Hitachi Data Systems Reviews in Santa Clara, CA

Updated August 11, 2014
Updated August 11, 2014
265 Reviews

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265 Reviews
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Review Highlights

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.  

    Great company to work for

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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 full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - Great company culture and people to work with
    - Work-Life Balance, flexible hours, WFH

    Cons

    Nothing so far, satisfied with the company

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Project Manager

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    Former Employee - Project Manager  in  Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Santa Clara, CA

    I worked at Hitachi Data Systems full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Small, warm, friendly to work. Laid back but not too much. Great culture.

    Cons

    The building location is pretty industrial but once you get used to it it's fine. It's not partially glamorous but what's most important is who you work with!

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Former employee

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    Former Employee - IT Professional  in  Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - IT Professional in Santa Clara, CA

    I worked at Hitachi Data Systems full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great hardware products. Great peers to work with in professional services. Good training on their products. Plenty of travel for those who enjoy traveling.

    Cons

    Poor software products. Lack of career growth within company. They typically hire outside of the company to get what they think are perceived talent. Salary is below industry standards. Salary raises are non existent. High turn over rate with the professional services ranks.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    HDS products are third rate. No matter what they do will bring HDS to a first tier company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Slow-paced

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer  in  Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Santa Clara, CA

    I have been working at Hitachi Data Systems as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    Flexible hours, work from home

    Cons

    Very slow at getting problems resolved, disorganized. Sometimes it looks like they don't care about success of the project.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    A good place to work

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    Current Employee - Product Management  in  Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Product Management in Santa Clara, CA

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

    Pros

    Good work life ballance
    Decent pay, bonuses sometimes paid even if we didn't make our financial goals
    They do a good job of taking care of their people

    Cons

    Hard to get training
    Very old workforce
    Sometimes challenging to work with the Japanese culture but it is getting better

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in your younger employees

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Awesome culture - this is the place to be!

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    Current Employee - Manager  in  Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Manager in Santa Clara, CA

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

    Pros

    A culture that leaves you empowered and passionate about working here. Trust and respect, low politics, empowerment and achieving great results in a collaborative manner.

    Cons

    It is a very entrepreneurial place. So, if you are resourceful, independant and love to build in a fast place environment, this is it! If you are not any of the above, then it might be a challenge.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Preserve this unique culture - best blend of east and west.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to work, lots of company perks.

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    Current Employee - Executive Assistant  in  Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in Santa Clara, CA

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

    Pros

    Great pay and ethical company. Company has been very stable and pride themself on making a happy workplace. Great benefits as well.

    Cons

    At times overly structured, sometimes difficult to grow within a department or a field but that depends on the department you are in.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let your employees think more outside the box, allow for more advancement within teams.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    This is the place to be!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Human Resources Manager  in  Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Human Resources Manager in Santa Clara, CA

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

    Pros

    Fantastic Culture - empowerment, trust and respect, upward mobility. It is a great feeling to get up and go to work everyday! I fell so passionate about working at HDS. Also, being a very entreprenuerial culture means that we are not bogged down by bureaucracy. I am sure we will do even better in this year's Fortune's Best Place to Work Survey

    Cons

    Have to be resourceful to get things done - this can be postive or negative, depending on your personal work style.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Contintue to keep the focus on executing the strategy and keep motivation high - we will WIN!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company to work with

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Applications Programmer Analyst  in  Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Applications Programmer Analyst in Santa Clara, CA

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

    Pros

    Great work life balance at HDS.

    Cons

    Havent come across any at HDS.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Uninspiring and career stalling

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - IT Professional  in  Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - IT Professional in Santa Clara, CA

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

    Pros

    Salaries are market value and bonuses are fairly consistent. People are friendly with many long term employees and it has a family feel. Newly upgraded on site features like a gym, cafe, and group events. Good place for long term old fashioned 'one position until you retire' type job.

    Cons

    Very little room for growth, if any. Annual training is listed as benefit, but have been denied it several times. Antiquated internal technologies and resources are usually contractors.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in your loyal employees and encourage a more creative, effective workforce by planning for change and improvement. Embrace the Silicon Valley resources, knowledge, and energy right outside your door!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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