Hitachi Consulting
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Hitachi Consulting Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Jun 4, 2014
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Senior Manager Interview

Senior Manager
Atlanta, GA

I applied online and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Hitachi Consulting in July 2010.

Interview Details – Applied via online site for an excellent position (would have been an upward move in my firm). Spoke to internal recruiter, followed standard protocol/process, and moved quickly through the evaluation. Skills and experiences lined up with requirements, so it was more of a personality vetting rather than a normal consultant-track skill evaluation.

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  • Explain your background with CRM, ERP, and portals/document management.   Answer Question
  • What sales and consulting processes (methologies) have you used?   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Limited - this was due to a fair offer in the middle of compensation range (what I deserved).

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Manager Consulting Services Interview

Manager Consulting Services
Chicago, IL

I applied through a recruiter and the process took a day - interviewed at Hitachi Consulting in October 2009.

Interview Details – The hiring process is very straightforward. The interview process was very standard with a screening interview first, then a skills interview over the phone, and finally a face-to-face interview.

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Negotiation Details – Yes, I negotiated on salary. Their initial offer was less than what I was hoping for. I countered and increased the offer by $5K.

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Consultant Interview

Consultant
Irvine, CA

The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Hitachi Consulting in December 2009.

Interview Details – The first interview was on campus and it was mostly a background check of the internships and experience I had. It was very casual, like any other first interview.

The second (and final) interview took place in their downtown Los Angeles office. About 10 people were brought in for a 4 round interview. Interviewed with managers and VPs. Before the interviews started the current consultants had a Q/A session where they presented about the company and opened it up to questions at the end. Also a very laid back experience, great way to get to know the company culture and talk with people. Overall a great interview process.

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Negotiation Details – They were very cordial and nice about negotiating anything.

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Senior Consultant Interview

Senior Consultant

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 5 days - interviewed at Hitachi Consulting in February 2007.

Interview Details – 1. Got an email from someone at HC to set up a phone interview
2. 15 minute phone screen with local HR director
3. Invited to come to HC office - 3 interviews: 2 managers, 1 vp. Very impressive office space in a tall building with a view. Wanted me to talk about several specific experiences. Very friendly and not a high-pressure process. I had my response the same day.

My advice: Come prepared to talk about things YOU have specifically done/accomplished. They want to understand what kind of person you are and how you would fit in.

Interview Question – They don't use trickery to get at what they want to know about you. Just come prepared to talk about your experience using statements that relate to things YOU actually did.   Answer Question

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Director Business Strategy Services Interview

Director Business Strategy Services
New York, NY

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2+ months - interviewed at Hitachi Consulting in December 2007.

Interview Details – I was part of a team HCC was trying to hire from another consultancy, and thus the group of eight of us were approached as a team. We were also speaking to Deloitte and E&Y.

As HCC were reorganizing their internal consulting practices, the conversations we had started in May 2007 and continued sporadically until October 2007. HCC decided to launch a management consulting arm specializing in strategy. During this six month period varied members of our large team went to E&Y, Deloitte and other firms. As I was working on another engagement I did not pursue this opportunity actively until November 2007. At that time I engaged in several phone interviews, then had in-person interviews, both one-on-one and group in NYC and Boston.

The phone interviews were very clear and well-organized, the in-person interviews less so as consultant schedules were subject to sudden shifts! I was able to speak with seven people on the phone in TX, CA and MA around my areas of expertise and interest, two people in one-on-one interviews in NYC, and then another five people in the one-on-one and group live interviews in Boston. I did this number of interviews as part of my due diligence to understand the complex organizational structure at HCC as well as the cut between dotted and straight-line accountability, as I was part of the team tasked with _starting_ the business strategy services group.

HCC is primarily a systems integrator and IT consultancy, with some experience in payment systems and media and entertainment from the acquisition of Dove Consulting. They have grown by acquisition but have not successfully integrated all of the varied pieces (i.e. former Grant Thornton and Arthur Andersen amployees describe themselves in those specific terms, not as Hitachi Consulting employees, which argues for insufficient PMI). HCC functions virtually, with regional offices. There is a considerable amount of travel that they attempt to lesson via their "market" structure, but is a key piece of working at HCC. HCC is very US-and IT-focused. Key areas of skill sought are are SAP/Oracle ERP knowledge, Lawson, JD Edwards and varied Microsoft packages.

Interview Questions

  • How would I manage an SAP implementation?   View Answer
  • Would I join the Organization and Transformation practice or the Business Strategy practice?   View Answer

Negotiation Details – I was able to negotiate a signing bonus, and a salary a bit less than offered by Deloitte, but in line with my expectations. The draw for me was starting a new practice within and existing firm and ideally being able to draw upon the client roster already created to grow opportunities.
I'd advise candidates to negotiate clear severance packages and performance measurement metrics. This was somewhat fuzzy in the firm.

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Manager Interview

Manager
Seattle, WA

I applied through other source and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Hitachi Consulting in February 2008.

Interview Details – Interview was very well organized. The recruiter and recruiting team have a well-run process which includes a phone interview, then several 1:1 meetings with various levels of the consultancy (manager to VP). It also has case studies to test your knowledge. Hitachi also does a lot of behavioral interviewing. Very very well run!

Interview Question – Part of external consultancy includes proposing new projects/selling? Tell me about a time when you had to sell an idea, etc...   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Negotiations were quick and reasonable. Able to negotiate sign-on bonus.

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Manager, Specialized Services Interview

Manager, Specialized Services
Hyderābād (India)

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 5 weeks - interviewed at Hitachi Consulting in February 2013.

Interview Details – Recruiters are good and they are like sales man bcz most of the people are not joining Hitachi Consulting after getting the offer so they are selling to the job seekers anyway. Overall Not matured and not transparent.

Interview Question – Do you have exprience in the domain, technology and client handling This question comes to you from the managers after joining the organisation and after getting selected in the client interview.   View Answer

Negotiation Details – NA

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Senior Consultant Interview

Senior Consultant
Pune (India)

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Hitachi Consulting.

Interview Details – Three rounds of interview. One telephonic one face to face technical and one hr

Negotiation Details – They agreed.

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Senior Consultant Interview

Senior Consultant
Bangalore (India)

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Hitachi Consulting in December 2010.

Interview Details – Hiring proocess was good, well co-ordinated and well communicated.
Interview process was just ok, person interview had less knowledge and experience than me. He could not ask questions based on my exp.

Interview Question – Tables and columns names   Answer Question

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Manager Interview

Manager
Hyderābād (India)

I applied online and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Hitachi Consulting in December 2010.

Interview Details – 1st Round - Webcam telephonic round
2nd Round - In-person technical round
3rd Round - In-person domain round
4th Round - HR

Interview Question – It is not difficult question but interesting questions:
You got a P1 bug but you have following day release, What are your next steps.
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Negotiation Details – Limited scope, there is no space for negotiation.

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