Navigant Consulting
3.1 of 5 197 reviews
www.navigant.com Chicago, IL 1000 to 5000 Employees

Navigant Consulting Reviews

Updated Apr 09, 2014

Be The First To
Add Photos

All Employees Current Employees Only

3.1 197 reviews

                             

76% Approve of the CEO

Navigant Consulting Director, President & CEO Julie M. Howard

Julie M. Howard

(51 ratings)

52% of employees recommend this company to a friend
197 Employee Reviews
Relevance Date Rating
in

Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Flexible schedule, work-life balance, all employees are bonus eligible"
    in 19 reviews
  • "Collaborative work environment across offices"
    in 11 reviews
Cons:
  • "No regard for work-life balance (in Financial Services and Valuation groups), high turnover"
    in 18 reviews
  • "Benefits, senior management and office politics are the cons for Navigant"
    in 9 reviews
  • Show more review highlights

Reviews

  • Culture & Values
         
  • Work/Life Balance
         
  • Senior Management
         
  • Comp & Benefits
         
  • Career Opportunities
         
  • Approves of CEO

 

Small teams doing big things

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Navigant Consulting

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

Was this review helpful?
Yes | No
Add Employer Response Flag Review

  • Culture & Values
         
  • Work/Life Balance
         
  • Senior Management
         
  • Comp & Benefits
         
  • Career Opportunities
         
  • Disapproves of CEO

 

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

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Navigant Consulting

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

Was this review helpful?
Yes | No
Add Employer Response Flag Review

  • Work/Life Balance
         
  • Senior Management
         
  • Comp & Benefits
         
  • Career Opportunities
         
  • Approves of CEO

3 people found this helpful  

Mixed experience

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
London, England

I have been working at Navigant Consulting

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.

Was this review helpful?
Yes | No
Add Employer Response Flag Review

  • Work/Life Balance
         
  • Senior Management
         
  • Comp & Benefits
         
  • Career Opportunities
         
  • Approves of CEO

 

Positive

Senior Consultant (Current Employee)
London, England

I have been working at Navigant Consulting

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

Was this review helpful?
Yes | No
Add Employer Response Flag Review

  • Culture & Values
         
  • Work/Life Balance
         
  • Senior Management
         
  • Comp & Benefits
         
  • Career Opportunities
         
  • Approves of CEO

 

Great Experience and a Great Team

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

I have been working at Navigant Consulting full-time for more than a year

ProsThe staff on the team are awesome to work with. Very dedicated and committed to the process. Great customers.

ConsWork Life Balance is difficult when traveling

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

Was this review helpful?
Yes | No
Add Employer Response Flag Review

  • Culture & Values
         
  • Work/Life Balance
         
  • Senior Management
         
  • Comp & Benefits
         
  • Career Opportunities
         
  • Approves of CEO

 

Consulting excellence

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Navigant Consulting

Prosmentorship, leadership, opportunities are endless

Conscon - non traditional consulting model

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

Was this review helpful?
Yes | No
Add Employer Response Flag Review

 

Great Culture

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Navigant Consulting

ProsSmall Company feel, great collegues

ConsHard to get a steady stream of billable work.

Was this review helpful?
Yes | No
Add Employer Response Flag Review

  • Culture & Values
         
  • Work/Life Balance
         
  • Senior Management
         
  • Comp & Benefits
         
  • Career Opportunities
         
  • Approves of CEO

 

Not a bad place to start your career.

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

I have been working at Navigant Consulting full-time for more than a year

ProsThey put an emphasis on training. A massive emphasis on client first, which is understandable in consulting. Many young workers that like to socialize with each other, so the people you work with are very friendly, as well as knowledgeable. The people that work here tend to have incredible knowledge about the subjects that they are working on.

ConsSome practices are so small that you are around the same people working on the same projects all the time, which would be fine if there was a better work/ life balance. The work life balance is not good most of the time, but I think this varies greatly between practices within the company. You can get stuck on the same project for years.

Advice to Senior ManagementWithin certain practices, there is a large problem with micromanaging workers and projects. It gets to the point where we spend more time checking in than working on our client deliverables. Provide more opportunities to work on different projects or with different practices.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

Was this review helpful?
Yes | No
Add Employer Response Flag Review

  • Culture & Values
         
  • Work/Life Balance
         
  • Senior Management
         
  • Comp & Benefits
         
  • Career Opportunities
         
  • Approves of CEO

 

Great Junior People, Silos, Lack of Accountability

Consultant (Former Employee)

I worked at Navigant Consulting full-time for more than a year

ProsGreat people at the junior level, some amazing Associate Directors and Directors as well. Very interesting and engaging work. Some nice perks, good work-life balance. Never felt over-worked. Life is great if you have a good MD.

ConsNon-competitive benefits package. Projects and skills poorly matched. Very specialized practices and lack of diversity in projects assigned. Each sub-practice is its own siloed territory, guarded fiercely in some cases by MD warlords.

Had some AD's who would work remotely basically everyday, and junior staff would get blamed for ensuing chaos. Limited room for professional growth and development within smaller, more top-heavy siloes. Great/smart/talented people at all levels, mixed in with some incompetent people at the top.

Advice to Senior ManagementMake sure project managers actually show up to work. Consulting is unstructured by nature, but that shouldn't be because of the managers. Have more inter-practice collaboration and consistency throughout.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

Was this review helpful?
Yes | No
Add Employer Response Flag Review

  • Culture & Values
         
  • Work/Life Balance
         
  • Senior Management
         
  • Comp & Benefits
         
  • Career Opportunities
         
  • No Opinion of CEO

 

Lots of hours spent on mind-numbing projects

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Washington, DC (US)

I have been working at Navigant Consulting full-time for more than a year

ProsThere are some talented co-workers

ConsNo regard for work-life balance (in Financial Services and Valuation groups), high turnover
Learning curve plateaus quickly, rate of skill development slows sharply after a short period of time due to lack of intellectually challenging work
Less training than at other consulting firms
Politics plays a very big role in promotions
Yearly salary increases are menial even when the company is doing great
Awful healthcare plans

Advice to Senior ManagementCompensate better, find more interesting projects, be meritocratic, respect your employees

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

Was this review helpful?
Yes | No
Add Employer Response Flag Review
RSS Feed Embed

Worked for Navigant Consulting? Contribute to the Community!

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.

Glassdoor is your free inside look at Navigant Consulting reviews and ratings - including employee satisfaction and approval ratings for Navigant Consulting CEO Julie M. Howard. All 197 reviews are posted anonymously by Navigant Consulting employees.