Hitachi Consulting Reviews

Updated August 25, 2015
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  1. Helpful (1)

    Analyst

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Quiet office Free snacks, coffee, etc. Little micromanagement (though this varies by project). Overall easygoing atmosphere. Hang around long enough and the person above you might quit once they realize how underpaid they are. Maybe you'll get their job!

    Cons

    Zero mentorship. Zero career guidance. Zero development opportunities (outside of ones you create for yourself). Sink or swim environment -- culture seems to be to avoid speaking about problems at all costs. Employees who are struggling are treated with passive aggression or passed around projects like a hot potato until they inevitably fail in a spectacular manner. Employees are expected to be heavily active in ERGs (Employee Resource Group) and other meaningless initiatives-of-the-month in order to be considered for promotion. The company is trying to force a local office culture in a company whose consultants travel M-Th. Square peg round hole, maybe? Give it up -- let people work from home on Fridays instead of forcing them into the office for some ridiculous save-the-children fundraiser. I'm all for philanthropy, but I don't need to be in the office to donate some cash to the food bank.

    Advice to Management

    Ditch the obsession with forcing a local office culture - it's not working and everyone thinks these ERGs are a joke, they're an excuse to drink at the office on Fridays and nothing more. Stop avoiding difficult conversations with struggling consultants/staff. Don't just wait for them to fail or quit -- help them or fire them, make up your mind. Be fair with compensation... people talk, and finding out junior resources make 20-40% more than people who have been there longer doing the same job makes people DISGRUNTLED and leads to project sabotage (you're out of touch if you think this doesn't happen). Clean house at the top -- way too many VP and Director types walking around doing... what, exactly? Give leadership opportunities to those who are actually delivering and not just dicking around on a phone all day.


  2. Calm waters never made a skilful sailor

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Manager in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    If you can stand it for more than 12 months, you can do anything. Some cool stuff going on in the wider group which Hitachi Consulting are beginning to get involved in.

    Cons

    Typical consultancy problems that'll never be avoided, because it's smaller (in the UK) than the other players you tend to feel closer to the issues. Acquired companies don't seem to fully integrate and are still known as their legacy company, and they're usually just as poorly managed with sub-par leadership. Frighteningly volatile leadership team, most are quite unpleasant and ill-equipped to drive it to its desired target (competing with Accenture, Cognizant, TCS, etc). Tend to be arrogant and out of touch with everything that's going on. The good ones are usually occupied by putting out fires. Below market compensation Male dominated environment You feel sad when someone you know leaves, which is almost every day Dreadful IT systems, don't expect anything to be easy to use, self explanatory, or even explained at all. Do expect to waste loads of time self administering.

    Advice to Management

    Invest the money in poaching leaders from the big players, they have the credentials to steer the ship. Your current leadership are reactive and generally of a lower quality, there's also a large number of VP's which makes no sense. Implement guiding principles similar to any large professional services firm, respect for your employees is key, otherwise they'll just keep leaving.


  3. Helpful (1)

    Great employer

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

    I have been working at Hitachi Consulting full-time

    Pros

    Great upward mobility, excellent people and middle/upper management.

    Cons

    None to share as of now


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  5. Not any more for Testing folks

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager, Specialized Services in Hyderābād (India)
    Former Employee - Manager, Specialized Services in Hyderābād (India)
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Hitachi Consulting full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    It was considered as a company that you can work till retirement, provided you get along well with management. Was good when it was Sierra Atlantic, salary bar was lower though.

    Cons

    Salary, No good automation projects, off late testing projects are scare.

    Advice to Management

    Sierra management team continued after Hitachi acquisition, they should have changed the management team for the betterment of the company.


  6. Senior Management could do better

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant II in Hyderābād (India)
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant II in Hyderābād (India)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work life balance is good

    Cons

    I am skeptical about my career progress.

    Advice to Management

    (Not my job ... so I cannot comment)


  7. Stay away from this company

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant III
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant III
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Nothing this company is awful.

    Cons

    Leadership is absolutely stupid from senior manager to Vice President. OEM practice is Clueless no idea about training or change management. Senior experienced people don't go here. This is a great company if you just graduated college. I've been working for over 10 years and this was the worst experience in my professional career.

    Advice to Management

    Grow up!!!


  8. Depressing and Painfully Mediocre

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    VERY VERY easy going company and low expectations of employees so being "successful" is not difficult.

    Cons

    Not a meritocracy, everyone has to "do their time" for at least the first 5 years before they see anything come of it. Additionally there is little to no consideration for a consultant's desired career path, just the staffing needs of the local office. Though they claim to have a national staffing model 80%- 90% of my office has NEVER traveled.

    Advice to Management

    Stop acting like a start up and at the same time comparing yourselves to firms like Accenture & Deloitte. You don't pay as much, and the work isn't of the same calliber.


  9. Sr Oracle Consultant

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Suez (Egypt)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Suez (Egypt)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It is a good Workplace to work.

    Cons

    But the managers over here are rooted from long time.

    Advice to Management

    Please induce more fresh blood into the team to take up new challenges


  10. Good, Could Be Great

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant II in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Consultant II in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Opportunity to work on a variety of projects in a variety of industries and technologies. Low power distance to management. Work with very talented people.

    Cons

    Long term company strategy is unknown beyond growing to a billion dollar business. Why? What will that do for us? Company is very secretive about compensation - campus hires consistently being brought on at a higher starting salary than those campus hires from a year earlier. Campus hires being brought on at a higher salary than Senior Consultants I or II, which reflects market demand, but incredibly demoralizing. Moderate turnover at the Consultant and Senior Consultant level for this reason.

    Advice to Management

    Although the company is transparent and the power distance is low in many regards, compensation and other benefit services are too secretive and taboo. Be the open, honest company we boast to be. Pay people just enough that they don't think about compensation and can stay focused on delivering excellence to the client and driving consistent revenue.


  11. Continues to ignore the real issues

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Vice President in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Vice President in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Autonomy, Work from home options, decent benefits

    Cons

    changes in company direction, no forward planning, no executive leadership, no cohesive leadership,



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