Hitachi Data Systems

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Great placer to work for

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA

I have been working at Hitachi Data Systems

Pros

great salary/package - great team

Cons

none - more days off

Advice to ManagementAdvice

great job... keep going in this direction

Recommends
Approves of CEO

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  1. 4 people found this helpful  

    Very hierarchical culture

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA

    I worked at Hitachi Data Systems

    Pros

    Stable company
    No age discrimination here

    Cons

    Not open to ideas from rank-and-file workers
    Unfair compensation system that gives much higher bonuses to grandfathered-employees, creating an unfair two-tier system
    Some of the worst managers I've had in my career

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Don't assert yourself, you'll threaten management

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Waltham, MA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Waltham, MA

    I worked at Hitachi Data Systems full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits. Flexible work culture (work from home, etc). Technology is interesting.

    Cons

    Managers don't trust the people that work for them. If you try to assert yourself, you're labeled a misfit and will be blacklisted (which is worse, IMO, than just straight-out getting fired).

    Culture feels like the gulag at times. When people leave, or have significant milestones (5 years service, for example) they are not recognized.

    If you're not in the "in" crowd, forget about advancement or raises. There is no career path for technical people, unless you want to be a manager.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get over yourselves. Trust the people that you hire to do their job. Stop micro-analyzing everything. Most managers don't understand software development; the ones that do, don't know how to work with people.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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