Navigant Consulting

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Navigant Consulting Reviews

Updated 13 February, 2015
Updated 13 February, 2015
268 Reviews
3.2
268 Reviews
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Navigant Consulting Chairman and CEO Julie M. Howard
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Energy practice leadership is keenly aware of work/life balance (in 29 reviews)

  • you got the chance to work with smart people (in 12 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 11 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    My experience at Navigant has been good.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intern in Ottawa, ON
    Current Employee - Intern in Ottawa, ON

    I have been working at Navigant Consulting

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Satisfied

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Navigant Consulting

    Pros

    Everyone I interact with is very personable and great to work with. It's a relaxed environment.

    Cons

    The compensation could be better.

  3.  

    Great mid-size consulting firm

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consultant in Chicago, IL (US)
    Current Employee - Consultant in Chicago, IL (US)

    I have been working at Navigant Consulting

    Pros

    Great firm, great leadership, flexible with working from home, with many high profile clients in a variety of industries. Transparency as far as advancement and placement is also a plus

    Cons

    People are spread out across the country, which can make interaction difficult, hard to coordinate. Also makes for a less collegial atmosphere as you call to chat about work, not much else

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Office culture is decent, training was very little, could be improved.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Great company.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL (US)

    I worked at Navigant Consulting full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    It is a well diversified company that provides excellent health benefits and training opportunities. It also provides an motivating environment to develop as a consultant.

    Cons

    The different sectors of the company do not seem to blend together in an amalgamated fashion. There seems to be different corporate cultures across different practices.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Good place to learn

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Navigant Consulting

    Pros

    Lots of smart people. Entrepreneurial environment.

    Cons

    Not competitive with large firms in terms of salary, training, etc.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Navigant

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Navigant Consulting

    Pros

    Great hard working company good salary

    Cons

    If you're not ready to work hard then this isn't the company for you

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Flexible and Independent

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Washington, DC (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Washington, DC (US)

    I have been working at Navigant Consulting full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Company allows you to seek out opportunities you are interested in. Lots of smart people working on interesting and relevant problems.

    Cons

    Still can be a stuffy, corporate environment with standard corporate training, meetings, and mind-numbing performance evaluation processes. Training leaves a lot to be desired.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Good company if you like working a lot

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Managing Consultant in Chicago, IL (US)
    Former Employee - Managing Consultant in Chicago, IL (US)

    I worked at Navigant Consulting full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    * Compensation was good.
    * If you are proactive, you can push your career in the direction you want by choosing the right projects.
    * Developing skills is encouraged as long as you take initiative.

    Cons

    Must work a lot (though that's generally true of most competitors as well).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be sure to help develop lower level staff to keep them engaged.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    A company who promotes excellence, Then once you work for them they lie to you and treat you like dirt.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Analyst
    Current Employee - Analyst

    I have been working at Navigant Consulting full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Benefits are hands down the best. 3 weeks vacation, plus 2 weeks sick and 2 floating holidays, cheap medical and other benefits.

    Cons

    They pay you like crap, no advancements. If you work in the medical field this is not the place for a guy to work. This company is extremely sexist. Hard to work for.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Motivated people look elsewhere

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Washington, DC (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Washington, DC (US)

    I have been working at Navigant Consulting full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Navigant's DC office does an incredible job recruiting talented young employees. The firm almost exclusively brings in college graduates from top tier local colleges (especially Georgetown, UVA, William and Mary, and Wake Forest). You will work with young, intelligent, overqualified, and energetic people. Navigant will sponsor you to get a CPA or other certifications.

    Cons

    The work is rarely challenging for the bright minds brought in. Project workloads often require heavier hours than competitors. Thus is combination equates to longer hours on boring or repetitive projects. Generally, the compensation increases associated with staying in-house and being promoted do not keep up with competitors. My advice to hires is to work until you are promoted once, and then jump ship to pick up a higher salary.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase compensation for employees that remain in-house. There has been a lot of good talent that has walked out the door solely as a result of low compensation.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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