Hitachi Data Systems – Why Work For Us?

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Hitachi Spirit is what distinguishes us as the employer and partner of choice. It’s more than our foundation, more than a poster on the wall. It’s how we operate every day, how we get things done. It’s who we are.

  • Wa: Harmony – Trust – Respect
  • Makoto: Sincerity – Fairness – Honesty – Integrity
  • Kaitakusha-Seishin: Pioneering Spirit – Challenge

Hitachi Data Systems was formed in 1989 as a joint venture between Hitachi, Ltd., and Electronic Data Systems Corporation, and became a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd., in 1999.

We have grown to now provide information technologies, services and solutions that help companies improve IT costs and agility, and innovate with information to make a difference in the world. With approximately 5,900 employees worldwide, Hitachi Data Systems does business in more than 100 countries and regions. Our products, services and solutions are trusted by the world's leading enterprises, including more than 70% of the Fortune 100 and more than 80% of the Fortune Global 100.

Hitachi, Ltd., headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, is the parent of Hitachi Data Systems. It was founded in 1910 as a repair shop for mining equipment. Now, Hitachi is one of the world’s largest integrated electronics companies and it has made strategic decision to focus on social innovation for the good of its customers and its many communities around the world. 

  • 10th largest software company with total FY11 revenues of US $118 billion
  • Number 38 on the Fortune Global 500
  • More than 320,000 employees and more than 900 subsidiaries  
Hitachi manufactures and markets more than 22,000 products, including computers, semiconductors, consumer products, and power and industrial equipment. To ensure the technological leadership of its products, the company invests more than $5 billion annually in global research and development.
 

 

Competitive Benefits for You and Yours

Benefits, compensation, rewards and the proper balance between work and life are important to us all as individuals and employees. Our goal is to provide benefits to support your needs and those of your family. We recognize those needs change and we offer a wide variety of benefits to meet them. 

In each country where we operate we offer a competitive pay, bonus and benefits package. In general we offer health and dental coverage, paid time off for holidays and illness, retirement (or company investment plan), assistance with furthering your education and a variety of other special benefit programs.  Most benefits are effective on your date of hire unless stated otherwise.

We also offer competitive levels of annual, parental, military or personal leaves (specific to each country). Many employees take advantage of special work arrangements such as telecommuting, working from a remote office or utilizing flex-time to start their day earlier or later to fit their needs. All our programs are based on what is appropriate and possible for the position and the location where our employees reside.

 

Social Innovation Is What We Do

Now that social issues are global, corporations like Hitachi, Ltd. and  Hitachi Data Systems have an increasingly important role to create and  support a sustainable society. Under these circumstances, the Hitachi  Group has reaffirmed the significance of Corporate Social  Responsibility.

Our vision is to realize a world that is made safer and more  comfortable to live in by harnessing our knowledge and technologies to  resolve the basic issues facing global society. We are deeply aware  that a business enterprise is itself a member of society. Hitachi is  resolved to be a good citizen of the community and work towards the  realization of a truly prosperous society. We strive to conduct our  corporate activities in a fair and open manner, promote harmony with  the natural environment, and engage vigorously in activities that  contribute to social progress. 

Each of Us Is as Important as All of Us

A diverse workforce creates a richer work environment complete with better thinking, creative solutions and teamwork that spans culture, time zones, gender and areas of expertise. We are committed to a diverse workforce leveraging the best every employee has to offer.

What Makes this so Great:

Hitachi Data Systems was hand-selected as one of Fortune’s 100 Best Companies to Work for in 2012.  We truly value our employees and organizational culture and were honored by this recognition.

What makes us a Great Place to Work at?
The IT subsidiary of the Japanese electronics giant encourages employees to uphold traits like wa (trust) and makoto (sincerity and fairness).


Headquarters:
750 Central Expressway Santa Clara, CA 95050

2010 revenue ($ millions): 3,270
Website: www.hds.com

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    HQ office located in beautiful northern CA, excellent workplace culture, superb benefits,

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    Travel can be extensive, difference in time zones globally can be a challenge.

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    I applied online. The process took 3 days. I interviewed at Hitachi Data Systems (San Jose, CA) in June 2015.

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    I applied on LinkedIn, got a call from a recruiter the next day, they were very helpful and friendly, set up a meeting with the Solution Architect a few days later. The interview with the 'Solution Architect' on the other hand is by far, the worst interview experience I have ever had in my life, and I have interviewed a lot and with people in much higher positions than this interviewer, in companies much more prestigious than HDS, think MDs from a top tier technology consulting firm, and a Senior Director from a major manufacturing company, and even they did not show me the attitude I got from this interviewer. In fact they were very polite and unassuming. The interview lasted half an hour with the interviewer either not understanding my answers or deliberately asking me the same question over and over again. They did not give me an overview of the position when asked and asked me if I hadn't read the job description. When asked for an email address(so I could send a thank you note) he said I am sorry and abruptly ended the call. This interview was very disheartening to me and the interviewer was very unprofessional. I will suggest potential applicants stay clear of this company and if not that, at least this team. The job is still up there on LinkedIn The interviewer was probably feeling a bit threatened because I had an MBA from a top tier school and had only a few years less experience than him in this field. Unsurprisingly, I did not get a call back.

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Hitachi Data Systems Awards & Accolades

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World's Most Ethical Companies , Ethisphere Institute, 2014
100 Best Companies to Work For , Fortune Magazine, 2014
Training Top 125 , Training, 2009
Ethics Inside Certification , Ethisphere Institute, 2011
Bay Area Top Workplaces , Bay Area Newsgroup, 2011
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Additional Info

Website www.hds.com
Headquarters Santa Clara, CA
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Operated By Hitachi
Founded 1989
Type Subsidiary or Business Segment
Industry Information Technology
Revenue $100 to $500 million (USD) per year
Competitors EMC, Google, Amazon.com

Hitachi Data Systems provides information technologies, services and solutions that help companies improve IT costs and agility, and innovate with information to make a difference in the world. Our customers gain compelling return on investment (ROI), unmatched return on assets (ROA), and demonstrable business impact. We have approximately 6,000 employees worldwide. We ... More

Mission: Society's need for advanced technologies is constantly evolving; in turn, so is Hitachi. With its determination to improve the quality of life for the global community, Hitachi decided to focus on the Social Innovation Business.

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