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Moderate opportunities for growth but quality products to represent so its a tradeoff.

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Current Employee - Sales Manager  in  Chula Vista, CA
Current Employee - Sales Manager in Chula Vista, CA

I have been working at Hitachi America

Pros

If you perform they leave you alone, hence most successful people stay many years. Great medical/dental/vision plan. Pay package is average.

Cons

Management does not understand the business or customers enough. Not given the leeway to make the primary decisions in running the business.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Review the old school methods of running a business and join the 21st century using the latest technologies combined with more input from US staff.

No opinion of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Americans are second class at Hitachi.

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    Former Employee - Senior Director  in  Tarrytown, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Director in Tarrytown, NY

    I worked at Hitachi America

    Pros

    There are none. The company has no strategy or vision. Senior management are incompetent. The company has been in decline for many years as there is no strategy or vision for the company. Products are designed for Japan markets and shoved down the throats of international markets.

    Cons

    The company is going downhill, led by its parent.The company is a huge conglomerate in thousands of businesses with no critical mass in any one business. The products are all designed in Japan for the Japan market and scant attention is paid to designing products outside of Japan. Senior management is sent overseas from Japan and they spend most of their time playing golf, drinking or socializing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Go back to Japan and let Americans run the business. There is little or no diversity in the work force. All decisions are made by ex-patriots and non-Japanese people are given little or no power or decision making responsibility. You do not understand AMerican or European markets but you are gicen total repsonsibility for the operation when you have no knowledge whatsoever.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Great place to work and to develop a career.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Hitachi America full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Hitachi America Ltd. is an excellent place to work. My supervisor, a Senior Procurement Manager, is a very capable engineer whom I hold in highest esteem. In general, my co-workers were competent and had a sense of belonging to the divisions or groups they work for. In my tenure as a procurement professional, it was a great experience working with Japanese expatriates and people from all over the world.

    Cons

    The work load was often compelling but the sense of teamwork and the support from upper management and your colleagues made it up.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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