Hitachi Consulting Reviews

Updated August 29, 2014
Updated August 29, 2014
359 Reviews

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359 Reviews
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Hitachi Consulting President and CEO Philip R. Parr
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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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  1.  

    Great Place

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Hitachi Consulting

    Pros

    Freedom and ability to organize your daily task.

    Cons

    Promotions limited if your support staff.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Trust!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    HCC has been a great place to learn, be challenged, and grow in my skills.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager
    Current Employee - Manager

    I have been working at Hitachi Consulting full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Ideas and suggestions for process improvement are always welcome. Parent company (Hitachi Ltd) is committed to the growth of HCC through acquisitions that help round out our offerings. Local geo events help build community. Company puts an emphasis on local offices supporting charities. Work life balance is important. Benefits and company perks are great (discounts at client companies, nice offices, healthcare, time off, etc.)

    Cons

    Review process could be clearer on how one is rated among peers.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Consultant at Hitachi

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Hitachi Consulting full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    1) Exposure to many clients
    2) Relatively stable company
    3) Exposure & networking with other Hitachi companies (although this is by chance).
    4) Learn project management in practice

    Cons

    1) Too much administrative overhead
    2) Despite many processes designed to give transparency in promotion process, the current process is very shady
    3) Management is unable to fully take advantage of other Hitachi sister companies
    4) Identity crisis between technology consulting & management consulting
    5) Unwilling to invest in staff education & the current training is useless & not in touch with technology sector

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    1) Further utilize relationship with other Hitachi companies
    2) Stop favoritism
    3) Invest in employee education

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Terrible consulting company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Hitachi Consulting as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    You learn to dress up, send important looking reports (even if useless) every other day.

    Cons

    Very stratified, they take 75% of bill rate and only pass 25% to consultants. They try to be like Accenture but on the cheap so for this 75% margin consultants get terrible benefits and a lot of beauracracy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consultants are the ones making you the money. Your exploitation of them won't win you good will or last forever.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Consultant

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Hitachi Consulting full-time

    Pros

    Work-Life Balance, Consulting Core, roles

    Cons

    Compensation, training, perks, culture, project variety

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great working culture

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Hitachi Consulting full-time

    Pros

    Awesome working culture, great benefits

    Cons

    Lack of personal growth opportunities

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More training opportunities

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 4 people found this helpful  

    Good company, but leadership is stretched too thin to focus on employees.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Hitachi Consulting full-time

    Pros

    Good PTO, especially around Christmas-New Year's. If you don't prefer travel, management tries to find you local opportunities, however, travel is definitely part of the job. Good community presence, and college hiring program. Consulting Core program exposes new-grad hires to a variety of projects and technologies, so really good entry-level career.

    Cons

    Leadership is stretched too thin to be able to focus on what the employees need. Lack of technical leadership due to turnover, so if you're in the technology practice, that should be a major career concern (but maybe this is the case only in my practice). Parent company (Hitachi Ltd.) imposes very challenging targets on the consulting group (Hitachi Consulting), so leadership is always busy chasing targets, losing sight of how to grow the practice, improving delivery quality and preventing turnover. Bonus is irregular, and compensation adjustment is not great, even when promoted.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on growing the practice organically by providing better training options, and empowering your consultants. Do more to prevent turnover, especially your quality employees and those with potential, or you risk becoming another mediocre consulting firm with a revolving door.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Fabulous people, great work.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Hitachi Consulting full-time

    Pros

    Great entrepreneurial environment. The people are wonderful and the opportunities are limitless. The company has allowed for wonderful personal growth as you demonstrate the ability to deliver.

    Cons

    Has worked over the last few years to move up market and compete with larger consulting firms. Would like to see this happen faster and more consistently.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to change model to get more traction with strategy.

  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Nice place to work with

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager, Specialized Services  in  Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Manager, Specialized Services in Pittsburgh, PA

    I have been working at Hitachi Consulting full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Projects and People I worked with this company from last couple of years given me good knowledge and experience. I find resources with diversified knowledge and customers from different business verticals.

    Cons

    Compensation is less by 20-30 % compares to what other competitors pay in the market

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Culture

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager  in  Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Manager in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Hitachi Consulting full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    The culture is very relaxed and the people are great. Great mentoring and learning opportunity.
    They give you important tasks early.

    Cons

    They focus on IT projects and less management consulting projects.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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