Hitachi Consulting

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Hitachi Consulting Reviews

Updated Jul 20, 2014
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3.1 350 reviews

58% Approve of the CEO

Hitachi Consulting President and CEO Philip R. Parr

Philip R. Parr

(170 ratings)

60% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work life balance is good but although depends on the project(in 37 reviews)

  • The culture is very relaxed and the people are great(in 28 reviews)


Cons
  • But perhaps better work life balance(in 12 reviews)

  • Senior Management is out of touch with reality(in 15 reviews)

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    Good Company

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat place to work, great people

    ConsNothing to say about cons.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great place to work

    Senior Consultant (Current Employee) Hyderābād (India)

    Prosit is very flexible in terms of work and atmosphere is very good.

    ConsNeed to showcase ourself if we want to excel in our carrer

    Advice to Senior ManagementPlz provide opportunity for the ppl who has zeal to learn and excel their abilites in their role

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great place, great people unfortunately career growth is tied to what team you are on

    Manager II (Former Employee) Houston, TX (US)

    ProsSmall company feel with big company backing. Many opportunities to learn and you will receive full support of management to develop your skills. Provides many learning opportunities and reimbursement for training and certifications. Trust in managing your own time. Great place for college hires.

    ConsStill stuck in the old consulting mentality of stacking and KPIs. Although they have tried to make some changes in the annual review process, your career growth is still tied to how well the team you are on performs. That means that you can be an outstanding performer, but if you are part of a small team or a team that does not generate much revenue, your career will stall once you are considered a "Manager".

    Advice to Senior ManagementWhen you hear numerous complaints about specific consultants, perhaps it's time to think about getting rid of them. Don't wait for them to leave. Do not promote or bring on consultants at a higher level than they should be. This results in frustration from the other consultants as well as poor delivery with the customers.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Giant company

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Gaithersburg, MD (US)

    ProsFor the technical people, there seem to be great opportunities to advance.

    ConsAt a huge company, figuring out the rules with legal is a slow and scary prospect

    Advice to Senior ManagementRequire management to welcome ALL people from a new acquitision. Seemed like they were NOT open to learning anything from the experience of the people they acquired.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good company, but leadership is stretched too thin to focus on employees.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGood PTO, especially around Christmas-New Year's. If you don't prefer travel, management tries to find you local opportunities, however, travel is definitely part of the job. Good community presence, and college hiring program. Consulting Core program exposes new-grad hires to a variety of projects and technologies, so really good entry-level career.

    ConsLeadership is stretched too thin to be able to focus on what the employees need. Lack of technical leadership due to turnover, so if you're in the technology practice, that should be a major career concern (but maybe this is the case only in my practice). Parent company (Hitachi Ltd.) imposes very challenging targets on the consulting group (Hitachi Consulting), so leadership is always busy chasing targets, losing sight of how to grow the practice, improving delivery quality and preventing turnover. Bonus is irregular, and compensation adjustment is not great, even when promoted.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFocus on growing the practice organically by providing better training options, and empowering your consultants. Do more to prevent turnover, especially your quality employees and those with potential, or you risk becoming another mediocre consulting firm with a revolving door.

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    It was OK

    Senior Consultant (Former Employee) London, England (UK)

    ProsThey are generally family friendly

    ConsPeople stuck up their own arse

    Advice to Senior ManagementRealise that you're not saving lives

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Good Future. Need to shape up

    Senior Manager (Current Employee) Pune (India)

    ProsLeadership direction from a larger Hitachi makes it a very promising place from a future growth perspective. Good potential opportunities for the people.

    ConsLimited growth @ GDC. Difficult to see how we will make the transition to the company of the future that the leadership talks about.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThere is some good work happening in pockets which should be recognized. There are some inefficiencies especially at the mid management levels which need to be addressed.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great working culture

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsAwesome working culture, great benefits

    ConsLack of personal growth opportunities

    Advice to Senior ManagementMore training opportunities

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Nothing positive to say

    Consultant (Former Employee) San Francisco, CA (US)

    ProsNice SF office, training readily available, if you want to do software implementation this is the place

    Conshyper-political, willingness to engage in whispers campaigns, consultants concerned with looking good then doing good

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    hitachi consulting india-rewards mediocrity

    Senior Management (Former Employee) Hyderābād (India)

    ProsSeen some very insightful review posted by some employees only to be clouded by orchested reviews ,encouraged to post the review to caution the aspirants who wish to join.

    The biggest reason one shouldn’t join Hitachi consulting india is that one will get to hear perpetual floor talk that some employees are laid off in one of the locations( Bangalore ,Hyderabad or Pune )from the day one finish his induction program , seen people laid off 3 times in a duration of 1 year. Hire and fire is the game played all the time by the senior management.

    Most dangerous outcome of the reckless hiring and firing game is ,the management has to pay high salary to lure the prospects to join Hitachi Consulting(20 to 40 % more than market price or else the people will not join Hitachi consulting) and onboard them, most of the projects that Hitachi consulting works on are on ERP oracle up gradation which lasts for a duration of 3 to 6 months(Maximum) once the project is completed the employee is released to bench ,the company has zero tolerance to bench and the associate are fired within a duration of 1 month after he is on bench as the organisation is heavy at the top. This exercise of mass firing happens once every 3 to 4 months apart from the firing that happens every week or fortnight.

    ConsThere is a perpetual jabber by the senior management in India about creating new processes and procedures in the organization to increase business as a result they blindly copy the process and procedures of other organizations global IT gaints which are absolutely irrelevant to the organization which is of the size and scale of Hitachi consulting(the revenue contribution Hitachi Consulting India to the Global Hitachi consulting is $ 45 Million), The tiring presentations (PPT’s) are shown to the visiting American bosses which sadly gets their buy in , I only wish American bosses ask for the outcome rather than sit through and endure the never ending nonsense in PPT form (Hope they look into Proposal Factory that the Indian operations has initiated and the value add and business that it has brought into Hitachi consulting ).

    Advice to Senior Managementmr ceo, senior management team whoes brain child was propoal factory is rewarded with a promotion, wish u ask what are the benifits of proposal factory ( never saw anything more silly than that)and revenue it bought.

    – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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