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Hitachi Consulting Manager Reviews

Updated April 14, 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. Helpful (4)

    "Changing landscape"

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    • Culture & Values
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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.


  2. Helpful (6)

    "Manager"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Manager in Saint Louis, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Project to have started my consulting career with. Lots of challenges for resources to shine, especially if you are in mid senior level and working with client and offshore. Amazing synergy with technology partners like Oracle. Lots of opportunities to present and speak with Signature events like Open World and Cloud day.

    Cons

    I worked in hitachi close to 15 months. I was brought in as Manager to lead an ADF implementation, in a project that was almost unsure of go live. We had a great manager and VP. We took the challenge and worked days and nights to make this project a success and we had more SOWs signed. Unfortunately thats when things started going down. We had more VPs and Directors assigned to the account and things really went spirally down for those who worked. I had a lot of credit assigned to me during the course of things. My existing manager had left and new managers and mentors came in. The moment GARM came, all my credits were taken and assigned to others who hardly contributed, just because I had enough credits to get promotion and others needed it for their promotion. Seriously ?? I tried to stand my ground and it reflected on my rating as I was construed to be arguing with my new manager. I was asked to make a compromise and promised to be taken care of in the later years. Now with all that said, the performance rating and the credit system is just a joke behind the scenes. The management can promote and bring up who they want to by stealing others credits and accomplishments and make things look normal to top management. I quit hitachi without waiting for my promotion or bonus, although many in my management tried to convince me. I was happy to be part of implementation, but very unhappy with the politics played by the middle management. I felt it was unethical.

    Advice to Management

    Many projects are top heavy, resources on the ground who are doing the heavy lifting are rationalized, but I cant say the same about the number of managers. Some managers don't even know how to assess employees on the merit of work done. Many managers on the ground don't even know what the technology is about.

    Hitachi Consulting Response

    Apr 18, 2017 – Social Recruiting Administrator

    Thank you for sharing your feedback. We have shared your viewpoints to the Leadership team. We appreciate the time you have taken to articulate your experience and will use it to find ways to improve ... More


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Keep your Ears and Eyes Open!!!"

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    • 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


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  5. Helpful (9)

    "Hard to Trust"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Manager in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    There are some genuinely good people working here that are trying to serve the clients.

    Cons

    Seem to treat employees as disposable, with a blatant disregard for keeping their word. If you are working here and travelling, make sure you stop travelling before you give notice - it has been several months and I still have not received expense reimbursement for travel on my last week there, and it is impossible to get anyone who seems to care.

    Advice to Management

    Stop treating your employees like they are disposable. There has been a huge amount of turnover, and much of that is because they don't trust your intentions.

    Hitachi Consulting Response

    Jan 12, 2017 – Social Recruiting Administrator

    Thank you for your feedback. Transformation is a tough process. As a company we are seeing improvements but are also experiencing growing pains as a result. We know any and all success experienced as ... More


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Great people, innovative company..no work"

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    • 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


  7. "Project Manager"

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    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


  8. Helpful (4)

    "Manager"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Manager in Dallas, TX
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Excellent team to work with
    Flexible vacation plan

    Cons

    Work is scarce. Company is changing direction.


  9. "Good company to join for long term perspective"

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    Former Employee - Manager Specialized Services in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Manager Specialized Services in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Hitachi Consulting full-time

    Pros

    1. Employee friendly management.
    2. Better compensation structure compared to peer companies.
    3. Transparency
    4. Inherited brand name from parent company.
    5. Focus on social innovation.
    6. Less variables.
    7. Flexible work timing policy.
    8. Better leave structure.

    Cons

    1. Discrimination (if you move from one competency to another.)
    2. Holidays/Weekend works will be unpaid, its a nightmare to get your genuine dues paid. HR will come up with all sort of policies so that extra efforts put by the employee will only benefit company rather than passing some benefits to the regular employees.
    3. PTOs will be unpaid for lead and above, so all your accumulated leaves will go in vein (If you will leave the company).
    4. Inconsistency in company mission/vision.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Manager in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Hitachi Consulting (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great People and offices. The individuals I worked with had a lot of ambition and good ideas and were very welcoming

    Cons

    Questionable ability to execute higher level vision or strategy during acquisition phase of multiple recent acquisitions

    Advice to Management

    have a stronger acquisition strategy and smarter integration approach. The over all concept I saw were sound, but the day to day incentives to integrate and the execution of such plan was not followed through well. This impacted the ability to achieve a successful integration of purchased companies.


  11. Helpful (3)

    "Senior solutions architect"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    1. Medium size company - hard work will be noticed and rewarded
    2. Has a specific growth path
    3. Transformational company

    Cons

    1. Major management changes and mismanagement when executing great ideas
    2. Losing 6 of out of 10 projects they are bidding