Hitachi Reviews

Updated Mar 7, 2021

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Hitachi Representative Executive Officer, Chairman & CEO Hiroaki Nakanishi
Hiroaki Nakanishi
244 Ratings
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  • "Work life balance and the management team is in my opinion subpar(in 30 reviews)

  • "Any new ideas immediately shot down; it's dying a slow death due to poor upper management(in 23 reviews)

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  1. "Information Security Analyst"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Hitachi full-time

    Pros

    Colleagues, pay, hours, and benefits

    Cons

    Other location being shut down without informing employes

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  2. "Great place to get hands on experience with lot of things"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager 

    I worked at Hitachi full-time

    Pros

    1) One of the fastest growing companies 2) Get hands on experience under different functions 3) Appreciation for all the work you do

    Cons

    Due to the growth of the company, the setup is quite fast paced


  3. "Not entirely good"

    3.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Information Security Analyst in Montreal, QC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Really a fun place to work with really talented people.

    Cons

    Micro Management, Not open for ideas, Conservative.

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  4. "Bad management"

    1.0
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Hitachi full-time

    Pros

    nice colleagues, free parking space, insurance is good for a small company, small gym for the employees

    Cons

    - Management is terrible, most of the managers are from Japan or foreign countries and don't understand our reality. They don't value the employees work (bonuses are provided, but no true encouragements and ). They organize meetings that contains only a bit of meaningful information. - Communication issues between departments and management: Some hardly speak or understand English, some managers act as if they were managing a big company and treat employees differently based on their position - Salary is low comparatively with other places - Many unhappy employees left and leave every month

  5. "Hitachi Capital"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Account Manager in Burlington, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fun, youthful work environment with all types of employees

    Cons

    Poor implementation of technology to differentiate

  6. "So much potential"

    3.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Guelph, ON

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

    Pros

    Reasonable pay, Industry leader, nice staff

    Cons

    IT from the Stone Age, every single decision needs to be approved by Japan. less than stellar upper management

  7. "The worst place I’ve ever worked for!!!"

    1.0
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    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Toronto, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Exposure to industry standards with a global brand determined to expand. Good for those starting their careers, but not for experienced hands.

    Cons

    If not for my line manager, and a few wonderful colleagues - who have also left, I will say this place is nothing short of racism with a very toxic and bad culture. I experienced discrimination from day one when placed in a team to work with on a client site. The politics stinks, if your not part of the people they like, you get second hand information, promotion won’t come your way, they will dangle carrots in a very dishonest way. Preference are given to those who were part of the old company that Hitachi bought over, new recruits after the take over are clearly treated differently. Junior colleagues with far less experience or knowledge get promoted above their senior colleagues with decades of experience. Very good skilled resources who look and sound different to the ‘locals’ with excellent ideas get shut down or cast aside simply because a ‘favourite’ doesn’t like it. Their way or the high way - period. Training - nothing like that, your thrown into the sea and left to figure out how to swim, and your expected to be a super star. Call it set-up to fail. Career - your potential and desire is irrelevant. Management seems to be concerned more about submitting billable hours to the clients, more than the potential their consultants have to grow. Colleagues who have a connection to the top, will easily bypass your line manager and bad mouth you. Appraisals, criticism or feedbacks are more subjective than objective People are abruptly laid off like chips falling of the table, no project from the client and your not part of the ‘favourites’ then your on the chopping block, and when asked why, it’s “Oh so sorry, we’re trying an new thing and it didn’t work out “ - people careers used as an experiment. Job security - Zero...a client will love your work, but if a ‘favourite’ colleague with connections to the top local management team member has an issue with you, your gone on the flimsy excuse possible.

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  8. "Job description"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Senior Software Engineer in Vancouver, BC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Hitachi for less than a year

    Pros

    Good work life balance Environment

    Cons

    No Cons are tgere in the working

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  9. "Sales"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good salary, great colleagues, good benefits

    Cons

    Long hours, a lot of travel

  10. "Tester"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Hitachi full-time

    Pros

    Boring. No so much ommication

    Cons

    My Lead is nice. Flexible work hours.

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