Hitachi Consulting

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Hitachi Consulting Reviews

Updated Jul 4, 2014
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3.1 350 reviews

58% Approve of the CEO

Hitachi Consulting President and CEO Philip R. Parr

Philip R. Parr

(170 ratings)

60% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work life balance is good but although depends on the project(in 37 reviews)

  • The culture is very relaxed and the people are great(in 28 reviews)


Cons
  • But perhaps better work life balance(in 12 reviews)

  • Senior Management is out of touch with reality(in 15 reviews)

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    A "sweet spot" within the technology consulting industry

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Atlanta, GA

    ProsHitachi Consulting has work/life balance in consulting figured out. The fundamental travel requirement is inherently limiting, but HC leadership supports each person's individual needs to balance their lives. Propose a rational plan to meet the company/client's needs as well as your own and leaderhip is eager to work with you.

     - Great projects
     - Many opportunities to contribute to firm and personal growth outside of project work
     - Current growth trajectory much higher than the industry providing opportunities for advancement at all levels.

    Cons- Consistent, rapid growth has caused tremendous change in internal operations which can be hard to keep up with.

    Advice to Senior ManagementRecent changes in communications and increased transparency in terms of how we manage our business has been very well received - please keep it going!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Working with Hitachi Consulting as an Architect and Manager

    Manager (Current Employee) Dallas, TX

    ProsGood people, good management, job satisfaction, company stability

    Consrequires national and sometime global travel, pay is not top dollar but reasonable

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Hired under false pretenses, talked to in a condescending manner, then let go.

    Senior Human Resources Specialist (Current Employee) Dallas, TX

    ProsFacilities are top notch, IT system and department is quality.

    ConsUnderdeveloped training within the HR department, management is ill equipped to lead, let alone manage. Instruction for new hires is non existient. Inconsistiency regarding the QA/QC of individual work.

    Advice to Senior ManagementI applied for an HR Business Partner position. I have 7 years of HR experience, iincluding Supervisory and Sr. Managerial/SME experence supporting over 6000 employees at over 30 locations. After interviewing several times I was "the ideal candidate for a different position" and hired as an Sr. HR Specialist. Coming in I was told that my primary responsibilities would be to write processes for our routine HR reporting. Once I got here I was given a share drive full of reports, notes described as process documents and told to figure them out. After two months of my three month temp position I was able to reverse engineer the reports and determine how they were ran. I started working here in July, out of the 19 reports due each month, 13 of them had not been completed since April. Why? Because the only person who knew how to run them was the person I replaced. My counterparts had no knowledge, my manager didn't have a clue how any of them were ran. No big deal.
    While having to figure out how to run these reports, I was also now responsible for running the reports. The ultimate goal was to have our outsourced office in India take these reports over. Unfortunately, they lack the minimal skill required fo manipulate a simple spreadsheet.
    Come October, I'm told that they cannot hire me on full time, but would extend my temp status. I am now a Salaried, Exempt employee in a temp position, so I am not afforded PTO or Holiday pay, which Im' currently investigating with the DOL to ensure legality.
    Come the end of October, I'm then told that I would be let go December 21st, and recieved complaints that it took so long to iron out the issues with their reports. Reports that no one else knows how to run, let alone write process documents for.
    I'm disappointed as I do enjoy the work enviornment of the company as a whole, they are very much into volunteering and do alot of events for company morale. Unfortunately, the HR department here is in a bad way. I come from larger companies that support 10 times as many employees and while it was hectic, the knowledge base was there.
    If you are an HR professional looking for a worthwhile position, look elsewhere.

    p.s. the person they hired for the HRBP position instead of me left the company a month ago. I don't know if it was by choice or by force. Other HR staff have either been laid off for budgetary reasons or have just moved to other departments; so its safe to say the issues are systemic.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    This is nice company to work

    Manager (Current Employee) San Jose, CA

    ProsGood Management keep going on the same way

    ConsNo Cons as per my knoweldge

    Advice to Senior ManagementNo advice...keep happy your employee

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Awesome people make this place a great place to work at

    Senior Manager (Current Employee) Portland, OR

    ProsGreat coaching and mentoring
    Opportunities to grow
    Growing which increases the opportunities

    ConsTravel requirement makes it harder to balance

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great people

    Senior Consultant (Current Employee) Denver, CO

    ProsI greatly enjoy the leadership and activities in my local office. There is a clear progression path for junior level employees and wonderful learning opportunities.

    ConsDo not get a lot of control over where you get staffed - particularly at the lower levels

    Advice to Senior ManagementLeadership could more clearly convey how hard its working for its employees in its communications. Sometimes its dedication to internal efforts isn't highlighted as much as it should be and gets lost in the shuffle of other corporate initiatives.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great culture

    Senior Manager (Current Employee) Chicago, IL

    ProsGreat culture, work environment, people, work/life balance

    ConsCompensation, limited benefits, type of projects

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Manager (Current Employee) Atlanta, GA

    ProsOutstanding co workers
    Interesting projects
    Ability to move up quickly
    Ability to do different things

    ConsI have been traveling every week since I started. Once you get used to it, it isn't that bad unless of course you have a family.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Love it!

    Consultant (Current Employee) Dallas, TX

    ProsI love the atmosphere, the onboarding process is great and the work life balance is phenomenal! This job is as great as you make it and more!

    ConsIt's a little hard to network and meet people because people aren't consistenly in the office but people are willing to meet you when they can.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Growing company with lots of opportunities.

    Director (Current Employee) Denver, CO

    ProsGreat culture, strong leadership, and solid vision.

    ConsThe growth is surpassing the infrastructure and internal processes.

    Advice to Senior ManagementSupport the consultants in the field with better support mechanisms.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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