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Hitachi Chemical Diagnostics Reviews

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Highly Dysfunctional"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Hitachi Chemical Diagnostics (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great health insurance benefits. Good people not in management.

    Cons

    Everything else. This company is mismanaged from the top and the dysfunction permeates everything in the culture.

    Advice to Management

    Let go of managers who are clearly ineffective and listen to your employee complaints when they arise. Hold managers accountable.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Worst Place to Work in Silicon Valley"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Hitachi Chemical Diagnostics full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The lower level people are friendly, hardworking, and the backbone that upper management breaks to keep this company afloat.

    Cons

    Upper management is not open to communication, and cares very little about employee well-being. They make each employee do the work of three employees without fair compensation for the increased work load. Status reviews come years late and with raises in the cent amounts despite stellar reviews. Overall this company's upper management is driving it into the ground and taking as much money for themselves as they can before doing so.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees. They do the job day in and out and know what they are talking about. Hire more staff to support your over-worked employees rather than making them come in on weekends. Show appreciation for the hard work everyone below you does. They are the only reason you are making the money you do. Stop micromanaging. We are adults and can do our jobs without constant watch.

  3. Helpful (2)

    "It was a tough environment with overbearing upper management"

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    Former Employee - Research Associate in Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Research Associate in Mountain View, CA
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    I developed good skills for my later career. It was a place where you could wear many hats. Some of the people were pleasant to work with.

    Cons

    Overbearing managers who make jokes routinely about firing people. Overall, a stressful environment where you are constantly walking on eggshells.

    Advice to Management

    Should encourage more open dialogue between employees and managers. Should ensure that managers are treating employees fairly. Should ensure that workload is appropriate.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "How this company stays afloat is beyond me."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Hitachi Chemical Diagnostics full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Some good people in the bottom ranks, a few mid-level, but seems like they are all looking for jobs elsewhere now.

    Cons

    Upper management is unqualified for their jobs as well as many below them. A lot of people in jobs that they don't have the skills sets to do. There is no leadership in the organization. An abusive bully supervisor is tolerated because no one above her has a guts to take action, nor have they probably had the idea to even look at the turn-over rate. The company is like a half-way house for incompetents.


  5. "Disfunction Junction"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Hitachi Chemical Diagnostics full-time

    Pros

    Great Medical benefits. Decent Salary

    Cons

    No leadership or new technology, Salary and hiring freezes, declining sales, old equipment and building falling apart, and low employee morale.

    Advice to Management

    Hire an leader for the Company.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "If you are looking for a job..... Keep looking."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Hitachi Chemical Diagnostics full-time

    Pros

    There can be a lot of potential to learn and grow but only if serious changes to management were made. (i.e. cleaning house and replacing most of management with competent leaders.)

    Cons

    All the problems in this company stem from bad management. Micro managing employees to the point where they literally do not know what to do without their supervisor dictating every action they take. There is no leadership in management so nothing gets accomplished, plans aren't followed, problems don't get fixed, and valuable time is wasted. There is little to no growth or learning since most of the management hoards information. The nepotism here is out of control, it is common for family members to get a free pass while the rest of the employees have to follow the rules. The lack of leadership has also caused a hostile work environment because employees who cause problems are not disciplined.

    Advice to Management

    Instead of micro managing employees, try empowering employees instead. Make them want to come to work everyday and work hard instead of dreading work and having to come in most weekends because management wastes too much time during the week.