Hitachi Capital (UK) FAQ

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25 November 2019

What is health insurance like at Hitachi Capital (UK)?

Pros

Great values that are followed from the top down. Nice office with on site parking. Good bonus scheme. Vouchers at Christmas. A culture of recognition and reward. Fresh fruit delivered daily. Down to earth senior management. Agile working. Private healthcare. Other nice little perks include, advent calendars at Christmas, reduced Christmas working hours, Easter eggs, occasional pizzas to celebrate big successes, free use coffee vending machines, employee social events.

Cons

I always miss the sandwich vans so would be nice to have an on site canteen.

Advice to Management

Keep rewarding people and celebrating our success.

Private healthcare.

25 November 2019

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9 July 2018

Does Hitachi Capital (UK) have a pension plan?

Pros

Flexible working depending on Manager and Team you work in however the culture from the top is 'if we can't see you, you're not working'. Good benefits including competitive salaries, company car depending on level, Christmas bonus, annual bonus, annual pay reviews, competitive pension. Biggest bonus of all however is not working there anymore.

Cons

Hitachi hire senior people who aren't qualified or competent to do their jobs, they are retained despite feedback from numerous channels and are a risk to the business. Lack of management capability/ ability to have a difficult conversation even at ExCo level. Leaders reach out for feedback to increase team moral and try to fix problems... only to make things worse as they do nothing with the information. Promises of promotions to individuals across the business that never come to fruition. If you're lucky they might offer it to you when you resign or better, just promote your team while you're working your notice. Dull culture. Lack of innovation and energy. Very old school, slow business run by middle aged white men who will always do the same thing, the same way and are not open to change. All talk, no action.

Good benefits including competitive salaries, company car depending on level, Christmas bonus, annual bonus, annual pay reviews, competitive pension.

9 July 2018

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21 May 2018

How are the career development opportunities at Hitachi Capital (UK)?

Pros

Nice office space Good benefits for perms Hard working employees who always try their best Autonomous working environment

Cons

No career development or succession planning Objectives designed to tick FCA boxes and nothig more Flat structure that does not support the growth of business Contractors brought in over trusting employees to step up and progress Leadership team very weak and inexperianced HCCF management team and culture - do not live by the HC values

Advice to Management

Lead - dont manage Develop talent from within Sort out the organisational structure to align with the demands of an Enterprise Business Acknowledge all the work your staff do and say thanks now and then Trust your employees

No career development or succession planning

21 May 2018

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19 October 2018

What kind of career opportunities exist at Hitachi Capital (UK)?

Pros

Good opportunity to develop and grow Motivated professionals Friendly Great vision and values embedded

Cons

Growing fast for the last nearly 10 years. As the company grow at fast pace , you will face certain challenges and need to grow with the business. but I like challenges and keep me motivated

Good opportunity to develop and grow

19 October 2018

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13 October 2018

Does Hitachi Capital (UK) have any sort of mentoring programme?

Pros

- Great opportunities for development, with annual investment in learning / development and an awesome mentoring programme - Great rewards / recognition: weekly gold star award can be nominated by any employee with reward, star awards can be nominated ad hoc by all employees with budget allocated for personalised reward, employee of the month, and a rising star programme. - Annual bonus scheme is generous, and has been awarded every year I’ve worked for the company. In this climate that is a rarity. - Social perks are substantial. The social committee has budget for celebrating success and treats employees. It’s not unusual at Christmas to have a works party plus additional budget per head for team get togethers. Christmas bonus is not guaranteed but again have received one every year. - Gives substantially to charity and price matches all donations. Employees can nominate charities and a monthly donation for dress down day is matched and given to the voted charity. All employees can take a volunteer day and teams will often use theirs together to support a charity event. - There are a lot of opportunities to get involved in exciting projects, which supports self-development. The company puts a lot of onus on the individual to identify their development needs, but puts a lot in place to support the employee to achieve their goals. You get out of it what you put in. - There are loads of great people who work the company!

Cons

- Quality of managers can be hit and miss and the management training is not mandatory meaning those managers who actually need it don’t tend to go. - The approach to policy / process is not always adhered to consistently across divisions e.g. non-managers can attend manager training as a development opportunity in one division but cannot in another. L&D is a central function so this should be consistent. - The company prides itself on values, and whilst the majority of staff apply those values, there is a little way to go to address those who do not. - The company is growing at pace but the pace of change delivery can’t quite match it. The approach to IT engagement is restrictive and encourages people to do their own thing which causes its own set of problems. The balance of governance v flexibility is not quite right. None of these are insurmountable issues and easily solved with a little bit of effort. Not only that but employees are encouraged to challenge and contribute to improvement, so everyone has the ability to influence.

Advice to Management

Continue to listen to and respond positively to feedback from staff, and deal with management inconsistencies as these are most often the cause of employee disengagement and negativity.

- Great opportunities for development, with annual investment in learning / development and an awesome mentoring programme

13 October 2018

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