Hitachi Consulting Reviews

Updated July 25, 2015
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Hitachi Consulting President and CEO Philip R. Parr
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Pros
  • can maintain very good work life balance (in 41 reviews)

  • The culture is very relaxed and the people are great (in 29 reviews)

Cons
  • Can be stressful and sometimes work/ life balance can be a challenge (in 14 reviews)

  • Senior managers and senior management do dirty politics (in 13 reviews)

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  1. Senior Consultant

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    Current Employee - Senior Consultant I in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant I in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Hitachi Consulting full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Professional, 10 - 12 days annual shut down during Christmas/New Year holidays

    Cons

    At least Business Casuals are mandatory


  2. Continues to ignore the real issues

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Vice President in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Vice President in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Autonomy, Work from home options, decent benefits

    Cons

    changes in company direction, no forward planning, no executive leadership, no cohesive leadership,


  3. Best company culture

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    Current Employee - Consultant II in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Consultant II in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Hitachi Consulting full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - Great culture, small enough to know a lot of people at the company and have a strong network while maintaining that family feel - Flexibility to move to different locations - Great industry exposure - Excellent work-life balance - Mentorship program at all levels, but entry level consultants get the most support/guidance

    Cons

    - Salary is not as high as other consultancies, but we also aren't working 60+ hours every week - Diversity of projects is not as big as other consultancies due to our size, although still good projects


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  5. Professionalism

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    Former Employee - Manager, Oracle Soluitions in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Manager, Oracle Soluitions in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Hitachi Consulting full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Hitachi works hard at presenting a very professional face.

    Cons

    When on a job, the team i worked with did far too much drinking and was quite clickish. Sustaining billing through agreeing with questionable decisions will always come back to bite you.

    Advice to Management

    To be professional, act professional at all times!


  6. Manager Development & Delivery

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    Current Employee - Manager Development & Delivery in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Manager Development & Delivery in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Hitachi Consulting full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Better Work Life Balance, good projects

    Cons

    Growth is difficult, you need to have the blessing of a powerful VP


  7. Senior Consultant

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    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Hitachi Consulting full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Salary is decent 18 days of vacation plus the days between Christmas and New Year's as holiday You never get bored - constantly bouncing from project to project

    Cons

    As a consultant, you are graded almost exclusively on the hours that you bill You have no control on being billable and getting on a project Some years I'm a walk on water god - other years I'm a total slacker - and I have no control on either

    Advice to Management

    Remove utilization from the core employees' annual goals and move it to the sales team, where it belongs. *THEY* should be responsible for getting the available work force staffed and billable.


  8. Helpful (1)

    Good consulting company

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good culture Good growth if you are in the right group Great people to work with. Good geography team building ( I was in Dallas geo) Good on-line training tools available to all employees

    Cons

    Like almost all consulting companies, billable hours is the focus. (Can't blame the company. the company has to be profitable) Most of the people travel extensively. ( This could be a Pro to some people)

    Advice to Management

    The old model to build clients close to where employees' geography really helps employees not have to travel extensively and get to know the clients personally.


  9. Helpful (1)

    The employees at Hitachi are first-rate, but young employees have little choice in their roles and practice.

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    Former Employee - Consultant in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Consultant in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Hitachi Consulting full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    At Hitachi, I worked with some of the best people in my experience. Every member of my project team was ready to help with tasks, teach or train on applications, or work together to solve problems. There are numerous employee resource groups to help connect with people with similar interests or goals, such as charity fundraising, social planning, or minority groups. Additionally, Hitachi has great benefits and vacation policy.

    Cons

    Unfortunately, for me, the cons outweighed the pros at Hitachi. As a college hire, I was not given any choice on the type of work I was involved in. I was pulled into an area outside my interest and expertise, and it became apparent that I would not be able to exit this practice without leaving the company. I also landed in a project whose management fostered a very negative culture of work-life balance. Team members were often called unexpectedly to work long or late hours on both weekdays and weekends.


  10. Helpful (1)

    Consulting with Matrix Management

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    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Hitachi Consulting full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Busy schedule, Plenty of work, Diverse business culture

    Cons

    Low salaries, lack of product experience, old school management style

    Advice to Management

    Regional practices are not really open to "national practice" model that has been invoked and dictated


  11. Helpful (1)

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    Current Employee - Business Analyst Consultant in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Business Analyst Consultant in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at Hitachi Consulting full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    great place for new graduates to learn the industry and gain experience

    Cons

    limited potential for personal career growth

    Advice to Management

    acknowledge superiors



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