Hitachi Consulting

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Hitachi Consulting Reviews in Houston, TX

Updated Jul 20, 2014
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3.0 7 reviews

80% Approve of the CEO

Hitachi Consulting President and CEO Philip R. Parr

Philip R. Parr

(5 ratings)

80% 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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    Great place, great people unfortunately career growth is tied to what team you are on

    Manager II (Former Employee) Houston, TX

    ProsSmall company feel with big company backing. Many opportunities to learn and you will receive full support of management to develop your skills. Provides many learning opportunities and reimbursement for training and certifications. Trust in managing your own time. Great place for college hires.

    ConsStill stuck in the old consulting mentality of stacking and KPIs. Although they have tried to make some changes in the annual review process, your career growth is still tied to how well the team you are on performs. That means that you can be an outstanding performer, but if you are part of a small team or a team that does not generate much revenue, your career will stall once you are considered a "Manager".

    Advice to Senior ManagementWhen you hear numerous complaints about specific consultants, perhaps it's time to think about getting rid of them. Don't wait for them to leave. Do not promote or bring on consultants at a higher level than they should be. This results in frustration from the other consultants as well as poor delivery with the customers.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great people, Challenging work

    Senior Consultant (Current Employee) Houston, TX

    Pros- Knowledgeable Employees
    - Fun Culture (lots of social events, education, and community service activities)
    - Good travel perks (miles, per diem, new locales, etc)
    - Constantly challenging/changing work environment
    - Merit-based promotions

    Cons- Longer hours than industry jobs
    - Some internal IT solutions are delivered at a lower quality than what we offer clients
    - Travel can be exhausting if you are staffed on a non-local project

    Advice to Senior Management- Continue investing in quality college recruits
    - Bring some of the online training back to the classroom for entry-level positions

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

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    SAP Architect

    SAP Architect (Former Employee) Houston, TX

    ProsNice people. Good work environment. Work and life balance. Managers taking care of people.

    ConsMid size company and struggling to compete with major league consultant companies and with small companies. Allowing customer stress consultants. Too many managers and not may soldiers.

    Advice to Senior ManagementRedefine sizing, this company does not need all these VP and Directors, need more technical people.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    It was a great company...many years ago.

    Senior Manager (Current Employee) Houston, TX

    ProsThe people you work with are smart and interesting.
    The local office culture is strong in Houston.

    ConsSenior Leadership is out of touch with their employees.
    Senior Leadership does not know how to run a company of this size - they are flying by the seat of their pants.
    Local Leadership has no autonomy or authority to make things happen.
    Long work hours, small raises, even smaller bonuses.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet back to basics - stop over engineering everything.
    Get engaged with the people and stop leading via spreadsheet.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great place for career advancement and awesome culture

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Houston, TX

    ProsThey recognize and reward performance. There is a well defined career path and training curriculum. The people are top notch and fun.

    ConsTravel can be a challenge depending on the practice area and projects.

    Advice to Senior ManagementContinue focusing on making the incentive compensation more significant

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Fairness shown by Middle Managers and Senior Management

    Consultant (Current Employee) Houston, TX

    ProsThere is a minority group inside Hitachi consulting that values talent and honesty over Gender, nationality, race etc when it comes to promotion and career advancement.

    ConsMajority of middle managers and VP's are unfair when it comes to promotion and poisitionng right employees in right projects. They lack leadership, inspiring committment, mentioring skills too.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDont thrust people into management roles, Top Manager who sells more modules shouldnt be made a VP. Allow people to develop skills in leading people, managing change etc.

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    Hitachi Consulting good place to work but not for the pay.

    Consultant (Former Employee) Houston, TX

    Prosflexible, friendly crowd, tries to keep consulting gigs local

    Conssalary, they pay little for a consulting company plus stingy on the benefits.

    Advice to Senior Managementpay more

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