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Hitachi Consulting Reviews

Updated June 22, 2018
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Hitachi Consulting President and Chief Executive Officer Hicham Abdessamad
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  1. "project manager"

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Newark, CA
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Newark, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    very flexible on work from home

    Cons

    too many managers and hirerchy


  2. Helpful (7)

    "The Downhill Spiral Continues"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The only good thing currently is the People

    Cons

    There is growing concerns about the stability of the firm especially after some significant financial decisions that impact people globally. Project pipeline is at an all time low and direct seems aimless at this time.

    Hitachi Consulting is going through a rough time that I hope gets better but right now this ship is sinking.

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to the signs. The recent financial decision could and should have been seen coming much sooner. Those on the lower rungs of the firm saw issues 10 miles away but yet again leadership was slow to act.

  3. Helpful (3)

    "Work Review"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    canteen, seating, A/C, Coffee wending machine and phone at desk

    Cons

    worst, worst work environment, no respect for employees, bullying bosses, manipulating situation cunningly by bosses to forcibly move out somebody - over all the worst, worst work environment I have seen in my 22 years IT experience

    Hitachi Consulting Response

    Jun 8, 2018 – Social Recruiting Administrator

    Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. Hitachi Consulting is committed to creating a beneficial, transparent and collaborative environment for all employees, so it is disappointing to... More


  4. "Consultant"

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    Current Employee - Technical Consultant in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Technical Consultant in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Friendly coworkers, understanding coworkers, flexibility in schedule, and a good sense of job security.

    Cons

    Long hours during busy seasons, low pay, sometimes very demanding and very little company benefits.

    Advice to Management

    Virtual offices can be a double edged knife. Also, please increase pay per employee for the junior titles, to attract more competent employees. If there's no option with regards to base pay, at least make the benefits attractive where you can - for example, the PTO arrangement for junior titles. Another area I am observing is the very large mismatch in a consultant's skillset and the expected skillset the clients seek. There's no justification from management in these mismatches. If the consultant hasn't had any experience, simply don't sign them up. If there are demands for a skillset, connect consultants to managers and seniors in projects, and invest time into these seniors to help the juniors out in getting acquainted with these technologies and platforms so that they will pick it up quickly on their own, or setup a curriculum for the technologies and the relevant skillset, before jumping the gun and creating a solution for it. Make an infrastructure to support the supply before rising to the occasion to meet the demand.

    Hitachi Consulting Response

    May 22, 2018 – Social Recruiting Administrator

    Thanks for your sharing your feedback. Investing in our employees is important to us. We have articulated your viewpoints to leadership and will use your suggestions to continually improve our work... More


  5. Helpful (6)

    "Declining revenue and salary freezes"

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    Current Employee - Director in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Director in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people. That's about it.

    Cons

    Salary freeze for the entire company. Even all the people who busted their hump for hard earning promotions. Bonus was comical. Company appears to have serious financial issues that "surprised" executive leadership, just within the last few months. Dishonest in communication to employees.

    Advice to Management

    Operate in an honest and transparent manner. Your people are your strongest asset. Please treat them well if you want them to stay. The economy is thriving and IT spend is on the uptake. All other consulting firms are growing and expanding/opening new US offices. Get your act together before it's too late. People are already planning their exist strategy.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "The focus is all wrong"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    There are some people who genuinely want to do the best they can for the customer.

    Cons

    They are unfortunately outnumbered by others whose focus is different.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on the customer.


  7. "Consulting company with a good growth potential"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    great team, pretty decent benefits and perks

    Cons

    processes/internal policies not well defined. too much of documentation related to performance management.

  8. Helpful (8)

    ""The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly""

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    Former Employee - Manager
    Former Employee - Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of great people work there
    Work at home opportunities for some projects
    Excellent management training
    Good mentorship
    Nice environment for MBA types
    Variety of project types if you fight to get them

    Cons

    Too many VPs and many are not great leaders.
    "Boys club" environment at the management levels - very hostile work environment when dealing with that level.
    Not surprised at the sexual harassment allegation in another review.
    Disastrous management of accounts, often rolling on and off multiple technical resources in constant crunch mode with zero focus on quality.
    VPs will demand massive overtime only to throw you under the bus for their fail.
    Corporate training insists that you "push back" on the demands given by VPs but if you do they retaliate with negative project reviews.
    High turnover of technical people because they get burned out so quickly.

    Sales pipeline is a bit scary.
    Sales model is to push the highest cost per hour possible, making price sensitive coding projects hard to close.

    Death by meetings.
    Worst annual review process ever.
    Onboarding and separation process is very loose, to nonexistent
    Very siloed departments that do not lend well to cross training

    Advice to Management

    The ERP centric business model is an absolute disaster for retaining technical talent. Also your upper management is brutish and generally unpleasant. Clean up your sales and management before the company becomes non-competitive.

    Hitachi Consulting Response

    Apr 25, 2018 – Social Recruiting Administrator

    Thank you for your feedback. We have shared your viewpoints with leadership and will use this to continually improve our company work environment. We know that individual contributions are what make... More


  9. Helpful (1)

    "So-so"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Hitachi Consulting full-time

    Pros

    Great people to work with day to day

    Cons

    Very risk averse leadership team

    Hitachi Consulting Response

    May 2, 2018 – Social Recruiting Administrator

    Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback!


  10. "Weak"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Trash service weak weak weak

    Cons

    Makes food I guess nice view


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