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
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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.  

    KING OF MICRO MANAGMENT

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    Current Employee - Senior Consultant I  in  Hyderābād (India)
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant I in Hyderābād (India)

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

    Pros

    High pay when compared to other's

    Cons

    no proper co-ordination between onsite and offshore .

    micro managment will kill you every minute

    no projects in hand ...specially in SAP

    DIFFERENCE IN PEOPLE START WITH OFFICE LOCATIONS
    ONLY PUNE OFFICE PEOPLE WILL GET ONSITE

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Terrible consulting company

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    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
  3.  

    Giant company

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Gaithersburg, MD
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Gaithersburg, MD

    I worked at Hitachi Consulting for more than 3 years

    Pros

    For the technical people, there seem to be great opportunities to advance.

    Cons

    At a huge company, figuring out the rules with legal is a slow and scary prospect

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Require management to welcome ALL people from a new acquitision. Seemed like they were NOT open to learning anything from the experience of the people they acquired.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Director - Strategy

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    Former Employee - Director - Strategy  in  Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Director - Strategy in Irvine, CA

    I worked at Hitachi Consulting full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good brand association due to the Parent company.

    Cons

    Lack of a growth strategy, declining market share, acquisitions are a disaster since the acquired teams are completely neglected.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Its about time to realize and embrace globalization to stay competitive & expand operations.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 3 people found this helpful  

    Struggling to find a reason to stay

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    Current Employee - Senior Manager
    Current Employee - Senior Manager

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

    Pros

    The professionals in the trenches are quality individuals for the most part.
    Project work is challenging.
    Travel oppportunities are available.

    Cons

    Senior Management is out of touch with reality. Projects are bid without consideration of the work that needs to be done. Most contracts are negotiated to a price, not a deliverable.
    Leadership does not hesitate to throw their team under the bus in order to make themselves look better. It is an "old boys club" that does not value the hard work and sacrafice given by their employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to the people doing the work. Your tactics of underbidding just to win the work are hurting you in the long run. If you want to be the discount service provider, then brand yourself as such and stop trying to compete with the real consulting firms.
    Your HR issues will not go away and will continue to grow if you allow VPs and Directors to run roughshod over the people who deliver your services. Try standing up for your employees once. You may be surprised at the results you get.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    If don't have any other offers in hand, then only join.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Hyderābād (India)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hyderābād (India)

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

    Pros

    Flexible timings.
    Nothing much to say.

    Cons

    On-site chances are almost rare.
    Any one will be fired any time - No job guarantee.
    Lots of gossips about firing.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Any time firing

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Hyderābād (India)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hyderābād (India)

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

    Pros

    Flexible work hours.
    Higher management is generally good.

    Cons

    Firing is frequent (due to some crap managers).
    Few senior managers are like crap (10-15 years service here)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    A me-too consulting company with poor strategic direction and awful execution.

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    Former Employee - Senior Manager  in  Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Hitachi Consulting full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Individual contributors are the salvation of the company in spite of Hitachi's manglement (that's mangle and management combined).

    Cons

    Zero strategy or tactical approach to client growth and management. I can look around and see the same middle managers and vice president stuck in the same title for the last 10 years, mostly because they don't deserve promotion and they haven't been let go. Customer management and relationship building is largely non-existent.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find an identity and create a real culture. Bring the client into the equation by fostering through partnerships. Institute a mentoring program to properly expand new talent's horizons.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    No direction. Making the same mistakes again and again.

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    Former Employee - Manager  in  London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Manager in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Some good technical people who really get stuck in during troublesome times.
    Fairly flexible working conditions.

    Cons

    No overall direction. Project scope creep without change control on many projects. Internal systems (IT) appauling. No real interaction between company divisions unless necessary causing project transition issues and headaches for all involved. Questionable quality of some offshore resources.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find out what you want to be. You're nowhere near being an IBM or Accenture.
    People close to burn out on difficult projects, so fix the repeat issues and make it better for new projects.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 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

    I worked at Hitachi Consulting full-time for more than 3 years

    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

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