Hitachi Consulting

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Pros
  • Work life balance is good but although depends on the project (in 40 reviews)

  • The culture is very relaxed and the people are great (in 29 reviews)


Cons
  • Can be stressful and sometimes work/ life balance can be a challenge (in 13 reviews)

  • Senior Management is out of touch with reality (in 12 reviews)

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    Great culture, terrible leadership

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Denver, CO

    I worked at Hitachi Consulting full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Culture
    People at lower level (Consultants, Managers SM)
    Flexible work schedules

    Cons

    Terrible compensation compare to other consulting firms
    Poor leadership, executives with no vision and strategy, they continue to acquire more companies without solid strategy what to do with them.
    Senior VPs and Execs care about their own future and slice of the pie. Lower people below VP are treated poorly and not compensated well.
    Poor benefits and training program. Zero external training or cross-training to make employees marketable.
    Lack of strategic projects, pipeline
    Business model that worked years ago, no longer works. More of top talent are leaving the firm as they are fed up with upper management, lack of leadership, practice growth and vision.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Develop a solid strategy and what differentiates HC brand in the marketplace
    Focus on employees and compensation, total reward to compete with other consulting firms
    Senior VPs need to go through some leadership training. They disparately need it!! Too many clueless execs and Senior VPs that don't deliver to their promise or bring any value-add to the organization, neither meet their sales #s.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 5 people found this helpful  

    Have vs. have nots

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Denver, CO

    I have been working at Hitachi Consulting

    Pros

    Smaller management consulting company where experience can be gained. A pretty good springboard to the larger management consulting companies. Some great comraderie among the working teams who are typically younger consultants.

    Cons

    Have - have not culture where you are either a consultant working long hours for below industry pay, or you are an executive working banking hours for a healthy paycheck. High level of office politics at times as some consultants manuever to become executive favorites. Not an environment for the timid.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Temper the general opinion of favortism in the performance review by making that an objective and open process. Allow employees to formally review their managers to identify management issues. Close the wage inequity gap between consultants and management.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 5 people found this helpful  

    Hitachi Consulting - Change is not always a good thing

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO

    I have been working at Hitachi Consulting

    Pros

    Smart people, good clients and challenging work

    Cons

    - New national operating model is not for everyone
    - Hitachi Consulting lacks the scale to support a true national industry and solution organization structure that targets billion dollar and above companies
    - Organization model changes will continue to drive high turnover for those people interested in true work life balance
    - Hitachi Consulting has effectively moved away from working with mid-market companies

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hold on tight, turnover in the coming months/years is going to be very high

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 6 people found this helpful  

    The Pursuit of Average

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Denver, CO

    I worked at Hitachi Consulting

    Pros

    Regional model w/ limited travel (caveat - reorg to national model will affect this to an unknown degree)
    Reorganization announcement that may address some of the historic and cultural issues
    A good place to start a career as a junior business consultant

    Cons

    Historically entrenched management with a dated world view of the consulting industry.
    Compensation (salary, benefits, bonus) not competitive.
    Subjective performance evaluations favor a narrow selection of employees.
    Low morale and high attrition rate for consultants that are specialists, technology-focused, senior in experience or high-performers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get clear about Hitachi's business model and create a singular message to both your staff and your customers about that model. If it is a general continuance of commodity and supplemental consulting, embrace that message and identity with your staff and customers. If it is to be a new model of value-add and specialist consulting, ensure executive experience and acceptance with that model, and replace existing counterproductive metrics and staffing processes with new ones that will attract and retain top talent.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Second Tier Consulting Firm with Good People but Second Rate Executive Leadership

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Manager in Denver, CO

    I worked at Hitachi Consulting

    Pros

    Mostly in-town work, good people at the local level all the way up to the senior local leadership, stable office, some interesting work

    Cons

    Large consulting firm politics without the upside of a large consulting firm name, second tier player, previously had lower pay than other comparable (and sometimes better) firms, pyramid structure out of whack, hard to advance beyond manager for most as the room at the top is dictated not by performance but by space available first, salary bands are all over the place

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen more to your people doing the work on the ground. Remove a few layers at the top and internally to flatten the structure to make the company lean. Make the customer the top priority again.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    There is probably a reason for the high turnover

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Denver, CO

    I have been working at Hitachi Consulting

    Pros

    Hitachi Consulting is a constantly growing and evolving consulting firm..
    Clients are generally very happy with the projects (at least on my engagements).
    Lower levels will get a more rounded experience out of college than they would get at other firms.

    Cons

    Poor Pay
    Ratings / Promotions are time based above all else.
    No encouragement to be a star performer. Everyone is rated on a 1 (poor) - 5 (star) rating. A while back they started an "everyone is a 3" campaign.
    The Denver office is continually working to make subjective things objective. Consulting is a business of subjectivity, you cannot objectively compare a technical resource on a BI project against a functional resource on a marketing project.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop trying to keep secrets from everyone below the manager level.

    Get rid of the senior managers who have been there forever. While they may be billable, that is not always a reason to keep someone around. Senior managers should be dynamic and impressive. Not old and stale.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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