Hitachi Consulting - Met some good people, management has opportunity to improve (Project managers, Senior management) | Glassdoor
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"Met some good people, management has opportunity to improve (Project managers, Senior management)"

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Current Employee - Consulting in Irvine, CA
Current Employee - Consulting in Irvine, CA
Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Pros
Met some great good people, some good couches and superb consultants but most of them are gone now in the last nine months.

Some good opportunities to gain responsabilities from, management is approachable, but not understanding.

Cons

Compensation is not competitive compared with other firms, large shift, not as flexible as you may expect when asking for vacations. May find from time to time some harassement in the work environment by an unethical project manager.

This is a good company, with good people, challenging clients, a lot of opportunity to make your own path.. but as the company is aggressively growing work demands and expectations have gone up, but compensation has not...

Advice to Management

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Other Employee Reviews for Hitachi Consulting

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Show me the money"

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

    Pros

    Most of my peers were competent and friendly people and they made every day work enjoyable.

    Cons

    The org change has dealt some body blows to morale and turnover has skyrocketed. Despite the incredible talent the firm employed its been bleeding a lot of these very people that made HC a fun place to work. Now to right side the pyramid they're stuffing the ranks with people who don't quite measure up to the old standards.

    Having to bring my laptop when on vacation was a real downer. Seriously, what kind of place makes people work on their time off? Is this any way to respect and show appreciation to the people in the trenches and billing the clients? It was unbelievable how I had to burn the midnight oil after a great day on the slopes.

    The pay is pretty offensive compared to the market. Former co-workers leaving for industry and consulting jobs elsewhere are seeing 20-40% increases in pay. That's how badly HC pays their people and no wonder they are leaving in packs. One leaves and s/he takes a few more a month or two later! The company is truly reaping what it sows now.

    Advice to Management

    Pay your people a salary that beats the market. You need to improve the firm's unquestionable reputation on the street for poor compensation and benefits. Do whatever it takes to retain the talent you still have because the list of stellar talent that left for better opportunities is growing quickly.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Amazing Team To Work With"

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    Current Employee - Architect in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Architect in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Hitachi Consulting has some of the brightest people I've ever worked with. They consistently demonstrate excellence in their work and deliverables and thought leadership in their solutions and recommendations. I love coming to work every day and being challenged and inspired by my peers and leadership. Because of the relationships we've developed with various vendors and partners, I've also had many opportunities that I would never find in another organization.

    Despite being a mid-sized company, Hitachi Consulting frequently competes with the top IT and Strategy Consulting firms in the U.S. The focus on projects versus staff augmentation contracts ensures that the work is both challenging and rewarding.

    Cons

    As a young company having been formed from several acquisitions, the culture at Hitachi Consulting is still very much in flux. While this offers opportunities to influence the culture and define the work environment, it also leads to inconsistencies in go-to-market strategy, employee expectations and measures, and internal communication.

    Advice to Management

    While an attitude of "profitability first" may seem appropriate in the current economic climate, it is not particularly encouraging to employees. Everyone needs to understand the need to control costs and drive revenue, but focusing on the bottom line at the expense of employee needs will have a significant impact on retention and morale--both of which will affect the developing culture, partner relations, and revenue stream as significantly as any of the other measures being taken to ensure a profitable company. In other words, take care of the employees and they'll take care of your profitability.

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