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Updated Oct 10, 2019

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Hitachi Representative Executive Officer, Chairman & CEO Hiroaki Nakanishi
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  1. "Good Opportunity"

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    Former Intern - Research Intern in Santa Clara, CA

    I worked at Hitachi for less than a year

    Pros

    Great people to work with.

    Cons

    Sometimes the company structure is overly bureaucratic.

    Hitachi2019-10-10
  2. "Good Company"

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    Former Intern - Research Intern in Farmington Hills, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Hitachi for less than a year

    Pros

    - Good training opportunities - Exposure to a variety of projects - Expanding range of automotive products

    Cons

    - Company culture is a bit slow paced - Workflow could be more streamlined through the company

    Hitachi2014-07-22
  3. "Good for researchers"

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    Former Intern - Research Intern 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Hitachi for less than a year

    Pros

    Very helpful colleagues and learn things in depth

    Cons

    Need to be very independent

    Hitachi2019-02-22
  4. "Great Intern Experience"

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    Former Intern - Research Intern in Yokohama, Kanagawa
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Hitachi for less than a year

    Pros

    - I was working in the Totsuka, Yokohama, Japan area, and was provided accommodation 5 minutes away from the labs, so it was a very easy commute to work - Great environment to work in, friendly colleagues. I've made a couple of friends in the office. - As a religious person, the work environment is very accommodating.

    Cons

    - Occasional language barrier.

    Hitachi2018-12-28
  5. Helpful (3)

    "Big company, Japanese work culture."

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    Current Employee - Research Intern in Tokyo
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Hitachi full-time

    Pros

    Secure job environment, with management that takes very good care of the employees. If you have problems (which, as a foreigner, you will eventually run into), the expectation is that the company will arrange things. This is incredibly valuable in the first few months getting of used to working in such a big company - and if you are new to Japan, there are many things you might need help with. Hitachi is involved in so many industries that there is a tremendous amount of opportunity within the company, and it is not uncommon to be moved about - both between locations and between roles. It is very interesting to gain exposure to many different aspects of the business.

    Cons

    Although better than many companies in Japan, Hitachi is still stuck in the Japanese attitude that working longer hours means you get more done. But in some positions (such as in research), the work is never complete. The excessively long working hours and poor work/life balance that Japan is stereotyped for is true of Hitachi, despite efforts (eg "no overtime Wednesdays", which are ignored) to change it.

    Hitachi2016-06-04
  6. "Research Intern"

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    Former Intern - Research Intern in Yokohama, Kanagawa
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Hitachi for less than a year

    Pros

    Great colleagues, great work ownership, room for personal growth, challenging, after-work parties

    Cons

    Language barrier for English speakers

    Hitachi2016-02-23

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