Hitachi Data Systems

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Good company to work for

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

I have been working at Hitachi Data Systems full-time (more than 8 years)

Pros

Hitachi Data Systems is an innovative compeny. Being part og the large, Japanese Hitachi group, it is somewhat guarded against the worst effects of quarter-by-quarter mentalyt and management. Customer satisfaction is put above short term revenue gain.
Open managemnet environment promotes discussion and suggestions. Employees are often given power of decision making above their formal positon.

Cons

Growing intenal byrocracy and too complicated processes and controls are day-to-day hurdles. Resourcing always lacks the fast growth we have enjoyed nad makes life sometimes too hectic.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Look for the dissatisfaction growing from the internal processes, tools and controls. Everything seems to be designed to guards against fraud. How about trusting the employees to make balanced decision that also profit the company. Managment should be able find and handle the very rare exeptions wtihout putting everyone through every possible control.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Overall, the company is a great place to work.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 10 years)

    Pros

    The work is intellectually challenging. The people are great. And everyone has a lot of respect for each other. And you're given the opportunities to innovate and excel to the best of your capabilities.

    Cons

    We are forced to take 20% of annual leave over Christmas.
    There's quite a lot of bureaucracy that gets overwhelming sometimes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't force employees to take some of their annual leave over the Christmas period: it fosters ill will. Those employees wanting to take the time off, will do so anyway.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    HDS is one of the best companies to work for and is continuing to grow

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

    I have been working at Hitachi Data Systems full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule
    Management that listens to and cares about their employees
    Opportunities to advance your career (though you must seek them out)
    Culture that embraces helping out other colleagues
    HDS continues to grow in an uncertain economy

    Cons

    Can be bureaucratic
    Frugal with IT / IS investment
    HR processes are not well integrated
    Multiple non-integrated back end systems

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Employees spend too much time on workarounds for IT/IS systems and process deficiencies. Properly funding IT projects, reducing the number of supported platforms and creating better integration among the larger systems would greatly reduce frustration, rework, mis-information and general noise in the company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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