Hitachi America Reviews | Glassdoor

Hitachi America Reviews

Updated March 13, 2017
26 reviews

Filter

Filter

Full-time Part-time

3.3
Star Star Star Star Star
Rating Trends Rating Trends
Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
(no image)
Chiaki Fujiwara
12 Ratings

26 Employee Reviews

Sort: Popular Rating Date

  1. "HAL review"

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

    I worked at Hitachi America full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great company benefits and people

    Cons

    Management can be too hierarchical to accept ideas


  2. "Will always be ruled by Japanese culture"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in Tarrytown, NY
    Former Employee - Manager in Tarrytown, NY
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Other than good health benefits no other pros

    Cons

    Japanese company that is and will always be governed by Japanese culture


  3. "Materials Management"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Materials Manager in Fremont, CA
    Former Employee - Materials Manager in Fremont, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Hitachi America full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Stable, company is Japanese, so stable. Competitive pay. Loyalty and hard work are appreciated and rewarded

    Cons

    Consolidation was the word of the day. Divisions consolidated. Moved from south bay to north bay so commute was impossible. No warning.

    Advice to Management

    Imported and fun


  4. Is this helpful? The community relies on everyone sharing – Add Anonymous Review


  5. "Good company...challenging disparity of business awareness for region"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Tarrytown, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Tarrytown, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Hitachi America full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Very good people, very good product, good quality, good compensation

    Cons

    Japanese not recognizing western market structure to support business...business is about people..not just the product

    Advice to Management

    Listen more..with followup actions to assist


  6. "Vice President"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The pay is good and the benefits seem to be very good.

    Cons

    Because it is a Multinational company from Japan the communications are either late at night or early in the morning.

    Advice to Management

    Hire local staff to run the business in the different countries you are trying to develop


  7. "Assistant Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tarrytown, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tarrytown, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Hitachi America full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great opportunity to experience working for a global company. Cordial work environment.

    Cons

    Limited opportunities for promotion or advancement, regardless of performance.


  8. "Sr. Researcher & Group Leader"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Hitachi America full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Challenges, responsibility, accountability, culture, exposure

    Cons

    moving target direction, standardization, global interface


  9. "Great Company to Work For"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Procurement in Tarrytown, NY
    Former Employee - Procurement in Tarrytown, NY
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Hitachi America (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Don't micromanage, and are very kind and polite in general. Family oriented atmosphere and a good deal of community outreach activities.

    Cons

    Dealing with projects as large as they do sometimes leads to confusion and lack of communication between groups. Time difference between USA and parent company in Japan can also make communication difficult.

    Advice to Management

    Take more time to foster talent as opposed to bringing in people from Hitachi's main corporation in Japan. This would reduce turnover.


  10. "The work is ok, just the constant discrimination and prejudice gives them the excuse to pay you less."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Electronics Technician in Norman, OK
    Current Employee - Electronics Technician in Norman, OK
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It's better than fast food I suppose, which is what HR will say to you to justify not properly paying you.

    Cons

    The place is grossly mismanaged and actually ran like a mafia. If you want your dreams crushed and a dead end job this is the place for you.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your people and stop listening to here say and do your jobs as it written by law. You might then be able to retain the remaining employees you have and prevent the Japanese from shutting down the operation.


  11. "Administration"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule to some.

    Cons

    No advancement, Lack of training. They don't invest people within the organization.

    Advice to Management

    Management needs to treat employees with more respect.



Showing 26 of 31 reviews
Reset Filters