SANTA CLARA, Calif.— January 16, 2014 — Hitachi Data Systems Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE: 6501), a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE: 6501), today announced that FORTUNE Magazine recognizes HDS as one of the “100 Best Companies to Work For” in 2014. This is the third consecutive year the company has been named to the prestigious annual list.
“At Hitachi Data Systems, we strive to cultivate a winning corporate culture that places a high value on our employees, who are the foundation of our business,” said Nancy Long, executive vice president and chief human resources officer, Hitachi Data Systems. “We believe we can achieve success together – whether it’s driving innovation for our customers, making a difference in the communities where we live and work, or maintaining the company’s strong values, ethics, and career growth opportunities across the globe. We are very proud to once again be named among FORTUNE’s 2014 Best Companies to Work For.”
Today’s announcement adds to the list of accolades received by Hitachi Data Systems consistently over the years. The company was named by Chief Executivemagazine to its annual “40 Best Companies for Leaders” list for each of the past three years under the continued leadership and innovation of CEO Jack Domme. Additionally, HDS was recognized as one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies by the Ethisphere Institute in 2011, 2012, and 2013, and was named to the top 10 best places to work in the San Francisco Bay Area for the past four consecutive years.
To pick the 100 Best Companies to Work For, FORTUNE partners with the Great Place to Work Institute to conduct the most extensive employee survey in corporate America; 257 firms participated in this year's survey. More than 252,000 employees at those companies were surveyed by the institute, a global research and consulting firm operating in 45 countries around the world. Two-thirds of a company's score is based on the results of the institute's Trust Index survey, which is sent to a random sample of employees from each company. The survey asks questions related to their attitudes about management's credibility, job satisfaction, and camaraderie. The other third is based on responses to the institute's Culture Audit, which includes detailed questions about pay and benefit programs and a series of open-ended questions about hiring practices, methods of internal communication, training, recognition programs, and diversity efforts. After evaluations are completed, if news about a company comes to light that may significantly damage employees' faith in management, we may exclude it from the list. Any company that is at least five years old and has more than 1,000 U.S. employees is eligible.
Hitachi Data Systems provides information technologies, services and solutions that help companies improve IT costs and agility, and innovate with information to make a difference in the world. Our customers gain compelling return on investment (ROI), unmatched return on assets (ROA), and demonstrable business impact. With approximately 6,300 employees worldwide, Hitachi Data Systems does business in more than 100 countries and regions. Our products, services and solutions are trusted by the world's leading enterprises, including more than 70% of the Fortune 100 and more than 80% of the Fortune Global 100. Visit us at www.HDS.com.
About Hitachi, Ltd.
Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE: 6501), headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, is a leading global electronics company with approximately 326,000 employees worldwide. The company’s consolidated revenues for fiscal 2012 (ended March 31, 2013) totaled 9,041 billion yen ($96.1 billion). Hitachi is focusing more than ever on the Social Innovation Business, which includes infrastructure systems, information & telecommunication systems, power systems, construction machinery, high functional material & components, automotive systems and others. For more information on Hitachi, please visit the company's website at http://www.hitachi.com.