Hitachi Data Systems Reviews

Updated July 22, 2015
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Pros
  • Company has decent work-life balance (a lot of the population is remote) (in 36 reviews)

  • Good working environment & office culture, good standard perks & benefit for MNC, quarterly bonus (in 11 reviews)

Cons
  • The work/life balance is ok, but requires late evening or early morning meetings due to the west coast/east coast time differences (in 6 reviews)

  • Not many negatives working at HDS for me , there have a lot of training here (in 4 reviews)

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  1. 9 Years in the same position

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at Hitachi Data Systems full-time (More than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent benefits and perks. Almost impossible to get fired. Quarterly bonuses. Free coffee. Open door policy, great products,

    Cons

    No room to grow, no raises in 9 years, bonuses dwindling yearly, gossip friendly community, fresh meat supervisors have little to no managerial experience, perpetually under new management.

    Advice to Management

    Send supervisors to an actual training class for management. Learning to supervise by trial and error on employees is inappropriate.


  2. Manager's improvement

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    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Financial Analysis in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Contractor - Financial Analysis in Santa Clara, CA

    I have been working at Hitachi Data Systems as a contractor (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good communication and devotion for time

    Cons

    Some managers lack insight knowledge for job and cannot effectively improve the work process

    Advice to Management

    Managers should put time on improving financial work process and to be good models for sticking to principle.


  3. Internal Advancement

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate IT Support Engineer in Aurora, CO
    Current Employee - Associate IT Support Engineer in Aurora, CO

    I have been working at Hitachi Data Systems full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    All around good company to work for.

    Cons

    Hardly no room for advancement.


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    Good Company- Bad Career Advancement

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Hitachi Data Systems full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people (smart, interesting, helpful) Good flexibility in working situation (location, time etc) Company is fairly stable (market wise)

    Cons

    No job/salary advancement (you stay at the same level as when you get hired) Not a lot of communication to people about organizational changes until they happen (which can create a shock)

    Advice to Management

    Put in place a system where you actually communicate to folks how/if they can get promoted. Right now, people are leaving because there is zero possibility of promotion and salary, while good, is never raised


  6. Good/Bad

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Hitachi Data Systems

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    work life balance is pretty good

    Cons

    Upper mgmt politics is a lot


  7. Good overall

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Hitachi Data Systems full-time

    Pros

    Good people, lovely campus, pleasant environment

    Cons

    Poor communication from Exec level.


  8. Helpful (2)

    Marketing

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at Hitachi Data Systems

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Fair compensation, good benefits, good teams for the most part.

    Cons

    Very lean marketing budgets so development in that area is limited.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in marketing to grow the business.


  9. Helpful (2)

    Product Manager

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Hitachi Data Systems

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good products and direction of product lines

    Cons

    Too top heavy with inexperienced managers with only two or three people -

    Advice to Management

    compress levels


  10. Helpful (1)

    Was OK, Not a bad place to work

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Network Engineer in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Senior Network Engineer in Indianapolis, IN

    I worked at Hitachi Data Systems (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Ran some large projects on the Global Data Center side. New data center build out in Denver was nice.

    Cons

    Need to live in Denver to progress. A little slow to adapt newer technologies. Been some internal change over of the old guard.

    Advice to Management

    Embrace Telecommuting, You are a technology company and this flexibility would allow to retain seasoned workers.


  11. Helpful (2)

    Used to be a much better place to work. Now just OK.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Hitachi Data Systems full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Decent Salary and the bonus plan is pretty good most of the time. They use the bonus plan as a retention plan in that the majority of the bonus is paid out once a year and you must be on the payroll to get the year end payout.

    Cons

    Very poor management within the engineering teams. They will not pay for any training, therefore we get thrown projects with new technology and it is assumed we can learn over the Web. This leads to frustrated engineers and delayed projects as we all struggle to come up to speed.



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