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HDS is a sweatshop.

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

I have been working at Hitachi Data Systems full-time

Pros

You 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.

Cons

You 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 ManagementAdvice

It 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.

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great family feel with a little too much work to do

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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

    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 or cliques, which is rare. Flexibility to work from home for early calls or focussed project time is great. I feel appreciated and rewarded accordingly.

    Cons

    There is a lot of work and not enough people. That's pretty consistent across the organization. For those who are willing to make their own careers, this a great place. Don't expect a clear career path to be designed for you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be realistic with what more you can accomplish without increasing staff. At some point doing more with less is counter productive if your workforce wears out.

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  2.  

    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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