Hitachi Data Systems Reviews in Bellevue, WA

Updated May 28, 2014
Updated May 28, 2014
266 Reviews
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266 Reviews
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Pros
  • work-life balance is good and you have chance working with lots of smart guys (in 27 reviews)

  • OK to work from home or set your schedule as long as work gets done (in 8 reviews)


Cons
  • Work life balance continues to be a challenge for me, although self induced (in 5 reviews)

  • Not many negatives about working at HDS for me (in 4 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Happy at last!

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Bellevue, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bellevue, WA

    I have been working at Hitachi Data Systems full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    I did not know that high tech companies with this kind of positive and supportive corporate culture existed. When we spend more time at out jobs than in our homes, it is so important to have a great team, work life balance and good managers. I have an extremely supportive HR team that bends over backwards to accomodate me and I am so impressed with all of the technical teams that I interact with. The engineers have been helpful, professional and available. All things that make a great team in my opinion. I am also very impressed with the benefits package...much better than most other companies that I've run across lately. HDS has been awarded Top 100 Compnaies to Work For by Fortune Magazine for 4 years in a row. Now that I work here I can see why. The employee dedication to their jobs, teams and this company is inspiring.

    Cons

    Maybe some growing pains since we are in growth mode; there are too few conference rooms.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I think the 6% matching on the 401K plan is great but please look at the time it takes to vest. Three years is too long. This should be 1 year max in order to stay competitive.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    I wish I had started at HDS earlier in my career.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - QA Architect  in  Bellevue, WA
    Current Employee - QA Architect in Bellevue, WA

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

    Pros

    The growth opportunities and the excitement of the product road map looks to a great future and cool stuff to build, test and delivery.

    Cons

    The largest con is the lack of stock options or stock purchase program. HDS is wholly owned by Hitachi and has no publicly traded stock.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Unlimited Opportunity Working on Leading Edge Cloud Computing Technology

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer  in  Bellevue, WA
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Bellevue, WA

    I have been working at Hitachi Data Systems

    Pros

    - Experience with enterprise class hw/sw cloud computing solutions
    - Access to world class Hitachi hardware components
    - Very collaborative organization
    - Great mix of skill sets & personalities

    Cons

    - Current product offering is very MS focused
    - Development process is still evolving
    - Engineering culture is still emerging

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to hire rising stars and established "A" players. Work to evolve development processes to include best properties of agile and traditional methodologies.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Echo Chamber of Their Own Making

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    • Senior Management
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    Former Employee - Network Engineering Architect  in  Bellevue, WA
    Former Employee - Network Engineering Architect in Bellevue, WA

    I worked at Hitachi Data Systems

    Pros

    Hitachi Storage Array
    Innovative Concept for Integration of Compute, Network, Storage News Release in April 2010

    Cons

    Management is in love with its singular view of the Data Center World.
    Procurement Timelines are highly flawed
    Politics Rule

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Open your mind, and allow skilled professionals to provide value to your project mission. I wasnt given an opportunity to execute this simple concept.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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