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Hitachi Consulting Reviews

Updated July 17, 2017
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  • 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 (11)

    "Sinking Ship"

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    • 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

    Hitachi Consulting Response

    May 31, 2017 – Social Recruiting Administrator

    Thanks for your feedback. We always appreciate the opportunity to listen to an employee perspective. It is exciting to hear you have enjoyed the awesome individuals who make up Hitachi Consulting... More


  2. "Job"

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    • 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

  3. Helpful (4)

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

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    • 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.


  4. Helpful (14)

    "Shutting down offices nationally - AVOID!"

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    • 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


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Flexible Work hours"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Webmaster in Hyderabad (India)
    Former Employee - Webmaster in Hyderabad (India)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Hitachi Consulting (More than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible, good work-life balance, work from home, Day care facility, Nice Gym, Very good campus with Basketball and cricket ground inside, Nice atmosphere to work

    Cons

    Career growth, Transparency, Appreciate Employees, Right people in Right place. Confusing Salary structure

    Advice to Management

    HR should be transparent when they hire. Management should listen to everyone not close to them.


  6. "Good environment"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Hitachi Consulting full-time

    Pros

    Company offers a very good work environment

    Cons

    Benefits package could be better

    Advice to Management

    Accelerate the transformation process


  7. "Good Company to work"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Hyderabad (India)
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Hyderabad (India)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Transparent HR policies,Employee meet, Can facilities,day care facilities,indoor/outdoor Sports ,gym,

    Cons

    more java projects needed,rest is good.

  8. Helpful (4)

    "Strategic Direction of Firm is Confusing"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    - smart people to work with
    - good work / life balance

    Cons

    - there has been a reorganization every 1-2 years recently
    - much confusion on the new Solutions focus of the firm; no training or clear direction on how to achieve
    - new incentive compensation structure is a disaster; effectively cut everyone's compensation by lowering base salary with a promise of higher bonus that does not exist

    Advice to Management

    Look back at the core values that made Hitachi Consulting a great company in the mid-2000 years. Great culture, strong geographical relationships, leaders who are visible in the office to all levels

    Hitachi Consulting Response

    Apr 10, 2017 – Social Recruiting Administrator

    Thank you for your feedback. We admit that Hitachi Consulting has undergone a tremendous amount of change. We are working hard to reinvent the company so we are offering the most relevant and... More


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Senior Manager"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent pay, benefits, and health care

    Cons

    Too many to list here

    Advice to Management

    Management of SAP Practice should resign...you are clueless about the SAP market

    Hitachi Consulting Response

    Apr 3, 2017 – Social Recruiting Administrator

    Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. We would welcome an opportunity to discuss your concerns in greater detail. We do value this feedback and will use it to find ways to improve... More


  10. Helpful (10)

    "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


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