Hitachi Consulting
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www.hitachiconsulting.com Dallas, TX 1000 to 5000 Employees

Hitachi Consulting Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Apr 5, 2014
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Senior Consultant Interview

Senior Consultant
Irvine, CA

I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Hitachi Consulting in March 2012.

Interview Details – The first interview was conducted by phone from a HR recruiter, then a second technical interview by phone
from a Java architect. After that I was invited to attend a face-to-face interview. The face-to-face interviews consist of 3 sessions, the first session with a manager who introduced herself as an architect,
the second with a senior manager and the final was with a director. The first 2 sessions were technical
and project experience interview and I did well. The last one was with the director, he is a politician,
his questions are "what's your career goal ?", "what would u envision yourself in five years?"... and when I
did not respond straightly to the question ("Would u be willing to sacrifice your time for the job ?" -implying overtime without getting paid) he was obviously annoyed, he then told me that clients do not pay for the travel (meaning you would not get paid either), I did not respond to him, and then he said the new graduate are willing to take the job, willing to put more for less, at that moment I knew I was not going to get the job....

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SharePoint Architect Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Houston, TX

I applied online and the process took 2+ months - interviewed at Hitachi Consulting in April 2012.

Interview Details – The Houston recruiting staff is the stuff of punchlines.

Interview Question – File extension to SharePoint farm backup files.   Answer Question

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Consultant Interview

Consultant
Seattle, WA

The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Hitachi Consulting in November 2010.

Interview Details – 1st round campus interview with a Manager
If invited to next round, you are invited to their downtown seattle office (Convention center) for a full day interview session. This consists of 3 30 minute interviews, usually with a Senior Vice President, a director and a manager.

Interview Questions

  • Tell me about yourself -- strengths, weaknesses, experience   View Answer
  • If you are technical, be ready to answer technical questions...   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – I only had one offer so didn't have much leverage during negotiation. If you have multiple offers, use it to get a better deal. And don't fall for the "everybody calling you and telling you how important you will be to the team"... Consultants are notorious for this.

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Accepted Offer

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Senior Consultant Interview

Senior Consultant
Philadelphia, PA

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Hitachi Consulting in December 2011.

Interview Details – Typical consulting interview. Pre-screen, techincal interview, face to face interview. Good questions that truly test your knowledge and personality.

Interview Question – Why are you looking to join our Firm?   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – n/a

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Consultant Interview

Consultant
San Francisco, CA

The process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Hitachi Consulting in December 2011.

Interview Details – The Interview Process was pretty generous. Consisted of a on-campus interview, that was behavioral.
Then consisted of a on-site interview that was (3) 1:1 interviews that was essentially designed to see if you were a good fit for the company.

Interview Question – Tell me about a time where a member of your team did not contribute   Answer Question

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Declined Offer

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Associate Consultant Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Houston, TX

I applied through college or university and the process took a day - interviewed at Hitachi Consulting in October 2011.

Interview Details – The company contacted me for a first-round interview, and was very flexible when I asked to reschedule the initial set time. The consultant who interviewed me was very friendly, and all the questions were behavioral - no case interviews at all.

Interview Question – Tell me about a time where you had to work with a difficult person.   Answer Question

Reason for Declining – Received an offer from a more prestigious company

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Consultant Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Seattle, WA

The process took a day - interviewed at Hitachi Consulting in November 2011.

Interview Details – The interview process occurred on campus and was 1/2 hour long. All of the questions were very basic. Things like "describe a time you worked in team and there was an issue that arose". Pretty much the standard questions.

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Consultant Interview

Consultant
Dallas, TX

The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Hitachi Consulting in October 2011.

Interview Details – I submitted my resume at the career fair at my university. It took a few weeks to hear back from them since their deadline to submit applications online was a little later. My first interview was a 1:1 interview with a senior manager from the info session the night before. The interview was very conversational and relaxed. A week or so later I heard back that I had been offered to come out for a second interview. The second part of the process was a little different. The first night (night before the interview) there was a dinner at a very nice restaurant with execs and new hires. The dinner was informal but you should still be on your toes during the entire night. Act as if every conversation is a small interview. The day of the interview, we were given a small tour of the floor that Hitachi has in one of the buildings in Dallas. Their area was very nice and modern looking. After the tour, we sat in a meeting room and were fed info about the company and their benefits (which are GREAT)! Then it was time for interviews!!! The first interview was 1:1 and again very conversational. Then there was lunch with new hires. A second interview followed lunch along with a panel discussion and a group case study. The group case study was very relaxed. Just make sure you participate and have fun. Overall, it was a great experience! I loved it! The people were GREAT!

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Negotiation Details – I tried negotiating my salary to start and that was declined to keep the consistency amongst the new hires. If I were you, I would try anyway. I then negotiated for relocation/signing bonus and it was accepted. The lady I negotiated with was very nice and REALLY excited that I liked the company and that I was accepting. My advice....NEGOTIATE!

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Consultant Interview

Consultant
Boston, MA

I applied through college or university and the process took 2 days - interviewed at Hitachi Consulting in April 2011.

Interview Details – Two Rounds of Interviews

1st round consisted of 2 30 minutes 1 on 1 interviews--mostly behavioral questions and resume explanation

2nd round consisted of 3 half hour 1 on 1 interviews and a case study

overall a very stress free interview process

Interview Question – Why would you be a good fit in this position given you do not have any prior consulting experience?   Answer Question

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Accepted Offer

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Consultant Interview

Consultant
San Francisco, CA

I applied through college or university and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Hitachi Consulting in May 2009.

Interview Details – Interview process consisted of one on-campus interview (about 30 minutes). If invited for a second round, it takes place in-house: 3-4 one-on-one interviews with Managers and above. Second round usually includes some sort of meal for meet and greet (dinner the night before, breakfast, one-on-one lunch). All questions are behavioral around the resume: strengths/weaknesses, accomplishments, leadership and group experiences.

Interview Question – What are your top three strengths and weaknesses?   Answer Question

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