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Navigant Consulting – Why Work For Us?

Why Navigant 

At Navigant, you will have the opportunity to make an impact every day through your client work, personal and professional development, and community involvement. You will collaborate with thought leaders and industry experts to further develop your expertise. 

The exceptional talent that comprises the Navigant workforce enables our clients to shape the world by tackling today's most critical issues and tomorrow's most important challenges. There is no limit to the impact you can have at Navigant.


Recognized among BusinessWeek’s ‘Best Place to Launch a Career’ and Forbes’ ‘Best Run Small Companies’, Navigant’s culture is inspired by its 2,500 global employees – whether they have recently begun their career or are luminaries in their field. We encourage fresh ideas and a collaborative approach to delivering unparalleled service and pragmatic solutions to clients.

Camaraderie is at the forefront of how we make an impact. Our professionals work together to find innovative solutions across practices, geographies and levels to collectively push intellectual boundaries.

We invest time and resources into the development of each professional. Employees are encouraged to learn new skills and push intellectual boundaries. With a robust Learning & Professional Development department, our professional development opportunities are continually evolving.


Navigant empowers individuals to demonstrate unique talents and expertise in a supportive and dynamic work environment. We are proud to be recognized as one of the Human Rights Campaign’s Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality and provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants.

Our approach to inclusion embraces all forms of diversity beyond the traditional consideration of gender, race and ethnicity to include generations, working and communication styles, professional backgrounds, global experience and related differences. By celebrating our differences, we are better innovators, problem solvers and leaders.


Corporate citizenship is highly-valued at Navigant. Individuals and office teams alike participate in a host of supportive community activities. We are especially passionate about our Firmwide 1M x 2020 Campaign, a goal to help prepare 1 million youth by the year 2020 in college and career readiness.

About Navigant

Navigant is a global expert services firm headquartered in Chicago with offices throughout North America, Europe, Middle East and Asia. Our 2,000 consulting professionals have deep expertise in the areas of Disputes, Investigations, Economics and Financial, Risk and Compliance Advisory. Expertise is leveraged across many industries with significant depth in the Construction, Energy, Healthcare and Financial Services sectors. Navigant professionals are dedicated to assisting clients in the face of critical business risks and opportunities. 

It is the policy of our company to provide equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, religion, creed, physical or mental disability, medical condition, marital status, veteran's status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, or any other basis protected by law, ordinance, or regulation. 

undefinedNavigant (NYSE: NCI) is a specialized, global expert services firm dedicated to assisting clients in creating and protecting value in the face of critical business risks and opportunities. Through senior level engagement with clients, Navigant professionals combine technical expertise in Disputes and Investigations, Economics, Financial Advisory and Management Consulting, with business pragmatism in the highly regulated Construction, Energy, Financial Services and Healthcare industries to support clients in addressing their most critical business needs.


Navigant’s vision is to be the leading global consulting firm, respected for our world-class professionals, and trusted with our clients’ most critical business challenges.


Navigant’s employees around the world work toward this vision by providing advice, information and solutions that make a positive difference for our clients. Four shared values underpin everything Navigant’s professionals do:

We are inspired by a steadfast commitment to excellence, and strive to earn the lasting trust of our clients by consistently exceeding their expectations.

We are committed to the continuous development of our people, and celebrate our individual and collective growth and achievements.

We build our firm with an entrepreneurial spirit, fueled by dynamic teamwork and collaboration, and founded on trust and respect for each other.

We believe integrity, dedication and perspective are the keys to ensuring our enduring prosperity and success.

undefinedNavigant’s Diversity & Inclusion Program is committed to fostering a progressive work environment that creates awareness, supports an open exchange of ideas and encourages a collaborative culture. Our inclusion initiative helps us all more deeply understand and appreciate the needs of our colleagues and clients. Navigant recognizes that its employees bring different interests, goals and perspectives to the Diversity & Inclusion Program. The Firm has created six Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) that provide employees companywide with virtual and office based opportunities to connect to the Program and with each other. In addition, employees can connect with the Diversity & Inclusion Program through general company and office wide activities.

Navigant has a long-standing commitment to celebrating diversity; diversity of thought, solutions and people. We are among Human Rights Campaign’s Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality and have earned a 100 percent rating on HRC’s Corporate Equality Index.

Dedication to Diversity

Navigant’s Diversity & Inclusion program helps employees forge new relationships, share expertise and advice and receive valuable feedback and insights. It allows our professionals to grow their internal and external networks, develop a greater affinity for different experiences and enhance cultural competency—a vital leadership skill in today’s global business environment.

Employee Resource Groups

For those whose interests, participation objectives and networking goals relate to a specific affinity group, Navigant has developed a robust program of ERGs. Employees do not have to identify with an affinity group to participate. The following ERGs support members as they collaborate and network with colleagues: Latino Ancestry, Asian Ancestry, Black/African Ancestry, Women, Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender and Allies (LGBTA) and Young Professionals.

Navigant works to connect members of each group at local offices and Firmwide with networking activities, client-related events, professional and personal development, and community service projects. Activities relate to one or more core program objectives, including awareness, connection, personal and professional development and network building, all designed to support each employee in achieving his or her aspirations.

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    I get to work with really smart, passionate people. There's a ton of variety in the work that we do, and that keeps things interesting. There's a good amount of autonomy and flexibility granted to consultants. We're treated like adults who can make decisions for themselves. There's a lot of room for creativity and innovative thinking, if you get on the right projects. The energy practice (where I work) has a good blend of thinkers from different fields: engineers, economists, B-school grads, social scientists, etc. I feel very proud of our reputation for quality in our field.


    I am acutely aware that many people have had a less positive experience than I have; so much depends on which office you're in and which project managers you're working with. Some of the offices have no camaraderie (thankfully, I am in one of the ones with a good culture). Some project managers treat their employees like indentured servants but many are excellent and nurturing.

    Performance evaluations focus too much on how much time you bill to the client and not enough on how much value you create for the client and what you do to ensure the long-term success of your group. There's a lot of talk about building a "sales culture" but at the lower levels, there is really no upside to spending non-billable time on trying to sell work. I think there's a lot of short-sightedness in the performance evaluation process.

    There could be more collaboration across teams and groups. A good amount of reinventing the wheel takes place. That's partially due to the emphasis on billable hours. Nobody wants to spend a ton of time that they don't get credit for making things easier for other people.

    Advice to Management

    Remember that many employees are motivated by the opportunity to pursue intellectually satisfying and meaningful work, not solely the pursuit of a fatter paycheck and higher stock prices. Internal communication focuses too much on dollars and not enough on the human beings who are creating value for our clients.

    Create more flexibility in opportunities for advancement. Few people can truly excel at technical work, mentoring, project management, and sales; they are four distinct and equally important skillsets. Create career paths for people who want to excel at 2 or 3 of those areas and allow them to continue receiving promotions and raises. Stop pretending that someone who can sell work is also qualified to manage a project. That is very often not the case. Place more value on mentoring; advance people who improve the work quality of those around them.

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    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Navigant Consulting (Chicago, IL (US)).


    Two phone interviews. First with a hiring manager and the second with two people form the healthcare team. First interview included general questions about education and work experience, second interview tested interest in position and familiarity with the healthcare space and analytic experience.

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    • Hardest problem solved using excel   1 Answer

Navigant Consulting Awards and Accolades

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Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality, Human Rights Campaign, 2012
Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality, Human Rights Campaign, 2010
America's 200 Best Small Companies, Forbes, 2009
Top Intern Employers, CollegeGrad, 2009
Top Entry Level Employers, CollegeGrad, 2009
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Additional Info

Headquarters Chicago, IL
Size 1,000 to 5,000 Employees
Founded 1996
Type Company - Public (NCI)
Industry Business Service
Revenue £500 million to £1 billion (GBP) per year

Navigant (NYSE: NCI) is a specialized, global expert services firm dedicated to assisting clients in creating and protecting value in the face of critical business risks and opportunities. Navigant professionals combine technical expertise in Disputes and Investigations, Economics, Financial Advisory and Management Consulting, with business pragmatism in the highly regulated... More

Mission: We are inspired by a commitment to excellence and to earning the lasting trust of our clients by consistently exceeding their expectations. We are committed to the... More

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