Hitachi Data Systems - Grey-haired culture that is resistant to change or innovation | Glassdoor
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"Grey-haired culture that is resistant to change or innovation"

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
Recommends
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Prestige - manufactures well-respected data storage hardware
Some of nicest high-tech workers I've ever worked with
High paying
Co-workers some of the best and brightest in industry
Promotes telecommuting

Cons

Managers I worked for were less than competent in their areas
Management was not supportive of subordinates
Matrixed structure where employees could report to different people depending upon project - created too many bosses (and people to please)
Contractors were released on moment's notice
Project management was a nightmare - too many stakeholders to please

Advice to Management

Ensure that your managers are competent in their functional areas.
Allow employees to "think and act outside of their very narrowly circumscribed boxes.

Other Employee Reviews for Hitachi Data Systems

  1. "Great people and collaborative environment"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Unique culture. Highly collaborative society. Everyone is very friendly and supportive. Good sized organization with enough structure in place to get things done, but not so much that the scope of your role feels limited.

    Good amount of opportunities for growth. Flexible hours for commuters although in office time is highly preferable.

    Cons

    Work loads are high. Vacation time can be taken but everyone is still connected. Teams are kept lean so really having time completely out of pocket is rare.

    Advice to Management

    Try to not be so reactionary and plan ahead for staffing needs. Burn out happens too often here.


  2. Helpful (4)

    "Need to respect employees"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexiable hours, no one care when you come and go. Work with some great people.

    Cons

    Senior Managment to self centered. Thinks it is all about them. Makes cuts to all perks, but keeps there own. Requires me to live in Bay Area, but they are spread out all over the place. No raises, and review are done on a bell curve, not on merit.

    Advice to Management

    Never will to a top company until you learn how to treat your employees. Just becuase you spend some money on your people does not mean you will not make a profit.

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