Hitachi Data Systems Reviews

Updated August 30, 2015
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  1. Helpful (3)

    Double standards

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Hitachi Data Systems full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    1) Free exercise class with great instructors. However, bosses may be unhappy with you go to the gym and will give you more work. 2) If you are married or leave far from office, you have flexible work hours, ability to work from home, excuses to leave office early to pick up kids etc. 3) 6% 401K match vested after 3 years of service. In the meantime, they don't give you pay raise and increased your workload.

    Cons

    1) If you are single, you are treated differently: - Need to be in the office every day and be at your desk for at least 9 hours a day. Even if you have meeting at 8am, you still need to stay in office after 6pm. They do not care about productivity, only want visibility. - On Friday, bosses can leave early/WFH and run their errands and back online in the late afternoon at the comfort of their houses. They may send you work at 4pm and want it by today. Expect singles to have no plans on Friday evening. - Expected to help married colleagues do their filing/scanning since they don't work in the office everyday for 9 hours (usually WFH). Singles will need to work late and help. - Low cubicles in some areas and if you sit with all the bosses, you are in luck and expected to be at your desk before they arrive and leave after they are gone. They forgot that they earn much more than us.


  2. Product Manager

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Massachusetts in Waltham, MA
    Current Employee - Massachusetts in Waltham, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Hitachi Data Systems full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    A great team with great products,

    Cons

    Not located at corporate HQ.

    Advice to Management

    Management is doing a good job, keep it up.


  3. Account Director

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    great culture and long history rich with innovative technologies and philosophy of balance

    Cons

    if you're not in HQTS you don't always get the benefit of the true culture of the organization. setting up EBCs and seeing the genius in process is a treat!

    Advice to Management

    communicate the Hitachi culture throughout the organization


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  5. Former Account Manager

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Director in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Account Director in Santa Clara, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Hitachi Data Systems (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Hitachi Data Systems has a comprehensive Enterprise storage offering. They continue to develop new and innovative technologies.

    Cons

    Sales leadership is weak. The company has not successfully executed their converged infrastructure strategy and remain 4 or 5 in a crowded, hyper-competitive market.

    Advice to Management

    Get engaged in the Sales process and support your sales and technical teams. Management at arms length doesn't work.


  6. Good place to work...

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Good Work Life Balance. Try their best for employees

    Cons

    Trust within the executive team is hit and miss. Seems to be somewhat "clicky"


  7. Good/Bad

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    work life balance is pretty good

    Cons

    Upper mgmt politics is a lot


  8. Excellent Company to Work for

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great family/worklife balance Friendly People Team Environment

    Cons

    Not enough company events held so that that we have a chance to meet people working in other departments


  9. True Corporate Environment

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Technical Recruiter in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Technical Recruiter in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible Working Environment Very corporate culture with friendly environment There is lots of ease in communication all the directions. The leaders are in constant touch with employees. They are always ready to listen to you and open for suggestion

    Cons

    Can not think of any...

    Advice to Management

    Keep Rocking


  10. Great company and people

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - District Service Manager
    Former Employee - District Service Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Hitachi Data Systems full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great products, people, benefits, culture, ethics

    Cons

    Late to market, cultural barriers, marketing

    Advice to Management

    One Hitachi is well in spirit, but long ways to reality. Encourage and enable cross-division/operating groups career paths.


  11. HDS

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Deal Operations Center - Configurations in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Deal Operations Center - Configurations in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    HDS offers excellent benefits and a pleasant work environment. The coworkers are friendly and do a good job of supporting one another.

    Cons

    Even with successive record quarters and years, raises are few, small and very far between. At times product direction seems confused and communications are mostly lacking.

    Advice to Management

    Work on communications both up and down the chain. Surprises about new products or features shouldn't happen to employees.



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