I applied through an employee referral and the process took 5 days - interviewed at Hitachi Consulting in March 2009.
Interview Details – I met with 3 Sr Managers and 2 Partners in a total of 4 meetings within one morning. There was no difficult questions, but we were both looking for a good fit. I may have been too specialized within the IT security field, and they were looking for an IT generalist to cross selling their services.
Interview Question – What makes you think you qualify for this position? Answer Question
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2+ months - interviewed at Hitachi Consulting in March 2009.
Interview Details –
I was part of a team HCC was trying to hire from another consultancy, and thus the group of eight of us were approached as a team. We were also speaking to Deloitte and E&Y.
As HCC were reorganizing their internal consulting practices, the conversations we had started in May 2007 and continued sporadically until October 2007. HCC decided to launch a management consulting arm specializing in strategy. During this six month period varied members of our large team went to E&Y, Deloitte and other firms. As I was working on another engagement I did not pursue this opportunity actively until November 2007. At that time I engaged in several phone interviews, then had in-person interviews, both one-on-one and group in NYC and Boston.
The phone interviews were very clear and well-organized, the in-person interviews less so as consultant schedules were subject to sudden shifts! I was able to speak with seven people on the phone in TX, CA and MA around my areas of expertise and interest, two people in one-on-one interviews in NYC, and then another five people in the one-on-one and group live interviews in Boston. I did this number of interviews as part of my due diligence to understand the complex organizational structure at HCC as well as the cut between dotted and straight-line accountability, as I was part of the team tasked with _starting_ the business strategy services group.
HCC is primarily a systems integrator and IT consultancy, with some experience in payment systems and media and entertainment from the acquisition of Dove Consulting. They have grown by acquisition but have not successfully integrated all of the varied pieces (i.e. former Grant Thornton and Arthur Andersen amployees describe themselves in those specific terms, not as Hitachi Consulting employees, which argues for insufficient PMI). HCC functions virtually, with regional offices. There is a considerable amount of travel that they attempt to lesson via their "market" structure, but is a key piece of working at HCC. HCC is very US-and IT-focused. Key areas of skill sought are are SAP/Oracle ERP knowledge, Lawson, JD Edwards and varied Microsoft packages.
Negotiation Details –
I was able to negotiate a signing bonus, and a salary a bit less than offered by Deloitte, but in line with my expectations. The draw for me was starting a new practice within and existing firm and ideally being able to draw upon the client roster already created to grow opportunities.
I'd advise candidates to negotiate clear severance packages and performance measurement metrics. This was somewhat fuzzy in the firm.
I applied through other source and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Hitachi Consulting in March 2009.
Interview Details – Interview was very well organized. The recruiter and recruiting team have a well-run process which includes a phone interview, then several 1:1 meetings with various levels of the consultancy (manager to VP). It also has case studies to test your knowledge. Hitachi also does a lot of behavioral interviewing. Very very well run!
Interview Question – Part of external consultancy includes proposing new projects/selling? Tell me about a time when you had to sell an idea, etc... Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Negotiations were quick and reasonable. Able to negotiate sign-on bonus.
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Hitachi Consulting in March 2009.
Interview Details – The company recruiter was very informative about the company and position available. She kept in touch during the interview process providing feedback and status of upcoming interviews. The interview process consisted of meeting a couple high-level executives within the organization who just felt me out for goals and fit within the company. I was also interviewed by a team lead who had a number of prepared questions to identify skills and how I deal with specific scenarios.
Interview Question – Give an example of a situation where you were not able to meet project deadlines and how did you deal with project owners. Answer Question
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Hitachi Consulting in November 2013.
Interview Details –
Hiring proocess was good, well co-ordinated and well communicated.
Interview process was just ok, person interview had less knowledge and experience than me. He could not ask questions based on my exp.
Interview Question – Tables and columns names Answer Question
Very Easy Interview
I applied through a recruiter and interviewed at Hitachi Consulting.
Interview Details – Please do not go for this company interview. It was a hoax interview. HR called and scheduled a interview on weekday. I went and for formality sake they conducted interview with most easy questions and asked me to leave.
Interview Question – There was no difficult question. Very basic questions Answer Question
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2 days - interviewed at Hitachi Consulting in August 2013.
Interview Details – Great communication and planning before the interview, and they seemed very keen. They offered to skip the first interview and went straight to a technical challenge, which was relatively straight-forward if you know your stuff. Their office in a great location on the London Riverside (although the numbering system is crazy, so don't panic if you pass buildings numbers 1, 6 and 3 in that order!). The people came across as very friendly in person. Unfortunately after the interview their communication has been abysmal, with absolutely no contact afterwards.
Interview Question – The interview mainly consisted of many different "guess what I'm thinking of" or "say the magic phrase" type questions. Answer Question
I applied online and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Hitachi Consulting in February 2013.
Interview Details –
1st Round - Webcam telephonic round
2nd Round - In-person technical round
3rd Round - In-person domain round
4th Round - HR
Interview Question –
It is not difficult question but interesting questions:
You got a P1 bug but you have following day release, What are your next steps. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Limited scope, there is no space for negotiation.
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Hitachi Consulting in January 2013.
Interview Details –
technical round, managerial round and HR. Sometimes client interview is also there.
Technical round will be tough and you have to negotiate well in the HR round. However they pay more then market value. You have to ask for joining bonus and relocation charges.
Telephonic round may start with a telephonic round.
Interview Question – not for me. Answer Question
I applied through college or university and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Hitachi Consulting.
Interview Details – Submitted resume through MBA career center. Selected for campus interview, which was very friendly and informal. In-office interviews with four employees up to VP. Subsequent phone interview with subject matter expert. All interviewers made me feel very comfortable and enthusiastic about company.
Interview Question – No cases. Mostly questions about past experience. Answer Question
Reason for Declining – Salary offered was very low.
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