Hitachi Consulting

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Hitachi Consulting Reviews in Houston, TX

Updated November 12, 2014
Updated November 12, 2014
9 Reviews
2.3
9 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work life balance is good but although depends on the project (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 Management is out of touch with reality (in 13 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great place to work if you love to travel but be careful what you ask for

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

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

    Pros

    Great people to work with: smart, energetic and driven. You will definitely be challenged.

    Cons

    There is a big disconnect between local office and national leadership. It really feels like each office is working as a separate unit at times vs the operating model of national first.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Review the disconnect between strategic direction and local implementation as there is a big gap where "things" seem to get lost.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Avoid this company

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

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

    Pros

    It pays the bills. Hitachi looks good on a resume, although the Hitachi Consulting has absolutely nothing to do with the parent company. Hitachi in name only.

    Cons

    Management is clueless. Unrealistic financial goals each year, that are used as an excuse to avoid salary increases, decent bonuses and/or promotions. Ridiculous metrics that are constantly changing and an Oracle system that contain incorrect data to track them. Promotions are given to the chosen few "yes men". Salaries are below other comparable firms. Sales team is lacking. Only training available is CBT. Made to take ridiculous courses, instead of practical technical ones.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to put together a real strategy, instead of managing by spreadsheet. Processes are ridiculous. Make it easier to accomplish the end task, which is providing a quality product to our customer.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

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

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

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

    Pros

    Small 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.

    Cons

    Still 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 ManagementAdvice

    When 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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great people, Challenging work

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

    I have been working at Hitachi Consulting full-time

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    SAP Architect

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

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Mid 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 ManagementAdvice

    Redefine sizing, this company does not need all these VP and Directors, need more technical people.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 3 people found this helpful  

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

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

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Senior 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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Great place for career advancement and awesome culture

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Hitachi Consulting

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue focusing on making the incentive compensation more significant

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9. 7 people found this helpful  

    Fairness shown by Middle Managers and Senior Management

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consultant in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Consultant in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Hitachi Consulting

    Pros

    There 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.

    Cons

    Majority 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 ManagementAdvice

    Dont 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.

    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

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

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

    I worked at Hitachi Consulting

    Pros

    flexible, friendly crowd, tries to keep consulting gigs local

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    pay more

    No opinion of CEO

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