FUJIFILM SonoSite Reviews

Updated 29 Dec 2020

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2.8
42%
Recommend to a Friend
39%
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FUJIFILM SonoSite President/COO Richard Fabian
Richard Fabian
9 Ratings
Pros
  • "We have subsidized catering for breakfast and lunch, an employee gym and locker rooms, bike storage, free parking, and a newly renovated building(in 9 reviews)

  • "Met great people while at SonoSite(in 9 reviews)

Cons
  • "Since they were sold to FUJI they have undervalued talent with low pay and poor support, which has lead the strong performers to leave(in 6 reviews)

  • "When paired with three different CEOs (Goodwin, Fujitani, and Higuchi) in less than two years, it makes for an unstable work environment(in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Good life work balance."

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Quality Assurance Specialist in Bothell, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at FUJIFILM SonoSite full-time

    Pros

    Good life work balance. Work culture is unmatched.

    Cons

    Pay is well below industry standard.

  2. "Negative work environment and no vision"

    1.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at FUJIFILM SonoSite full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Met a few good people.

    Cons

    Hostile work environment. There is no vision. Bad behavior is rewarded and encouraged. Individuals tend to do other teams work without permission creating issues and derailing projects. Decisions made in silos and deliberate exclusion of teams from decision making. Leadership team is completely disconnected from reality and is scared to make tough decisions.

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  3. "Strong Brand with a great purpose with a few internal flaws"

    3.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Corporate Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    A well known company in the industry. The brand is very strong and the company is looked at as a partner to customers by offering solutions.

    Cons

    The culture is not that of a teamwork culture. Roles and responsibilities are unclear and many times lead to confusion.

  4. "Great product"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
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    Former Employee - Territory Manager 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at FUJIFILM SonoSite full-time

    Pros

    Product is great and customers love the brand, for now

    Cons

    Questionable ethics by executive team.

  5. "sales rep"

    3.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Fujifilm Medical Systems in Detroit, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You have the majority of the business

    Cons

    Sell a lot of units to get to plan

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  6. Helpful (3)

    "Worst manager with miss-behavior"

    1.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Service Technician 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Free parking and free coffee

    Cons

    You will have to due with Manager who has bad management skills and behavior. You will be surprised to know that your boss don't have a Bachelor degrees. They have no ideals about what you study at school and how hard to get one. NOT RECOMMEND for fresh out of school students with Bachelor degrees, and who are searching for work experiences. Career opportunities and salary are negative. If you called for an interview, ask about your career path ( A to B, not A to Z).

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  7. Helpful (2)

    "Need good accountant"

    2.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Administrative in Bothell, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at FUJIFILM SonoSite full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Japanese are hard workers Good health benefit Good pay

    Cons

    Accountant man sleeps on job Accountant has master do not know debits and credits Accountant works here long time do not know how to reconcile receivable book CEO allows toxic work place

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  8. Helpful (5)

    "If I can't convince you to run, at least do your research and know you are taking a job at a dumpster fire"

    1.0
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    Former Employee - Program Manager 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at FUJIFILM SonoSite full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    compensation is good for the area

    Cons

    Before you take a job here, ask very very detailed questions, and ask to speak to other people on the team you are applying to. As someone who has had a career working at high-functioning organizations, I can honestly say that just about every aspect of working at Sonosite was a con. I spent my time there with my jaw dropped at the unbelievable level of disfunction, incompetence, and lack of any sort of systems, plans, or path forward. First, understand that FUJIFILM is a top down org and does continual improvement by fault finding and assigning actions with zero support on how to achieve them. So if continual improvement is you game, please understand that this organization will NOT allow you to utilize Lean or any other logical method of improvement. You will be subject to audits and prescriptive actions that are not usually reasonable, achievable, measurable, or even value added. Also realize that Fujifilm inflates titles like no business I've ever witnessed. VP's do the job of managers. Directors do the jobs of supervisors or assistants. Managers do the jobs of leads. So be aware that you will NOT have the power or support that you expect based on your title. Aslo be aware that Fujifilm has a leadership disease. They know only top down leadership, and have zero capacity to teach on to lead. The leadership in my group was 0% comptent at leading, and sadly only about 25% competent at doing MY job, let alone theirs (which was to manage) Understand that professional expectation at Sonosite are right out the window. Don't be surprised to hear and see VP's, Director's, and Managers swearing, whining, pushing off work, refusing to change, etc etc etc. If you understand Lean or manufacturing excellence, don't expect the production leadership team, or manufacturing engineering team to either understand or want to understand alternatives to the way it's done at Sonosite. And don't be surprised if a VP or Director looks you in the eyes and says something that completely goes against everything you've come to understand being true in manufacturing. And don't be surprised when they suggest you don't know what you are talking about or that your old company used to fudge their numbers if they claimed to be any better than sonosite. DIG Deep before you take a position with this company. It might work for you, but if you are at all involved in improvement, you will undoubtedly be moving backwards.

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  9. "ok"

    3.0
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Boston, MA

    I worked at FUJIFILM SonoSite full-time

    Pros

    great products and customers, brand loyalty

    Cons

    bean counters determine quota, not a real representation of territory

  10. Helpful (1)

    "Staffing was very lean for Facilities."

    2.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Facilities Manager 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at FUJIFILM SonoSite full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Local, good employees, reasonable benefits.

    Cons

    Low pay, slim support, overload of work.

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