Huron Consulting Group

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  1. 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 a 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
  2. 6 people found this helpful  

    stay away if you're experienced

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

    I worked at Huron Consulting Group full-time (more than a 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
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

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

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    • Senior Management
    • 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
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    Healthcare groups vary significantly

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

    I worked at Huron Consulting Group full-time (more than a 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
  6.  

    Analyst

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    • Senior Management
    • 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 a 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
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    The Worst Job Experience Ever!!!!

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    • 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 a 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
  8. 5 people found this helpful  

    Bright people, focus on training, good place for recent grads

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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 3 years)

    Pros

    The staff includes some bright and committed people, ongoing training is a priority and taken seriously

    Cons

    Heavy hierarchy of management, everyone is a supervisor, which creates an environment of micro management and overly critical reviews (eg. specific verbiage used on the phone is critiqued). Hard headed management has the "with us or against us" attitude. Good people leave with no counter offer.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reduce the levels of management...teams of 8 don't need 3 supervisors. Stop focusing on 15 min increments of billable time, it creates too much overhead. Treat experienced hires as such, they don't need to trained and monitored like 22 year old recent college graduates.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Mixed experiences

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intern in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Intern in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Huron Consulting Group

    Pros

    Good people, everyone was smart and polite to me. The work was interesting and I did enjoy some of my time there.

    Cons

    I was overworked despite being told to work 40 hours and only paid for 40 I was given enough work to last 60+ a week. I left the internship feeling very unappreciated for the work I did. Do not be an intern in any location other then Chicago as they only care about those interns.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Depends on which area you work in

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Detroit, MI

    I have been working at Huron Consulting Group

    Pros

    Good pay, relatively good benefits

    Cons

    Treat you like a cog in a machine

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 4 people found this helpful  

    Good professional experience but unnecessarily political

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Associate Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Associate Consultant in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Huron Consulting Group

    Pros

    +Majority of people (not all) are intelligent and good to work with
    +Exposure to various industries and rules/regs
    +Good IT support
    +Good benefits

    Cons

    -Culture can vary widely between practices - from frat house to hipsters. Usually more frat than hip.
    -Management competency varies widely at senior levels
    -Too much emphasis on facetime with client, resulting in significant work travel.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Establish open 2-way feedback channels between managers and non-managers.
    Offer more training opportunities. Expensing a book on programming doesn't count as training.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

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