Hitachi Data Systems Reviews

Updated October 20, 2014
Updated October 20, 2014
280 Reviews
4.2
280 Reviews
Rating Trends

Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
Hitachi Data Systems CEO Jack Domme
Jack Domme
202 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Company has decent work-life balance (a lot of the population is remote) (in 32 reviews)

  • Great technology, great people, small organization means things can get done quickly (in 16 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)

More Highlights

Employee Reviews

Sort: Popular Rating Date
  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Lots of perks and big work/life balance

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    Current Employee - Marketing Communications Writer in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Marketing Communications Writer in Santa Clara, CA

    I have been working at Hitachi Data Systems full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    The benefits are really nice. you get your usual benes, but other things like 500 dollars a year to use on anything fitness related, 500 dollars a year to spend on whatever you please (no joke, just give the receipt and get reimbursed), paid volunteer time off, if you want to use your own mobile phone as a work number they will reimburse your monthly service cost.

    Working from home seems to be really popular. I do it often. Most people I work with are in random locations so it makes sense to just work remotely.

    The cafe is pretty nice, really inexpensive for what you get.

    the culture and values are through the roof here too!

    Cons

    from my experience it is a very email and phone call heavy environment. People joke about how a lot of time is spent just talking about what to spend time on.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    So far I'm okay with everything

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great executive team, too much politics in the middle

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Finance
    Former Employee - Finance

    I worked at Hitachi Data Systems full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Culture, work life balance, great company overall

    Cons

    Too much politics, not enough opportunity

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Hitachi Data Systems as an intern

    Pros

    culture and value is amazing

    Cons

    does not pay much.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  4. Is this helpful? The community relies on everyone sharing – Add Anonymous Review
  5.  

    Excellent Company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great company to work for, strives to treat employees well. Constantly addressing work/life balance issues and is looking out for the employee. Offers a good benefits package. Encourages education and pays for any relevant training that you may desire.

    Cons

    Often hires new employees as contract employees, which then must work their way toward "full-time" employment status within the company. Although contract employees often have no issues and an good experience with the third party.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Ambitious, overachievers need not apply

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Hitachi Data Systems full-time

    Pros

    Good executive leadership.
    Good culture.
    Interesting strategic direction.
    Few petty politics.

    Cons

    Pay is not commensurate compared to other, more highly regarded hi-tech companies.
    Insurance benefits pretty costly.
    "Talent" not sophisticated; Sold B performers.
    True understanding of industry, competition, future, limited. a bit internally focused.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Pre-Sales role

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Hitachi Data Systems full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great technology, great people, small organization means things can get done quickly.

    Cons

    Poor marketing, sales people to product focused. HR issues with problem employees note resolved quickly.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Senior management shouldn't make promises they can't keep.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Senior Management Disconnect

    • 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

    Pros

    The people are great to work with. Excellent flexible working schedule. Education opportunities are excellent.

    Cons

    Senior management doesn't force change when its needed. They are afraid of change even when some senior managers have stated that we need to change processes to get to market on time.
    Not enough people to do the work causes some areas to work excessive hours. Yet in some departments they hire like it's going out of style. Inconsistent where resources are needed.
    Pay raises are minuscule.
    The public released average salary structure is based upon the Sales employees so it looks like all employees make a high salary.
    Increases in employee medical insurance costs are passed down to the employee, which have doubled and some plans more than doubled.
    Nothing is ever done about problem employees.
    The low attrition rate is skewed because they keep half of your bonus until the end of the year. If a person leaves before the end of the year, they can't collect the 50% held.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management needs to listen to what is going on around them and make changes to increase the positive growth of the company. The company has the attitude that if its worked this way for the last 20 years, don't change it. Positive change produces growth and growth produces revenue.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    7 years and counting

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Hitachi Data Systems full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good exposure to european market although you're based in Asia. Nice colleague and open/approachable management... From there, it will help you improve your adaptation, determination quality and understand the cultural differences... And if business is good, you will be travelled either for training or business purposes... and go for the team building...

    Cons

    Quantum of salary increment is not competiitve for existing good talent retention...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The Pros and Cons are quite balance and commensurate with work responsibility... However, the quantum of salary increment can be improved to retain existing good talent...

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    A growing company that feels as much like a family as it does a workplace

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Human Resources Specialist in Englewood, CO
    Current Employee - Human Resources Specialist in Englewood, CO

    I have been working at Hitachi Data Systems full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    I work in the HR group and I've been a little shocked honestly at how friendly and welcoming everyone is. I've also been impressed with the candor and enthusiasm of leadership.

    Cons

    Despite being a small-to-medium sized company (~6k employees), HDS has corporate operations in multiple cities which means you're often on the phone. Usually it's not an issue but sometimes it makes it harder to communicate clearly and efficiently with your colleagues. That said, our global footprint allows us business opportunities that are certainly worth the extra effort.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the great work and continue driving innovation in the cloud and in our culture!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Poor legacy brought from Japan, slow moving a lot of unnecessary overhead.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer

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

    Pros

    Interesting product a lot of capital available for R&D

    Cons

    Lack of direction, leadership is poor, bad treatment of employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

Hitachi Data Systems Photos

Work at Hitachi Data Systems? Share Your Experiences

Hitachi Data Systems

 
Click to Rate
or

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.