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Hitachi Data Systems Reviews

Updated October 30, 2017
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Pros
  • Great focus on work-life balance (in 102 reviews)

  • The approach towards employee is very good, there are many benefits (like work from home for example) (in 24 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "HDS is staggering from one plan to another"

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

    I worked at Hitachi Data Systems full-time

    Pros

    My manager protected my group from most of the changes of plans. Unfortunately, when the entire group was laid off, there wasn't much left.

    Cons

    Hitachi Data Systems has gone through a number of large layoffs recently, canceling projects and change direction


  2. "Consultant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Edison, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Edison, NJ

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

    Pros

    Great company nice team work always.

    Cons

    Slow to changes in market environment.

  3. Helpful (5)

    "OK place."

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    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.


  4. Helpful (4)

    "Ok"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The Santa Clara office has a gym that is free to use for anyone that works there. They really stress working on your physical health as well as working on your professional responsibilities. It's always nice to sneak to the gym during lunch and lose a couple calories. Good work life balance that way.

    Cons

    Nothing is perfect. There are good teams and managers within this company, but there are also bad ones. If you are unfortunate enough to get a bad one then it'll be very difficult to stay positive in that environment. There are a lot of lay offs happening recently and the moral has been shaken due to that. A lot of employees are worried and scared of what's ahead.

    Also, can be very hierarchical. If you are on the lower end of management levels, it is looked down upon when you talk to higher management.


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

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    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.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Solid culture"

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    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.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "HDS losts direction"

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    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.

  8. Helpful (3)

    "Marketing"

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    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


  9. "Presales principal"

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    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.


  10. "Good Technology and People"

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    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


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