Hitachi Data Systems

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All right...for people with less temptation.

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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.

Approves of CEO

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    At the top of your game and ready to park your career in long term parking? HDS is for you.

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

    I worked at Hitachi Data Systems

    Pros

    There are a lot of great people working at HDS but there are also a lot of so-so people that have parked their careers there. If you are looking for a place with great work-life balance and already think you are at the top of your game, then this may be the place for you; they rarely fire people.

    Cons

    Inter-departmental turf wars in the last few years have been especially ugly and couterproductive. It has been difficult to manage your expectations about merit increases, let alone cost of living increases. An announcement by HR last year said that after a 3rd party review of salaries, it was concluded that all wages for positions at HDS were competitive, so no cost of living increases.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Only promote from within when talent is the justification. Stop departmental in-fighting and frown upon managers that don't have the respect of their direct reports. Measure this metric, which was recently made optional on performance reviews for fear of retailiation (so make it anonymous, then). Cost of living really does increase each year. By not even admitting this or trying to keep pace, it's like demoting staff. Pay attention to mass exoduses in departments since, in many cases, it is the best people that leave first.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 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
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