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"Spiraling downwards into the valley of despair"

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Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Los Angeles, CA
Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Los Angeles, CA
Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

The one thing that HC has managed to do right (most of the time) is hire people who are fun to work with. I still enjoy spending time with my former co-workers very much. A few years ago HC was a great place to work and I gladly recommended it to my network. The camaraderie and breadth of projects made this firm look like it was going somewhere.

Cons

The pay is atrocious and downright offensive to any professional. The truth is so many people jump ship to make 30-40% more. The benefits, while not as ugly, are still sub par to other firms. Technical people often find themselves in the black hole of a maintenance project or staffed on a technical project that doesn't align with their skillset. Functional people settle for QA roles or get pidgeon holed into positions that don't differ too much from administrative assistant to clients. Seriously, this is suppose to be an top tier aspiring firm? The days of interesting projects, career growth, and skill development ended about 2 years ago.

Advice to Management

You guys at the top should really think about your people. Morale is low and the firm is bleeding great talent. Have you stopped to think about why the pyramid is flipped? C'mon, keep it real and pay for the talent needed in a top tier firm. HC use to be a great place to work 4 years ago and you let that go. It's a damn shame.

Other Employee Reviews for Hitachi Consulting

  1. Helpful (3)

    "Good Place to Gain Experience"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Dallas, TX
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Culture
    Time Off
    Work-Life Balance
    Ability to live anywhere

    Cons

    Low, Uncompetitive Salary
    No 401k Matching

    Advice to Management

    Your words of encouragement mean nothing if you don't compensate your consultants with competitive salaries. Get used to employees moving on to bigger and better companies. "You get what you pay for..."


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great team with solid leadership; Less exciting projects and opportunities; Not the best paying firm, but not the worst"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in Orange, CA
    Former Employee - Manager in Orange, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The people are good to work with and genuinely interested in doing what's good for customers. The culture in the Southwest was supportive and collaborative.

    Cons

    The culture was not very entrepreneurial and the projects less exciting than other firms I've worked for. Collaboration on a national was sporadic.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to hire solid technologists and consultants. Look for ways to better engage the rock stars on a national level. Increase collaboration across regions.

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