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Hitachi Consulting Reviews

Updated May 23, 2017
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Pros
  • Work life balance and career opportunities (in 96 reviews)

  • Develop relationships with great people (in 58 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 23 reviews)

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  1. "Great Company to Kick Start your Career"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant I in Hyderabad (India)
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant I in Hyderabad (India)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Hitachi Consulting full-time

    Pros

    Very good work ethics,
    Tremendous learning curve for every one, specially New College Grads
    Great Culture

    Cons

    Managers are still little old school

    Advice to Management

    People should accept changes, little more comfortably


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Flawed Appraisal in Microsoft"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Hyderabad (India)
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Hyderabad (India)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Employee Friendly policies by HR for Insurance, Facilities and car lease.
    Good Campus and pleasant environment.
    Anything not related to Career , i.e. amenities are very good

    Cons

    Flawed Appraisal . Sudden change in rating mechanism at the end of Financial year i.e. in 2016 rating was from 1-5. 5 being top performer and 1 being Not meeting expectations.
    In January 2017, they suddenly changed from 1 to 3 . 3 Being Excellent and 1 being needs support. 3 is very rare.
    Beware, if you are an excellent performer , in the project and have not contributed anything outside project, then you are given rating as 1 on flimsy grounds, more so in Microsoft Practice and given an development plan (more likely an exit plan). Most of them are rated as 1 , in-spite of great contributions to project
    Microsoft practice in Senior management has Headstrong attitude. The person has scant respect for resources. Talent review discussions are farce, and more driven by this top honcho in Microsoft practice.
    Don't see any visibility in the projects. Think twice before joining, even if you are offered 200% pay hike.

    Advice to Management

    Dear Mr CEO,Please take a secret anonymous survey internally, on whom they think are giving a raw deal to employees in terms of ratings during Appraisal, with Ad hoc notions, especially in Microsoft practice. You will get an answer


  3. "I have been working at Hitachi Consulting full-time (Almost 2 years)"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Hitachi Consulting full-time

    Pros

    -Great opportunities, learned a lot on technology. Also now started on cloud, digital

    Cons

    more projects needed,rest is good

    Advice to Management

    na


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Vice President"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Hitachi Consulting full-time

    Pros

    Dynamic and energetic CEO and Leadership Team
    Support from Hitachi Ltd.
    Hitachi Ltd. has a tremendous engineering background and lots of interesting intellectual property

    Cons

    Operating model is constantly changing
    Executives don't have a specific enough plan for executing the strategy

    Advice to Management

    Build a very specific plan for transformation. Decide if you are going to be a consulting or solution business and take the necessary actions to transform the business. If you are a solution business you need to burn the consulting boats.

    Hitachi Consulting Response

    May 8, 2017 – Social Recruiting Administrator

    Thank you for sharing your feedback. We appreciate the chance to understand and apply the employee perspective. We have shared your viewpoints with leadership and will use them to better our work ... More


  6. "Senior Consultant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Hyderabad (India)
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Hyderabad (India)
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Hitachi is Great Place to work

    Cons

    Hitachi environment is good for the people who is active in all activities

    Advice to Management

    na


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Good place to build a career"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great People
    Good Culture
    Good work life balance, better than other firms
    Decent compensation
    Decent growth and opportunity for advancement
    Fun, albeit a bit forced, culture

    Cons

    Tedious and Unclear Annual Review Process
    Sink or Swim environment, not too harsh but you've got to be a driven individual to succeed
    Having a good mentor is somewhat luck based

    Advice to Management

    Divert some resources to internal mentoring; fully staffed employees have trouble kicking off and then maintaining initiatives while keeping work life balance. Or allocate some billable hours and get successful employees willing to cooperate to dedicate some time to it. A vague promise of it positively impacting annual performance reviews isn't enough to encourage sacrificing dozens of hours personal time to organize material, logistics, and cut through red tape.

    Hitachi Consulting Response

    May 9, 2017 – 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


  8. Helpful (9)

    "Sinking Ship"

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

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

    Pros

    - young office filled with excited people
    - Fortune 500 clients
    - great work/life balance depending on your client/project
    - good salary for new college hires

    Cons

    - management is overly optimistic
    - culture is cliquey
    - company had recent layoffs and everyone seems to be jumping ship including VPs
    - lack of strong direction from CEO
    - few project opportunities - you don't get much choice in which project you're on
    - lack of diverse client base
    - middle management can be immature and petty

    Advice to Management

    - remove toxic project managers and directors
    - hire stronger VPs
    - develop client base


  9. "Job"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager, Specialized Services in Hyderabad (India)
    Current Employee - Manager, Specialized Services in Hyderabad (India)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great opportunities, learned a lot on technology. Also now started on cloud, digital

    Cons

    Need to be more open on hr policies. Should provide more learning options.

    Hitachi Consulting Response

    Apr 20, 2017 – Social Recruiting Administrator

    Thanks for your feedback. We have made a lot of progress in the past year and so happy to hear you are enjoying the changes! We are focused on retaining and engaging our coworkers and are always ... More


  10. Helpful (4)

    "New Leadership killed the company with no plan B."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Manager
    Former Employee - Senior Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Hitachi Consulting (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The great thing about Hitachi Consulting USED to be the people but unfortunately the between leadership not supporting revenue generating practices and eventually shutting them down and great people leaving or getting fired. It's like a ghost town.

    Cons

    The Executive Leadership Team and their lack of focus. Putting all their energy in a new strategy while completely abandoning what made Hitachi work instead of a phased approach over a period of time is a rookie mistake.

    Advice to Management

    Get it together. You have to understand the business you want to be in in order to be successful. Good luck. So sad to see the ruins that are left of what a great company.


  11. Helpful (11)

    "Shutting down offices nationally - AVOID!"

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

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

    Pros

    Okay pay and benefits. Some smart and nice people to work with.

    Cons

    Company struggling financially and therefore shutting down most offices nationally, under the guise of "going virtual". Just announced that Houston office is closing.

    Advice to Management

    Solution strategy is not working. What is Plan B? Merge with Hitachi Data Systems?

    Hitachi Consulting Response

    Apr 20, 2017 – Social Recruiting Administrator

    Thanks for your feedback. We have no intention of misleading our employees. The decision to move forward with virtualization of some offices was made due to office spaces being underutilized. As our ... More


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