Hitachi Consulting Reviews

Updated June 30, 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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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant I in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant I in Dallas, TX

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

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

    Cons

    At least Business Casuals are mandatory


  2. Best company culture

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant II in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Consultant II in Dallas, TX

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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


  3. Helpful (1)

    Manager, Oracle Solutions Group

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Pay was delivered on time and correct.

    Cons

    In spite of intentions, project managers and VP's managing projects focus on pacifying the client and billing first, and then address the correct business methodology that should be championed.

    Advice to Management

    A great reputation far outweighs pacifying a client at the expense of correct methods and processes. This always come back to shoot you in the foot.


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  5. Manager Development & Delivery

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager Development & Delivery in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Manager Development & Delivery in Dallas, TX

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Better Work Life Balance, good projects

    Cons

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


  6. Senior Consultant

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Dallas, TX

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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.


  7. Helpful (1)

    Good consulting company

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

    I worked at Hitachi Consulting

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    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.


  8. Helpful (1)

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

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

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    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.


  9. Helpful (1)

    Consulting with Matrix Management

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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


  10. Helpful (1)

    hitachit

    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


  11. Helpful (1)

    Great people - no vision

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Manager in Dallas, TX

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.



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