Hitachi Data Systems

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Hitachi Data Systems Reviews

Updated January 28, 2015
Updated January 28, 2015
304 Reviews
4.0
304 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Company has decent work-life balance (a lot of the population is remote) (in 36 reviews)

  • OK to work from home or set your schedule as long as work gets done (in 9 reviews)


Cons
  • The work/life balance is ok, but requires late evening or early morning meetings due to the west coast/east coast time differences (in 6 reviews)

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

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  1.  

    Recruiting and Hiring process

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Operations Program Manager
    Current Employee - Operations Program Manager

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

    Pros

    The recruiting process was really a fun experience. All my interviews were very challenging and pushed my knowledge limits. I felt that they knew where they wanted to go with this role and what the expectations where. The recruiter kept me up to date on the status of recruitment and hiring. Once I was given an offer they were extremely flexible with my employer and gave me the freedom to select my start date and do the correct transition. Once on-board not only was my direct team very helpful but everyone I met extended a hand and really took time to learn of my previous experience and hear my ideas on things. So far it has been an awesome experience and I am looking forward to being with HDS for many years!!!

    Cons

    No real cons on the workplace. The only thing that was new was the health package. I moved from an standard PPO to a HSA style and it was a learning experience since I have never dealt with a HSA insurance benefit.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great executive team, too much politics in the middle

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    • 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
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  5. 5 people found this helpful  

    Company Employee Friendly but totally depends upon group

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Solutions Consultant in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Solutions Consultant in Santa Clara, CA

    I have been working at Hitachi Data Systems as a contractor (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good Work Life Balance on whole. Japanese Company so hiring and firing is not easy. The company was rated among the top 100 in Bay area. If you come, come as a FT not consultant.

    Cons

    Adapter Group is run by slave drivers. This group is the odd man out. Manager hires only consultants and expects and corners them in working 60+ hours a week with just 40 hrs of billing. Anybody who comes as a contractor is too worried to argue with this approach and has not choice but to accept this.

    Lots and Lots of politics even at the grass root Engineer level.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Senior Management should monitor the people Managers directly and keep them in check.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    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. 1 person found this helpful  

    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
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

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

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    • 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 a 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
  9.  

    7 years and counting

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • 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.  

    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
  11.  

    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 a 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

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