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Hitachi Consulting Reviews

Updated 30 March 2015
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Hitachi Consulting President and CEO Philip R. Parr
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Pros
  • Work life balance is good but although depends on the project (in 41 reviews)

  • The culture is very relaxed and the people are great (in 29 reviews)

Cons
  • Can be stressful and sometimes work/ life balance can be a challenge (in 14 reviews)

  • Senior Management is out of touch with reality (in 13 reviews)

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  1. Nice company to work for

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    Current Employee - Manager in London, England
    Current Employee - Manager in London, England

    I have been working at Hitachi Consulting

    Pros

    Nice Work Life balance, relaxed atmosphere

    Cons

    Too small in UK, it makes difficult to get big deals

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to think big, reduce overheads/costs

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. Senior Consultant

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England

    I have been working at Hitachi Consulting

    Pros

    Good company to work for, sensible career progression process, can get send to some good learning courses.
    Ideal to get lots of experience.

    Cons

    Lots of travelling to client locations.

    Recommends
  3. Nice people but missed opportunities

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Hitachi Consulting

    Pros

    Very friendly staff and lots of potential to expand

    Cons

    Need to be more innovative when looking for new business

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
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  5. Avoid like the plague

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    Former Employee - Consultant in London, England
    Former Employee - Consultant in London, England

    I worked at Hitachi Consulting

    Pros

    IT hardware was pretty good

    Cons

    A political minefield with the term "senior people" banded about all the time like they were some kind of gods
    An inverted pyramid organisational structure with a huge number of VPs and directors for the size of the company
    Offensive middle managers who treated junior consultants as plebs and worked them into the ground
    Limited career progression and poor salary increases for those who managed to progress

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remove 2 tiers of management, VPs and Directors
    Carry out an internal audit to determine who of the above people do absolutely no work
    Start a healthy culture where middle management work with their consultants rather than work them into the ground

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. Seemed to have lost their way in the UK

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England

    I worked at Hitachi Consulting

    Pros

    Big company with some good projects around the world

    Cons

    HC became a largish player in the UK after acquiring Edenbrook which had a lot of good people, unfortunately most of them left within a few years due to culture changes - particularly in the Oracle practice who don't seem to have won an decent projects for quite a while now.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try and win some projects

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. Not learning from previous acquisitions

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Generally speaking the staff are great. There are always exceptions in every company but generally they are friendly and helpful.

    Cons

    Not learning from acquired companies or learning from prior integration mistakes. Staff internally tend to refer to themselves based on the company that they started with rather than being one company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to the staff from acquired companies and integrate them fully into the business. Their experience can help Hitachi Consulting grow as an organisation.

  8. 2 people found this helpful

    A Real Shame......

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    Current Employee - Senior Consultant
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant

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

    Pros

    Consultants with Excellent Technical ability
    will gain average experience on a few semi diverse projects

    Cons

    increbily complicated expenses system. expense payments often Delayed
    Senior Management is out of touch with reality
    no work life balance, overworked and over stressed
    toxic blame culture. no empahsis on team work.
    no emphasis on nuturing talent.
    no time for training or development
    senior staff do not seem take resposibility for project failures only project successes.
    High Staff attrition rate.
    more junior staff seem to be seen as billable units rather than people.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    accept responsibility more on projects that are difficult or struggling and make more effort to imporive the project. it is far to easy to single out individuals.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  9. 2 people found this helpful

    Worst company I ever worked for

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    Former Employee - Senior Consultant, Tech Services in London, England
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant, Tech Services in London, England

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

    Pros

    Other members of the team were supportive, professional and hard-working but the management of that team was a disaster

    Cons

    Riven by politics, absurd management speak and leadership incompetence. Couldn't win projects in expert areas so part of their business model is to send people who don't have the skills required to client sites on basis they must pretend they do have the expertise

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The senior management in the areas I worked in were incompetent and I believe most have left in the last 2 years

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful

    It was OK

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    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in London, England
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in London, England

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

    Pros

    They are generally family friendly

    Cons

    People stuck up their own arse

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Realise that you're not saving lives

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful

    The Acquisition Growth Model .....

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director in London, England
    Current Employee - Director in London, England

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

    Pros

    Hitachi HQ passionately believes in building a services company - and is backing the passion with Big Dollars that have funded multiple acquisitions. Acquired companies are fast growing, innovate businesses - fun places to work that are staffed with bright and very motivated individuals. Post Integration things tend to change ....

    Cons

    The culture is slow, risk adverse and positively discourages innovation. The business (mistakenly) seems to mistake acquisition for innovation. Companies acquired by Hitachi rapidly lose their edge and culture post as they are assimilated into Hitachi Consulting Way. Phrases such as 'leverage model' and 'utilisation model' are key - which seems to mean billing junior people, at high rates for long periods of time. This drives burnout and in turn attrition all of which stimies growth.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Build a vision that extends beyond 'We want to be big and make lots of money' - this is not the kind of vision that you can build a strategy around. Be comfortable with what you are - you are not Accenture, IBM or Deloitte. Adopt a model for the future not the past.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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