Hitachi Data Systems
3.7 of 5 236 reviews
www.hds.com Santa Clara, CA 5000+ Employees

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HDS is a sweatshop.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Santa Clarita, CA

ProsYou get to work 15 hours a day just like they do in Japan. You get to hone your political skills. Hitachi looks great on resume.

ConsYou are expected to work overtime without pay. This is true for contractors as well as salaried employees. 15 hours for 8 hour pay is not uncommon. This is especially true for foreign contractors with H1 visas, of which there is, conspicuously, an overwhelming majority.

Advice to Senior ManagementIt is well known that between the three attributes of quantity, quality and speed, you can only get two. Currently, quantity and speed are being effectively emphasised. Attempting to increase productivity by deliberately hiring contractors who would find it difficult to switch jobs and making them work longer hours will not change the equation. Not even if they don't get paid overtime.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    I wish I had started at HDS earlier in my career.

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    Bellevue, WA

    I have been working at Hitachi Data Systems full-time for more than a year


    Pros: The growth opportunities and the excitement of the product road map looks… Cons: The largest con is the lack of stock options or stock purchase program.… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company… More
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    Great family feel with a little too much work to do

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Santa Clara, CA

    I have been working at Hitachi Data Systems


    Pros: HDS really does have great people. The team I work on is very close knit and we consider each other personal friends. No hidden agendas… Cons: There is a lot of work and not enough people. That's pretty consistent across the organization. For those who are… Advice to Senior Management: Be realistic with what more you can accomplish without increasing staff. At some… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More
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