Huron Consulting Group

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Huron Consulting Group Reviews

Updated December 2, 2014
Updated December 2, 2014
266 Reviews
3.5
266 Reviews
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Huron Consulting Group President, CEO and Director James H. (Jim) Roth
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Huron promotes a fair work/life balance and is respectful of vacation time (in 34 reviews)

  • Met some great people at the entry level (in 14 reviews)


Cons
  • Work life balance (challenge with many traveling consulting jobs I'm sure) (in 24 reviews)

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

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good start

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Huron Consulting Group

    Pros

    Smart people. Lots of training.

    Cons

    If you are not part of the "in" crowd, you will be targeted to take the downfall for others.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great people despite company growing pains

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    Former Employee - Analyst in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Analyst in Atlanta, GA

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

    Pros

    Huron has great benefits and employs a lot of wonderful people. They have a flexible model that allows people to work from home. Their time off policy is robust if you choose to use it- otherwise you do not get paid for any time when you leave the company..

    Cons

    Huron is still working on figuring out who they want to be when they grow up. When they figure it out, and get the right leadership in place, I think they will do extraordinarily well.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    A clear, consistent, voice and vision would make a world of difference to the employees who are trying to carry it forward.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great culture and great people to work with

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    Current Employee - Manager - Legal in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Manager - Legal in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Huron Consulting Group full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Culture, Vacation time, challenging work environment, advancement in career, learning new opportunities

    Cons

    Very top heavy. long working hours and little compensation for hard work. mid/low bonus

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    competitive salaries arrangement, Huron is not in line with the market.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    There are good times and bad.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Huron Consulting Group full-time

    Pros

    Some of the people make work enjoyable and relative to Big 4 consulting, you have much more flexibility.

    Cons

    Life Sciences Senior Leadership does not lead and most definitely does not work together...be prepared to deal with politics and games constantly.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great for those who no real healthcare experience

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

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

    Pros

    Working in different hospitals and team members. Great pay for a 60+ hour week. Great for college students with no knowledge of how a hospital works or the patient relationship.

    Cons

    Coming into Huron Consulting, leave any experience/knowledge behind and begin to learn something brand new. Past experience will not be valued and seen as a threat when recommending what was successful once... Process improvement is only based Hurons best practices and methodology, don't challenge it. It's a "club" work environment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There needs to be a better way to bring the experienced hires into the consulting role. I was so lost with no help from my management.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    document review Attorney

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    Former Employee - Document Review Attorney in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Document Review Attorney in Houston, TX

    I worked at Huron Consulting Group as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    In & out when you want.

    Cons

    Management didn't want to be there.

  8.  

    Respectable. Very conservative. Slow growing. A good place to develop some early consulting skills.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Huron Consulting Group full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits. Friendly people.

    Cons

    Out of the box thinking happens occasionally, but don't expect much execution on those ideas. Get your management consulting experience here and move on to a bigger and better company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Mark Hussey should run this company...Very intelligent and insightful person.

    Neutral Outlook
  9.  

    Collegiate Culture with Peers but Excessive Formality with Management

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    Former Employee - Associate Consultant in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Associate Consultant in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Overall, I enjoyed my experience at Huron and thought my peers were great. It was a collegiate atmosphere where peers helped one another out. I worked with a lot of fun, smart people.

    Cons

    Easily can get stuck specializing in something you're not interested in - this happened to me.
    I didn't want to specialize but there was a need for someone with any of this expertise. I got put in this group - expressed interest in other work - but was not given much experience outside of this specialty.

    Interactions with management were so formal to the point where I felt I couldn't be myself. And disagreeing with management is not taken well. Junior staff is essentially encouraged to always say 'yes' in order to nurture favoritism. This is common throughout the organization and with every MD I worked with, management seems to foster this formality.

    The formality also extends into promotions. It seems like you get promoted only when they have really no choice but to promote you. You have been working on a higher level for maybe a year already, even two years. You don't get promoted because management knows you can perform at the next level. Instead you are slowly, very slowly given incremental responsibilities until you are actually performing at the next level for a while.

    The organization was very Manager level heavy at the time I left Huron. Too many Managers and not enough seasoned Associates. As a result the promotion to Manager for an Associate becomes that much more difficult, unless you have been with Huron and within the same Group since graduating from college. They do favor internal promotions over new hires who have to 'prove' themselves.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Stressful environment, not fulfilling.

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

    I have been working at Huron Consulting Group full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits, good vacation policy.

    Cons

    Limited life balance, vague guidance for career development.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Overall, you learn a lot but work hard.

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    Current Employee - Healthcare Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Healthcare Analyst in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Huron Consulting Group full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Experience you'll leverage throughout your career. They build strong work ethic, professionalism, and teach fundamental consulting skills. Although I didn't enjoy my time working there, i wouldn't change anything. Reflecting on what i learned was valuable and couldn't have been obtained any other way.

    Cons

    -Long hours (especially during go-live. Go-live hours are typically 6 AM - 11 PM.)
    -They expect a ridiculous amount of work from you, at all levels
    -As an analyst, be ready to do a lotttt of busy work
    -Traveling gets very tiring after some time
    -Little to no work life balance
    -Pay is okay, compared to competitors
    -Many teams party hard (drinking, bars, etc.), if you enjoy the social scene then you'll be okay

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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