Huron Consulting
3.3 of 5 222 reviews
www.huronconsultinggroup.com Chicago, IL 1000 to 5000 Employees

Huron Consulting Reviews

Updated Mar 28, 2014
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3.3 222 reviews

                             

91% Approve of the CEO

Huron Consulting President, CEO and Director James H. (Jim) Roth

James H. (Jim) Roth

(114 ratings)

63% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Interesting place to work, supportive upper management and very flexible

Associate (Current Employee)
Chicago, IL

I have been working at Huron Consulting full-time for more than 3 years

Prosflexible, internal opportunities are many

Constraveling to the client weekly sometimes take a toll

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Solid Doc Review gig.

Document Review (Former Employee)
Chicago, IL

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

ProsThe best thing about working at Huron was that the hours were extremely flexible and that I was vastly overpaid for how easy my work was. The atmosphere was pleasant enough, there was all the free tea I could drink, and I spent most of 6 months getting caught up on my books on tape.

ConsThere were a lot of really weird people here. The interview process was minimal and it shows.

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep it up, honestly. I can't imagine a doc review job could have been much more low-key.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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The Stockamp Culture is slowly eroding....

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Huron Consulting full-time for more than 3 years

ProsThe management that began their career with the legacy Stockamp practice is doing their best to maintain the culture that made that organization so successful.
- Strong training and development both institutionally and from individual supervisors.
- Meaningful and consistent feedback.
- Opportunity to supervise others at a very early stage in your career.
- Opportunity to travel to exciting places if you are lucky enough.
- Great exposure to enterprise management software solutions if you are lucky enough to be assigned to a legacy Stockamp solution group.
- Young vibrant culture on most project teams.
- Make life long friends that are smarter than everyone else you know.

ConsThe Ex-Arthur Andersen partners that comprise Huron and the legacy Wellspring practice are applying the soul-crushing management practices that make management consulting a death march.
- Your experience is 100% dependent upon the solution group you are placed in. There appears to be little thought given to how these placements are determined. New hires regardless of background are all considered to be homogeneous embryos.
- Huron wants specialists not generalists. If you are an inquisitive, adaptive, and creative individual (read: a CONSULTANT), you will be bored after your second project.
- The travel, like with most consulting firms, will wear everyone down over time. Much of this is out of Huron's control as client expectation often drives the often unnecessary presence on site.
- Poor handoffs from the sales team to the delivery team often result in tremendous re-work and team dissatisfaction.
- Some people get promoted that should never have even gotten through the door. Because they miss so badly on experienced hires, they try to compensate by growing from within whenever possible. This can often lead to people with Asperger's leading teams of 10 or more people. That's not to say there aren't some brilliant managers, but its 50/50 whether you get a star or a nincompoop.

Advice to Senior ManagementRetire and let what's left of the Stockamp practice transform the broken talent management model.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great company, great people.

Director of Operations (Current Employee)
Chicago, IL

I have been working at Huron Consulting full-time for more than 10 years

ProsGrowing business, lots of opportunity.

ConsLack of synergy between Practices.

Advice to Senior ManagementThe organization -- both Company and employees -- could benefit by providing staffing rotations in different parts of the business.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great culture in the Portland office

Analyst (Current Employee)
Portland, OR

I have been working at Huron Consulting full-time for more than a year

ProsThe Portland office doesn't have any of the culture that you might expect in a corporate setting. Jeans are the norm, a makeshift ping pong table, annual snow tubing trips on Mt Hood, and various other additions to work satisfaction. It feels like you're surrounded by people who are smarter than you, but who always have the time to help out or collaborate.

ConsThere are at times expectations of knowledge that you should have, but just that not everybody has at some point picked up. But the training with your coach can help in filling those gaps.

– I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Awesome place to work

Analyst (Current Employee)
Chicago, IL

I have been working at Huron Consulting full-time for more than a year

ProsVery dynamic working environment. Very good exposure to technology and training. The compensation is adequate for the job.

ConsClient work can sometimes be overwhelming (I guess its the same everywhere). This tips the work/life balance.

Advice to Senior ManagementNone for now.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great, collaborative environment with plenty of opportunities to develop and grow.

Analyst (Former Employee)
Chicago, IL

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

ProsCulture - very open and relaxed
Work/life balance - superb, as far as consulting goes
People - supportive, friendly, and fun

ConsPractice structure - very isolated
Compensation - not quite up to par in terms of salary and bonus potential for the industry
Projects - not always the most interesting

Advice to Senior ManagementContinue to cultivate the tight-knit culture even as the firm grows at its currently high rate.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Fantastic company; great for career development.

Analyst (Current Employee)
Chicago, IL

I have been working at Huron Consulting full-time for more than a year

ProsCare about employees, work-life balance, and career development

ConsLong work hours; travel Monday through Thursday, sometimes grunt work

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great place to work and grow

Analyst (Current Employee)
Chicago, IL

I have been working at Huron Consulting full-time for more than a year

Prospeople, travel, support, coaching, friends, corporate apartments,

Conscompensation, people promoted too quickly who are not ready for role, inexperienced management, public company,

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great Company

Contract Attorney (Former Employee)
New York, NY

I worked at Huron Consulting as a contractor for less than a year

ProsI was a contract attorney for Huron. Great company. Good Management. Flexible hours.

ConsThere were no real cons.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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