Hitachi Consulting Reviews

Updated November 12, 2014
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Hitachi Consulting President and CEO Philip R. Parr
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  1. Helpful (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)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

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

  2. Helpful (1)

    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)

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

    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 Management

    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.

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

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    • 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)

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

    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 Management

    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.

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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

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

    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 Management

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

  6. Helpful (1)

    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)

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

    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 Management

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

  7. Helpful (3)

    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)

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

    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 Management

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

  8. Great place for career advancement and awesome culture

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Hitachi Consulting

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    Continue focusing on making the incentive compensation more significant

  9. Helpful (7)

    Fairness shown by Middle Managers and Senior Management

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

    I have been working at Hitachi Consulting

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    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.

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Consultant in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Consultant in Houston, TX

    I worked at Hitachi Consulting

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    pay more

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