Hitachi Consulting Reviews

Updated March 28, 2015
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  1. Good consulting company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Dallas, TX

    I worked at Hitachi Consulting

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful

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

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Consultant in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Consultant in Dallas, TX

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful

    Consulting with Matrix Management

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Dallas, TX

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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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 ManagementAdvice

    acknowledge superiors

  6. 1 person found this helpful

    Great people - no vision

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Manager in Dallas, TX

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

    Pros

    Great people, interesting work, chance to learn, good opportunities for training

    Cons

    no vision, one size fits all approach to employees that have different skills and jobs, management often seems to be wearing blinders.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Making money or just growing is not a vision. You will get better work and more satisfaction out of employees if you treat them as individuals and not as identical cogs.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. I've hit a plateau

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Lead Software Developer in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Lead Software Developer in Dallas, TX

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

    Pros

    The job is relatively stress free, management is good.

    Cons

    Too fragmented, no true sense of team unity.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be consistent in how you handle personal issues with employees. When one employee has a personal crisis and the CIO is rallying everyone around the team and another employee has a crisis and the CIO doesn't so much as say a word, it demonstrates a problem with consistency.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful

    Great mid-size consulting firm but has its growing pains

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Manager, Specialized Services in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Manager, Specialized Services in Dallas, TX

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

    Pros

    - Engaged and open practice and executive leadership
    - Emphasizes a well-rounded consultant and not just pure technical skills
    - Provides opportunities for those that desire different career path - technical vs functional/managerial
     - Able to get engaged in projects earlier on when compared to bigger firms - get experience faster

    Cons

    - Experiencing growing pains after re-alignments
    - Can be difficult to attract talent because name is not widely known
    - Support services (HR, Operations, Recruiting, etc...) is a little short staffed compared to current size and growth projections
    - Limited budget for vendor training
    - Difficult to get buy-in for non-billable initiatives even if, long-term, the investment is worth it
    - Because consultants ramp up their skills more quickly, find that large firms are pursuing them more actively which leads to some turnover of really good, young talent and a mid/top heavy organization

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  9. Terrific company to work for

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX

    I worked at Hitachi Consulting full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Concern for quality of life and work/life balance
    Challenging projects
    Good people to work with

    Cons

    Need to strike a better balance between solutions and industry verticals

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Strike a better balance between solutions and industry verticals regarding pursuits and relationship management

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. If not in involved with specific people, you will not succeed

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Manager in Dallas, TX

    I worked at Hitachi Consulting full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good Health and dental plans

    Cons

    You 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 ManagementAdvice

    Need a better way of utilizing all employees, not just the popular ones.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. Great firm to get into technical consulting

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consultant (C1) in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Consultant (C1) in Dallas, TX

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

    Pros

    The people are incredible and the culture is fun. Pretty good work life balance (contingent on the project)

    Cons

    The projects fall a little short. You need a technical background or desire to fully appreciate the projects. Also bonuses are not very competitive

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better bonuses and more diverse project (Strategy implementation)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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