Navigant Consulting

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Navigant Consulting Reviews

Updated Jul 30, 2014
All Employees Current Employees Only

3.1 219 reviews

72% Approve of the CEO

Navigant Consulting Director, President & CEO Julie M. Howard

Julie M. Howard

(61 ratings)

50% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Flexible schedule, work-life balance, all employees are bonus eligible (in 22 reviews)

  • Yo get the opportunity to work with very smart people (in 11 reviews)


Cons
  • As with any consulting job, at time it can be difficult to maintain a good work/life balance (in 20 reviews)

  • Long hours expected and appreciation for sacrifices not readily acknowledged (in 10 reviews)

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219 Employee Reviews
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    My experience at Navigant has been good.

    Intern (Current Employee) Ottawa, ON

    Pros- Ability to move up in the firm
    - Interesting work
    - Managing Directors are open to providing mentoring to junior level employees

    Cons- Lack of organizational culture
    - Competition within firm employees

    Advice to Senior ManagementImprove corporate culture and make new employees feel like they're somewhere important, where their work has impact.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great Place to work

    Associate Director (Current Employee)

    ProsFaced paced with a wide array of opportunities to strength the depth of your skills set.

    ConsOn the small side, which is often a benefit.

    Advice to Senior ManagementConsider becoming a private company again.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great place to work if you like a fast paced, entrepreneurial environment that pays for performance

    Managing Director (Current Employee) New York, NY (US)

    ProsStrong experienced leaders who work alongside staff providing an outstanding learning experience for the whole team, nice people to work with, good teamwork and collaboration, we work on challenging assignments at industry leading companies, if you perform well there are lots of advancement opportunities and good compensation, not a lot of beauracracy like at Big Four consulting firms, no independence issues that get in the way of sales

    ConsLacks the global scale of large consulting firms (but the pluses far outweigh the cons)

    Advice to Senior ManagementFigure out a way to tell the Navigant story better since many people do not know who we are. Build a much better web presence to help promote the brand.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great people, interesting work with excellent opportunities for advancement

    Associate Director (Current Employee)

    ProsVery intelligent colleagues
    Limitless training opportunities
    Interesting projects
    Good pay and transparent bonus structure
    Generally, the firm is flexible with work - life balance, though job deadlines can impact that
    Culture - offices offer different committees for planning social events, philanthropic events, etc.

    ConsClient always comes first and while this is the exception, not the rule, sometimes work impacts life.
    It can be challenging work with challenging deadlines
    While the C - AD level is more transparent in terms of promotion cycles, bonus structure, etc. it is difficult to know exactly what it takes to make it to Director or Managing Director (in terms of the responsibilities and rewards).

    Advice to Senior ManagementContinue to improve on the overall Navigant Brand, not just in terms of pursuing client work, but within the former, current and prospective workforce. As I look through some of my colleagues and former colleagues comments regarding their time at Navigant, I am concerned, because it has not been my experience and there are not currently as many positive entries. That is not to say the negative entries are inaccurate, but Navigant should do a better job of determining areas for improvement and addressing prior to them getting to this point.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great opportunities, lots of work

    Managing Consultant (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat access to senior management. Management is real interested in delivering quality projects. Good pay. Projects are not super difficult but do require long hours. Note pros and cons vary by the PRACTICE

    Cons401K match is just ok. It's difficult to use all of your vacation time. Staffing on good projects to not equitable but based on popularity and politics.

    Advice to Senior ManagementInvest more in training, hiring quality people, and focus on equitable staffing.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Very poor management and leadership

    Senior Consultant (Former Employee) New York, NY (US)

    ProsNice offices; good benefits; not much else

    ConsAllow toxic environments to continue

    Advice to Senior ManagementListen to employees feedback - it's to improve culture and performance

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

     

    ok

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prospeople have diverse background and nice

    Consprojects are pretty bad and stick to one subject matter.

    Advice to Senior Managementconsider employee career development

     

    great, professional, small

    Managing Consultant (Current Employee) New York, NY (US)

    Prospeople, professional, creative, passionate, humble

    Conssalary, bonus, progression, growth, perks

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    Good pay, bad culture

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsDecent work-life balance, flexible hours, real smart and fun coworkers. All depending on your location and practice area - there are dozens of offices across the U.S.

    ConsYour experience is completely determined by which projects you work on with which directors and for which clients, and opportunities to move between projects are fleeting and hard to catch.

    No culture - the firm is basically an umbrella for independently operating project directors. There's nothing holding it together besides shared time-entry / billing systems and bulk purchases of office supplies. Attempts by Corporate to bring people together are half-hearted at best, ring hollow, and are ultimately pointless. Feels like being in The Office or Office Space, but without the humor.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    No Leadership

    Senior Consultant (Current Employee) Washington, DC (US)

    ProsSmart people. Not much else.

    ConsYou have no control over projects / directors. Senior leadership is poor. Toxic culture starts at the top.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe honest.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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