Hitachi Data Systems

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Ineffectual management that always caves to Hitachi Japan's demands and betrays the local work force.

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Former Employee - Slave in Santa Clara, CA
Former Employee - Slave in Santa Clara, CA

I worked at Hitachi Data Systems

Pros

Flex-time, remote work allowed. Interesting, quirky people. No age discrimination at all.

Things are so bad for the workers that a kind of amusing gallows humor and esprit de corp has developed (is that a pro?).

Nice washrooms, if the lines don't get too long.

Cons

Spineless, mid-level management makes mutually exclusive promises to warring parties and doesn't tell those that need to perform the actual work about the promises until the last minute leaving you, the flunky, to clean up their mess at the cost of much wasted labor and your tarnished reputation.

Homegrown tools/processes are completely useless and poorly implemented. You will find, at most, one other person in twenty who is using the same tool set/process even though many of you are producing the same ultimate deliverables.

Very low morale and too many contractors.

The Japanese division wins every battle - including how to write English!

Low pay.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

If you ask for advice, take it seriously. For once, actually try to do what you ask the laborers to do all the time. Try the tools you force them to use.

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

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  1.  

    Have been fortunate to have got the opportunity to wear multiple hats which has been a tremendous learning experience

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

    I have been working at Hitachi Data Systems

    Pros

    Great work life balance. Great people to work with. Independency in decision making.

    Cons

    Great for people in sales, service and product management. Still at a nacent stage as far as engineering is concerned as most is done in Japan.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Great leadership, great vision. Growing organically in a competive space may not always be the right choice. Recent acquisitions have been welcome change in this strategy.

    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    HDS is a great place to work!

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    Current Employee - Human Resources in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Human Resources in Santa Clara, CA

    I have been working at Hitachi Data Systems

    Pros

    I work with an amazing group of people that are team focused, collaborative, fun and have a true passion for what they do.

    Cons

    Work life balance continues to be a challenge for me, although self induced. We're very busy which is exciting as HDS continues to grow.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to be transparent.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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