Hitachi Consulting

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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

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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    Lots of good people, but lacking in overall cohesiveness

    Senior Manager (Current Employee) Dallas, TX

    ProsThere are many good people if you can get involved with them. Good partnerships with several key software vendors.

    ConsWay too much politics. Too much unfriendly competition between teams across the nation. Executive management doesn't appear to be genuinely concerned with making it a better place to work.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDon't do the employee satisfaction surveys just to get an aggregate score - actually read and heed some of the feedback people give you in them! Stop trying to make it into another Arthur Andersen and just go with what works for the group you have.

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    Hitachi Consulting is the worst consulting company this 30 year industry veteran has ever seen. AVOID AT ALL COSTS!

    Vice President (Current Employee) Dallas, TX

    ProsHitachi Consulting is one of the worst consulting companies I have ever experienced. I have been working in the industry for over 30 years and the Hitachi Consulting leadership is some of the worst I have ever experienced. The morale at Hitachi Consulting is the lowest I have ever experienced. There is a massive gap between those favorites of the leadership team and the rest of the company. The region with the favorites are always promoted and the others are left to earn money and feed the salaries of those in the good ole boys club.

    ConsThe leadership has no concept of how to create a team environment. Favoritism is rampant throughout the company with promotions based on personal relationships.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPromote based on metrics and stop the discrimination, favoritism, and blatant disregard for actual abilities.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Very good overall for an IT consulting firm

    Manager (Current Employee) Dallas, TX

    ProsGreat people
    Easy access to leadership within the firm
    Good combination of being a relatively new company but also being stable and established in a lot of ways
    Work-life balance is generally very good for a consulting company
    Market focus helps keeps people local

    ConsWhile the company has come a long way in the last few years, there is still room for improvement with regard to methodologies, processes, etc.
    Markets and practice areas are all managed in different ways

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep working on improving internal training, methodologies, etc. I think we are headed in the right direction there.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good firm to work for sans the nepotism by the ex-navigator folks in the firm

    Director (Current Employee) Dallas, TX

    ProsFirm not too big nor too small; so one can hope to get noticed if perform well; Pay is comparable to big firms

    ConsDifficult to navigate the office politics and difficult to break into the network of ex-Navigator folks who are at the top echelons of the firm; ex-Navigator folks help each other out when it comes to career progression.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBreak the navigator nepotism that is pervasive across the firm.

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    Good people, third-tier consultancy

    Manager (Former Employee) Dallas, TX

    ProsThe fellow consultants are fairly warm hearted and professional. Before losing many of the top guys, good deal of industry expertise and years of experience at the firm.

    ConsThe management is completely scattered. Was disappointed in the lack of communication and paths for advancement. Compensation is far below market average. Don't know if this was a cultural issue with the senior management from Japan (which to be fair was very nice to work with), but would not advise HC as a good gig. Other support services were minimal. Company has experienced a lot of brain drain in recent years -- many of the better people have left for other gigs that pay market.

    Advice to Senior ManagementSenior decisions seem to be made in a closet and communicated poorly.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    an okay place to park your career for a few years

    Consulting Manager (Former Employee) Dallas, TX

    Prossmall consulting company with greta quality of consultants.
    The oroginal company Tactica was superb, which went downhill after acquisition of Anderson consulting team which took over the company and brought a lot of favoritism in play
    comparable benefits

    Consa lot of favoritism and disregard for hardworking consultants when it was time for promotion. Promotions were based on your selling skills rather than delivery skills.

    Advice to Senior Managementbe fair, reduce favoritism, provide a career path for technically solid consultants instead of trying to make them salespersons.

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    Great folks to work with...if you know where the company is going...

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Dallas, TX

    ProsGreat place to begin your consulting career. Very competent and helpful co-workers so pretty good culture. Pay is pretty fair (but not extravagant). Fairly loyal company...particularly to upper management. Great job by Marketing team to increase favorable visibility of the company over the years. Management wants very much to create a "sticky" work environment to decrease turnover...therefore, they really seem to want to do the right thing for employees. Review process is heavy in overhead but, because it calibrates among consultants, it is more effective than only one-on-one reviews.

    ConsCommunications from the top could be stronger. Room for improvement in collaboration among teams, particularly around sales. Fairly wide breadth of claimed expertise so getting critical mass in some areas is difficult for a medium-sized company...like too many plates to spin effectively.

    Advice to Senior ManagementIncrease strategic communications from the top...your company doesn't really understand where you are going, how you are getting there, and whether or not you are continually being successful or not.

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    Hitachi Consulting has a good strategic vision with good leadership.

    Manager (Current Employee) Dallas, TX

    Prosthe people are great...accomplished and competent

    Conscompensation package is on the low side, inconsistent application of promotion criteria across practices

    Advice to Senior Managementneed to apply consistent promotion and compensation criteria across practices

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    A great company to work for

    Senior Consultant (Former Employee) Dallas, TX

    ProsThe people really make this firm. It's a fun and exciting place to grow your career. Everyone is very fair and treats each other with a great deal of respect. They offer a broad range of solutions and sell to many of the Fortune 100 companies. The solutions they offer allow people to build skills in relevant market solutions.

    ConsIt's a very small consultancy that competes with the big firms, which can sometimes be wierd. Some of the training curiculum isn't too built out yet, although I hear they're working on it. Compensation can be a little on the low end for the marketplace.

    Advice to Senior ManagementListen to your people. Talk with the Senior Consultant and Manager level people regularly.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    good company, smart experienced people - one of the best consulting firms to work for

    Senior Consultant (Current Employee) Dallas, TX

    Prosextremely well qualified colleagues who are excellent at mentoring and sharing knowledge. Brand recognition and business partnerships have a way of getting the company in the door, and people respect that. Hitachi Consulting has done extremely well in the BI arena and establised a name for itself. They adopt a local market approach, so the consultants don't have to travel as much (or at all in some cases), or you can be a part of the National team and be involved in some great, high-exposure engagements.

    Conssome baggage from previous acquisitions and the consulting environment. Compensation does not follow the same pattern as the IT market, which it turn makes consulting job salaries slightly lower than average IT jobs. Also, with consulting, you're expected to be an expert at the client site, and you may end up working longer hours at times.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPay better, higher bonuses.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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