Hitachi Data Systems

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Hitachi Data Systems Reviews

Updated Jun 22, 2014
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3.7 242 reviews

86% Approve of the CEO

Hitachi Data Systems CEO Jack Domme

Jack Domme

(173 ratings)

75% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • work-life balance is good and you have chance working with lots of smart guys(in 27 reviews)

  • OK to work from home or set your schedule as long as work gets done(in 8 reviews)


Cons
  • Work life balance continues to be a challenge for me, although self induced(in 5 reviews)

  • Not many negatives about working at HDS for me(in 4 reviews)

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    Steady eddy

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prosgreat culture, very people oriented and solid block and object HW/SW, very approachable mgt

    ConsHW bus model difficult to shed and a tendency to pay too much attention to the mothership in JP

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Overall good company!

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsCompany offers good benefits and flexible work options. Management cares about employee and is proud of the company culture and value. Great support from Senior management which is very critical in work!

    ConsCorporations among teams could be improved!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Sales company, not engineering company

    Engineer (Current Employee) Waltham, MA

    ProsGreat bonus system, ok base pay, corporate offices have nice snacks, and funky décor. Great cooperation between employees.

    ConsExpensive health care options, very focused on sales, not engineering. Some managers are not technical enough and over-busy. Some culture clash with Japanese peers- they have a different work ethic than in the US. You can work yourself to death to keep up.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBuild great products if you want great sales. Building products for complex customer systems requires a lot of investment in development and testing.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Project Manager

    Project Manager (Former Employee) Santa Clara, CA

    ProsSmall, warm, friendly to work. Laid back but not too much. Great culture.

    ConsThe building location is pretty industrial but once you get used to it it's fine. It's not partially glamorous but what's most important is who you work with!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    A decade of growth and learning

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat support for work life balance from management! Very flexible and willing to bend a bit as employees go through and adjust to life's challenges and changes outside of work.

    ConsMany roles are single threaded. This creates some pressure on colleagues to take less time off and work too many hours at times.

    Advice to Senior ManagementEC need to set more realistic targets so employees can actually get rewarded for the extra efforts they put in.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great Place to Work

    Customer Engineer (Current Employee)

    ProsI would highly recommend working for HDS. Some of the perks include: HSA, quarterly bonuses, plenty of OT work to boost salary, and knowledgeable team.

    ConsSome of the challenges working at HDS are the odd hours for service techs. It also can appear sometimes that communication across different groups is lacking.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good Company

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Santa Clara, CA

    ProsCompensation was fairly good, and the bonus program (especially for mid-management) was very good.(25% annually). Work environment was pretty casual, and promoted collaboration.

    ConsYou can sometimes get stuck in a rut, as there weren't too many opportunities to advance.When management changed over, focus seemed to move from employee-centric to bottom-line profits.

    Advice to Senior ManagementI would suggest that they do not forget what their #1 asset is....their employees. They are (were) very loyal, but the focus seemed to move away from them to bottom-line sometime around 2009-2010 -- a happy medium would've been good.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Best job ever!

    Executive Assistant (Current Employee) Santa Clara, CA

    ProsBenefits are amazing as are 99% of the people who work there.

    ConsNot always enough work to keep everyone employed.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good company!

    Engineer (Former Employee) New York, NY

    ProsProducts are the best in the industry.

    ConsPoor marketing but great CEO!

    Advice to Senior ManagementSpend money first to make money!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Very Nice place to work.

    Principal Software Engineer (Current Employee) Santa Clara, CA

    ProsNice work and life balance
    Freedom to choose work

    ConsEmployee career growth plan is NOT clear

    Advice to Senior ManagementWe should build employee career growth plan

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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