Hitachi Consulting

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Hitachi Consulting Reviews

Updated January 9, 2015
Updated January 9, 2015
386 Reviews
3.0
386 Reviews
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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. 3 people found this helpful  

    Hitachi Consulting is a highly dysfunctional company with lack of integrated strategy on a regional or global basis.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Development in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Business Development in Boston, MA

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

    Pros

    Untapped potential of Hitachi corporate in Japan, including the potential reach into many relevant industries.

    Cons

    There are many:
    - Significant lack of visionary management;
    - Strong focus on transactional sales and delivery;
    - Lack of SME depth;
    - Highly political and bureaucratic;
    - Poor teaming and little collaboration among and across the consulting service lines.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would not provide advice to current management. Instead, if able, I would replace most all of the senior U.S. executive staff with fresh, collaborative, innovative thinkers.

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

    Terrible consulting company

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    • 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 (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
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    Consultant

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
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    • 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
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  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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.

  8. 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 (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
  9. 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 (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
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    hitachit

    Current Employee - Business Analyst Consultant in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Business Analyst Consultant in Dallas, TX

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

    Pros

    great place for new graduates to learn the industry and gain experience

    Cons

    limited potential for personal career growth

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    acknowledge superiors

  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    No real differentiation in the market

    • 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

    For young consultants trying to gain experience, Hitachi can be a good place to work. Not sure its a place to hang your hat for a career.

    Cons

    Seems to be a lack of commitment and understanding by executive management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be fair with employees.

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