Hitachi Consulting Reviews

Updated March 5, 2015
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  1. Helpful (5)

    Have vs. have nots

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.

  2. Helpful (5)

    Hitachi Consulting - Change is not always a good thing

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

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

  3. Helpful (2)

    Coasting

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Manager in Denver, CO

    I have been working at Hitachi Consulting

    Disapproves of CEO
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The 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.

    Cons

    You 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 Management

    The 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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  5. Helpful (1)

    Good Place to work overall, comp need improvement

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Value 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 Management

    Get 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.

  6. Positive Place to Work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

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

    Cons

    At 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 Management

    Keep lines of communication open

  7. Helpful (6)

    The Pursuit of Average

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

    I worked at Hitachi Consulting

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Regional 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

    Cons

    Historically 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 Management

    Get 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.

  8. Helpful (2)

    Great People Challenging time

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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

    Disapproves of CEO
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Salary 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 Management

    I 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.

  9. Great place to start your career

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

    I have been working at Hitachi Consulting

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The people provide a great working atmosphere.

    Cons

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

    Advice to Management

    Business decisions should be transparent regardless of what level the employee is

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to Management

    Pay 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.

  11. Helpful (1)

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

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

    I worked at Hitachi Consulting

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Large 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 Management

    Listen 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.

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