NTT DATA Consultant Reviews

Updated 11 Sep 2020

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    "NTT DATA UK"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Business Consultant in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at NTT DATA full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    -You are always surrounded by bright and talented colleagues -People are truly friendly and supportive -The company is growing very fast so there are many opportunities to grow and develop new initiatives -There are some very interesting groups and events, like Elevenses, First Fridays and CSR groups that everyone is encouraged to join -Although the company is growing in size, the vast majority of people are very approachable and often go above and beyond to help you

    Cons

    -As the company grows, communication become hard at times -The company is experiencing growing pains and it feels quite confusing at times -The senior management is mixed, some people are very supportive and willing to listen but some others are very self-involved and unreliable

    NTT DATA Response

    Head of Recruitment

    Thanks for your review. As we grow we will undoubtedly experience issues and problems, but we have some excellent people who all want the success to continue. There will be up s and there will be downs but if we work together we will succeed.

  2. Helpful (2)

    "A company that looks after its people"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Consultant in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at NTT DATA full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    - Great colleagues who push my thinking - Some really exciting work with fun and challenging clients - A future strategy that I can get behind with good leaders

    Cons

    - There is some truth in what other reviews on here have said about bodyshopping - but this has changed significantly over the past few years - The company is scaling fast. This brings with it the classic growing pains the any company goes through. And scaling brings change, which some people find difficult

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    "Stay well away"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Consultant in Islington, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at NTT DATA full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    You get paid on a monthly basis. Easy access to a gentlemen’s club next to their new office.

    Cons

    Leadership and management are bullies and will lie to cover their own mistakes. Staff turnover is very high, if you survived 2 years congratulations as you haven’t been managed out yet or pushed out yet. Leadership has a report as to who has been in the company less than 2 years as a firing list, as you have no employment rights. Lots of positive reviews here are due to HR actively encouraging you how amazing the place is and that you should write a glassdoor review whilst you are within your probation period aka honeymoon period. Most people are looking to leave as the environment is toxic. If you are from an ethnic minority watch your back and be prepared to be fired or expect no promotions.

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    NTT DATA Response

    VP HR

    Thank you for your review. We take all reviews seriously and use them to help us learn and grow. To your point about encouraging reviews, yes we do, but we would never ask anyone to leave a review that is anything other than 100% their own opinion, but we do want people to know how great it is working here. At NTT DATA we are proud of our very diverse teams, our embracing of diversity and inclusion is what enables us to continue to be key partners to our clients who also value the differing opinions and viewpoints that diversity enables. We know we have more to do, we’d love nothing more than to see an increase in female applicants and employees and as such we actively participate in The Girls Network and the 30% club as well as running our own very active Women’s Business Network. We have also recently launched the Cultural Ethnicity Network (CEN) whose mission is to celebrate the cultural and ethnic diversity of our colleagues, championing ethnic minority progression and inclusion. Ensuring that everyone feels included and engaged is very important to us. To facilitate this we are in the process of implementing unconscious bias sessions and talking circles whereby people feel they can talk openly in a safe space and learn from one another. We will continue to drive existing and, where required, start new initiatives to ensure that we continue to embrace diversity and inclusion.

  4. "A great company to shape your own career, continuous learning opportunities"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Consultant in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at NTT DATA full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Breadth of work within Impact Consulting. The opportunity to continuously learn through a range of weekly webinars, learning and development sessions, we are also exposed to first hand industry leading research. The organisation has taken excellent care of employees during the current lock-down in the UK (still running appraisals and promotions). The people within Impact Consulting, who are team players, intelligent and motivated. I take pride in the cutting edge projects we work on particularly those that can make a difference in the healthcare sector and the public sector.

    Cons

    Consulting hours sometimes. However, I believe these can be much worse in other organisations and many people within the organisation really promote work life balance.

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    "A lot of potential but not quite getting there"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Consultant in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at NTT DATA full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - Really intelligent people to work with, you learn a lot - Generally very friendly environment - Lovely offices - Reasonable pay - Flexible working

    Cons

    The environment and culture seems to have deteriorated over the past year or so. Can't quite put my finger on it but there have been a lot of changes and no real benefit can be seem from these changes. Some (emphasis on some) senior managers are truly awful, they can be nice one minute and completely hell the next so you just don't know when/how to approach them. This is a real shame because it has caused the organisation to lose its shine. Pay increase = next to nothing Lack of clarity over the work we actually have available. You're not allowed to network to get onto projects - this is "forbidden" so you are left waiting for Resourcing team to contact you when something comes up....whenever that may be. It generally ends up being "can you tidy up some slides" types of requests.

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    "Planning on leaving asap"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Principal Consultant in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at NTT DATA full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good and smart people on the ground

    Cons

    It doesn't matter what you achieve or the value you bring to the company and its clients. You are only rewarded if you have the right internal connections. Total lack of transparency and clarity over the work available (if there is any). It's a total non-sense. You are penalised for being too much on the bench but you're not allowed to network to get onto projects - this is "forbidden" as only the resourcing team can decide for you ( it generally ends up being "can you tidy up some slides" types of requests).

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    "As bad as the reviews suggest"

    1.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Consultant in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at NTT DATA full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    There are nice offices, lots of good people work there at the more junior levels. Pay is average.

    Cons

    It used to be a good place to work but as a result of choosing to persue a strategy purely based on revenue growth it has lost its shine. Senior management is poor, projects are almost exclusively telco, there is no business consulting, just large IT transformation projects. It is all IT. People have been known to sit on the bench for months on end. Bullying by certain members of senior staff has led to people leaving the company. Everyone seems to know who the bad eggs are but senior management doesn't do anything about it? Jobs for the boys. Spending your life commuting hours a day to drab telco offices in places like Hook, Bracknall and Maidenhead. The only way to progress is to cosy up to the right people.

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    "Great people and potential but going through a challenging change (due to business growth)"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Consultant in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at NTT DATA full-time

    Pros

    - Genuinely great people at a variety of levels, especially junior ones, from a variety of backgrounds to work with - A good change if you are coming from a larger consultancy or industry and want to experience more responsibility and ownership of a role - (In my experience) the focus on team working and collaboration is really high with everybody on a project working together to achieve project goals - Working with household name clients (in Telecommunications) - Friendly social scene - Cool office location

    Cons

    - Experience is very much defined by what project you are on - As the company has grown quickly it seems to have adopted some bad practices from other large consultancies (aiming to sell more of anything, unclear offering, a focus on doing busy work instead of outputs, lack of visibility with senior leadership, unclear roles/senior ownership, having a fixed hierarchy, lack of transparency with decision making).

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    "Body shop technology "consultancy""

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at NTT DATA full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    I'm hopefully leaving very soon. Many consultants bought into the hype and are looking at the exit door. Thankfully literally no one knows who NTT DATA is in the UK. I used the same hype spin they sold to me (billions invested in R&D, Japanese tech etc.) in recent interviews with Deloitte and PWC to good effect.

    Cons

    Not sure where to start....a business with less than 3% profit margin which does nearly zero management consultancy work, directors with no understanding of their industry verticals and people who really *believe* they compete against McKinsey because that's what the leadership team tells them. Stay at Deloitte, PWC, even Accenture.

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    "Disappointing. IT services bodyshop"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at NTT DATA full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    New London office near Old Street is good.

    Cons

    I joined what I thought was a growing digital technology company who provided innovation and consulting to major telco corporates and insurance companies. I was sold a vision of startup culture, innovation and management consulting. Unfortunately this is far from the case. I was immediatley put on a bodyshop project, my requests for training not approved (only IT services scrum/agile etc. training is approved), and I have not seen a UK project come even close to what would be considered consulting let alone strategy consulting. The company has some fun and cool junior consultants however the senior directors and leadership team have no vision bar low margin bodyshopping strategy and favouring an inner clique of suck-ups. This toxic culture permeates the entire London office. People from Deloitte, PWC etc interview regulary, the good ones immediately spot the hype and don't join.

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