Hitachi Consulting
3.2 of 5 345 reviews
www.hitachiconsulting.com Dallas, TX 1000 to 5000 Employees

Hitachi Consulting Reviews in Dallas-Fort Worth, TX

Updated Apr 5, 2014
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3.3 41 reviews

                             

67% Approve of the CEO

Hitachi Consulting President and CEO Philip R. Parr

Philip R. Parr

(18 ratings)

73% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Love it!

    Consultant (Current Employee)
    Dallas, TX

    ProsI love the atmosphere, the onboarding process is great and the work life balance is phenomenal! This job is as great as you make it and more!

    ConsIt's a little hard to network and meet people because people aren't consistenly in the office but people are willing to meet you when they can.

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

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    A good company to work for covering a wide breadth of technology and functional areas

    Architect/Manager (Current Employee)
    Dallas, TX

    ProsOffers flexibility, cross trainging across multiple functional areas, covers technology platforms like Microsoft, Oracle and SAP. Offers multiple functional and cross technology and cross functional areas.

    ConsGrowing pains associated with a steep growth plan

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

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    The company is currently focused on growth at whatever cost

    Senior Manager (Current Employee)
    Dallas, TX

    ProsOpportunity to become part of a fast growing company
    Opportunity to travel for consulting roles
    Opportunity to work with various technologies and industries

    ConsExtreme lack of diversity from the Executive Leadership down, without any regard to making any changes
    Priorties of "the firm" are the what you do (sales numbers, utilization), the how you accomplish is lower in importance - this says a lot about the culture of the company
    Mentoring is not considered a key contribution - it is expected, but it is not valued
    Technical training is not valued enough to set aside funding, the only way to get external training is if you find a project that can/will fund - thus you are limited to the technology of that project
    Promotions are clearly about who you know and not about what you do

    Advice to Senior ManagementUntil you value your people, truly value them, you will continue to see your strong performers walk out the door. Yes, this is to be expected from a consulting firm (as clearly stated by Phil Parr) - and yet somehow our competitors (those much more successful than HCC) have been able to identify ways to keep their strong performers and even add to them.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Senior Consultant (Current Employee)
    Dallas, TX

    ProsGreat working environment for professional growth

    ConsBelow average pay among the other big consulting firms

    Advice to Senior Managementnone

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Hitachi Consulting has an amazing amount of potential in store for careers at all levels.

    Manager (Current Employee)
    Dallas, TX

    ProsIncredible group of peers to both support and sharpen you
    Proven path of succession and high ceilings
    Competitive salaries and benefits

    ConsFast growth can be overwhelming
    Long term but small projects can leave you feeling isolated and out of touch

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep the career and performance management (CPM) a priority and well managed
    Keep the social calendar full and open for those in the field

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Very good company to work for

    Consultant (Current Employee)
    Dallas, TX

    Prosamazing talent to work with
    great solution offered to the clients
    pushing forward to excel always

    Consextensive travel
    relatively small-size company as compared to other big fishes

    Advice to Senior Managementyou are the best, keep taking care of the employees as you are.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Low morale these days - people are leaving in herds...

    Support Services (Current Employee)
    Dallas, TX

    ProsGreat people
    Good work/life balance
    Good benefits
    Heavy emphasis on local community activities

    ConsPoor pay not in line with market and slow process to advance
    Too many and continuous organizational changes

    Advice to Senior ManagementSenior Management needs to be more consistent and become more in tune with what is actually going on at the various offices across the country. Morale has plummetted across the firm this past year with the new operating model. Something has to be done to motivate people again - they are leaving in herds.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Senior Consultant (Current Employee)
    Dallas, TX

    ProsPros
    - great place to start you career
    - talented peers and managers
    - exposure to a lot of different projects

    ConsCons
    - Work life balance can be a challenge
    - living out of a suitcase is fun in the beginning

    Advice to Senior Management- reward your existing employee before you look for outside talent. Pay your existing employee in line with market please

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    I've been at Hitachi Consulting and an acquired organization for more than 13 years and it's been a great experience

    Vice President (Current Employee)
    Dallas, TX

    Pros* Hitachi Consulting has encouraged development of new consulting practices which will help us grow and differentiate ourselves.
    * Majority of the employees are smart, hard working talented people that are very interested in helping clients solve real problems
    * Most employees are good at collaborating with each other in order to provide the most value for our clients

    Cons* Leadership team members (at times) seem like they are not all aligned. This can create competition among teams for staffing and credit etc. This is definitely getting better with the new org model of 2010 - I am seeing much more cooperation among teams now that the geo/market offices do not control account relationships and staffing.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPressure from leadership to form more of a pyramid structure (less top heavy, more bottom heavy) is not always consistent with the level of expertise that some of our clients expect/desire/need. Leadership needs to be careful to not adopt the "Andersen model" of the 80's in the 2010 decade.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Not good

    Vice President (Current Employee)
    Dallas, TX

    ProsGood people
    Good clients
    Good training if you try to get it
    Good backing from an international firm who is on board with Hitachi being the global consulting arm
    Acquistion companies were fantastic

    ConsTerrible strategy going forward
    Everyone came here to work for one reason, now we are on another
    Focus on profitabilty a terrible message
    This is consulting - it is about the people
    Hemorraging people

    Advice to Senior ManagementFocus on the people going forward. Very few people are on board with the strategy. Treat people right - you have not for a long time now. Make an acquisition and quit messing around - if your strategy is to be a $1B company then do it & quit pretending.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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