Huron Consulting Group Reviews

Updated July 28, 2014
Updated July 28, 2014
249 Reviews

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Huron Consulting Group President, CEO and Director James H. (Jim) Roth
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Pros
  • Work/Life balance is definitely one of the top in the nation (in 30 reviews)

  • Met some great people at the entry level (in 13 reviews)


Cons
  • Work life balance (challenge with many traveling consulting jobs I'm sure) (in 20 reviews)

  • Which I feel is a reflection of poor upper management (in 10 reviews)

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  1. 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 for more than a year

    Pros

    In & out when you want.

    Cons

    Management didn't want to be there.

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    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 for 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
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    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 for 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
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    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 for 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
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Worked as a contract attorney doing document review

    Former Employee - Contract Attorney  in  Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Contract Attorney in Washington, DC

    I worked at Huron Consulting Group for less than a year

    Pros

    Paid quickly, very organized, polite managers.

    Cons

    Extremely strict with billing the client, they watch you closely and monitor your output. This is not that uncommon on doc review but still not great conditions to work under.

  7.  

    Good experience

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Huron Consulting Group

    Pros

    great people to work with

    Cons

    amount of extra internal work

  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Not good for anyone with experience or advanced degrees-Product Specialist

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    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 for more than a year

    Pros

    Good Learning initially
    Work life balance

    Cons

    -Will always play second fiddle to field consultants
    -Technology is old and mainly support/maintenance work.Technical people are undervalued.
    -Experience is rarely valued.
    -Filled with BYU(Mormon) and OSU alumni..Conservative work culture with no diversity.Most water cooler talk revolves around church activities.
    -Lot of spin from upper management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -If you want to be a Deloitte or PWC start acting like one.
    -If you want to be a boutique consulting firm act accordingly.
    -A little less spin and more reality that its mainly a company of field consultants with degrees in pol science from elitist private schools and tech support group from Oregon schools.

    Neutral Outlook
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    Great Experience with really friendly people!

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    Current Employee - Product Specialist  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Product Specialist in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Huron Consulting Group as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    Friendly people and willing to help!

    Cons

    Sitting in a cubicle all day get pretty boring really quick

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nothing

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    A good company if your a consultant; not so much for corp employee!

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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 for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great work-life balance; excellent PTO package

    Cons

    Culture is one of everyone telling on everyone else. Matrix organization; poor pay for corp employees; expensive healthcare premiums; performance mgmt is really based more on what others think of you than how well you perform your job; low increases if you get one!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do something abt the culture, corp employees work very hard, they deserve to be treated more like part of the org, than just the red-headed step child because they are not revenue generators!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great co-workers, okay work with little room for growth and creativity

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    Former Employee - Associate Revenue Cycle Consultant  in  Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Associate Revenue Cycle Consultant in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Huron Consulting Group full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    - Co-workers are fun and caring.
    - Some of the work is interesting, and clients do benefit from some of the services.
    - Good training opportunities

    Cons

    - The way teams approach projects is archaic and leaves little opportunity for innovation or learning, especially if you are on the lower end of the hierarchy. A lot of what you do is detail-oriented work that is dictated to you from above. If you have an idea of how things may work better, don't count on anyone listening.
    - Lots of travel for most consulting positions; travel every week - Monday 7am through Thursday evening. This gets really old.
    - Definitely a "good old boys" feel for upper management. The hierarchical feel is very prominent as well-- not lots of open discussion between levels within the organization.
    - Definitely a stereotypical consultant vibe within the company-- "if you speak the lingo, people will think you know what you're talking about". This wasn't the case for everyone I came across, but was more prevalent that I liked. It made me feel bad to have the client paying for staff that were not prepared and did not provide quality work, but tried to give the impression that they did.
    - Pay and compensation is low compared to similar companies.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Be open to new ideas, it's the only way your company will continue to grow.
    - Take a look at how you offer promotions and growth opportunities.
    - Encourage additional discussion between organizational levels- you'll likely learn a lot from those that are doing the day-to-day work.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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