Hitachi Data Systems

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The Best Balanced Company I have ever worked for

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Sales Director in Sydney (Australia)
Current Employee - Sales Director in Sydney (Australia)

I have been working at Hitachi Data Systems

Pros

The Culture, The Core Hitachi Spirit. Part of a Japanese long term company. Thinks and Behaves in a long term view with huge empahsis placed on the partnership with employees and customers. Very flexible and friendly. Flat structure. Its like a Family. The CEO and Leadership team are very accessible.

Cons

Sometimes a little slow to move

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Speculate to accumulate with Pace

Recommends
Approves of CEO

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    HDS

    • 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 (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits
    Good leadership
    Good products

    Cons

    Specific jobs often evaporate, and employees must look for other opportunities (field services, others)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    An IT Storage organisation desperately in need of a strategy and better routes to market within the UK

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

    I have been working at Hitachi Data Systems full-time

    Pros

    Good compensation plan for sales people.
    No micro-management.

    Cons

    Much higher targets than the market competition.
    Poor marketing and market awareness
    Poor channel relationships.
    No vendor alignment with Microsoft, VMware etc.
    Poor management
    Poor execution on the Global strategy within country
    Some of the worst technical pre-sales people I've ever worked with
    No market awareness at the management or technical level to aid territory planning
    No easy route for dialogue to SMT
    Terrible office environments, no team-work or ethos

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Speak to the workforce.
    Open up dialogue directly with each sales person to understand challenges and requirements to build a better in-country organisation
    Look outside of the box - understand the competition, play to win
    Have stronger incentives for sales - not higher targets !
    Remove the additional layers of ineffectual management
    Do not make rash decisions such as reduce the technical headcount by 40% without any plans to correct afterwards

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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