Hitachi Data Systems

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Not bad, not great

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Senior SQA Engineer in San Jose, CA
Current Employee - Senior SQA Engineer in San Jose, CA

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

Pros

My immediate manager and their peers are very professional, and even-keeled. Third level management (for my division, based in the UK) are nice enough. My team members are all pleasant, competent, and helpful. There doesn't seem to be any of the back-biting I've seen at some places.

Cons

Although the UK based management are nice, they seem to be a tad out of touch with the "cube dwellers" here in the US. It could be attributed to a difference in cultures -- after all, Silicon Valley Engineers can be a touch..... "out there".
There have been some recent grumblings of discontent and several engineers have left due to dissatisfaction with recent executive project decisions. To be fair however, I feel management is putting forth a concerted effort to reverse the attrition.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Continue your efforts to retain good people as the Valley's job market for engineers seems to be heating up. I'm not one to advocate that employees be coddled, but when folks feel their efforts are wasted they'll look for a place where they are appreciated. That lead to a lot of lost productivity and re-invention of the wheel.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    business analyst

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA

    I worked at Hitachi Data Systems full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    co-workers are nice and friendly

    Cons

    top management not care about employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
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    Great products and growing fast

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA

    I have been working at Hitachi Data Systems full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Results oriented with low emphasis on the details of how and when you get your job done. Industry leading products. Great peers!

    Cons

    More political than I would like. Managers are better at managing up than down. Occasionally reminded that HDS is just a component of one of the worlds largest companies.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Great leadership at the senior management level. Good communication about big picture. Shorter term tactics could be better communicated. Spend more effort on manager training.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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