Hitachi Consulting

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Hitachi Consulting Reviews

Updated Jul 20, 2014
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3.1 350 reviews

58% Approve of the CEO

Hitachi Consulting President and CEO Philip R. Parr

Philip R. Parr

(170 ratings)

60% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

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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    They have a good management and control structure, commitment to scope of the implementation effort.

    Senior Consultant (Former Employee) Seattle, WA

    ProsThere were additional opportunities to grow, develop,and improve through self-study research and volunteering.

    ConsThere was a sense of lack of motivation and supportive work environment.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTo motivate their employees through friendly and supportive work environment.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    If not in involved with specific people, you will not succeed

    Manager (Former Employee) Dallas, TX

    ProsGood Health and dental plans

    ConsYou are selected for projects if people know you personally. If you are not known, you will be overlook and further ignored for utilization, sales and project management opportunities.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNeed a better way of utilizing all employees, not just the popular ones.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great culture and people, very difficult for lower levels

    Consultant (Current Employee)

    ProsThe culture is very "work hard, play hard" which I really enjoy. The people are super fun and outgoing. It's a really fun group.

    Cons-It's very difficult for lower level consultants to move up. You don't really get a choice in which projects you want, and you pretty much just take what you can get
    -Compensation not as high as other firms
    -No bonuses, they really don't reward hard work
    -hours can be really rough.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGive bonuses to reward hard work. Some people work 12-14 hours a day and still only make the base salary (which is below average for consulting).

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great culture, terrible leadership

    Senior Manager (Former Employee) Denver, CO

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

    ConsTerrible 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 Senior ManagementDevelop 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.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Flexible company

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsFlexible work hours, minimun 5 hrs
    Good compensation

    ConsNo hierarchical growth
    Less technical growth

    Advice to Senior ManagementChoose wise managers to lead the team

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great people, but slow sales engine and not enough incentives, both extrinsic & intrinsic to motivate employees

    Manager (Current Employee) Los Angeles, CA

    Pros-People are engaged and willing
    -Company has a well articulated vision
    -Leadership is accessible, at least on a geo level

    Cons-ELT is out of touch with what it takes to motivate and retain its knowledge center, meaning its employees
    -Leadership keeps messaging that employees will be given more while taking more away from the. For example, they promised higher salaries, salaries have not noticeably increased. They promised more perks, but instead reduced cell phone expense cap.
    -Compensation model is terrible
    -Leadership expects employees to sustain the geography by taking on additional tasks, but again, because the compensation model doesn't reward that participation appropriately, culture and enthusiasm for the firm is waning

    Advice to Senior ManagementBegin by not treating your employees as if they are expendable. The future is all based on retaining and building upon knowledge and your existing employees are the most well-positioned to help the company grow and achieve its vision. It's more frustrating knowing our parent company is so wealthy, yet employees are so poorly compensated for their work and effort in building the firm.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great Company to work for

    Manager Specialized Services (Former Employee) Atlanta, GA

    ProsHitachi Consulting is great place to work. I do not see any one getting disappointed with the opportunity offered by company

    ConsYou need to work, just cannot play all the time.

    Advice to Senior ManagementYou are amazing

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

     

    Great Firm to work for

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat People, Good environment, The culture, Good work life balance, Many opportunities to learn and increase your marketability, Dynamic solutions

    ConsSalary is small compared to other firms, there are no bonuses available for consultants or senior consultants only managers and above

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    Yet another corporate ocean in the making

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGood facilities while travelling (on the job). Flexible working.

    Conslow compensation, lot of organizational changes happening though good for the company, affects most of the employees who dont get to speak up.

    Advice to Senior ManagementRecognize the right employees who are dedicated in getting the work done especially those who are not under the radar of the management.

    – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

     

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    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGood Exposure to various skills and domains

    Conssometimes its too much bureaucratic and less motivation

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