Fujitsu Reviews

Updated 1 September, 2014
Updated 1 September, 2014
219 Reviews
3.0
219 Reviews
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Fujitsu President Masami Yamamoto
Masami Yamamoto
54 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • You will have a work life balance, but work is sucky and you come home depressed (in 18 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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Employee 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 for more than a 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 for 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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    Current Employee - Consultant  in  Calgary, AB
    Current Employee - Consultant in Calgary, AB

    I have been working at Fujitsu full-time for 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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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Toronto, ON
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON

    I worked at Fujitsu full-time for 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 for less than a 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 for more than a 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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    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.  

    is not known as consulting company

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    Current Employee - Senior SAP Consultant  in  Tokyo (Japan)
    Current Employee - Senior SAP Consultant in Tokyo (Japan)

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

    Pros

    Compare with the other IT vender in Japan, the salary is relatively high.

    Cons

    As same as the other Japanese companies in Japan, it take time to promote.

  10.  

    very good

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    Former Employee - Technical Support  in  Bolton, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Technical Support in Bolton, England (UK)

    I worked at Fujitsu full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    managers very helpful, good working hours, flexable working,

    Cons

    salary lower due to working through agency, offered job with progression oppertunities but never got them so i left as salary wasnt going to rise as quickly as promissed

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    dont promise things you cant offer

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Experience in Fujitsu

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    Current Employee - Systems Engineer  in  Hirakata, Osaka (Japan)
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Hirakata, Osaka (Japan)

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

    Pros

    1.Professional system intergration working experience
    2.Good education tradition on training new employee
    3.When you work there ,there are many ardent people to teach you how to solve your problem

    Cons

    1.Promotion is very slow
    2.Their development model is too old
    3.Your differing opinion is very hard to be heard
    4.It's very difficult to get some changes on your opinion
    5.Low chance to get global work chance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    1.Change your development model on developing system
    2.Send more young employees to global project or set more global project

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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