Hitachi Consulting Reviews

Updated July 18, 2015
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Hitachi Consulting President and CEO Philip R. Parr
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Pros
  • can maintain very good work life balance (in 41 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 14 reviews)

  • Senior managers and senior management do dirty politics (in 13 reviews)

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  1. Good experience, good people, same work

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager III in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Manager III in Seattle, WA

    I worked at Hitachi Consulting

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great management and colleagues - the best. Good culture and great oracle practice. If you want to get into management consulting, Hitachi is the best big firm in Seattle.

    Cons

    Felt underpaid. They always talked about the carrot, but you don't get it until you're a VP. It's the same consulting work - project management for clients that could probably do it themselves.


  2. Senior Consultant

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant II in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant II in Seattle, WA

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    -People you work with genuinely care about your success -Fun environment and filled with high energy individuals -Opportunities for challenging work, and real investment in your growth as an individual and a consultant

    Cons

    -Opportunities for project work could be more diverse -Your experience really depends on who staffs you and on what project. Hitachi can be an entirely different project for one person than another in the same city -Many good people leave before they can mentor the next wave of talent

    Advice to Management

    Don't wait for your good people to leave, be proactive about rewarding hard work and excellence.


  3. Small company,any other consulting company.god father essential for promotion.heavy on travel

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager, Specialized Services in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Manager, Specialized Services in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Hitachi Consulting full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    Good team members Good for freshers Good for Microsoft technology Travel-if you like and enforced Helpful teams to work with

    Cons

    Heavy travel,No work life balance No respect for individuals Slow career growth Low on salary and hike when compared to other consulting firms

    Advice to Management

    Improve atleast salary structures


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Great place to work, if you are a developer or project manager either right out of college or ready to settle down.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager, Specialized Services in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Manager, Specialized Services in Seattle, WA

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    - Unlimited Vacation Time - Ownership of Projects - Variety of Projects - Travel

    Cons

    - Travel - They aren't sure what to do with specialists - A lot of cliques - As a specialist, you won't be able to display the work you've done after you leave. - Apple computers only given to upper management, forcing designers to use old PCs that can't handle the graphic needs of the Adobe Suite.

    Advice to Management

    Understanding the mid to senior level employees capabilities and focuses is crucial to keeping those resources happy. Forcing those who have industry experience into project management roles, when that is neither their focus or strength will not accomplish this. Additionally, understanding the role of specialists and what it takes to for them to do their work, both from a process and hardware standpoint is crucial. Currently, specialists are clumped in with everyone else, and expected to learn development or project management to succeed.


  6. Fantastic place to start a career, but not the right place for me to grow

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Consultant in Seattle, WA

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The people when I started were excellent - I admired the leaders and my peers from my local office. I worked here directly out of undergrad and was given great opportunities to work in different industries and in different functional areas. Better work life balance than most consultancies

    Cons

    Experiences and expectations differ widely by which office you are in and what your background is. Pay increase is slow until you are eligible for performance compensation. Leadership at the company level (not the office-level) is disconnected.

    Advice to Management

    Hiring definitely needs improvement - the consultants hired out of undergrad are the most talented people at the company, and I often felt like I was picking up slack for poor MBA and experienced hires (who were brought in at a higher salary level than I ever attained).


  7. They have a good management and control structure, commitment to scope of the implementation effort.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Seattle, WA

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    There were additional opportunities to grow, develop,and improve through self-study research and volunteering.

    Cons

    There was a sense of lack of motivation and supportive work environment.

    Advice to Management

    To motivate their employees through friendly and supportive work environment.


  8. Helpful (4)

    Lacking Leadership, Horrible Pay, Zero Merit Based Recognition

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Seattle, WA

    I worked at Hitachi Consulting

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

    Pros

    Good place to start a career Lots of training opportunities Nice people to work with

    Cons

    CEO and executives are out of touch Employee recognition programs are insulting Incentive compensation does not exist Salary is terrible No Bonuses Too much overhead Team culture has evaporated Too cheap to splurge on employees Staff augmentation projects Limited opportunities

    Advice to Management

    Get with the times. Completely overhaul compensation and recognition programs. Get rid of the people who are coasting. Reward the employees who deserve it - not the ones who have been there a long time.


  9. Helpful (4)

    great potential - poor leadership so far

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Management Consulting Manager in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Management Consulting Manager in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Hitachi Consulting

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

    Pros

    - great people - great staffing process

    Cons

    - non-competitive compensation - declining talent

    Advice to Management

    - fix compensation


  10. Helpful (3)

    Hitachi Consulting a great place to build a career

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

    I have been working at Hitachi Consulting

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Company is serious about personal development and training, strong training program which is unusual for a consulting firm today Business is growing which means more opportunity for career development

    Cons

    Company is experiencing organic growth this year and resources are highly utilized right now which is great but need to hire more people in select areas soon or run the risk of burn-out

    Advice to Management

    Consulting core needs to get more integrated into the practice areas Company is very community oriented but needs to do a better job of communicating externally about all of the great things we do in our local communities


  11. Helpful (2)

    Great People, Low Pay

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

    I have been working at Hitachi Consulting

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

    Pros

    The people are great at all levels. Local VP team has strong vision and commitment to the team. Lots of Training and Development

    Cons

    Very confusing national model reorg being deployed by Senior Execs. Pay is terrible compared to the competition Almost all work is at Microsoft in Seattle

    Advice to Management

    There has been very poor communication around the reorg and national model. Many people came to Hitachi to not have to travel each week so we feel cheated. Pay is not in alignment with competition and we are losing a lot of good people I'm truly worried about our long-term viability in Seattle



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