Navigant Consulting

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Navigant Consulting Reviews

Updated 17 December, 2014
Updated 17 December, 2014
255 Reviews
3.2
255 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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  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.  

    No problems so far

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Managing Consultant
    Current Employee - Managing Consultant

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

    Pros

    Nice place to work, flexible work schedule, good culture

    Cons

    It's a standard corporate consulting firm.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Review

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

    I have been working at Navigant Consulting

    Pros

    Great local management and culture and work.

    Cons

    None of any significance in my opinion.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

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  5.  

    Fine for a consulting gig

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

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

    Pros

    Interesting project work (sometimes)
    Generally good compensation
    Flexible work location

    Cons

    Pace and expectations of output for junior employees are often unrealistic.
    Senior management can be hard to work with.
    The worst manager I've ever had was promoted from a pretty high level to a really high level while I was employed.
    Project management processes were old and bureaucratic

    Doesn't Recommend
  6.  

    Decent company but don't stay too long if you're ambitious.

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

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

    Pros

    A lot of flexibility and remote opportunities available within the Corporate Services teams.

    Cons

    IT is not viewed as a strategic partner of the firm, although it has some talent to fill this role. Navigant doesn't refresh their technology, so to stay relevant with cutting edge technology, ambitious employees will leave after a couple of years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If Navigant's IT Departments business objective is to stay status quo, then change nothing. If leadership has a vision to be more innovative, strategic directors should be brought in who are empowered to make real change.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Not Bad, Not Great

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

    I have been working at Navigant Consulting

    Pros

    Great place for staff to get some good experience
    Good Forensic Accounting Practice
    Good Global Investigations Practice

    Cons

    Compensation Structure is weighted to the Managing Directors, Directors are second class people.
    Biggest competition is the guy sitting next to you, no collaboration. (AT ALL)

    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Senior Consultant

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    • 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 has great people and everyone seems to be extremely bright and committed to satisfying the needs of our clients. There is a lot of growth especially in the Financial Services Practice

    Cons

    Not too much vacation time. Benefits are average at best. Coming from a huge bank, there is an adjustment of expectation that needs to occur.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work life balance is key. Be sure that compensation remains competitve so that you keep great people.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Seems to be a good place for those fresh out of school

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

    I have been working at Navigant Consulting full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Practices covering many industries (e.g. Finance, Economics, Healthcare, Energy, etc.) and presence in most major US cities. Great place to start right out of undergad or grad program.

    Cons

    Lack of direction and limited integration within practices and business units. Very little foresight in accepting projects and utilizing talent. Sterile office environment and unapproachable leadership.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Implement a communications strategy from leadership. Make more than a facile attempt at integrating business units and practices. Assess adequacy of compensation in relation to peer companies and adjust accordingly.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Nothing remarkable, summer internship experience

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Summer Associate in Washington, DC (US)
    Former Employee - Summer Associate in Washington, DC (US)

    I worked at Navigant Consulting as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Really fun, young group of people.
    Has a lot of intern activities.
    Lots of interesting projects and work with exciting travel opportunities

    Cons

    Lots of turnover, people are constantly in and out (I imagine they have their reasons).

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Good place to be, many serious shortcomings

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

    I worked at Navigant Consulting full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Compensation, "discretionary time off" policy for senior leaders is theoretically nice, expert co-workers, good office locations

    Cons

    Lots of change, meritocracy kills innovation by rewarding only those things that payoff right now and teamwork by promoting individual performance over the team, out of touch leadership which should be resolved with Goodyear's departure. No upward mobility for almost everyone on the staff. The job you have when hired is the job you'll have in 10 years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to find a way to entice teamwork and innovation without killing the generally helpful merit based culture.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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