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Navigant Consulting Reviews

Updated 14 August 2014
Updated 14 August 2014
231 Reviews

3.0
231 Reviews
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Navigant Consulting Chairman and CEO Julie M. Howard
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69 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Flexible schedule, work-life balance, all employees are bonus eligible (in 22 reviews)

  • Yo get the opportunity to work with very smart people (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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Employee Reviews

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    It's an exciting time to be at Navigant - the company's strategic vision for forward momentum is coming to life

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Chicago, IL (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL (US)

    Pros

    Our leadership team has clearly articulated a vision for future growth, we are bring top talent on board and winning great engagements that keep our workforce challenged and motivated. The company offers internal and external training options to advance its workforce and the culture here embraces diversity through Employee Resource Groups. The Firm also supports new ideas and has created platforms, like the Innovation Challenge to reward employees for out-of-the-box thinking.

    Cons

    Change doesn't always happen overnight, but the company is making strides in the right direction.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep communicating and articulating the path for growth to employees. It's great that management offers feedback on areas that need work. The senior leadership team is also doing a great job of communicating the vision for growth, but it would be great to see more examples of how that vision is (or will be) actualized.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great place for motivated self-starters

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant  in  New York, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in New York, NY (US)

    Pros

    Widely recognized consulting firm with a diverse suite of services and industry focus
    Work-life balance in excellent, compensation is commensurate to employee input (I feel like I'm duly rewarded for what I put in)
    Flexible working arrangements

    Cons

    I think work environment varies widely among practices and sub-groups, so my experience with my team (Energy - transaction due diligence and regulatory advisory) might be quite different from others' experience

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase incentives and reduce barriers to collaboration among practices and sub-groups

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    The Energy practice serves the biggest clients in the industry, so your impact has scale.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant

    Pros

    The flexibility available to you around the work that you do is incredible.
    Energy practice leadership is keenly aware of work/life balance.

    Cons

    The nature of consulting requires time tracking and constant awareness of how many of your hours are billable to a client. Unfortunately, this also ties into your bonus.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Build teams of people within your office who work well together.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Good learning experience

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate Consultant  in  Atlanta, GA (US)
    Current Employee - Associate Consultant in Atlanta, GA (US)

    Pros

    gave me a lot of autonomy to work on projects and learn. Was able to write memos, work on financial models,and have client interaction from day 1.

    Cons

    many different bosses, lack of organizational clarity at times. Were some sharp personalities in the group. Were some efforts at training, but quickly forgotten when we got busy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Integration of the different groups seemed to be a challenge at times. Navigant has grown largely through acquisition and it is a constant effort to align all these formerly disparate groups.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Professionalism and going the extra mile are part of the culture of this company.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Credentialing Analyst  in  Vermillion, SD (US)
    Current Employee - Credentialing Analyst in Vermillion, SD (US)

    Pros

    Great benefits, educational opportunities and lifelong learning. The office is friendly and coworkers strive to be a team. The flexibility to take time off for family obligations is really appreciated. You can leave your work at work if that is your choice.

    Cons

    No differential in pay for those with experience verses entry level in the SD offices. Team leaders are sometimes lacking in experience in dealing with personnel issues in a more positive, team buidling way since the office size grew very quickly.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide a path for career growth for those of us who want a career, not just a job.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Great for first year, stagnant after that

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant  in  New York, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in New York, NY (US)

    Pros

    Very flexible work arrangement (work remotely when needed, work odd-hours when needed, take off two hours in middle of day for appointments, etc.)
    Enthusiastic, bright, and engaging junior staff
    Plentiful initial training opportunities
    Commitment to diversity

    Cons

    Strict hierarchy
    Uninspiring executive team
    Incohesive corporate/management goals/message
    Lack of training opportunities after first year
    Little emphasis on professional development
    Little support for pursuing learning opportunities
    Bloated management and executive compensation
    Inconsistent vacation policies
    Aggressive acquisition campaign destroys 'close-knit' culture

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Tie management and executive compensation to median employee salary (no more than 20x median salary for executives, 10x for management)
    Provide consistent and cohesive firm-wide goals
    Focus on employees you already have, not companies you want to acquire
    Encourage training and professional development from the top down
    Provide consistent vacation allowances to employees of all levels
    Try to spend a day-in-the-life of administrators, consultants, and analysts to gain perspective
    Start a sustainability initiative to limit reckless waste of resources (electricity, paper, ink, water, heating/cooling)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Place to work

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

    Pros

    Faced paced with a wide array of opportunities to strength the depth of your skills set.

    Cons

    On the small side, which is often a benefit.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider becoming a private company again.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to work if you like a fast paced, entrepreneurial environment that pays for performance

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Managing Director  in  New York, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Managing Director in New York, NY (US)

    Pros

    Strong experienced leaders who work alongside staff providing an outstanding learning experience for the whole team, nice people to work with, good teamwork and collaboration, we work on challenging assignments at industry leading companies, if you perform well there are lots of advancement opportunities and good compensation, not a lot of beauracracy like at Big Four consulting firms, no independence issues that get in the way of sales

    Cons

    Lacks the global scale of large consulting firms (but the pluses far outweigh the cons)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Figure out a way to tell the Navigant story better since many people do not know who we are. Build a much better web presence to help promote the brand.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    great, professional, small

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

    Pros

    people, professional, creative, passionate, humble

    Cons

    salary, bonus, progression, growth, perks

  11.  

    As this is the consulting world, you are expected to kowtow to the client and to your egomaniacal manager

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

    Pros

    This company cares about getting the work done and not necessarily in what fashion, so there are flexible hours and time arrangements that employees can take advantage of, as well as the ability to work remotely. The company does offer incentives for hard work, but they are nearly unachieveable milestones.

    Cons

    As this is the consulting world, you are expected to kowtow to the client, and management have the same expectations for themselves. The egos that exist in this company are extraordinary and what managers say and do to junior level employees is astonishing. Complete and utter disrespect, scape-goating, only interested in the bottom line. Projects are consistently mismanaged and managers recuse themselves from the day to day operation of their projects only to give blind directives, most of which are counter-productive. Now there is a chance that if you work here you will work for some smart, motivated, and considerate managers, and you will learn and have positive experiences. But, more likely, if you work here you will not be treated like a human being, and that's a chance not worth taking. The compensation is fair and the perks admirable, but again, it is not worth subjecting yourself to this top-heavy company where you are expected to come running when your name is called and admonished for not jumping higher.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    In my opinion, managers are the key cog in driving retention rates and there is a reason that junior level employees consistently leave this company after only a few years. They are run into the ground and treated like garbage. I think managers should take a step back and think long and hard about if they even want junior level employees to stick around. If they don't, then they won't need to change anything, but if they do, then they should start with themselves.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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