Hitachi Consulting

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Hitachi Consulting Reviews

Updated October 26, 2014
Updated October 26, 2014
367 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work life balance is good but although depends on the project (in 40 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 13 reviews)

  • Senior Management is out of touch with reality (in 12 reviews)

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  1. 9 people found this helpful  

    No job security, overburdened employees, no transparency : DO NOT JOIN

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager in Hyderābād (India)
    Former Employee - Manager in Hyderābād (India)

    I worked at Hitachi Consulting full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Salary: At times you might feel that your salary is on the higher side. However, if you are on bench then your salary might result in you getting laid off (fired)

    Cons

    1. No planning at senior management and recruitment level: Talented people are recruited like anything inspite of the fact that there are no projects. The senior management keep on saying - "we have a good pipeline", however there are no projects and new joinees as well confirmed employees who came out of projects are being laid off within a day.

    2. It is a CMM level 3 company, but behaves like a CMM Level 5 company and talks high about process and process and complicate things unnecessarily.

    3. At the time of offer they said - "Notice period is of 30 days during first 6 months of probation period". However, at the joining day you will be forced to sign a document which says : "E-stoppel on resignation - you can resign for the first 6 months after you join the company". And there is no mention of leaves and other facilities and benefits on the offer letter that they issue".

    4. The policies in Hitachi consulting keep on changing every now and then and the newer policies makes it more unfriendly ork env. for the employees.

    5. Hitachi talks big about competeting with Wipro, Infy, TCS, CTS.... but the fact it that 20 years down the line they cant be even 50% of what these companies are.

    6. Hitachi Consulting simply follows a policy of HIRE and FIRE. They recruit like any thing and after 2 month of bench they fire them. Simultaneously they keep on the process of recruitment as well to spread the news that they are hiring.

    7. The payroll process in Hitachi consulting is one of the complex ever and sub-standard process followed.

    8. Incase you need a maternity leave or a long LOP leave, Hitachi Consulting will force you to resign after a month and in future if you wish to join them, they will hire you as a contractor.

    9. There is so much insecurity among the employees of the company, still it is surprising to see so many positive feedback about Hitachi Consulting. Sometimes I doubt that some of these might be fake.

    10. The HR wing is absolute useless. They are just pretty faces and good for nothing. Always praising and buttering the senior guys and do not care about the root level employees.

    11. The Senior manager guys need a massive change in attitude. They are sooo arrogant and talk to employees rudely. Some of these managers (especially Cop Heads) need to upgrade their soft skill and need to learn manners.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please stop hiring people when you dont have jobs in your company.
    DO NOT change the terms and conditions in the offer letter. Make sure that the offer letter issued at the time of offer is the same as the one they are asked to sign on the joining day.
    Why will an experienced person be forced into signing a bond on the joining day that one can't resign in the first 6 months of joining. He should be informed well in advanced and at the time of offer.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Laying off left and right - Way behind plan, poor management

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

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

    Pros

    Some really decent, hardworking people, especially at mid-lower levels

    Cons

    Sr Management with little to no long-term vision or concern about retention
    Failure after failure at acquisition goals
    Unrealistic revenue goals given resources and plan
    Poor communication between Sr Management and the rest of company
    Been slowly offshoring much of critical functions to India after purchase of Sierra Atlantic--but positioned resulting job eliminatiosn as "job redundancy"
    Laying off 6-10% of workforce in 2012

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Your drastic and almost reckless strategy for reducing operating income is obviously impacting both your growth and reputation. Word spreads fast, to market analysts and to potential customers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 3 people found this helpful  

    Hyderabad Sierra Atlantic Trying to dominate on Glassdoor as well by posting fake reviews

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant II in Pune (India)
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant II in Pune (India)

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

    Pros

    No pros Please dont join this company

    Cons

    See the review you will only find good reviews from hyderabad none from Pune trying to hide the truth.The kind of politics Hyderabad and Sierra mangement is playing with Pune centre is tragic. I see soon it getting closed and all the high post are being sent to hyderabad all employee are dominated and frustrated by Hyd Sierra guys tragic will lead HCI to dooms day soon

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Replace sierra management In GDC and bring some genuine people on top specially from UK or US who are unbaised otherwise you will soon end, Good people have already started leaving.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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  5.  

    As a corporate project Hitachi Consulting is like cooking omelets without eggs.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Director in Lisbon (Portugal)
    Former Employee - Director in Lisbon (Portugal)

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

    Pros

    None that I can remember...

    Cons

    No vision, no strategy, no willingness to invest. HC doesn't exist as a firm. It's just a group of heterogeneous offices, skills and competences, where each one try to sell and deliver whatever they can.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please decide what do you want HC to be and build a coherent and consistent strategy. If there is no willingness to invest enough to create a Global practice with a broad service offer, there is no problem in being just a US IT operation.

  6. 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
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Loosing charm culture and people due to Politics driven from hyderabad people in frustration specially in Pune.

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

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

    Pros

    Work Life balance only factor.
    Less pressure of work

    Cons

    Idiotic management and policies coming from hyderabad
    No good Projects coming to Pune
    On onsite oppurtunities HYD people who are favourite are sent and positions of talented people are taken by peole who belong to hyderabad just because of politics
    People in Sierra claim to have experience of 16 & 17 years in technology which never existed 10 years before
    Very political people from HYD seems like Sierra took over Hitachi not Hitachi who took over sierra.
    ex:Annual day of Hitachi Consulting will be replaced by Annual day of Sierra great...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value the people who are actually doing work otherwise with the sierra coming in picture you will e left with only HYD managers who are good for nothing
    Value the resources and prove HItachi is a single brand don't let group of community like andra, telugu, tamil exist.
    Let talent be the only criteria to get appreciation and promotion not favouritism.
    Make a politics less culture prevent Pune and New joining Employess from Idiotic Sierra managers they are good people as well but Idiotic people are more get rid of them.
    Value the new talent you are hiring and go accross India to hire not just Hyderabad.
    Pay better salaries to people who have talent and passion to work and make sure the correct name are nominated not favourite people.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 3 people found this helpful  

    Glorified BI Body Shop

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager
    Current Employee - Manager

    I have been working at Hitachi Consulting

    Pros

    Relatively solid pipeline albeit staff augmentation projects
    Great place if you want a mediocre and stagnant consulting career
    Great place if you want to get a paycheck and tow the company line

    Cons

    - High level of nepotism among Directors and above; classic good ole boy network
    - Bait and switch tactics - they talk about strategic projects during interview process, only to deliver staff augmentation projects building reports
    - No thought leadership and lack of strategic vision - tool jockey heaven
    - Very closed minded leadership - if they didn't originate the idea then "thanks but no thanks"
    - Below average compensation
    - No training
    - No diversity in senior management and above

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you continue to manage from the ivory tower then you will continue to lose talent to your competitors; hire leaders who can talk the talk and walk the walk

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Lacks training and career development

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

    I have been working at Hitachi Consulting

    Pros

    Great health insurance
    A lot of PTO time

    Cons

    Management doesn't listen to you about your career development wishes
    Not much training, especially with technology
    They make non management people do a lot of administrative work such as creating proposals billing clients, and sales work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There needs to be more opportunities for training. For people that have functional consulting experience, it can be a challenge to get good technical experience and knowledge at Hitachi Consulting. Also Hitachi says that they listen to employees regarding career development. However, I've found that they usually just try to staff me on any project they can find. Plus, some of the project managers lack leadership ability and shouldn't be in charge of other people.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Worst comp specially for Microsoft Technology (.NET, MOSS)

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Pune (India)
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Pune (India)

    I have been working at Hitachi Consulting

    Pros

    Salary..As compare with other companies in Pune, here you get good salary ..
    I do not see any other reason to be in Hitachi

    Cons

    No policies no processes it’s like very small company its MNC just for name. Not good projects as well . No HR nothing

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Most of the employees think there is no HR dept in the Hitachi Consulting, Pune. Please start considering employees as imp asset that just resource

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    If you know little professionally - join in - you will not feel out of place.

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

    I have been working at Hitachi Consulting

    Pros

    Being assured the company is not going to go under.

    Cons

    Haven't learned one positive thing from this crowd.
    Average employee that I met - confused mediocre middle-aged guy accumulating frequent flyer points.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you doing - more work for people who come in to fix the mess after you done with the project.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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