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Fujitsu Reviews

Updated 21 May 2017
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  • Consulting job was fairly stressful on work-life balance (in 33 reviews)

  • Transparency and honesty of the senior management communication exists only on the paper (in 43 reviews)

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  1. "Technical Project Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Technical Project Manager in Telford, England
    Current Employee - Technical Project Manager in Telford, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Independent professional company, giving responsibility and trust to complete the works.

    Cons

    Really enjoyed the experience at Fujitsu, sometimes very aggressive time lines but understandable

    Advice to Management

    Would be good to get more of a formal process across the board


  2. "Good"

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    Former Employee - Account Coordinator in London, England
    Former Employee - Account Coordinator in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Fujitsu full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Friendly atmosphere in the office, working with interesting clients, fast paced environment, always something new to learn, colleagues always wanting to help

    Cons

    Not much progression at the moment, would like to have the opportunity to see different sectors and travel, although the colleagues that I've met in the offices have been nice

    Advice to Management

    Make progression structure clearer, make it easier for people to progress who want to and are showing promise, more benefits


  3. "Going Going Gone"

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    Current Employee - Oracle Functional Consultant in Solihull, England
    Current Employee - Oracle Functional Consultant in Solihull, England
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Nice company to work for

    Cons

    Many parts of Fujitsu have not found new work for years. Fujitsu are 'right sizing'.

    Fujitsu Response

    11 May 2017 – HR Country Lead

    Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We are glad to hear that you think we are a nice company to work for. We hope you’ll continue to work at Fujitsu (with pleasure) for a long time.


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  5. Helpful (2)

    "Too many redundancy rounds"

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    Former Employee - Principal Consultant in Bracknell, England
    Former Employee - Principal Consultant in Bracknell, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Fujitsu full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great varied work, great people

    Cons

    Too much pressure to keep utilisation rates high, hit performance targets and all while several rounds of redundancies were going on. Demoralising.

    Advice to Management

    Worked there 8 years and never progressed past the level I was recruited on, despite hitting all my performance targets, every year. Not very meritocratic culture. Promotions seemed to be budget constrained and based on the tiny upper end of a bell curve (in which the average person met all expectations) rather than being based on who deserved it and had earned it. Left for career advancement.

    Fujitsu Response

    11 May 2017 – HR Country Lead

    Thank you for sharing your opinion with us. It is good to hear that you got to work with great people. We are very sorry to hear though, that you feel that our performance process could improve. At ... More


  6. "Not great"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Fujitsu (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Close to home and easily accessible

    Cons

    Aggressive non-inclusive management style

    Advice to Management

    Culture change required


  7. Helpful (5)

    "Inexcusable start to what seemed like an amazing opportunity"

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    Current Employee - IT Consultant in Bracknell, England
    Current Employee - IT Consultant in Bracknell, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Fujitsu full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Joined on Grad scheme - start of my career with a major company
    work/life balance is good with opportunity to work from home
    Great people to directly work with

    Cons

    Up for redundancy when still on the grad scheme is inexcusable and should not be hiring junior people.
    micro management from senior members fed down the chain makes you feel small and incapable.

    Advice to Management

    less micro management and more trust in your employees. Future looks bleak.


  8. "Big company, treated as a number"

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    Current Employee - Technical Support Specialist in Wakefield, England
    Current Employee - Technical Support Specialist in Wakefield, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Successful company
    Sharing in success bonus scheme

    Cons

    Treated as a number not a person
    Senior management out of touch

    Advice to Management

    Communication could be better
    Treat employees wit more respect

    Fujitsu Response

    11 May 2017 – HR Country Lead

    First of all, thanks for taking the time to leave a review. We are happy to hear that you approve of our attractive bonus scheme, but are very sorry to hear that you are not satisfied with Fujitsu’s ... More


  9. "Stuck in the mud of globalisation"

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    Former Employee - Offering Manager in Leeds, England
    Former Employee - Offering Manager in Leeds, England
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good working environment and colleagues. Was there over 16 years, in various offices across the country.

    Cons

    Career progression is either full on or you are dropped off the radar. There seems no place for someone who enjoys doung their work and doing it well but not wanting to become the next head of or move to another part of the world.

    Advice to Management

    Define your strategy and communicate it quickly. Moving jobs abroad is a not great for morale and UK where Fujitsu has always had a strong service delivery record.

    Fujitsu Response

    11 May 2017 – HR Country Lead

    Thank you for taking the time to share your opinion. We are glad to hear that you felt that you got to work in a good environment with great colleagues. On the other hand, we are sorry to hear that ... More


  10. "Concerned about the long term viability of the business"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Fujitsu full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    There are many good, smart and collaborative people. You don't always have to spend time on Machiavellian plans to get people to help you.

    Great apprentice programme, some of the 18/19 years olds are given the opportunity to make an impact and get valuable experience.

    There are some good products/solutions, if only the GTM was better executed. The whole K5 cloud proposition could be promising given open source roots but has limited traction outside Japan to date. There is a question over whether FJ can/will invest enough to truly compete with Google/Microsoft/Amazon who have been growing in this space very strongly. Many other large SI's have capitulated already.

    The annual Fujitsu Forum in Munich is a very well organised event and a great showcase for the breadth of solutions on offer.

    Good company benefits and expenses policy (decent car scheme - an L grade can get you a £45k Mercedes, 10% pension contribution (if you pay 10%) and a pot of flexible benefits that can be bought/sold if required), will pay for a good quality hotel if you need to stay away.

    The London office is in a vibrant location (close to tube, cafe's, restaurants etc) but seating can be at a premium if you're not early and usual issues around getting meeting rooms.

    There is respect for personal time and flexible working isn't a problem, at my level anyway.

    Internal cafes are at subsidised prices. Less than £1 for a coffee and quality is ok. Vending machines serve free drinks (if you can put up with the quality/plastic cups).

    There is limited BYOD (no laptops) but you can connect your phone/tablet to corporate Exchange so you don't have to use the awful Windows Phone you get given. It works a lot better on iOS (native) than Android (you have to download and use a clunky 3rd party productivity app).

    You can request a corporate credit card to cover expenses. The expenses and travel booking system has been replaced & improved recently. Any personal expenses get paid pretty quickly and if you take a company car you get a fuel card (but have to re-imburse private mileage).

    Japanese colleagues are wonderful hosts, if you are lucky enough to travel to Japan.

    There is investment available to build new solutions but it has a short term ROI expectation. FJ is in need of better technical visionary leadership to build the right things, not just "anything and hope".

    Genuinely promotes diversity and community responsibility. Most of my colleagues are kind and considerate.

    Cons

    It has realised a little too late the emerging trends and is scrabbling around to be relevant in the market.

    Still overly reliant upon a number of large accounts and (in the UK) the defence business to prop up the rest of the business. EMEA integration still a "work in progress" with much confusion around the operating model.

    Not at all agile, too much governance and process, even for small deals. Cultural reluctance to take risk.

    There is a big disconnect between what (and how things) happen in Japan and elsewhere in the world. And with that, little connection between what EMEA is doing and what North America is doing, despite common leadership. The Japanese skill of incremental innovation isn't wearing well in the new disruptive world.

    It may right itself but many good people have been let go whilst there is still a lot of dead wood, many checking on whether people are doing their jobs properly. It's not uncommon to get on weekly operational calls and have 20 senior leaders present, half of who don't contribute. This is (or used to be!) the Public Sector mentality of looking busy but not actually being productive. Perhaps a hang up from the "old days" that needs to be sorted out.

    Not a lot of organised social events/clubs (but colleagues are up for post-work socialising).

    Bonus has been almost none existent (unlike promise during interview). Depending on the scheme you have very little personal ability to affect what you get.

    Advice to Management

    All the talk/marketing around agile/digital/innovation needs to be put into practice. Not enough time has been given to help it mature. Many in the organisation have embraced Digital only to find themselves held back by outdated thinking and processes elsewhere, which stifle innovation & sales.

    Fresh blood is good (and necessary, given the long average FJ tenure) but getting it from similarly monolithic competitors won't help.

    Reduce the amount of monitoring/tracking/governance to enable agility and competition with other large SI's and smaller players. This will also improve the bottom line.

    Look at breaking out some truly standalone businesses that don't have all the corporate legacy/governance but give them enough funding and time to deliver. It is well proven that large corporates cannot incubate disruptive technologies within their normal walls. Their legacy crushes it. Fujitsu is suffering from this.


  11. Helpful (3)

    "Finance"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Management Accountant in Bracknell, England
    Current Employee - Management Accountant in Bracknell, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Majority of the people I have worked with at Fujitsu are really understanding and willing to help and there is often a team environment.
    Large company so always opportunity to move internally.
    Pension scheme very good.

    Cons

    Awful communication from management, redundancy programmes every few years which are dealt with appallingly by management with no real clue of what the desired outcome should be, with the main focus to cut costs wherever possible.
    Senior Management are disconnected and are not trustworthy,
    Internal moves do not increase salary, only experience.
    Systems in use by the company are not fit for purpose, there are too many systems in place too, though this has improved over the past couple of years.

    Advice to Management

    Better communication and transparency with your staff is required, as well as supporting the staff and motivating them at times, though appreciate this needs to come from above as well.

    Fujitsu Response

    11 May 2017 – HR Country Lead

    Thank you for sharing your opinion, we really appreciate it. We are sorry to hear that although you consider the work environment to be positive and are pleased with your colleagues, you are not ... More


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