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June 16, 2019

What is health insurance like at Navigant?

Pros

(1) Decent pay for people with little experience. (2) Decent health insurance and 401(k). (3) Subsidized snack machines. (4) Free fruits every week.

Cons

No realistic mobility upwards, no lateral mobility, little room for personal growth, untrusting work environment, belittling management. I was hired about a year ago to work on one of the largest project with 100+ consultants. This is a long term engagement and there is no mobility to other projects for at least 2 years. The hierarchy within this project is bizarre. The vast majority of the workers on this project have no prior compliance experience, yet a small portion will be elevated to team lead positions to manage others. Because most team leads lack compliance experience, and because they each have different (often unfounded) opinions on how things should be done, they often give materially different guidance to their team members. Employees are frequently given contradictory instructions with little to no supporting reasoning. While a large part of the work is focus on due diligence, it seems like management does little due diligence of their own when assessing the performance of their workers. Middle management doesn't seem to care about anything beyond production rate, while upper management appears to base their opinions of workers almost entirely on hearsay. Those that management look upon favorably become elevated to roles with power to make unilateral decisions on how work should be done -- even if they started the this job around the same time as everyone else and have zero prior experience. Simply put, this job feels like the (very prideful) blind leading the blind. If you hope to learn at this role, I would advise against it. The most I learned is how to be a lackey without getting in trouble. The majority of management (save for the project manager who is actually a respectful person) often treat workers like children. Some of them also make subtle sexist and racist remarks.

Advice to Management

More transparency to workers goes a long way. You cannot tell us "we value you" and expect us to feel valued. Actions speak louder than words. Create more training opportunities for us and show us that you are willing to invest in us. Most of the time we have no idea what is happening on this project. Treat all employees equally. Give employees the benefit of the doubt. Audit your team leads and don't just take their words blindly.

(2) Decent health insurance and 401(k).

June 16, 2019

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October 5, 2019

How are senior leaders perceived at Navigant?

Pros

Great firm culture and admirable leadership team; good opportunities for professional development

Cons

Within my practice, occasional lack of work, in addition to projects involving tedious work

Great firm culture and admirable leadership team; good opportunities for professional development

October 5, 2019

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February 22, 2019

How are the career development opportunities at Navigant?

Pros

Flexible working environment, compensation, engagement

Cons

Politics, Poor managers, little organization, no defined career path

Advice to Management

Leadership training for upper management. Employees do not leave jobs they leave poor managers.

Politics, Poor managers, little organization, no defined career path

February 22, 2019

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February 16, 2019

What kind of career opportunities exist at Navigant?

Pros

Compensation- good pay and benefits.

Cons

No work like balance. No chance of advancement unless your direct report leaves, even then they prefer to hire from outside. Junior managers left in droves as junior level management is where careers die.

No chance of advancement unless your direct report leaves, even then they prefer to hire from outside.

February 16, 2019

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August 17, 2018

Does Navigant have any mentoring programs?

Pros

Intelligent and knowledgeable people, great support for training.

Cons

No room to grow, many young upper level staff translates into little room for advancement. Misleading and unreliable mentoring.

Advice to Management

Get rid of some of the least efficient ADs and Ds and promote hard-working consultants.

Misleading and unreliable mentoring.

August 17, 2018

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