Navigant Consulting

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Navigant Consulting Reviews

Updated Jul 16, 2014
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3.1 212 reviews

71% Approve of the CEO

Navigant Consulting Director, President & CEO Julie M. Howard

Julie M. Howard

(58 ratings)

49% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Flexible schedule, work-life balance, all employees are bonus eligible(in 21 reviews)

  • Collaborative work environment across offices(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)

212 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 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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    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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    Long hours, uninteresting projects, little payoff or advancement.

    Associate Director (Current Employee) Washington, DC (US)

    ProsInteresting and talented colleagues, some unique rewards programs and compensation models, and very dedicated employees.

    ConsVery clique driven, and management is not open to any opinion other than from those "in the club." It isn't really a consulting firm - more like a high end staffing agency for distressed projects that no other firm will take. It is also very top heavy, leaving little room for growth and advancement. Compensation and benefits are marginal.

    Advice to Senior ManagementSpend time on practice development. When MDs have 100+% utilization, no one is focused on the care and feeding of the staff, the business, or strategic direction of the practice. As a result, we take whatever the clients throw at us, regardless of fit, skill set, or fit. Also, your employees are not the enemy. Stop treating them as such.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Good choice for early stop in career but don't stay too long

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsMany nice people overall, mostly below senior management levels. Good presence across US. Good place to start off career at consultant level.

    ConsLong hours expected and appreciation for sacrifices not readily acknowledged. Management seems to change strategy fairly often. Actions do not always match communications. Promotions are hard to attain.

    Advice to Senior ManagementCommit to strategy (not just in words but in actions that support same strategy).

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Not a bad place to start, but try not to stay too long.

    Senior Consultant (Current Employee) Chicago, IL (US)

    ProsGood collection of people at younger levels.

    ConsCareer advancement is very slow. The fact that it is publicly traded as well leads to dramatic cost cutting measures when quarterly estimates are not hit; the first expense to be reduced: labor.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBetter upward mobility options.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great project work - but leadership needs to address practice issues

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGrowing practice, innovative and challenging project work,

    ConsLimited development/training, lack of work/life balance, growing pains, difficult career progressions, lower pay scale

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

     

    okay job

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prossome smart people, some not so much

    Conslong hours at client site

    Advice to Senior Managementprovide better work life balance

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    Lots of opportunity to grow, but not a great work/life balance.

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

    ProsThere are a lot of really smart people in the company, and you can very much take control of your own career development. Learning and training opportunities are nearly unlimited. Pay is competitive and the requirements for promotion are clearly outlined and very transparent.

    ConsAs with any consulting job, at time it can be difficult to maintain a good work/life balance. Experienced hires may occasionally feel they're being talked down to or do not have the trust of management to do your job. There are a lot of rude, entitled people that work for the company, and the culture can be a bit grating at times.

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

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    RUN AWAY - while you still can

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

    ProsThe salary was great, they basically overpay people to do menial tasks and use their compensation as the only way to keep them in a miserable existence.

    ConsHonestly this is the worst place I have ever worked, or heard of anyone else working. It all depends on your practice area, but the entire financial branch and all practices within it are an absolute nightmare.

    Senior management cares only about client satisfaction and have dismal retention rates, people are ALWAYS quitting. In order to succeed be aware that you will be playing the political game to your very last breath, those that are promoted quickly are willing to trod on others to make their way. In terms of culture, there is none. You will be screamed at, abused, called names, asked to work 80+ hours, to cancel vacations to work, work every weekend, and nobody will care when your health fails because of it. They utilize a TON of contractors and the projects are meaningless and do not change.

    It isn't a consulting firm, you will gain no real skills, it's a temp agency. The work is mind numbing and you have to be in with one or two of the "right" people to get any responsibility. Don't waste your time with a full time position here, at least the contractors make overtime. Every single project is a constant fire drill, and don't expect training or professional development as there is "no time" for such things.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTry listening to your employees and giving at least 10-20% of your effort to employee satisfaction. Yes, clients are important in consulting, but at the end of the day you need people to do the work.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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