Navigant Consulting

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Navigant Consulting Reviews

Updated Jul 22, 2014
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3.1 215 reviews

71% Approve of the CEO

Navigant Consulting Director, President & CEO Julie M. Howard

Julie M. Howard

(59 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)

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    Small teams doing big things

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsIn-depth knowledgeable people working in small teams

    ConsBig firm admin with small firm benefits

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

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    Great at what they do, but really bad with people working for them

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    Prosexperts working there really know their fields; benefits,

    Consthere is zero company culture

    Advice to Senior ManagementLess politics, more collaboration

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    3 people found this helpful  

    Mixed experience

    (Current Employee) London, England

    ProsAbility to get stuck in with projects and provide input on direction of projects. Range of projects is diverse and interesting.

    ConsNavigant consulting is better suited to experiened professionals rather than people starting off their careers. Promotional opportunities are based on office politics rather than merit.

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    Positive

    Senior Consultant (Current Employee) London, England

    ProsInternational consultancy and exceptional reputation

    ConsIt seems that the integration between departments is not at satisfactory levels

    Advice to Senior ManagementFocus on the integration, one-shop stop approach

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great people, interesting work with excellent opportunities for advancement

    Associate Director (Current Employee)

    ProsVery intelligent colleagues
    Limitless training opportunities
    Interesting projects
    Good pay and transparent bonus structure
    Generally, the firm is flexible with work - life balance, though job deadlines can impact that
    Culture - offices offer different committees for planning social events, philanthropic events, etc.

    ConsClient always comes first and while this is the exception, not the rule, sometimes work impacts life.
    It can be challenging work with challenging deadlines
    While the C - AD level is more transparent in terms of promotion cycles, bonus structure, etc. it is difficult to know exactly what it takes to make it to Director or Managing Director (in terms of the responsibilities and rewards).

    Advice to Senior ManagementContinue to improve on the overall Navigant Brand, not just in terms of pursuing client work, but within the former, current and prospective workforce. As I look through some of my colleagues and former colleagues comments regarding their time at Navigant, I am concerned, because it has not been my experience and there are not currently as many positive entries. That is not to say the negative entries are inaccurate, but Navigant should do a better job of determining areas for improvement and addressing prior to them getting to this point.

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

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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

     

    great, professional, small

    Managing Consultant (Current Employee) New York, NY (US)

    Prospeople, professional, creative, passionate, humble

    Conssalary, bonus, progression, growth, perks

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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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    No Leadership

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

    ProsSmart people. Not much else.

    ConsYou have no control over projects / directors. Senior leadership is poor. Toxic culture starts at the top.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe honest.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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