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Pros
  • Work life balance is good but although depends on the project (in 37 reviews)

  • The culture is very relaxed and the people are great (in 28 reviews)


Cons
  • But perhaps better work life balance (in 12 reviews)

  • Senior Management is out of touch with reality (in 15 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great place to grow your skills

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Manager  in  Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Denver, CO

    I have been working at Hitachi Consulting full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    The people and smart and collaborative. I have a lot of flexibility whether to travel or not (likely due to my specialized area). I am compensated fairly.

    Cons

    HCC is going through some growing pains due to multiple global acquisitions while also trying to grow the service lines outside of more classical ERP-type services.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to work, good people

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Consultant  in  Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Consultant in Denver, CO

    I worked at Hitachi Consulting full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    People, learning and development, culture

    Cons

    Big company that tends to reorganize often

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Follow through on promises

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Great culture, terrible leadership

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Manager  in  Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Denver, CO

    I worked at Hitachi Consulting full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Culture
    People at lower level (Consultants, Managers SM)
    Flexible work schedules

    Cons

    Terrible compensation compare to other consulting firms
    Poor leadership, executives with no vision and strategy, they continue to acquire more companies without solid strategy what to do with them.
    Senior VPs and Execs care about their own future and slice of the pie. Lower people below VP are treated poorly and not compensated well.
    Poor benefits and training program. Zero external training or cross-training to make employees marketable.
    Lack of strategic projects, pipeline
    Business model that worked years ago, no longer works. More of top talent are leaving the firm as they are fed up with upper management, lack of leadership, practice growth and vision.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Develop a solid strategy and what differentiates HC brand in the marketplace
    Focus on employees and compensation, total reward to compete with other consulting firms
    Senior VPs need to go through some leadership training. They disparately need it!! Too many clueless execs and Senior VPs that don't deliver to their promise or bring any value-add to the organization, neither meet their sales #s.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great people, just needs to invest in them

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager  in  Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Manager in Denver, CO

    I worked at Hitachi Consulting full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    The people are great
    The work can be interesting

    Cons

    The firm just doesn't invest in its people enough - training, etc.
    I never felt that senior leadership had a clear vision as to where they wanted to go and how to get there

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take a step back, decide what you want the firm to be, and make a plan to get there

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great people

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant  in  Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Denver, CO

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

    Pros

    I greatly enjoy the leadership and activities in my local office. There is a clear progression path for junior level employees and wonderful learning opportunities.

    Cons

    Do not get a lot of control over where you get staffed - particularly at the lower levels

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Leadership could more clearly convey how hard its working for its employees in its communications. Sometimes its dedication to internal efforts isn't highlighted as much as it should be and gets lost in the shuffle of other corporate initiatives.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 3 people found this helpful  

    Laying off left and right - Way behind plan, poor management

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Manager  in  Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Denver, CO

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

    Pros

    Some really decent, hardworking people, especially at mid-lower levels

    Cons

    Sr Management with little to no long-term vision or concern about retention
    Failure after failure at acquisition goals
    Unrealistic revenue goals given resources and plan
    Poor communication between Sr Management and the rest of company
    Been slowly offshoring much of critical functions to India after purchase of Sierra Atlantic--but positioned resulting job eliminatiosn as "job redundancy"
    Laying off 6-10% of workforce in 2012

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Your drastic and almost reckless strategy for reducing operating income is obviously impacting both your growth and reputation. Word spreads fast, to market analysts and to potential customers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Growing company with lots of opportunities.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director  in  Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Director in Denver, CO

    I have been working at Hitachi Consulting full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great culture, strong leadership, and solid vision.

    Cons

    The growth is surpassing the infrastructure and internal processes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Support the consultants in the field with better support mechanisms.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Lacks training and career development

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant  in  Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Denver, CO

    I have been working at Hitachi Consulting

    Pros

    Great health insurance
    A lot of PTO time

    Cons

    Management doesn't listen to you about your career development wishes
    Not much training, especially with technology
    They make non management people do a lot of administrative work such as creating proposals billing clients, and sales work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There needs to be more opportunities for training. For people that have functional consulting experience, it can be a challenge to get good technical experience and knowledge at Hitachi Consulting. Also Hitachi says that they listen to employees regarding career development. However, I've found that they usually just try to staff me on any project they can find. Plus, some of the project managers lack leadership ability and shouldn't be in charge of other people.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 5 people found this helpful  

    Have vs. have nots

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Manager  in  Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Denver, CO

    I have been working at Hitachi Consulting

    Pros

    Smaller management consulting company where experience can be gained. A pretty good springboard to the larger management consulting companies. Some great comraderie among the working teams who are typically younger consultants.

    Cons

    Have - have not culture where you are either a consultant working long hours for below industry pay, or you are an executive working banking hours for a healthy paycheck. High level of office politics at times as some consultants manuever to become executive favorites. Not an environment for the timid.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Temper the general opinion of favortism in the performance review by making that an objective and open process. Allow employees to formally review their managers to identify management issues. Close the wage inequity gap between consultants and management.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 5 people found this helpful  

    Hitachi Consulting - Change is not always a good thing

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO

    I have been working at Hitachi Consulting

    Pros

    Smart people, good clients and challenging work

    Cons

    - New national operating model is not for everyone
    - Hitachi Consulting lacks the scale to support a true national industry and solution organization structure that targets billion dollar and above companies
    - Organization model changes will continue to drive high turnover for those people interested in true work life balance
    - Hitachi Consulting has effectively moved away from working with mid-market companies

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hold on tight, turnover in the coming months/years is going to be very high

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

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