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Hitachi Consulting Reviews

Updated April 25, 2017
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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. "Good Firm going in the wrong direction"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • 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.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Senior Consultant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Good work-life balance
    - Great culture. Most people (managers/directors and below) really care about each other and delivering good work to clients
    - Some opportunities for CORE Consultants to experience different industries

    Cons

    - Very poor salary base and bonus structure
    - Administrative heavy that takes away from client work
    - Lack of transparency between leadership and employees
    - Recent enterprise transformation is proving to be challenging for the company
    - Lack of training opportunities for employees
    - Very price competitive in the industry
    - Biased annual reviews
    - A lot of variance on culture and employeeS' caliber across GEOs
    - No brand recognition in the US

    Advice to Management

    - Redefine who you hire as you transform the business. There's a major gap between the skills of your employees and the work you do while you transform Hitachi Consulting.
    - Improve your pipeline forecasting. Leadership does not have a handle on managing hiring against forecasting pipeline.
    - Be honest to your employees. There's no trust
    - Improve/reduce internal administrative processes. Delivery should focus on delivering consulting work and not on administrative (e.g. annual reviews, time and expenses, etc.)
    - Establish clarity on performance review process and what's expected from employees across all levels


  3. "Run in an almost autocratic manner"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Hitachi Consulting full-time

    Pros

    - Friends
    - Located close to Microsoft
    - Some good projects

    Cons

    - Majority of the people take pride in being autocratic leaders
    - It is "their way" or the highway
    - Poor work culture, 'Long hours means you are productive'
    - No travel on most projects

    Advice to Management

    Stop giving "power" to a few individuals! They are just misusing it.
    Thanks to how they desire to ru(i)n things, it is now a difficult environment, that no one wants to work in, for too long.
    They dictate and force their decisions and thoughts, thereby killing creativity.

    Hitachi Consulting Response

    Nov 3, 2016 – 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


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  5. "Support Services"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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.


  6. "Hitachi Consulting Junior Resource"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Hitachi Consulting full-time

    Pros

    The office culture can be fun when people are in the office, benefits are good, organization does not feel too hierarchical, leadership does try to get a decent amount of feedback

    Cons

    The review and promotion process is rigid, and there is not much choice or variety in projects for junior level people


  7. "Service Architect"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Service Architect in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Service Architect in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Hitachi Consulting (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    work from home is allowed
    you will get a chance to work on multiple projects

    Cons

    Very poor leadership team,
    not organized
    poor culture


  8. Helpful (4)

    "Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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. "Transformation"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Vice President of Consulting Services in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Vice President of Consulting Services in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Hitachi Consulting full-time

    Pros

    The strategy is solid. Hitachi Consulting has a unique position as the only full service, diversified professional services company with the ability to bring to bear a multitude of cutting edge products produced by it's parent company, Hitachi Ltd. Relative to it's traditional competition, it is a smaller high-growth company. There is tremendous opportunity for employees at all levels as it embarks on transforming itself from a main-line, project based consultancy to a solutions oriented company.

    Cons

    Transformation is hard. There are ups and downs inherent with that process, which requires a lot of flexibility and adaptability from people in the organization. There are also a lot of people who have been with the company for many years that have left, and it is always difficult to lose people with whom you have built long-term successful relationships.

    Advice to Management

    Stay the course. Continue to increase communication to the organization. This has increased positively over the last six months. Remember to think about all of the internal stakeholder groups and tailor communications to each group's unique needs.


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Senior solutions architect"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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


  11. "Excellent work culture"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Oracle Database Administrator in Windsor, CT
    Current Employee - Senior Oracle Database Administrator in Windsor, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Provides healthy benefits and platform to learn. Approach towards adaptation of latest technologies and sustaining very good relationship with current customers, make the place ideal to work.

    Cons

    no complaints as such, nice place to work.

    Advice to Management

    keep inspiring and guiding us.


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