is around industry average, good facilities.

ConsLack of leadership and vision. There doesn't seem to be any consensus on where to take the company. Most decisions are made in a reactionary mode rather than anticipating outcomes and working to maximize the best result.

Advice to Senior ManagementCome up with a five year plan and find out where telecommunications is going. Try to join the leaders. Try to remember who brought you to the dance.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Challenging work environment

Management (Current Employee)
Richardson, TX (US)

I have been working at Fujitsu Network Communications full-time for more than 10 years

ProsFlexible working hours, Richardson campus is nice and convenient for employees around metroflex.

Consvery short cycle of operating budget, impacting the moral and well being of the team, frustrating and stressful.
Extremely weak management at VP and above level. Absolutely NO vision and direction to lead the organization.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Reactive Management Style

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Richardson, TX (US)

I worked at Fujitsu Network Communications full-time for more than 10 years

ProsThis company has good benefits and reasonable pay.

ConsFNC has been going through multiple reorganizations over the past two years. They seem to be shedding experienced senior leadership and engineers to save salary expense. Expect a transformation to a service based company if they survive the transformation.

Advice to Senior ManagementReconsider your commitment to employees. Develop a five year plan and adjust as annually.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Recent rightsizing didn't go far enough

Engineer (Current Employee)
Pearl River, NY (US)

I have been working at Fujitsu Network Communications full-time for more than 5 years

ProsFNC completed the last round of layoffs that were announced a couple of months ago. One goal was to reduce the number of layers of management. The new organization does look leaner, and departments were shuffled and new ones created to reflect the goals going forward. Kudos for that.

ConsMost of the people let go were deadwood, with a few notable exceptions. But those remaining have been here for years and will continue the same old same old attitude that has gotten FNC to the silo'd, turf protecting company that it is today. We will slug it out and keep on going but we can do much better.

Advice to Senior ManagementDon't listen so much to the consulting group, and listen more to the folks trying to get the work done. You say the walls have to come down but you have the same building crew you had before.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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