Hitachi Data Systems Reviews

Updated September 11, 2014
Updated September 11, 2014
266 Reviews
4.2
266 Reviews
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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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  1.  

    7 years and counting

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

    I have been working at Hitachi Data Systems full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good exposure to european market although you're based in Asia. Nice colleague and open/approachable management... From there, it will help you improve your adaptation, determination quality and understand the cultural differences... And if business is good, you will be travelled either for training or business purposes... and go for the team building...

    Cons

    Quantum of salary increment is not competiitve for existing good talent retention...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The Pros and Cons are quite balance and commensurate with work responsibility... However, the quantum of salary increment can be improved to retain existing good talent...

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Management direction unclear, but self-starters do well

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Product Management
    Former Employee - Product Management

    I worked at Hitachi Data Systems full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits...nice people (for the most part).

    Cons

    It is almost impossible to understand the direction that upper management has for the company...lots of words that lower level managers can't put into actions. Individuals must take it upon themselves to continually stay abreast of what is happening outside of HDS and even if they do, there is very little they can to do move the Titanic.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Sales Executive

    Former Employee - Sales Executive  in  San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Executive in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Hitachi Data Systems full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Small business feel with support of billion $ parent company.

    Cons

    Needing to ultimately turn to Hitachi Ltd. to get approval on some sales strategies, pricing, etc.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make work/life balance more of a priority for your employees.

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  5.  

    Hitachi Data Systems is an overall nice place to work.

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Associate Process Analyst  in  Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Associate Process Analyst in Santa Clara, CA

    I have been working at Hitachi Data Systems full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Everyone is overly qualified, so they know what they're doing. The company promotes from within whenever possible. Employees are loyal and would like to stay with the company until they retire. Strong culture. Pride in excellent product.

    Cons

    Age of workforce. I'm 24 but everyone I work with is 55+. Uptight culture. Layers of management make decisions slow.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider additional benefits and perks to employees. It would be nice to have more party type events.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Steady eddy

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

    I have been working at Hitachi Data Systems

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Overall good company!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Hitachi Data Systems full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Company 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!

    Cons

    Corporations among teams could be improved!

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Sales company, not engineering company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineer  in  Waltham, MA
    Current Employee - Engineer in Waltham, MA

    I have been working at Hitachi Data Systems full-time for less than a year

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Expensive 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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Project Manager

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Manager  in  Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Santa Clara, CA

    I worked at Hitachi Data Systems full-time for more than a year

    Pros

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

    Cons

    The 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!

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    A decade of growth and learning

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Hitachi Data Systems full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great 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.

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great Place to Work

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

    I have been working at Hitachi Data Systems full-time

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Some 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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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