Huron Consulting Group Reviews

Updated June 2, 2015
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Huron Consulting Group President, CEO and Director James H. (Jim) Roth
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  • Work life balance is variable depending on your group; here in Healthcare you can vary from 40-60 easily (in 34 reviews)

  • Great place to work, great people (in 14 reviews)

Cons
  • Work life balance does not exist (in 24 reviews)

  • Which I feel is a reflection of poor upper management (in 11 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    Not what it appears to be

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Huron Consulting Group full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    A paycheck, a desk, a laptop and a phone.

    Cons

    They like to tout their "integrity" -- don't believe it.

    Advice to Management

    Find an honest job.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Be careful what you wish for

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    Current Employee - Analyst in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Analyst in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits (e.g. healthcare, wellness reimbursement,etc.), relatively casual environment, small and intimate work environment

    Cons

    Absolutely no leadership; expect to work and produce like a consultant but not play like one; operate purely on your manager/supervisors' schedule not yours, even though there's a large PTO policy, good luck getting approval, virtually impossible to get sponsorship to do higher education, be prepared to sit in an office 8-10 hours a day and not talk to anyone

    Advice to Management

    Actually pay attention to your analysts and associates - they make the company actually generate revenue. Ignoring them and micro managing will only make your foundation fall out.


  3. Manager

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    Current Employee - Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Manager in Chicago, IL
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Huron Consulting Group full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Hiring was easy and not stressed. I interviewed with Bain, McK, Accenture Strategy after grad school. This was by far the easiest interview.

    Cons

    Your colleagues. I like to work with high aptitude strong performers. Management here just is not that bright and their lack of creativity and intelligence is palpable. Anyone who has ability will not stay at Huron. It's a wasteland for the mediocre trying to convince each other how skilled they are - honestly it's like playing against the B team constantly. You aren't going to better yourself professionally here.


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  5. Demanding work environment with no room for novel solutions

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    Former Employee - Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Huron Consulting Group full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Healthcare consulting is a great potential career and there is always change going on. Travel is great if you like that sort of thing

    Cons

    Very few learning opportunities, doesn't allow people to move between groups (even though hiring claims you can), pays very less as per company standards, no clear path for career, weak leadership (where are the MBAs?), and works people to the point of burn out. If you are looking for a consulting group to join, look elsewhere.

    Advice to Management

    Don't just implement the same solution time and time again...clients want something truly customized like they can get from Deloitte and Bain. Also distribute the work load more so that employees don't just leave. The smart ones leave this company before they are even promoted and join competitors like Deloitte.


  6. Helpful (3)

    Unfortunate Experience

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    Former Employee - Associate in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Associate in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Huron Consulting Group full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Weekly Remote Training, Benefits for 401k Match, Can live anywhere in the US, Pleasant Hiring Experience.

    Cons

    Overdemaing Managers, No Worklife Balance, As a former Deloitte (6 years)- I personally didn't last more than 4 moths here. If you have a family, it would be difficult to make it here.

    Advice to Management

    Stress on Work life Balance. Traveling to clients is understood, but requiring to work while at home too will cause employees to burn out quickly. Manage the projects more effectively, therefore the hours are reasonable.


  7. Helpful (1)

    No mentor ship or learning; fake it til you make it mentality

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Associate in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Huron Consulting Group full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - getting more well known - some cool people - resources of a large firm - good benefits and total rewards package, 401k etc

    Cons

    - no mentor ship or learning. Project are 1-2 people and you are just told to go "do" something. Very different than other consulting firms I have worked for. - low pay below industry, way below, insulting bonus of 2-3% when promised much higher during recruiting / offer - inappropriate - very segmented company. You never meet or see people outside your work group - more temp staffing than consulting in many cases.


  8. Crap management

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Nothing to include in this section

    Cons

    Crap management, they do not know what is going on

    Advice to Management

    Stop treating your employees like scum


  9. Openness, Communication and Accountability= Transparency

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Administrative in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Administrative in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Huron Consulting Group full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great place to start in the corporate world depending on which field you are interested in. 401(K) Matching program 22 PTO days given at the start of the year Wellness Program

    Cons

    1. No transparency: There is no openness, communication and accountability, you can easily be thrown under the boss 2. Don't ask, don't tell: A colleague leaves the firm and you find out when you try to email them and they are not listed in the system. 3. Go with the flow atmosphere: In various departments its slow and if you are not proactively hounds people for work you'll sit there for the day doing nothing. 4. No Structure: There is very little implementation of structure, if you want it you will have to create your own. 5. Micro-Management: When you are given a project you have a handful of people telling you to do the same thing five hundred different ways, some breathe down your neck and some just don't care after its said and done.

    Advice to Management

    When advise is given from support its okay to listen and give direct feedback! Reward your employees for their work that they do, something little goes a long way. You must implement ongoing mandatory training's for managers and directors, there are a lot of people who DO NOT know how to lead their groups.


  10. Helpful (4)

    Company from Hades

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Huron Consulting Group full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    There are no pros. Maybe a certain degree of knowledge attainment. And, the travel points when you travel Monday - Thursday.

    Cons

    Everything, everything, everything. This is the worst job I ever had and the management was horrendous. Work life balance does not exist. Micromanagement and rear view mirror performance review is rampant in this organization. To call it a hostile work environment is a friendly description compared to what the company is really like.

    Advice to Management

    Fire all the Managing Directors and start fresh. This company is where unprofessional consultants go to die. Cronyism at its finest.


  11. Helpful (2)

    Worst experience of my career

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Huron Consulting Group full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Decent money Some very bright, dedicated co-workers (but the best didn't stay long)

    Cons

    Leadership totally disengaged from entry and mid-level employees Constantly acquiring new practices and additional consultants without planning for integration and support Poor communication between departments HUGE workloads (80 hours a week or more are expected and vacations are rare) Managers expect 24/7 availability from their employees Outdated technology High turnover (over 40 percent in my group during the year that I was there) Very strong resistance to change and progress

    Advice to Management

    Look at what has and hasn't worked with the practices you have already acquired before scooping up any more. Realize that much of your support staff left as soon as the job market started to improve



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