Hitachi Consulting Reviews

Updated July 29, 2015
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  1. 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

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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.


  2. Helpful (2)

    Awful - leaving was a career highlight

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Hitachi Consulting

    Disapproves of CEO
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    - Reputable name - Able to be work on range of projects - Varied client base - Some capable and smart people to work with

    Cons

    - Fallout from catastrophic acquisition of Edenbrook: very poorly managed - Management distant and out of touch with consultants - Instability with frequent changes in leadership - Atmosphere in office (London) like a morgue - Low morale - Terrible work/life balance: worst in my career by far - Minimal prospects for training or any development - Favouritism rampant: never made to feel part of anything unless your are pals with the 'right' people

    Advice to Management

    Start over and remember that the consultants that work for you are people. Stop pretending that you are a direct rival to Accenture, IBM or Logica etc. You are nowhere near and won't be for a long time.


  3. Companies like Hitachi give consulting a bad name

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

    I worked at Hitachi Consulting

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Not difficult to outperform co workers

    Cons

    Delivering long winded powerpoint presentations are more important than creating value for clients. Cronyism is rife and backstabbing is part of the job. Avoid!

    Advice to Management

    Find out what your managers really do and decide if they are needed. Make business ethics a cornerstone of operation


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Fiefdoms, Silos, and Nepitism

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director of Business Development
    Former Employee - Director of Business Development

    I worked at Hitachi Consulting

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good stepping stone to other consultancies. With extraordinarily high attrition (up to 60% in some markets), there is bound to be opportunity on consulting jobs.

    Cons

    Glorified Oracle shop. Can't compete with Deloitte, IBM, Accenture, and the others. Focus on margins fails to take into account improving the business. Many angry ex-employees (at Slalom, PwC, and boutiques) now compete head-on. Compentencies have evaporated through exodus (see: PeopleFirm). No respect for sales (business development turnover ~100% Y-o-Y)

    Advice to Management

    Get out and turn over to someone else. Either use the Japan parent as leverage to grow or move away. Clean house on VP's. Buy a real management consulting company.


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

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

    I have been working at Hitachi Consulting

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

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


  7. Helpful (1)

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

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

    I have been working at Hitachi Consulting

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    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


  8. Helpful (3)

    Glorified BI Body Shop

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

    I have been working at Hitachi Consulting

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

    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


  9. Helpful (1)

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

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

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

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

    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 Management

    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.


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

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director in Lisbon (Portugal)
    Former Employee - Director in Lisbon (Portugal)

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

    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.


  11. Helpful (4)

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

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    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 Management

    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.



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