Hitachi Consulting Reviews

Updated July 29, 2015
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Hitachi Consulting President and CEO Philip R. Parr
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Pros
  • can maintain very good work life balance (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 managers and senior management do dirty politics (in 13 reviews)

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  1. The Pursuit of Quality

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO

    I have been working at Hitachi Consulting

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Challenging work, projects, and clients. If you have the right skillset or want to build a skillset, this is a great place to do it. Those who have the confidence and ability to ask for what they want will get it (as is the way life goes, right?)

    Cons

    There is a perceived inconsistency between management styles, but this is typical of any organization and internal efforts are being made to provide more consistency.

    Advice to Management

    Quality will always win over politics. If senior management can focus on hiring the best and keeping them (us) happy, then the company will grow, business will increase, and revenues will follow.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Hitachi Consulting = Team Environment + Lots of Valuable Experience

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    Current Employee - Consultant
    Current Employee - Consultant

    I have been working at Hitachi Consulting

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    1) Senior Management (in my office) has a *very* open door policy 2) Team atmosphere amongst co-workers as opposed to competition for good laddering (the firm doesn't succeed unless we all succeed) 3) Small offices make for a family-like team 4) Feels like a startup company where you are given a lot of opportunities to be a utility player and thereby obtain myriad experience 5) More flexibility than competitors in terms of whether you'd like to travel or not

    Cons

    1) Lack of a stock purchase plan such as an ESPP 2) Annual review process is cumbersome, as it is at all consulting firms where their people is the product

    Advice to Management

    From a local standpoint, the VP's in my office are absolutely fantastic. More communication from our CEO to all employees would be encouraged.


  3. Great people and culture

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    Current Employee - Senior Manager
    Current Employee - Senior Manager

    I have been working at Hitachi Consulting

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people to work with; they really care about their employees. I get to do interesting work with great people

    Cons

    Still growing; don't always have depth of resources needed and makes selling/staffing work challenging.

    Advice to Management

    You need to be more visible to employees; you are very motivating and create positive energy when you address the company.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    great place to work and build experience. plenty of really smart people.

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Hitachi Consulting

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    people, flexibility, opportunity, leadership, training programs, time off

    Cons

    pay, size of projects may be smaller than other larger companies.

    Advice to Management

    senior managers are sometimes stuck managing a difficult project after it has been sold with unrealistic expectations around scope.


  6. Very good overall for an IT consulting firm

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Manager in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at Hitachi Consulting

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people Easy access to leadership within the firm Good combination of being a relatively new company but also being stable and established in a lot of ways Work-life balance is generally very good for a consulting company Market focus helps keeps people local

    Cons

    While the company has come a long way in the last few years, there is still room for improvement with regard to methodologies, processes, etc. Markets and practice areas are all managed in different ways

    Advice to Management

    Keep working on improving internal training, methodologies, etc. I think we are headed in the right direction there.


  7. Building a career with great people...

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    Current Employee - Manager
    Current Employee - Manager

    I have been working at Hitachi Consulting

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I work with really smart people that I respect and am challenged by every day. Not only does the industry require continuous learning about new clients and solutions, I am learning how to be a leader and grow directly from the people I work with every day. I also feel valued and a part of my local office community.

    Cons

    Project depending, hours can be long and clients can be tough, but this is more a function of the industry than the the company specifically. Sometimes its tough to know what's going on across the company.

    Advice to Management

    Sell good work. Everything else comes after that.


  8. Helpful (1)

    In a tough year, Hitachi Consulting leadership continues to make good decisions and to focus on their people

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    Current Employee - Manager, Specialized Services in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Manager, Specialized Services in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Hitachi Consulting

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Hitachi Consulting has a fresh and dynamic culture, largely due to leadership's attantion to individual growth. People are challenged to grow while akoing room for work/life balance.

    Cons

    Pressure and work hours during high profile projects

    Advice to Management

    I think management is consistently focused on improvement. It will never be perfect (anywhere) but the Hitachi Consulting culture & career amnagement process is very good. Proces sis important but it's about people. and personal connections.


  9. Helpful (1)

    Collaborative environment

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Hitachi Consulting

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The backbone of Hitachi Consulting is a strong collaborative environment;. The company also provides helpful mentors and career advisors who have significant consulting experience and tenure. As a small consulting practice, there is plenty of opportunity to contribute to internal development and create processes and programs that last for future generations. The opportunity to innovate and demonstrate your leadership skills is very strong - and very encouraged - in this environment.

    Cons

    Hitachi Consulting is still a small to mid-size company, so still has some process kinks to work out and the administrative load can sometimes be higher than at other large firms. Salary is sometimes lower, but the travel load is lighter and higher pay at other firms is sometimes really hazard pay for constant travel or working with competitive idiots.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to be open and honest with employees. Don't sugarcoat.


  10. Helpful (1)

    Great place to work

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Hitachi Consulting

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I like working at Hitachi Consulting because we have a great leadership team and I love the people I work with. Everyone I know in my company is super smart and enjoyable to work with... Also there are a lot of career advancement opportunities and training.

    Cons

    I feel like my salary is less than of my peers in other Consulting Companies.

    Advice to Management

    Slary bands should be transperant and disclosed at the company's intranet.


  11. Helpful (1)

    Lots of changes with growing pains - but for the better

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager Consulting Services in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Manager Consulting Services in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at Hitachi Consulting

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Top notch people provide a stimulating professional environment and make it enjoyable. I have been able to work on a variety of projects that have built up my skills. I have seen a lot of increased focus on training and regimented skill development over the past year. Recently, HCC went from geography based teams to technology and management consulting teams that I see as a positive for my future career development. The changes were the result of a new Strategic plan to grow significantly over the next 5 years.

    Cons

    Dust needs to settle on all of the changes the past year, while I think they will be good in the long run, they have created much turmoil. Some people prefered the geography model. I personally enjoy travel and prefer to work on projects wherever the best opportunities are located. In a few years this may be a negative but for now it is not a problem for me.

    Advice to Management

    No more org changes for a while - stick to the significant growth strategy.



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