"Excellent Company; Great peers!; unfortunately I experienced poor executive management."
What do you like about working at Hitachi?
"My peers were the best! So was my inside/customer support staff! My clients were super fun and always had a great time traveling around to support them in their own endeavors! I believed in the products. I still do! and actually wished I would have transferred into a different division - I believe I would have had further longevity with them."
Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?
"Again, be yourself. Shine! and talk about HitachI in what areas of their product lines you maybe familiar with or heard about, maybe even own! Talk about their roadmap of products anticipated in the coming year; uncover with them, what's growing successfully in their markets, what's showing a slump; and what, if any, has been on back order Has manufacturing been able to keep up with the supply and demand of the market if not, what is currently the turn around on fulfilling back orders And, does this hinder quarterly sales expectations as an Account Rep - Listen to their needs, be open to rolling up the sleeves, stepping in mud, but having a willingness to sludge through and help the company continue to achieve its success. Speak fluently about your own sales strategy that works for you and how this would work for them. Is it the same or different ..the candidate who wins a seat just has to know, like any manufacturer, you are always pushing against increasing number of units and increased margins! It is a fun environment - full of challenges - and absolutely express that you enjoy this too! Express your personal pride in being a team player!"
What don't you like about working at Hitachi?
"There was not necessarily anything disappointing with the company, the products or the clients; what went awry were two C-level executives with poor professional ethics that finally caught up with them, and were later dismissed from their duties; unfortunately, much later after my original departure."
What suggestions do you have for management?
"None. Hitachi's a great company! I just believe the two executives that I had an unfortunate experience with were too good at covering their not-so-great sides, thus I truly believe no one was anticipating a need to question further their code of ethics."
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