Hitachi Consulting

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Hitachi Consulting Reviews

Updated August 20, 2014
Updated August 20, 2014
359 Reviews

3.1
359 Reviews
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Hitachi Consulting President and CEO Philip R. Parr
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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.  

    Great people to work with and an amazing collaborative culture that values its employees.

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    Current Employee - Senior Consultant II  in  Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant II in Portland, OR

    Pros

    Great mentoring and development structure, and very clear career path and progression system. Also, the right balance of local and travel projects with focus on a work-life balance.

    Cons

    The salaries and benefits are not competitive with other employers in the same industry and region. Additionally, the staffing process is not very crisp.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Worked in the Hyderabad Office - Good experience with the company. Learned a lot of informative things

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Friendly environment and good campus to work at. Proximity to local community is great making the office very accessible

    Cons

    No cons of working with this company

  3.  

    Great place to grow your skills

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Manager  in  Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Denver, CO

    Pros

    The people and smart and collaborative. I have a lot of flexibility whether to travel or not (likely due to my specialized area). I am compensated fairly.

    Cons

    HCC is going through some growing pains due to multiple global acquisitions while also trying to grow the service lines outside of more classical ERP-type services.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great people - no vision

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    Former Employee - Manager  in  Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Manager in Dallas, TX

    Pros

    Great people, interesting work, chance to learn, good opportunities for training

    Cons

    no vision, one size fits all approach to employees that have different skills and jobs, management often seems to be wearing blinders.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Making money or just growing is not a vision. You will get better work and more satisfaction out of employees if you treat them as individuals and not as identical cogs.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Has generally been very good, but in the last couple of years with new leadership in the US, things have deteriorated.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good, fun, smart people on projects

    Cons

    US Leadership team lacks ability to lead and motivate people. Vertical Industry teams are hostile to horizontal Solutons teams

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    No real differentiation in the market

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    Current Employee - Director
    Current Employee - Director

    Pros

    For young consultants trying to gain experience, Hitachi can be a good place to work. Not sure it is a place to hang your hat for a career though given the lack of capabilites and innovative solutions.

    Cons

    Seems to be a lack of commitment and understanding by executive management on how to grow a consulting company. Lack of breadth, depth and capabilites to compete with the big boys - ACN, IBM, Deloitte, etc. and no clear strategy on how their going to improve

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire some experienced help that truly understands how to build a consulting company and differentiate themselves in the marketplace.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Great mid-size consulting firm but has its growing pains

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Manager, Specialized Services  in  Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Manager, Specialized Services in Dallas, TX

    Pros

    - Engaged and open practice and executive leadership
    - Emphasizes a well-rounded consultant and not just pure technical skills
    - Provides opportunities for those that desire different career path - technical vs functional/managerial
     - Able to get engaged in projects earlier on when compared to bigger firms - get experience faster

    Cons

    - Experiencing growing pains after re-alignments
    - Can be difficult to attract talent because name is not widely known
    - Support services (HR, Operations, Recruiting, etc...) is a little short staffed compared to current size and growth projections
    - Limited budget for vendor training
    - Difficult to get buy-in for non-billable initiatives even if, long-term, the investment is worth it
    - Because consultants ramp up their skills more quickly, find that large firms are pursuing them more actively which leads to some turnover of really good, young talent and a mid/top heavy organization

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Terrific company to work for

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX

    Pros

    Concern for quality of life and work/life balance
    Challenging projects
    Good people to work with

    Cons

    Need to strike a better balance between solutions and industry verticals

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Strike a better balance between solutions and industry verticals regarding pursuits and relationship management

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    I've hit a plateau

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    Current Employee - Lead Software Developer  in  Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Lead Software Developer in Dallas, TX

    Pros

    The job is relatively stress free, management is good.

    Cons

    Too fragmented, no true sense of team unity.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be consistent in how you handle personal issues with employees. When one employee has a personal crisis and the CIO is rallying everyone around the team and another employee has a crisis and the CIO doesn't so much as say a word, it demonstrates a problem with consistency.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Working at Hitachi

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Provides work from home option which is a great plus.

    Cons

    Company doesn't have much projects.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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