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Hitachi Consulting Dallas Reviews

Updated May 5, 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 97 reviews)

  • Develop relationships with great people (in 59 reviews)

Cons
  • work life balance depends on project (in 28 reviews)

  • Their yearly review process takes too much time and didn't seem to be very effective (in 24 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Life at Hitachi"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Director in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Hitachi Consulting full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The people. You will meet and work with some of the best minds in management and IT consulting

    Cons

    New CEO has a vision to move away from management consulting and more into a products/solutions company. The transition has been difficult. Losing lots of talent.

    Hitachi Consulting Response

    May 12, 2017 – Social Recruiting Administrator

    Thank you for your honest feedback. We admit Hitachi Consulting is going through a major transformation to meet the changing needs of our clients. Senior leadership is committed to transparency ... More


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Expert In, Assistant Out"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Senior Sharepoint Developer/Administrative Assistant in Garland, TX
    Former Contractor - Senior Sharepoint Developer/Administrative Assistant in Garland, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Hitachi Consulting as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Hitachi is a well known company.

    Cons

    Once you're on a project, they do not provide any assistance to the consultant. Their concern is only the company and number of contractors they can place there. They lie about project work requirements, so you'll go in expecting to work based on the provided requirements. You may end up doing something completely different than your expertised line of work. They also do third party and do not find the consultants. Therefore, the rate is cut, so all parties get a share. If you voice your concerns too much, they'll be quick to cut your contract by any means necessary, including bold faced lies.

    Advice to Management

    If you want to keep your clients happy, then you need to keep the consultants happy, to drop your high turnover. Hence, the reason why large clients continue to replace you with better vendors.


  3. Helpful (5)

    "Get your act together and focus"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Director in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Hitachi Consulting full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    My immediate "career advisor" is awesome Work from home Flexibility. I think they want to be better, but are just having a really hard time getting there. The offices are nice.

    Cons

    My immediate "career advisor" works very hard to insure we are happy and productive. Unfortunately her hands are tied. The corporate strategy is all over the board. The right hand doesn't know what the left hand is doing. The social innovation vision has not come to reality and they do not have any team in place to truly support any vision. There is no sales strategy or direction. The internal processes are completely broken. It's very difficult to get anything done systems. Horrible on boarding and unproductive. Lack of leadership that will be held accountable. Lots of layoffs, but not enough from the senior leaders that have been making the mistakes.

    Advice to Management

    First things first. If you're going to be One Hitachi, merge. It's ridiculous. We are competing against each other all the time. Hire leaders that have clear expectations and get things done. Too much managing up.


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  5. Helpful (4)

    "Changing landscape"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Manager in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Was a great place to work until they changed from consulting to product company

    Cons

    Ran out of steam, major layoffs in October. Still struggling good people are looking to leave.

    Advice to Management

    Do better planning. Laying off new employees within 1 month of starting does not bode well.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Keep your Ears and Eyes Open!!!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Manager in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Decent Mediocre company.
    Decent pay
    Hire -Fire policy
    Depends again which project and manager you are working with.

    Cons

    Increase your client base.
    Come out of the legacy Technologies mindset
    Start embracing new Technologies like cloud and open source Technologies

    Advice to Management

    Are you listening???

    Hitachi Consulting Response

    Dec 22, 2016 – Social Recruiting Administrator

    Thank you for your feedback. First, I'd like to assure you that we are listening. Transformation can be a challenging process and in order to succeed we need the thoughts and suggestions of ... More


  7. "It's OK"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director, Consulting Services in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Director, Consulting Services in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice people, but most companies are the same.

    Cons

    Dysfunctional. Sales support process is clumsy.


  8. Helpful (2)

    "Great people, innovative company..no work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Solutions Architect/Manager in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Solutions Architect/Manager in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Employees are actively involved in company
    Many opportunities to excel

    Cons

    No work, limited clients


  9. "Project Manager"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Health benefits and work schedule

    Cons

    Limited clarity of roles and responsibilities, low based salary and no bonus, lack of understanding of the operations management consulting model (including what it takes to achieve results/deliverables)

    Advice to Management

    You destroyed our Celerant culture...and probably forgot that a Consulting company success is heavily depended on the people.

    Hitachi Consulting Response

    Oct 31, 2016 – Social Recruiting Administrator

    Thank you for taking the time to write this review. We take these issues very seriously and we are always looking for ways to improve our work environment. Glassdoor reviews are anonymous but If ... More


  10. "Good Firm going in the wrong direction"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great work live balance, still some great people to work with.

    Cons

    Senior Management doesn't know what they are doing. Revenues continue to fall.


  11. "Support Services"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Forney, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Forney, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Great People. They are pretty much why I've stayed.
    - Comparable benefits (Health / Work-Life Balance / Retirement) are right around the industry standard.
    - Challenging work, with flexibility.

    Cons

    - Not much room for advancement.
    - Pay is slightly less than what you would find in a similar position elsewhere.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up with the changes (technology / tools / etc.), and make sure that transparency is your ultimate goal.


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