Hitachi Consulting

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Hitachi Consulting Reviews

Updated November 29, 2014
Updated November 29, 2014
379 Reviews
3.0
379 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 41 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 14 reviews)

  • Senior Management is out of touch with reality (in 13 reviews)

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    Could do better

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Hitachi Consulting full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Low expectations of employees. Wide range of projects and technologies. Decent opportunities to training.

    Cons

    Just not a compelling or interesting place to work. A lot of "old school" VPs who are not interested in creative ideas; only in making their numbers. Hitachi is still focused on ERP which is a dying service. There are very few projects which are interesting and even fewer people that know how to sell them.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Implement a "no jerk" policy.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 4 people found this helpful  

    Terrible consulting company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Hitachi Consulting as a contractor (more than an 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
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Giant company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Gaithersburg, MD
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Gaithersburg, MD

    I worked at Hitachi Consulting (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    For the technical people, there seem to be great opportunities to advance.

    Cons

    At a huge company, figuring out the rules with legal is a slow and scary prospect

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Require management to welcome ALL people from a new acquitision. Seemed like they were NOT open to learning anything from the experience of the people they acquired.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Director - Strategy

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    Former Employee - Director - Strategy in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Director - Strategy in Irvine, CA

    I worked at Hitachi Consulting full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good brand association due to the Parent company.

    Cons

    Lack of a growth strategy, declining market share, acquisitions are a disaster since the acquired teams are completely neglected.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Its about time to realize and embrace globalization to stay competitive & expand operations.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 4 people found this helpful  

    Struggling to find a reason to stay

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Manager
    Current Employee - Senior Manager

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

    Pros

    The professionals in the trenches are quality individuals for the most part.
    Project work is challenging.
    Travel oppportunities are available.

    Cons

    Senior Management is out of touch with reality. Projects are bid without consideration of the work that needs to be done. Most contracts are negotiated to a price, not a deliverable.
    Leadership does not hesitate to throw their team under the bus in order to make themselves look better. It is an "old boys club" that does not value the hard work and sacrafice given by their employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to the people doing the work. Your tactics of underbidding just to win the work are hurting you in the long run. If you want to be the discount service provider, then brand yourself as such and stop trying to compete with the real consulting firms.
    Your HR issues will not go away and will continue to grow if you allow VPs and Directors to run roughshod over the people who deliver your services. Try standing up for your employees once. You may be surprised at the results you get.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 3 people found this helpful  

    A me-too consulting company with poor strategic direction and awful execution.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Hitachi Consulting full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Individual contributors are the salvation of the company in spite of Hitachi's manglement (that's mangle and management combined).

    Cons

    Zero strategy or tactical approach to client growth and management. I can look around and see the same middle managers and vice president stuck in the same title for the last 10 years, mostly because they don't deserve promotion and they haven't been let go. Customer management and relationship building is largely non-existent.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find an identity and create a real culture. Bring the client into the equation by fostering through partnerships. Institute a mentoring program to properly expand new talent's horizons.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great people - no vision

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    Former Employee - Manager in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Manager in Dallas, TX

    I worked at Hitachi Consulting full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great people, interesting work, chance to learn, good opportunities for training

    Cons

    no vision, one size fits all approach to employees that have different skills and jobs, management often seems to be wearing blinders.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Making money or just growing is not a vision. You will get better work and more satisfaction out of employees if you treat them as individuals and not as identical cogs.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    No real differentiation in the market

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director
    Current Employee - Director

    I have been working at Hitachi Consulting full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    For young consultants trying to gain experience, Hitachi can be a good place to work. Not sure it is a place to hang your hat for a career though given the lack of capabilites and innovative solutions.

    Cons

    Seems to be a lack of commitment and understanding by executive management on how to grow a consulting company. Lack of breadth, depth and capabilites to compete with the big boys - ACN, IBM, Deloitte, etc. and no clear strategy on how their going to improve

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire some experienced help that truly understands how to build a consulting company and differentiate themselves in the marketplace.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Philadelphia, PA

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

    Pros

    Relatively new and expanding in many areas

    Cons

    Growth rate is slow compared to other companies

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    They have a good management and control structure, commitment to scope of the implementation effort.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Seattle, WA

    I worked at Hitachi Consulting full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    There were additional opportunities to grow, develop,and improve through self-study research and volunteering.

    Cons

    There was a sense of lack of motivation and supportive work environment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To motivate their employees through friendly and supportive work environment.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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