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Hitachi Data Systems Reviews

Updated April 24, 2017
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Pros
  • Great focus on work-life balance (in 91 reviews)

  • Some individuals have the opportunity to work from home (in 20 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)

  • No career progression opportunities (in 9 reviews)

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  1. "Project Manger"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great collaborative and open culture

    Cons

    Nothing I can think of


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Marketing at HDS"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Marketing Director in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Marketing Director in Santa Clara, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Hitachi Data Systems full-time

    Pros

    Good work life balance, gym

    Cons

    Career growth is limited and this is not a place for ambitious people

    Advice to Management

    Try to innovate and keep pace with Silicon Valley. Bring in outsiders instead of sticking to the old veterans who play politics.


  3. Helpful (4)

    "Company Needs Work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Writer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Technical Writer in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Hitachi Data Systems full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The fitness center and cafe are great on-site perks and the company is filled with a lot of great people.

    Cons

    Though the company tries to talk about work-life balance, projects are often scheduled in ways that tip that scale. The company favors mid-career professionals and it's hard to get proper respect and compensation if you're not "mid-career."


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  5. "Good experience"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA

    I worked at Hitachi Data Systems (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    You get to work on interesting projects.

    Cons

    Sometimes directions are not very clear.


  6. "Inconsistent"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good technology, dynamite engineering and research

    Cons

    No investment in marketing/sales or emerging markets

    Advice to Management

    None


  7. Helpful (7)

    "Going downhill"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Oregon City, OR
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Oregon City, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    great technologies, great sales team, strong support structure

    Cons

    management on the delivery side of the house is all about cost cutting
    It used to be a Great place to work but they are going through an identity change now

    Advice to Management

    Fire all the former EMC management


  8. Helpful (5)

    "Political and old fashioned"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Hitachi Data Systems full-time

    Pros

    Good technology that customer seem to love. Some good people in marketing.

    Cons

    Highly political, quite dysfunctional, and most people at the HQ are managing up to get in good favor. Very old school marketing.


  9. "Sales Overlay"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Overlay in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Overlay in San Jose, CA
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Hitachi Data Systems (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Not a public company and therefore driven by longer term thinking

    Cons

    It takes time to turn a ship this size when the market changes


  10. Helpful (7)

    "When’s my next vacation?"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    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

    Work-life balance is good, if you need it for your family.

    Cons

    Management will try and sell you your job by making it seem better than it actually is.
    Very slow career progression with low pay and no raises.
    People create groups to protect themselves and separate them from others.
    Morale is frighteningly low. The person sitting next to you is most likely thinking, "When is my next vacation?"


  11. "Great Products and People"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Director in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Director in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Hitachi Data Systems (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great place to work with lots of opportunity to contribute to success. Lots of benefits and open culture. They value the contributions and have an open culture.

    Cons

    Some initiatives are retired to early. In the search for new business, the expectation of growth is not realistic.

    Advice to Management

    Management should have more realistic growth expectations for new business ideas. New ideas need time to take hold in the market.


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