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Hitachi Consulting Chicago Reviews

Updated January 24, 2017
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Hitachi Consulting President and Chief Executive Officer Hicham Abdessamad
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Pros
  • Work life balance and career opportunities (in 95 reviews)

  • Develop relationships with great people (in 58 reviews)

Cons
  • work life balance depends on project (in 27 reviews)

  • Their yearly review process takes too much time and didn't seem to be very effective (in 23 reviews)

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  1. "nothing but good things to say"

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    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Hitachi Consulting full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Interesting projects

    Growing company

    Solid compensation & benefits

    Leadership is responsive to suggestions from employees

    Cons

    Professional services environment with all of the attending challenges (travel, utilization expectations, etc.)

    The company has grown rapidly which naturally means that over time the culture has changed.

    Advice to Management

    Continue providing a career path for employees


  2. "Great Place to Start A Career"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant (C1) in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Consultant (C1) in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Hitachi Consulting full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great place to start a career if you straight out of college. Great internal training and support for young consultants

    Cons

    Not the best place for experienced consultants.

    Advice to Management

    Don't outsource projects overseas.


  3. "I would say one of the best things about working at Hitachi Consulting are the people."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    I would say one of the best things about working at Hitachi Consulting are the people.

    Cons

    If you're having a hard time thinking of something to write, you might want to think about explaining some of the reasons behind your ratings.

    Advice to Management

    I would say one of the best things about working at Hitachi Consulting are the people.


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  5. "A good consulting Organization"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager Technology Solutions in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Manager Technology Solutions in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Hitachi Consulting (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good work life balance
    Great people to work with
    Nice projects to work on
    Flexibility to change projects depending on career goals

    Cons

    None that I have experienced or can think of

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Manager"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Manager in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Hitachi Consulting full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good company culture and great coworkers. Good company to start a consulting career.

    Cons

    Despite all the training modules and material available, the engagements are quite messy and don't follow the taught processes. Salaries not up to par with competitors so when the better companies call, people leave. The evaluation and appraisal process is awful, career progress comes quite often not as a result of an evaluation but as how strong the relationship with the OIC is or the potential of leaving the company.

    Advice to Management

    VPs and OICs to be closer to the front lines and provide meaningful tactical coaching to managers and consultants. CEO has a great vision but is has not materialized yet to the front line consultants.


  7. "growth opportunity at a small firm"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Manager in Chicago, IL
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    small company with many opportunities to grow and expand skil sets

    Cons

    small firm and limited number of projects

    Advice to Management

    so far doing a good job. Need to establish a stronger corporate culture, corporate image and brand


  8. "Growing firm finding its way"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good people who work hard and typically exceed client expectations. Employee experience depends on local leadership. In general, supportive of personal time for special circumstances.

    Cons

    Inconsistent culture. Hard to get collaboration on national projects. National pursuit of business Typically leads to a lot of travel.

    Advice to Management

    Make strategic investments in people and follow through.


  9. "Great experience for entry level"

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    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Hitachi Consulting full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    great culture, great opportunities right out of college

    Cons

    monotonous projects, not getting a say in project work


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Good place to work, especially for recent grads"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good base of very able consultants- mostly graduate level, lots of energy and positivity. Lack of blame culture and an encouraging environment in which to work.

    Cons

    Tends to be a 'blowfish' company- lands a big deal, then takes on a lot of contractors to satisfy it. Also fairly high turnover- many grads stay for a couple of years then move on

    Advice to Management

    Work on retention of promising graduates to allow them to move up the career ladder within Hitachi, as opposed to going out and looking for other options.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Ok for starting a career"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Hitachi Consulting full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good opportunities if you can find them
    Great people
    Good culture
    Allows for independence at a low level
    Emphasis on community in local geographies

    Cons

    Poor leadership
    Boys club management
    Too much emphasis on "fit"
    Not enough emphasis on intelligence or marketable skills
    A lot of second string players the higher up you go

    Advice to Management

    Pay more to retain those who are valuable and recognize those adding value at the client site


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