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HDS is a loyal and consistent firm.

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Current Employee - Director in Santa Clara, CA
Current Employee - Director in Santa Clara, CA

I have been working at Hitachi Data Systems full-time (More than 10 years)

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

Employment is predictable and stable Work is stimulating and various People are terrific and helpful Technology and products are solid and stable

Cons

There is always more work to do Much of the work is repeated because -> Old systems for process control and knowledge management

Advice to Management

The industry is changing, and so are we - we need to accelerate.

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  1. Helpful (2)

    HDS is just an okay place to work

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    Former Contractor - Marketing in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Contractor - Marketing in Santa Clara, CA

    I worked at Hitachi Data Systems as a contractor

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    HDS has great people and good/decent salaries and benefits. It would be an ideal place to work if you are family oriented as it provides a great work/life balance. It has a "family" feel and your coworkers are willing to help you out, not prey on your weaknesses.

    Cons

    This is NOT an ideal place for young professionals and it appeared that there is little opportunity for advancement. Regular budget cuts were extremely frustrating and makes it difficult to do your job effectively. I don't know about the rest of the company but it seemed as if poor leadership in the marketing department contributed to the confused and chaotic structure of the organization. The different marketing teams are rather disjointed and many responsibilities were blurred.


  2. Friendly people. Under the control of Japanese parent.

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    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Marketing Program Manager in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Contractor - Marketing Program Manager in Santa Clara, CA

    I worked at Hitachi Data Systems as a contractor (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Many smart people and lots of workplace flexibility, at least in the group I was in. They also pay well.

    Cons

    Storage is a tough business and HDS has tough competition with little differentiation. HDS doesn't make the storage products themselves, so they are very dependent on Hitachi in Japan. In effect, they are like a sales and marketing channel for the parent company. In theory, they are independent, but in practice Hitachi calls the shots. This makes it hard to plan and/or act on plans.


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