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Hitachi Europe Reviews

Updated Nov 19, 2019

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3.7
79%
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99%
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Hitachi Europe Chairman, President and CEO, Hitachi Global and Hitachi, Ltd Takashi Kawamura (no image)
Takashi Kawamura
6 Ratings
  1. "Dated culture"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Maidenhead, England
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Hitachi Europe full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Kind people, loyalty goes a long way.

    Cons

    Low pay, no buzz in the office, no focus on personal development and limited career progression opportunities.

    Advice to Management

    Look at how you can improve focus on personal and career development. Create a team culture through team away days, socials etc

    Hitachi Europe2019-11-19
  2. "Good company"

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    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Maidenhead, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    everyone is extremely friendly and helpful

    Cons

    appreciate those that are older, regardless of experience

    Advice to Management

    speak to your staff on a regular basis, 121.

    Hitachi Europe2019-10-23
  3. "Admin"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Hitachi Europe full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Highly-driven, focused staff and great management

    Cons

    No cons that I can think of

    Hitachi Europe2019-04-29
  4. "Great"

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    Former Employee - Product Specialist in Maidenhead, England

    I worked at Hitachi Europe full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    good to work over there

    Cons

    no thing it;s a good firm

    Hitachi Europe2019-01-17
  5. Helpful (1)

    "Great Company!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Hitachi Europe full-time

    Pros

    People, Culture, Work-Life Balance, Learning Opportunities, Good Management

    Cons

    None that I can think of

    Hitachi Europe2018-12-14
  6. "Great Culture"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Hitachi Europe full-time

    Pros

    There is a good atmosphere at HEU.

    Cons

    Adding value to be seen with a long term view.

    Hitachi Europe2018-12-13
  7. "HEU"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends

    I have been working at Hitachi Europe full-time

    Pros

    smart and friendly company culture, a lot of benefit

    Cons

    Few possibility of career, no structure and organisation.

    Hitachi Europe2018-04-29
  8. Helpful (2)

    "Great Company with little career improvement"

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    Former Employee - Product Marketing in Maidenhead, England
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Hitachi Europe full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Trustable and reputable company, makes business easy when speaking with customers. Japanese culture brings some Japanese qualities to the company. Multicultural.... up to a certain degree depending on the department you end up in. Good 9-5 job.

    Cons

    Career progression is given by age, not merit and favours the Japanese workers. Business decisions are made slowly given they operate in a fast paced environment. Age group is too high, a young person will feel very bored working here.

    Advice to Management

    If you want people to stay, motivate and engage them, don't expect people to come day after day with a pioneering spirit knowing that there's nothing interesting for their future. A few Managers also need to recycle themselves in skills and behaviours and HR needs to spend less time eating cake and more time tapping in the issues that matter.

    Hitachi Europe2018-01-12
  9. "Hitachi Europe Ltd"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Hitachi Europe full-time

    Pros

    Diverse, dynamic, multi-national, multi-sector, regional group hub, great people, good benefits

    Cons

    Slow decision making, activity shrinking

    Advice to Management

    Offer a more coordinated and joined-up offering to clients, internal and external to the group

    Hitachi Europe2017-11-29
  10. "Lots of Potential not used"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Hitachi Europe full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    - Size of company and diversification of interests should make possible cross-sector synergies and optimisations

    Cons

    - Higher Management is usually coming from Japan for a limited amount of years (usually, 3), and it's seen as a sort-of punishment for them. - Very hierarchical system - All innovation is rejected. Everything has to come from the top AND from Japan. - If they want you out they have no problems in mobbing you

    Hitachi Europe2017-10-26
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