Fujitsu Reviews

Updated 22 October, 2014
Updated 22 October, 2014
225 Reviews
3.0
225 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • You will have a work life balance, but work is sucky and you come home depressed (in 22 reviews)

  • Fair work environment, interesting projects (in 14 reviews)


Cons
  • Not clear pay scale, no clear career path (in 7 reviews)

  • The turnover is very high and work life balance is very poor (in 4 reviews)

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  1.  

    Relaxed government IT consulting

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    Current Employee - Software Developer in Quebec, QC
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Quebec, QC

    I have been working at Fujitsu full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Easy work, short hours, everybody is very friendly. The office is a very new building that is well situated. Pay is slightly above average for quebec city.

    Cons

    Increasingly, decisions are taken from the USA main headquarters, many highly skilled employees are leaving. Budgets are tight and that's not fun.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get more interesting projects to work on.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Last 10 Years.. Good to Bad to Awful

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    Current Employee - Director in Vancouver, BC
    Current Employee - Director in Vancouver, BC

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

    Pros

    There's only two good things about Fujitsu. It's a big name to put on your resume and most positions let you work from home if needed.

    Cons

    Spending freezes, 1 to 2 % delayed raises, fixed performance reviews, no opportunities for advancement, no social functions and old boys club mentality.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be innovative, make a difference and get your head out of the sand!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Poor prospects for the future

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consultant in Calgary, AB
    Current Employee - Consultant in Calgary, AB

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

    Pros

    macroscope is a useful tool for the practitioner

    Cons

    Business model just does not make sense; they do not provide value to support the rates they charge. This limits opportunity. What opportunities they generate will go to new hires, offshore or the development site.

    Think of it as the worst of both world in terms of the employee/consultant range of possibilities.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work on the value propisition and improve opportunities for practitioners, this means smaller jobs at smaller margins to develop opportunities.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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  5.  

    One of the best places to work!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON

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

    Pros

    Good work life balance. Friendly people that are genuinely willing to help. It is a great company if you are looking for 9-5 stability. Nothing out of the ordinary happens here. Probably one of the greatest things is the scope of work you are able to do. Makes the job challenging and time go by quickly.

    Cons

    No defined career path. I found it very difficult to get ahead in this company. I could move horizontally but that was not what I wanted. I would assume I could obtain this through attrition but I wasn't willing to wait this long.

    The company has many different divisions that do not work collectively. As such you have a big company that does not leverage the collective ability of the organization creating a barrier for continued growth.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on incentives that promote collective work. Creating marcom slogans like 'think globally, act locally' mean nothing when it is not represented in the company itself. The N/A divisions need to be more innovative, too complacent, and are playing catch up half the time.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Ok place to work

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    Current Employee - Software Developer in Calgary, AB
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Calgary, AB

    I have been working at Fujitsu full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Has lots of good online resources and training materials for employees. Lots of big, long term projects with various companies, but some do not require the most advanced/up-to-date skillsets.

    Cons

    Not much company culture because teams are dispersed everywhere (but good attempts lately to change that). Tends to promote a proprietary methodology of Macroscope, which feels a bit cumbersome and document-heavy sometimes. Feels that attempts to update it last year could've been more. And maybe it should be promoted more outside the company so it doesn't feel so proprietary.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Channel Developement Executive-Mobile Division

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    Former Employee - Channel Development Executive-Mobile Division in Toronto, ON
    Former Employee - Channel Development Executive-Mobile Division in Toronto, ON

    I worked at Fujitsu as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good People, Friendly atmosphere, great solutions

    Cons

    Unfortunately there is a huge Silo-effect within business units and internal management conflicts, that affect the Fujitsu value proposition and team efficiencies.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve management skills (VP of Sales for each Business Unit) and break down the silo-walls/ internal management conflicts. Fujitsu has great solutions, but the barriers for future growth in Canada are limited because of the executive team and their poor leadership qualities and dislike for each other.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  8.  

    Good company with good administrator. You can go far if you want to work hard.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Oracle Database Administrator in Quebec, QC
    Current Employee - Oracle Database Administrator in Quebec, QC

    I have been working at Fujitsu

    Pros

    Good community and good administrators. Many ressources available. Infinite possibilities if you want to put a lot of effort. Good healthcare program.

    Cons

    Sometimes, you can get tiny salary raise even if you have one of the best performance review. Fujitsu Japan seems to be very demanding.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please don't be too strict with salaries. People doesn't want to be discouraged and frustrated. A happy employee perform better han an unhappy employee.

    Recommends
  9.  

    Great company but has room for improvement

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Solutions Architect in Birmingham, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Customer Solutions Architect in Birmingham, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    -Various opportunities to work on large/interesting projects and willing to give responsibility to graduates
    -Willing to listen to ideas and provide opportunities for innovation
    -Reasonable/good salary

    Cons

    -Not much community and lots of time spent being on the bench between projects
    -Lack of recognition for success
    -Very hard to move roles

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recognize employees for their success and utilize resources better!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Overall a great experience in Fujitsu

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Nanjing, Jiangsu (China)
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Nanjing, Jiangsu (China)

    I worked at Fujitsu as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Have a deep understanding for some software application and at the same time, working in a team is a great experience.

    Cons

    The job itself is challenging sometimes, but there is always someone could solve your problems. Also since it is a Japanese Company, a low level of Japanese skills is beneficial.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Company with opportunities

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Fujitsu full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Ability to change career paths
    Training is a focus of management

    Cons

    Wide variance in salaries for the same grades

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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