Huron Consulting Group

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Huron Consulting Group Reviews

Updated October 6, 2014
Updated October 6, 2014
260 Reviews
3.5
260 Reviews
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Huron Consulting Group President, CEO and Director James H. (Jim) Roth
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work-life balance for higher education practice was very good (in 33 reviews)

  • Huron has great benefits and employs a lot of wonderful people (in 13 reviews)


Cons
  • Work life balance (challenge with many traveling consulting jobs I'm sure) (in 23 reviews)

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

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  1.  

    Let the good times roll, somewhere else....

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Analyst in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Analyst in Portland, OR

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

    Pros

    Healthcare benefits are great, very low out of pocket costs. Decent place to start a career out of college to learn the ropes of being a professional, but not for a long term career

    Cons

    Work life balance is never a company priority, career progression is limited with a flat structure and mgmt culture that puts you where they want you, not where you want to be. Promotions are based on popularity not skill and merit. Pay raises are rarely more than 3-4% a year.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Care about your employees and their careers, stop following the "old boys club" rules.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    approach with caution

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Associate in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Associate in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Huron Consulting Group full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    -great pay and benefits for entry level position

    Cons

    -expected to work 24/7; poor work/life balance
    -very high turnover
    -quick to terminate if you are not producing results
    -very egotistical and elitist staff
    -cut throat
    -expected to know everything within one month
    -do not teach--expect you to know EVERYTHING
    -difficult to get promoted unless you know the right people
    -cookie cutter approach to implementation
    -expect lots and lots of feedback. You are ALWAYS being watched

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    start hiring people who actually embrace your mission and values.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    There is more than one effective way to improve the client bottom line, to positively affect the Revenue Cycle.

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    Former Employee - Director in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Director in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Huron Consulting Group full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    There are some really great, hard working, and smart people of all ages and levels of experience.

    Cons

    Huron is not quite ready for the experienced hire. They need to encourage and incorporate new ideas and different perspectives. There is a lack of willingness to try new things, or collaborate and adapt to the uniqueness of each client.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider new perspectives, find value in other industry experiences! There is a potential pool of people to help bring greater value to the client and make Huron even more successful. It's a shame, but you're not truly letting them in.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Not great for experienced consultants

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Huron Consulting Group

    Pros

    - Great Benefits
    - Interesting Projects
    - Great for Entry Level Positions
    - A lot to learn if you are willing to put in the time and effort

    Cons

    - High School popularity contest within each group
    - Horrible at Business Development
    - Lack of resources to move new projects forward
    - Executive team lacks vision for future growth / development of brand and services needed by clients

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Give everyone you hire a chance before making decisions about them

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good place for starting out of college, not a long term place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Product Specialist in Lake Oswego, OR
    Current Employee - Product Specialist in Lake Oswego, OR

    I have been working at Huron Consulting Group full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    - Good technical and consulting training for recent college graduates
    - Learn the corporate ropes and work with a large amount of well knows clients through the US
    - The PTO is comparable to most companies
    - Fun culture, lots of team events

    Cons

    - Many of the employees become team leads and supervisors quickly. This causes micromanagement and competition so everyone can justify their positions
    - This is not a place for an experienced hire to work, the policies are built around teaching college students
    - The amount of PTO is decent, the way it's distributed (rolling) is terrible and it never increases no matter how long you have worked there
    - Management doesn't listen to the employees, they have moved the company into a declining position in the market

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 6 people found this helpful  

    stay away if you're experienced

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    Former Employee - Associate in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Associate in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Huron Consulting Group full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great place to go if this is your first job out of college
    Excellent travel perks

    Cons

    Huron claims that experienced hires are valuable, i would argue that Huron does little to allow experienced hires to show their value.

    First off, Huron Consulting is a misnomer of a title, there is little to no actual consulting going on, on the Revenue Cycle side at least. At best, the employees are focused on implementing a semi customized tool. At worst, they are forcing a set of methodology onto clients that have no need for it, in the process damaging a working system. The primary issue lies in where Huron excels and that is the indoctrination of analysts.

    The homegrown analysts only know one way to do things and have never been a part of other firms and therefore their ideas are stagnant. Huron refers to this stagnation as its "culture". Huron pushes to bring on experienced hires but then wonder why their retention rate is so low. It's because the average experienced hire, usually people with actual consulting backgrounds, understand that part of a good engagement is actually listening to the client and know how to customize an implementation to meet the clients needs and not just check off a box.

    When I first started I thought the idea of a firm that only takes payment upon the achievement of milestones and metrics was genius, and in theory it is. In practice it's terrible. All that these types of contracts do is cause undue stress and pressure on engagement teams to meet goals that are usually impractical and are now their responsibility to find a way to meet. Which leads to the next con about Huron, the absolute lack of work life balance. As much as upper management claims they value work life balance, they do very little to nothing to give their employees the ability to enjoy their life outside of work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Either start listening to your experienced hires or stop hiring experienced hires. Huron's reputation within the consulting industry and specifically within the healthcare consulting industry is terrible, so attracting new experienced talent will be difficult. I ignored the advice of former employees before taking my position and now when asked if Huron is a good place to go as an experienced hire, I lay out the pro's and cons and let people make their own decisions. As you can see by my review above, the cons typically outweigh the pros.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good place to start your career, bad place for long term employement

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Product Specialist in Lake Oswego, OR
    Former Employee - Senior Product Specialist in Lake Oswego, OR

    I worked at Huron Consulting Group full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, awesome co-workers (almost all), plenty of training opportunities, great place if you're just starting your career.

    Cons

    Can't argue with management (always right mentality), your salary will eventually hit a cap once you've been there for a while, long hours sometimes weekend, no work-life balance (especially for people with family). Most people are stressful.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be honest to your employer, when things are bad say that it is bad, you can't sugar coat everything forever. Don't promise anything you can't keep and also please treat your employer as human being rather than resources.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Healthcare groups vary significantly

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Healthcare Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Healthcare Analyst in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Huron Consulting Group full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Opportunities to travel and learn a lot quickly

    Cons

    There is a lot of variation between the different healthcare group. Some are management very well and have very structured teams and project objectives. Others are a total mess and often go to projects not know what their role is. Also, some groups promote often within their group, and others leave analysts and associates in their levels for years with no promotion in sight.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Leverage your lower level employees. Be sure to give credit where credit is due. Promote from within- it will greatly improve team morale.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Analyst

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consulting Analyst in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Consulting Analyst in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Huron Consulting Group full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great Work Life Balance / Great Team mambers

    Cons

    Sr. Management issues
    compensation is low

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    increase pay

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    The Worst Job Experience Ever!!!!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Analyst in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Huron Consulting Group full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Their benefits package is satisfactory.

    Cons

    No guidance or professional support provided by management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make management more accessible to employees. Make upper management accountable for their lack of skills instead of blaming everything that goes wrong on those in analyst positions!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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