Hitachi Consulting Reviews

Updated November 6, 2014
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  1. Helpful (3)

    Manager in Seattle

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

    I have been working at Hitachi Consulting

    Disapproves of CEO
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great PNW Leadership, Develop skills, Interesting work

    Cons

    Loss of local profit center model means more potential for travel
    Salary level is low and very small if any bonus
    People are not leveled correctly

    Advice to Management

    Move away from increased travel, as the economy improves all top talent recruited on the basis of "local consulting" will leave for higher pay or no travel. Many of us accepted low salaries and less benefits with the idea we would be local and have a better work life balance.
    Increase pay and improve benefits

  2. Helpful (1)

    Great place to work

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

    I have been working at Hitachi Consulting

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I like working at Hitachi Consulting because we have a great leadership team and I love the people I work with. Everyone I know in my company is super smart and enjoyable to work with... Also there are a lot of career advancement opportunities and training.

    Cons

    I feel like my salary is less than of my peers in other Consulting Companies.

    Advice to Management

    Slary bands should be transperant and disclosed at the company's intranet.

  3. Helpful (1)

    Collaborative environment

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

    I have been working at Hitachi Consulting

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The backbone of Hitachi Consulting is a strong collaborative environment;. The company also provides helpful mentors and career advisors who have significant consulting experience and tenure. As a small consulting practice, there is plenty of opportunity to contribute to internal development and create processes and programs that last for future generations. The opportunity to innovate and demonstrate your leadership skills is very strong - and very encouraged - in this environment.

    Cons

    Hitachi Consulting is still a small to mid-size company, so still has some process kinks to work out and the administrative load can sometimes be higher than at other large firms. Salary is sometimes lower, but the travel load is lighter and higher pay at other firms is sometimes really hazard pay for constant travel or working with competitive idiots.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to be open and honest with employees. Don't sugarcoat.

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  5. Helpful (2)

    A good place to work

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

    I worked at Hitachi Consulting

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    collaborative environment. people are always willing to help and egos do not get in the way. The Seattle office has a pretty familal culture and people to seem to care about each other. Lots of focus on making it a good place to work.

    Cons

    Difficutl to get variety of experiences. They have a few large clients and once you are there it can be hard to get out of one of those client engagements. There is also some fear at times from the senior management to say no to clients and stand up to the cleints to do the

    Advice to Management

    Diversify the portfolio and make it more welcoming for managers and above It is a difficult place to enter as an experienced employee.

  6. Helpful (1)

    In a tough year, Hitachi Consulting leadership continues to make good decisions and to focus on their people

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

    I have been working at Hitachi Consulting

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Hitachi Consulting has a fresh and dynamic culture, largely due to leadership's attantion to individual growth. People are challenged to grow while akoing room for work/life balance.

    Cons

    Pressure and work hours during high profile projects

    Advice to Management

    I think management is consistently focused on improvement. It will never be perfect (anywhere) but the Hitachi Consulting culture & career amnagement process is very good. Proces sis important but it's about people. and personal connections.

  7. low pay, no consistency in promotion / raises

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

    I have been working at Hitachi Consulting

    Disapproves of CEO
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    most of the people are great and trying hard but are held back from above

    Cons

    pay, lack of consistency, no opportunity for promotion

    Advice to Management

    follow pay and promotions standards of the industry

  8. Consultant

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

    I have been working at Hitachi Consulting

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great place for a young person to start out their career, especially when just exiting college. Received vast exposure to clients, business problems. Was given the opportunity to display skills in a variety of ways including internal initiatives/events. Management is helpful when allowing people to seek work that appeals to them.

    Cons

    Based on input from other colleagues and peers, Hitachi Consulting's compensation (especially at the lower ranks) may be significantly less than consulting firms of similar size; this includes salary and bonuses. Benefits compared to other firms and client companies are decent, but not covered 100% by the firm.

    Advice to Management

    Seek to align compensation with that of similar firms.

  9. Great place to learn consulting from the outside

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

    I have been working at Hitachi Consulting

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Professional development; Knowledge sharing; Career Advancement

    Cons

    Compensation doesn't quite stack up to competing firms

    Advice to Management

    Make the staffing and promotion process more transparent

  10. Helpful (1)

    Great place to start a career

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

    I have been working at Hitachi Consulting

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    - Local Staffing
    - Good Team Building/Culture Events
    - Great Co-Workers
    - Good travel policies in most cases (i.e. cash per diem's)
    - Great opportunites for professional growth
    - Most leadership shows a genuine interest in everyone's success and growth

    Cons

    - Low compensation in comparison to competition
    - Expensive benefits
    - Unrealisitc expectations of work/life balance from some managers and leadership
    - No flex schedules (i.e. 4 - 12's)
    - High turnover of great talent; not sure if this is just the industry or if it really is the company
    - Some individuals seem to get much better staffing assignments with no apparent reason

    Advice to Management

    Begin shifting the company culture for the changes you know are coming with the new generation of employees and management.

  11. Pretty cool place to work!

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

    I have been working at Hitachi Consulting

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The people I work with is the #1 reason why I work at Hitachi. There is also great opportunities for professional growth and career development. Hitachi Consulting is a fun place to work with even more fun people.

    Cons

    Bonuses are not that great at Hitachi Consulting but they are getting better. Work can be very challenging and a times hard work can go unnoticed. On top of client work consultants are expected to contribute to internal initiatives which at times can make for a long week.

    Advice to Management

    Stay focused on growing our business we are well on our way to greatness.

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