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Hitachi Reviews

Updated Nov 8, 2019

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3.3
58%
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Hitachi CEO Hiroaki Nakanishi
Hiroaki Nakanishi
156 Ratings
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  1. "Information Security Analyst"

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    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

    Advice to Management

    Advice to Management

    Hitachi2016-09-24
  2. "So much potential"

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    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

    Hitachi2019-10-31
  3. "The worst place I’ve ever worked for!!!"

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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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    Advice to Management

    The Global Mgt Team - you have a good vision, and business model to expand, but don’t keep the local management team of companies bought over in the past to run the local shops..they are messing things up. Local Mgt Team - be honest with who your recruit, don’t sugar coat things, if your bringing in people because a new project needs resources say it, don’t let them feel that there’s a great career and future here... and then at the end of the day it’s nothing more than a day-to-day job.

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    Hitachi2019-09-15
  4. "Sales"

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    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

    Hitachi2018-11-30
  5. "SOC ANALYST"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Montreal, QC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    too much to learn too much to do too much to get

    Cons

    who will give the too much

    Hitachi2018-10-02
  6. "Tester"

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    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.

    Hitachi2018-09-07
  7. "Sales Account Manager"

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    Current Employee - Sales Account Manager in Toronto, ON
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Flexible timings, large company, knowledgeable people

    Cons

    Lack of company benefits, 2 weeks of vacation when you start.

    Hitachi2018-08-29
  8. "engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

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

    Pros

    Stable job and good work environment-

    Cons

    career growth is not there

    Hitachi2018-04-06
  9. Helpful (2)

    "Worst experience"

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Calgary, AB
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Hitachi full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    None that I can think of

    Cons

    Bad management, poor work environment

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of your executives

    Hitachi2017-12-21
  10. "Consultant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Hitachi full-time

    Pros

    Lots of flexibility and opportunity to get involved in projects

    Cons

    Not much guidance and structure

    Hitachi2017-11-10
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