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Hitachi is a multi-industry company. Their services include construction, manufacturing, vehicle leasing and public transport maintenance.

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Based on responses from 25 employees at Hitachi.

Pay

    Good
  • Most people are paid a living wage

    Do Hitachi pay a living wage?

    Most people are paid a living wage.

    How we know this

    95% of people say they are paid at or above the Real Living Wage for where they live.

    Based on data from 22 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between November 2019 and July 2022.

    Why this matters

    Everyone should be paid enough to live on.

    The Real Living Wage is a voluntary rate employers can sign up to that is based on the real cost of living. It is currently £9.90 per hour, and £11.05 per hour in London.

    Find out more in our explainer about the Real Living Wage.

  • Good
  • Most people get paid breaks

    Do workers at Hitachi get paid breaks?

    Yes. Most people get paid breaks.

    How we know this

    68% of people say they get paid breaks.

    Based on data from 25 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between November 2019 and July 2022.

    Why this matters

    A good job should have paid breaks.

    You should be paid for all your time at work, whether you’re on a break or not.

  • Good
  • Most people get sick pay

    Do Hitachi pay sick pay?

    Yes. Most people get proper sick pay.

    How we know this

    83% of people say they would get paid if they were sick but scheduled to work.

    Based on data from 24 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between November 2019 and July 2022.

    Why this matters

    Everyone gets sick sometimes. You should be able to take time off without worrying.

    At a good job you should still get paid if you’re scheduled to work but can’t due to sickness. Your contract should say how many sick days you can take each year.

    This is more than the legal minimum, which says you should only get paid if you are unwell for 4 full days. See Citizens Advice for more details.

  • Good
  • Most people don’t do unpaid extra work

    Do workers at Hitachi do extra work that they don't get paid for?

    Rarely. Most people don’t do unpaid extra work.

    How we know this

    95% of people report that they don’t do extra unpaid work.

    Based on data from 22 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between June 2020 and July 2022.

    Why this matters

    Everyone should get paid for any extra work they do, even if it is outside your contracted hours. At a good job, you should be paid for all the time you spend at work.

Hours and flexibility

    Bad
  • Most people don’t get any choice of shifts

    Do Hitachi workers get to choose the shifts they work?

    Most people don’t get enough choice over which shifts they work.

    How we know this

    70% report that their manager doesn’t give them enough choice over which shifts they work.

    Based on data from 20 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between November 2019 and July 2022.

    Why this matters

    A good job is flexible around your personal life. This means you get a say in when you prefer to work.

  • Good
  • Easy to change shifts

    How easy is it for Hitachi workers to change shifts?

    Most people find it easy to change shifts.

    How we know this

    67% of people report that it’s easy to change shifts if they need to.

    Based on data from 12 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between November 2019 and July 2022.

    Why this matters

    A good job is flexible around your personal life. It should be easy to change a shift if you need to, whether that’s in an emergency or for planning ahead.

  • Good
  • Easy to book holiday

    How easy is it to book a holiday at Hitachi?

    Most people find it easy to book holiday.

    How we know this

    96% of people report it’s easy to book holidays.

    Based on data from 25 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between November 2019 and July 2022.

    Why this matters

    A good job should let you take time off when you need it, and it shouldn’t be a nightmare to arrange.

  • Good
  • Shifts don’t get changed at short notice

    Do Hitachi managers change shifts at short notice?

    Most managers don’t change people’s shifts at short notice.

    How we know this

    96% of people say their manager doesn’t changes their shifts at the last minute.

    Based on data from 23 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between November 2019 and July 2022.

    Why this matters

    If your manager is often changing your shifts at short notice that’s a sign of poor planning. At a good job you won’t be messed around at the last minute.

  • Good
  • Most people find it easy to take sick leave

    How easy is it to take sick leave at Hitachi?

    Most people find it easy to take sick leave.

    How we know this

    95% of people report that it’s easy to take time off if they are sick.

    Based on data from 20 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between June 2020 and July 2022.

    Why this matters

    Everyone gets sick sometimes. You should be able to take time off when you need to.

    A good job should support you when you’re unwell and have systems in place that will allow you to take time off to recover when you need it.

Workplace

    Good
  • Most people feel treated with respect

    Do people at Hitachi feel treated with respect by their managers?

    Most people feel treated with respect by their managers.

    How we know this

    81% of people say they’re treated with respect by their managers.

    Based on data from 21 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between November 2019 and July 2022.

    Why this matters

    Everyone should get treated with respect by their managers. You shouldn’t feel discriminated against or bullied, and if you have a problem you should be able to speak to someone about it.

  • Good
  • Most people get proper breaks

    Do people at Hitachi get proper breaks?

    Most people get proper breaks.

    How we know this

    91% of people report that they get to take proper breaks.

    Based on data from 23 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between June 2020 and July 2022.

    Why this matters

    When you take a break it should be a proper rest. It should last the full duration and you shouldn’t get pulled off it.

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  • Some people are stressed

    Is it stressful to work at Hitachi?

    Some people feel stressed here.

    How we know this

    39% of people say they often feel stressed at work.

    Based on data from 23 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between November 2019 and July 2022.

    Why this matters

    Work isn’t always easy, but if you’re frequently feel stressed, that’s not good.

    Your employer should support you with enough people and resources to get your job done without feeling overwhelmed.

  • Good
  • Most people enjoy their job

    Do people at Hitachi enjoy their jobs?

    Most people enjoy their job.

    How we know this

    82% of people report they enjoy their job.

    Based on data from 11 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between June 2021 and July 2022.

  • Good
  • Most people recommend their team

    Do people at Hitachi recommend working with their team?

    Most people recommend working with their team.

    How we know this

    68% of people report that they would recommend working with their immediate team to a friend.

    Based on data from 25 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between November 2019 and July 2022.

    Why this matters

    A good job means enjoying the place where you work.

    The people you work with every day really matter. They can be the difference between a terrible day and a great one.

    If you’d recommend your team to a friend, this shows that something’s going right.

  • Good
  • Most people get enough training

    Do people get enough training when they start at Hitachi?

    Most people got enough training when they started.

    How we know this

    67% of people report they got enough training when they started working here.

    Based on data from 24 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between June 2020 and July 2022.

    Why this matters

    A good job should give you good training when you start, not just drop you in at the deep end.

    This means that you’ll be happier and more productive from day one and shows that your employer values you.

    It’s also very important if your job involves anything that could be dangerous. Good training from the outset keeps you and your team safe.

  • Okay
  • Only some people get support to progress

    Are people given support to progress at Hitachi?

    Only some people are given support to progress here.

    How we know this

    In the last year, 36% of people report not being given an opportunity to get better at their job, learn a new skill, learn to manage a team or get more responsibility in their role.

    Based on data from 22 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between November 2019 and July 2022.

    Why this matters

    A good job should help you progress at work, if you want to. That might be supporting you to get better at the job you currently have, learn something new, manage a team or take on more responsibilities.

    This means you’ll be able to build on your skills and experience, and earn more money.

  • Bad
  • Head office doesn’t understand what’s happening

    Do people think Hitachi head office understands what's happening where they work?

    Most people think head office doesn’t understand what’s happening where they work.

    How we know this

    75% of people think that this employer’s head office or owners don’t have a good understanding of what’s really happening where they work.

    Based on data from 24 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between November 2019 and July 2022.

    Why this matters

    At a good job, the role of head office should be to support the people on the frontline serving customers.

    To do that properly, the company’s owners or head office need to have a good understanding of what’s really happening on the frontline. This is especially important when a company owns multiple locations.

  • Okay
  • Only some people feel well informed by head office

    Do workers feel well informed about how Hitachi is doing?

    Only some people feel well informed about how the company is doing.

    How we know this

    52% of people feel that they aren’t kept well informed about how the company is doing as a whole.

    Based on data from 23 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between November 2019 and July 2022.

    Why this matters

    At a good job, there should be a supportive relationship between the people working on the frontline serving customers and the people who own the company or work in head office.

    You should be kept informed about how the company is doing as a whole, both in good times and when things get tough for the business.

How Hitachi ranks

Hitachi ranks joint 11th to work for out of engineering firms.

  1. 11= Lonza
    8.5
  2. 11= Hitachi
    8.5
  3. 13 Eaton Corporation
    8.3

Rankings are based on Breakroom ratings for employers with 5 or more quiz responses, accurate as of 11 August 2022.

Hitachi job reviews

  • Best thing

    Flexible approach variation never a dull moment

    Worst thing

    Overworked

    8.0

    Hitachi Employee, November 2021

  • Best thing

    Not a massive workload

    Worst thing

    Jobs are safety critical and can impact on people's lives

    9.4

    Hitachi Multi skilled maintenance engineer, November 2020

Handy to know

How are people paid?

36%
by the hour
64%
an annual salary

Based on 25 Hitachi employees