Hitachi Consulting

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Hitachi Consulting Reviews

Updated December 19, 2014
Updated December 19, 2014
382 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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  1.  

    Good company to work with

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Hitachi Consulting

    Pros

    Good company to work with, lots of training.

    Cons

    Travelling can get bit challenging

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    could do better

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    The employees at Hitachi are first-rate, but young employees have little choice in their roles and practice.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Consultant in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Consultant in Dallas, TX

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

    Pros

    At Hitachi, I worked with some of the best people in my experience. Every member of my project team was ready to help with tasks, teach or train on applications, or work together to solve problems. There are numerous employee resource groups to help connect with people with similar interests or goals, such as charity fundraising, social planning, or minority groups. Additionally, Hitachi has great benefits and vacation policy.

    Cons

    Unfortunately, for me, the cons outweighed the pros at Hitachi. As a college hire, I was not given any choice on the type of work I was involved in. I was pulled into an area outside my interest and expertise, and it became apparent that I would not be able to exit this practice without leaving the company. I also landed in a project whose management fostered a very negative culture of work-life balance. Team members were often called unexpectedly to work long or late hours on both weekdays and weekends.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Consulting with Matrix Management

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Dallas, TX

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

    Pros

    Busy schedule, Plenty of work, Diverse business culture

    Cons

    Low salaries, lack of product experience, old school management style

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Regional practices are not really open to "national practice" model that has been invoked and dictated

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Great place to work if you love to travel but be careful what you ask for

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    Current Employee - Manager in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Manager in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Great people to work with: smart, energetic and driven. You will definitely be challenged.

    Cons

    There is a big disconnect between local office and national leadership. It really feels like each office is working as a separate unit at times vs the operating model of national first.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Review the disconnect between strategic direction and local implementation as there is a big gap where "things" seem to get lost.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    No Bad

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager, Specialized Services in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Manager, Specialized Services in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Hitachi Consulting full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Hitachi consulting offshore is good for place to work for new college graduates, as they get quite good exposure very quickly. The sierra Atlantic management is good in catering your personal career goals.

    Cons

    Very low pay to offshore transfers to US compared to locals.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 3 people found this helpful  

    Highly stressful place

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Hitachi Consulting (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Most people I interacted with were all good people. Very strong benefits package, vacation time and salary.

    Cons

    Highly stressful place. Rather than replace internally focused people who left, they just transferred work onto others. Everyone I tried to talk to was stressed all the time. Toxic environment overall. Work doesn't need to be that way as I have found since I left!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Consultant at Hitachi

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    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 (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
  9.  

    Great place, great people unfortunately career growth is tied to what team you are on

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    Former Employee - Manager II in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Manager II in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Small company feel with big company backing. Many opportunities to learn and you will receive full support of management to develop your skills. Provides many learning opportunities and reimbursement for training and certifications. Trust in managing your own time. Great place for college hires.

    Cons

    Still stuck in the old consulting mentality of stacking and KPIs. Although they have tried to make some changes in the annual review process, your career growth is still tied to how well the team you are on performs. That means that you can be an outstanding performer, but if you are part of a small team or a team that does not generate much revenue, your career will stall once you are considered a "Manager".

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    When you hear numerous complaints about specific consultants, perhaps it's time to think about getting rid of them. Don't wait for them to leave. Do not promote or bring on consultants at a higher level than they should be. This results in frustration from the other consultants as well as poor delivery with the customers.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 4 people found this helpful  

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

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    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
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Smart People, Good Company

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    Former Employee - Director
    Former Employee - Director

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

    Pros

    Overall I think the culture is good, they work hard at it and for the most part treat their people well.

    Cons

    Sometimes it seamed that several people had only one goal in mind, building their empire. That may have changed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow people to attend training, reward people for their hard work.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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