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Hitachi Data Systems Reviews

Updated July 25, 2017
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Pros
  • Great focus on work-life balance (in 98 reviews)

  • Flexible hours and ability to work from home when necessary (in 22 reviews)

Cons
  • Though the company tries to talk about work-life balance, projects are often scheduled in ways that tip that scale (in 10 reviews)

  • Need to work with Hitachi Japan for some critical decision making process which usually add some complexity to communications (in 10 reviews)

More Pros and Cons

  1. "Good company. Lots of irons in the fire with technology"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Hitachi Data Systems (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Not too aggressive on the sales team. Nice pace and opportunity.

    Cons

    Little low on the pay scale, about 10-15% lower than competitors on salary.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "OK place."

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Sales in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    If you are in the right team then you'll be fine. There are some really good managers. If you have one of those they can make your professional life better.

    Cons

    Lots of layoffs have been happening in small waves for more than 6 months now with no end in sight.

    Advice to Management

    More communications are needed. Need to be sincere and open. Too many people are worried about the future.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Solid culture"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Charlotte, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    HDS is a very solid engineering company and has its sights set ahead of its competitors. Effectively utilizing Analytics and Public Safety to better communities is at the forefront of their direction.

    Cons

    Static pay scales seem persistent across the company. Benefits are very good otherwise.

    Advice to Management

    Improve the software quality to match the hardware quality.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "HDS losts direction"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Consultant in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Technical Consultant in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible work hours and benefits/Insurance are good.

    Cons

    Training and lab are not good; No salary increase for years. Some resource managers don't care about your workload is very high.

    In recent company re-structure, let many talent technical people go, kind of silly.

    Advice to Management

    No interest to me.


  5. Helpful (3)

    "Marketing"

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

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

    Pros

    * Work/Life balance - also a negative as lack of urgency, innovation and drive leads to stagnation
    * 401k Match - very generous
    * Good person-to-person culture

    Cons

    * Yearly change of direction, strategy, and company identity dilutes impact
    * Disruptive organization changes, strategic direction have caused big decline in morale
    * Chronically late to market and consistently missing market trends


  6. "Presales principal"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Presales Engineer in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Presales Engineer in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Hitachi Data Systems full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Supports a mobile work from home environment and company seems to exhibit integrity.

    Cons

    Big company baggage, slow to change and does not seem to realize it.


  7. "Good Technology and People"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Hitachi Data Systems full-time

    Pros

    Great technology, Great People, Fun place to work

    Cons

    Management keeps changing the selling strategy

  8. Helpful (5)

    "Turbulent Environment"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Product Marketing Manager in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Product Marketing Manager in Santa Clara, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Hitachi Data Systems (More than a year)

    Pros

    A lot of very nice colleagues who do their best

    Cons

    Turbulent environment, relationships internally are more valued than quality of work, multiple layoffs, confused strategy

    Advice to Management

    Vision does matter a great deal but so does clear day-to-day management


  9. "Transition"

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    • 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

    I have been working at Hitachi Data Systems full-time

    Pros

    People, Culture, and Team Effort

    Cons

    Transition, Turnover, and Career Opportunities

    Advice to Management

    Leverage what has been successful in the past and apply those to the future. People and culture may be one of your most valuable assets.


  10. "Contract Technical Recruiter"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good solid team, good hourly rate, plenty of hours. Plus ability to work remotely.

    Cons

    Corporate politics, inability to attract top talent due to below market salaries.

    Advice to Management

    Try harder to keep your best people. Pick a direction and stick to it.


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