HDS Places in FORTUNE’s 100 Best Places to Work with Innovation and Trust
by Hu Yoshida on Jan 23, 2012
I have been working for HDS for almost 15 years, so, needless to say, I am very proud that we have been recognized as one of FORTUNE magazine’s 100 best companies to work for in the United States in 2012. This recognition helps to validate one of our stated company goals, which is to be the employer and partner of choice.
FORTUNE worked with Great Place to Work Institute to conduct the most extensive employee survey in Corporate America. While this survey applies to the United States, we have similar results across Hitachi Data Systems globally. The Great Place to Work Institute ranked HDS #5 in Poland and #13 in France. In Silicon Valley—one of the most exciting places to work in technology—we ranked #3 and placed in the top 10 for the last three consecutive years!
How do you define a great workplace? Great Place to Work Institute, who has been doing research on this for over 25 years, has this to say:
“Trust is the defining principle of great workplaces – created through management’s credibility, the respect with which employees feel they are treated, and the extent to which employees expect to be treated fairly. The degree of pride and levels of authentic connection and camaraderie employees feel with one are additional essential components.”
HDS has an entrepreneurial culture where we are constantly improving and innovating. At the foundation of our innovation is trust, an integral part of the Hitachi culture (Hitachi Spirit) that we have inherited from our parent Company Hitachi, Ltd:
Hitachi Spirit is what distinguishes us as the employer and partner of choice. It’s more than our foundation, more than a poster on the wall. It’s how we operate every day, how we get things done. It’s who we are.
See what our employees are saying on the top workplaces website.
I was inspired by Nancy Long, Chief HR Officer at Hitatchi Data Systems to write this blog post: People ARE the experience:
Thanks again for the inspiration! Lauren Klein