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

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Hitachi Consulting President and CEO Philip R. Parr

Philip R. Parr

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    Coasting

    Manager (Current Employee)
    Denver, CO

    ProsThe people I work with are great. The benefits are good and overall they won't make you work too hard. If you are married or have a family they are extremely accomodating.

    ConsYou will now have to travel close to 100% of the time. There is not a lot of opportunity for advancement. if you are one of the lucky few to get a promotion you will be disappointed by the meager salary increases.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThe reorganization is not benefitting anyone but senior management. I've been with the company for a few years and frankly it's hard to drink the kool-aid anymore. I don't see a future for myself here long term.

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    Good Place to work overall, comp need improvement

    Senior Consultant (Current Employee)
    Denver, CO

    ProsGreat people.
    Good culture in former Andersen cities.
    Up and coming practice. Strong leadership.

    ConsValue proposition has changed. Used to be a place that provided a culture of local work over travel. Now they have changed to a national model and no longer have p/l at the local market. Salaries for people who travel now have not been moved commensurate with value proposition change.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet back to leveraged model and make sure you have consistency in how people are working on engagements. SM's should not be doing SC work.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Positive Place to Work

    Senior Consultant (Current Employee)
    Denver, CO

    ProsOpportunities to try different types of projects
    Many opportunities for training/learning
    Great people to work with

    ConsAt times (depending on project assignment), work/life balance can be difficult
    Across all of our locations, levels are not equal (meaning a Senior Consultant in one location doesn't have the same core skills as a Senior Consultant in another location)

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep lines of communication open

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great People Challenging time

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Denver, CO

    ProsThe people are wonderful
    Management understands that challenges of personal/worklife balance
    There are many opportunities to learn and develop skills

    ConsSalary is sub par
    Strategy is unclear
    Change away from a local focus has caused many to reconsider if they are interested in working here

    Advice to Senior ManagementI would suggest that communication of our direction and strategy be better conveyed. Additionally I would suggest that the firm consider the impact of the new strategy and target key resources that they are interested in retaining.

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    The Pursuit of Average

    Senior Manager (Former Employee)
    Denver, CO

    ProsRegional model w/ limited travel (caveat - reorg to national model will affect this to an unknown degree)
    Reorganization announcement that may address some of the historic and cultural issues
    A good place to start a career as a junior business consultant

    ConsHistorically entrenched management with a dated world view of the consulting industry.
    Compensation (salary, benefits, bonus) not competitive.
    Subjective performance evaluations favor a narrow selection of employees.
    Low morale and high attrition rate for consultants that are specialists, technology-focused, senior in experience or high-performers.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet clear about Hitachi's business model and create a singular message to both your staff and your customers about that model. If it is a general continuance of commodity and supplemental consulting, embrace that message and identity with your staff and customers. If it is to be a new model of value-add and specialist consulting, ensure executive experience and acceptance with that model, and replace existing counterproductive metrics and staffing processes with new ones that will attract and retain top talent.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great place to start your career

    Consultant (Current Employee)
    Denver, CO

    ProsThe people provide a great working atmosphere.

    ConsA smaller firm trying to compete with the larger firms, competitive pay is hard to come by.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBusiness decisions should be transparent regardless of what level the employee is

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    We do great work, we just don't get paid well for it.

    Senior Consultant (Current Employee)
    Denver, CO

    ProsThe people I work with are amazing....too bad the company doesn't focus on retaining them.

    ConsThe pay is horrible and promotions are based on time at level only.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPay the people who deserve it more and understand that time at level doesn't mean anything. User your objective critieria that you have spent so much time on or edit that but don't hold people back based on time and don't promote people based on time.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Second Tier Consulting Firm with Good People but Second Rate Executive Leadership

    Manager (Former Employee)
    Denver, CO

    ProsMostly in-town work, good people at the local level all the way up to the senior local leadership, stable office, some interesting work

    ConsLarge consulting firm politics without the upside of a large consulting firm name, second tier player, previously had lower pay than other comparable (and sometimes better) firms, pyramid structure out of whack, hard to advance beyond manager for most as the room at the top is dictated not by performance but by space available first, salary bands are all over the place

    Advice to Senior ManagementListen more to your people doing the work on the ground. Remove a few layers at the top and internally to flatten the structure to make the company lean. Make the customer the top priority again.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    unless desperate move on

    Senior Consultant (Current Employee)
    Denver, CO

    Prosgood place to start if you're coming out fo college but not for Sr Consultant. They have a nice benefits package, which is good for those that need it. Great Health benefits.

    Conspoor managment, poor communication, impossible to get people to do their jobs correctly. The management and recruiting team is not technical even close to enough to understand their own consultants and clients' needs. They don't review their consultants skill sets to better place them for growth of the company or growth of the consultant. Efforts should be taken from the top down to reduce turnover and keep consultants on staff that actually know their skill sets not fake them.

    Advice to Senior Managementcommunicate better and base reviews and promotions on skill set and performance not time spent in a position.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    There is probably a reason for the high turnover

    Senior Consultant (Current Employee)
    Denver, CO

    ProsHitachi Consulting is a constantly growing and evolving consulting firm..
    Clients are generally very happy with the projects (at least on my engagements).
    Lower levels will get a more rounded experience out of college than they would get at other firms.

    ConsPoor Pay
    Ratings / Promotions are time based above all else.
    No encouragement to be a star performer. Everyone is rated on a 1 (poor) - 5 (star) rating. A while back they started an "everyone is a 3" campaign.
    The Denver office is continually working to make subjective things objective. Consulting is a business of subjectivity, you cannot objectively compare a technical resource on a BI project against a functional resource on a marketing project.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStop trying to keep secrets from everyone below the manager level.

    Get rid of the senior managers who have been there forever. While they may be billable, that is not always a reason to keep someone around. Senior managers should be dynamic and impressive. Not old and stale.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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