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Former Employee - Senior Technical Analyst in Santa Clara, CA
Former Employee - Senior Technical Analyst in Santa Clara, CA

I worked at Hitachi Data Systems

Pros

Centrally located, not too much pressure. People are nice byt it takes time to get everyone involved. There may not be much appreciation to your work. Only when somebody is ready to leave, the management seems to see the potential and tries to stop them. People are not much valued while they are there. There is no proactive thinking about supporting employees. People have to shout/jargon and that only gets some listening. A better work-life balance cant be ignored. Not your place if you are looking for high growth...

Cons

Management seems to ignore growth opportunities. Not enough feedback so that info doesnt get to lower levels.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

More communicative and give out relevant info.

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  1. 3 people found this helpful

    HDS should invest in their people, not in politics.

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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

    - There are opportunities for tele-commuting. It is nice to have a more flexible schedule. Those people juggling family or school responsibilities will appreciate this benefit.
    -Some colleagues who suffer from similar bureaucratic trappings are great to lean on and can be very helpful as time permits.

    Cons

    -The medical benefits are very limited.
    -The silos are appalling. It is very difficult to find the right people to talk to and the organizational culture generally does not encourage questions or want their employees challenging the institutionalized processes and procedures.
    -Management does not recognize hard work.
    -There is no opportunity for growth or promotion.
    -There is not a good mechanism for delivering feedback about management that would actually make a difference.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in your people. Especially front line and middle managers that may have great technical skills but are sorely lacking in managing others from a performance, development, and succession perspective. A talent management process must be created so the younger people in the organization have a chance to grow and develop within the company. Many talented people have left the organization because there seems to be no support for growth and development and no real recognition of a job well done. Improve your compensation packages so you can remain competitive and attract top talent to the organization.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful

    Stay Away. The people and the product make this company. The management team holds it back.

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    Former Employee - Sally Jo Technical in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Sally Jo Technical in New York, NY

    I worked at Hitachi Data Systems

    Pros

    People, People, People, Product, People

    Cons

    Incompetent management. HR is very poor. Would be fourth string management in a real public company. No systems or information. EC likes to micromanage. It is a very sales driven culture which pays sales just to show up. Sales management are given business ownership but can only support paying their sales teams. IT is very poor and underinvested. CFO is very poor.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Leave. Invest in tools for the people. Stop micro managing and get a management view in place. Hold your own team accountable. Manage a company and not just sales.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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