Hitachi Data Systems Reviews

Updated September 4, 2014
Updated September 4, 2014
266 Reviews
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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.  

    A growing company that feels as much like a family as it does a workplace

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    Current Employee - Human Resources Specialist  in  Englewood, CO
    Current Employee - Human Resources Specialist in Englewood, CO

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

    Pros

    I work in the HR group and I've been a little shocked honestly at how friendly and welcoming everyone is. I've also been impressed with the candor and enthusiasm of leadership.

    Cons

    Despite being a small-to-medium sized company (~6k employees), HDS has corporate operations in multiple cities which means you're often on the phone. Usually it's not an issue but sometimes it makes it harder to communicate clearly and efficiently with your colleagues. That said, our global footprint allows us business opportunities that are certainly worth the extra effort.

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    Keep up the great work and continue driving innovation in the cloud and in our culture!

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    Best company I've worked for in Silicon Valley

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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 5 years

    Pros

    Hitachi has a mature workforce that is very experienced at getting results. Anyone who is capable of contributing can be effective. HDS business results have grown faster than average and layoffs are rare and generally small. The bonus program and benefits are also far better than other Silicon Valley companies.

    Cons

    With below average turnover and workforce expansion, career development is limited.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The market is becoming very turbulent so stay focused on the future without ignoring the opportunities that are at hand today.

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    BEST CAREER DECISION!

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    Current Employee - Bid Strategy and Development - Americas  in  Itasca, IL
    Current Employee - Bid Strategy and Development - Americas in Itasca, IL

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

    Pros

    I have an amazing opportunity at HDS to influence change and provide value. I feel that my experience and skillsets are appreciated here and my management is supportive, dedicated, and committed to successful achievement of the goals we've outlined. The people are wonderful to work with and the Hitachi Spirit is clearly evident. To be such a large and influential company, I've been pleasantly surprised at the "small company" atmosphere and friendly work environment. I'm so thrilled to be a part of this team and highly recommend this employer to any dedicated professional looking for a long-term career home.

    Cons

    None to note at this stage.

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    None to note at this stage.

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    Great People, Great Company, Awesome Solutions

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA

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

    Pros

    The people and culture at HDS is phenomenal. Having been in the industry for a couple of decades, I have been a part of many teams and I can honestly say that the HDS people are what makes a difference. Many companies talk about ethics and culture, none really come close to HDS in walking the walk!

    Cons

    None. We are in a challenging industry with challenging competition...

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    I love my management team and my direct manager is great!

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  6.  

    Awesome company to work for!

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    Current Employee - Project Manager  in  Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Santa Clara, CA

    I have been working at Hitachi Data Systems full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    HDS gave me the opportunity to advance in my career and are providing multiple resources to see me succeed.

    Cons

    Every company has it's negative aspects.

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  7.  

    Great company !

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    HDS makes me feel as though I am part of the family. My manager has believed in me from day 1 definitely has my respect. My co-workers have pulled me in with open arms. Time off policy is much better than my previous company and they are very flexible on approving time off even when volume is heavy, as my coworker spull together to support my need for a day off. Very relaxed atomsphere, but not too relaxed. For the first time in a long time, I do not dread coming into work. I beleive in the product and everything they stand for.

    Cons

    Havnet came across any yet !

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Could listen to the little people more often. There are many self promoters withing management so not all voices are heard. After all, the little people are what keep us going.

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  8.  

    The Japanese Gem with A Culture that Really Means It

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    Current Employee - Officially Part of WW Marketing
    Current Employee - Officially Part of WW Marketing

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

    Pros

    Great culture. Usually companies say they have a great culture, and this is the first time I've ever really seen it be true, and I've worked at other large multinationals in tech. Team spirit and we're in it together attitude. Not territorial. All ideas welcome. Very collaborative. Great leaders. I've worked with very senior execs for 10+ years, and this leadership team is super smart, and very down to earth. Truly likable. Not glam rockstar CEOs like some tech companies. Just great visionary leaders inspiring and motivating. Very interesting technology as well. Known for quality, loved by customers. I've worked at companies who struggle with quality all the time, seem to not like their customers. This team cares. Consistent strategy works. it may not have the star power of Google (who i also really respect), but it's a great place to work, and I highly recommend it for anyone who wants to do great work, be recognized for it, in an environment that is very welcoming.

    Cons

    Not being publicly held means no stock options...which is a big draw for most companies in tech. Find a way to balance it out, and ensure package is competitive to peer groups - from cost of insurance to bonuses.
    Require a certain amount of training per year; we grow by getting out of our environments.

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  9.  

    Great place to work! I feel so motivated to go to work and give my best. I am always learning!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA

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

    Pros

    There is a great work life balance at HDS. My colleagues and management care about my success both personally and professionally. I feel very fortunate to work for a company that is always striving to grow and be better.

    Cons

    It is a fast paced environment which requires that you learn quickly. For me this is not necessarily a con but some prefer a slower pace

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  10.  

    i loved the experience there.

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    Current Employee - Intern  in  Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Intern in Santa Clara, CA

    I have been working at Hitachi Data Systems as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    People make it fun to work.

    Cons

    They don't respond in a timely manner.

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    Loving the culture here! Glad I made the move...

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    Current Employee - Human Resources  in  Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Human Resources in Raleigh, NC

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

    Pros

    I think the best thing about working here so far is that what I saw in the interview process is exactly what I got now that I am working here. While I am still only in my first year here, everyone that I met during the interview stage really is as nice to work with as they were in the interview process. (This was unfortunately not so true of my last job...) So glad I made the move here. I'm looking forward to this truly being a great long-term career move for me...

    Cons

    I haven't found any yet. I am sure there will be some hiccups, as there is no such thing as a "perfect" company (as all companies are made up of imperfect people!), but so far, everything has been great!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you are doing and continue focusing on corporate culture. People love to work at companies where they ENJOY working with the folks they work with! :o)

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