Hitachi Consulting

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Hitachi Consulting Reviews

Updated September 19, 2014
Updated September 19, 2014
360 Reviews
3.0
360 Reviews
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Hitachi Consulting President and CEO Philip R. Parr
Philip R. Parr
177 Ratings

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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Pretty good but not great company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant  in  Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Washington, DC

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

    Pros

    Varied clients, varied scope of work. Fair bit of freedom.

    Cons

    Way too much administrative overkill for PMs. Poor benefits package. Not much in the way of bonuses. Very poor communication - e.g. Organizational changes aren't announced

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ease up on the admin/overhead requirements. Revisit bonus plans and improve vacation allowances.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Highly stressful place

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Hitachi Consulting for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Most people I interacted with were all good people. Very strong benefits package, vacation time and salary.

    Cons

    Highly stressful place. Rather than replace internally focused people who left, they just transferred work onto others. Everyone I tried to talk to was stressed all the time. Toxic environment overall. Work doesn't need to be that way as I have found since I left!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Fast paced, cutting edge IT Consulting firm with great people and excellent opportunity for professional growth.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Hitachi Consulting for more than a year

    Pros

    Positive, upbeat staff
    Lot of upward mobility

    Cons

    Can be stressful and sometimes work/ life balance can be a challenge

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great Place

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Hitachi Consulting

    Pros

    Freedom and ability to organize your daily task.

    Cons

    Promotions limited if your support staff.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Trust!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Very nice to work on this Japanese Company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant I  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant I in New York, NY

    I worked at Hitachi Consulting full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good work life balance and personal growth

    Cons

    Repeat same procedure for all issues

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improvise the incentive schemes for broad spectrum of talents at all levels

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    HCC has been a great place to learn, be challenged, and grow in my skills.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager
    Current Employee - Manager

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

    Pros

    Ideas and suggestions for process improvement are always welcome. Parent company (Hitachi Ltd) is committed to the growth of HCC through acquisitions that help round out our offerings. Local geo events help build community. Company puts an emphasis on local offices supporting charities. Work life balance is important. Benefits and company perks are great (discounts at client companies, nice offices, healthcare, time off, etc.)

    Cons

    Review process could be clearer on how one is rated among peers.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Consultant

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Hitachi Consulting full-time

    Pros

    Work-Life Balance, Consulting Core, roles

    Cons

    Compensation, training, perks, culture, project variety

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Hitachi Consulting is a highly dysfunctional company with lack of integrated strategy on a regional or global basis.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Development  in  Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Business Development in Boston, MA

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

    Pros

    Untapped potential of Hitachi corporate in Japan, including the potential reach into many relevant industries.

    Cons

    There are many:
    - Significant lack of visionary management;
    - Strong focus on transactional sales and delivery;
    - Lack of SME depth;
    - Highly political and bureaucratic;
    - Poor teaming and little collaboration among and across the consulting service lines.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would not provide advice to current management. Instead, if able, I would replace most all of the senior U.S. executive staff with fresh, collaborative, innovative thinkers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Consultant at Hitachi

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Pros

    1) Exposure to many clients
    2) Relatively stable company
    3) Exposure & networking with other Hitachi companies (although this is by chance).
    4) Learn project management in practice

    Cons

    1) Too much administrative overhead
    2) Despite many processes designed to give transparency in promotion process, the current process is very shady
    3) Management is unable to fully take advantage of other Hitachi sister companies
    4) Identity crisis between technology consulting & management consulting
    5) Unwilling to invest in staff education & the current training is useless & not in touch with technology sector

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    1) Further utilize relationship with other Hitachi companies
    2) Stop favoritism
    3) Invest in employee education

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Terrible consulting company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Hitachi Consulting as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    You learn to dress up, send important looking reports (even if useless) every other day.

    Cons

    Very stratified, they take 75% of bill rate and only pass 25% to consultants. They try to be like Accenture but on the cheap so for this 75% margin consultants get terrible benefits and a lot of beauracracy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consultants are the ones making you the money. Your exploitation of them won't win you good will or last forever.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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