Navigant Consulting

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Navigant Consulting Reviews

Updated August 4, 2014
Updated August 4, 2014
245 Reviews
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245 Reviews
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Navigant Consulting Chairman and CEO Julie M. Howard
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Energy practice leadership is keenly aware of work/life balance (in 28 reviews)

  • you got the chance to work with smart people (in 12 reviews)


Cons
  • As with any consulting job, at time it can be difficult to maintain a good work/life balance (in 20 reviews)

  • Long hours expected and appreciation for sacrifices not readily acknowledged (in 11 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Consultant

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Navigant Consulting as a contractor

    Pros

    Nothing I worked as contractor so no pros for me there are some for its own employees

    Cons

    company is a mess the project was a mess noone knew what's going on

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    change your managers

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    No Leadership

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Washington, DC

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

    Pros

    Smart people. Not much else.

    Cons

    You have no control over projects / directors. Senior leadership is poor. Toxic culture starts at the top.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be honest.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 4 people found this helpful  

    RUN AWAY - while you still can

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Washington, DC

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

    Pros

    The salary was great, they basically overpay people to do menial tasks and use their compensation as the only way to keep them in a miserable existence.

    Cons

    Honestly this is the worst place I have ever worked, or heard of anyone else working. It all depends on your practice area, but the entire financial branch and all practices within it are an absolute nightmare.

    Senior management cares only about client satisfaction and have dismal retention rates, people are ALWAYS quitting. In order to succeed be aware that you will be playing the political game to your very last breath, those that are promoted quickly are willing to trod on others to make their way. In terms of culture, there is none. You will be screamed at, abused, called names, asked to work 80+ hours, to cancel vacations to work, work every weekend, and nobody will care when your health fails because of it. They utilize a TON of contractors and the projects are meaningless and do not change.

    It isn't a consulting firm, you will gain no real skills, it's a temp agency. The work is mind numbing and you have to be in with one or two of the "right" people to get any responsibility. Don't waste your time with a full time position here, at least the contractors make overtime. Every single project is a constant fire drill, and don't expect training or professional development as there is "no time" for such things.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try listening to your employees and giving at least 10-20% of your effort to employee satisfaction. Yes, clients are important in consulting, but at the end of the day you need people to do the work.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 3 people found this helpful  

    Worst company I've ever worked

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director
    Current Employee - Director

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

    Pros

    I've worked at five companies throughout my career and this is hands down the worst of them.

    Cons

    False promises from management
    Did not deliver on anything promised when joining
    Terrible management with no mentorship
    Work was incredibly uninteresting
    Bonuses were a joke

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't flat out lie to people about what they will be doing and don't tell people the bonus percentages are targeted at 20%, then tell someone they are in top 3 people at their position and give them a 5% bonus, it's insulting.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 3 people found this helpful  

    Do not work here

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consultant
    Current Employee - Consultant

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

    Pros

    If you are desperate to get into consulting, then take a job here

    Cons

    There is absolutely no consideration for nights, weekends, vacations. You are literally expected to be a slave. The attitude is that you should just be happy to even have a job. There is also no upward mobility. The leadership is unimpressive and uninspiring. The work is boring and monotonous. Its not really a consulting company, more of a temp agency.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Empower your employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Severely Underpaid

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant

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

    Pros

    - Comfortable, mundane, monotonous job.
    - Good work hours
    - Great location - in downtown New York City, Washington DC, Chicago and San Francisco

    Cons

    - Underpaid compared to all other consulting firms or industry.
    - Few vacation days.
    - Non challenging projects, therefore hurting future career opportunities.
    - Bad promotion opportunities and bonuses (<$1000).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay employees what they deserve based on market demands.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Everyone who has worked here says it's a bad company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Navigant Consulting

    Pros

    Summer hours/activity. Great location, very smart colleagues

    Cons

    - Management makes employees feel lucky to be employed.
    - Decisions that affect employee(s) are made without any formal communication.
    - Serious lack of trust between senior management and employees.
    - People are frequently laid off with no explanation nor communication until the very moment employee is laid off.
    - Feels like your manager keeps secrets from you
    - HR protects their relationships with certain managers and cares less about resolving issues brought to their attention.
    - Managers show favoritism when it comes to performance evaluations and promotions

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Where do I start...Navigant is a great company, that could see productivity increased if employees felt appreciated.

    My advice to management...CHANGE!

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Needs work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in New York, NY

    I have been working at Navigant Consulting full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good Vacation time - 3 weeks after 2yrs.

    Cons

    No reward, miserable co-workers, poor leadership.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn to appreciate and listen to your employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 7 people found this helpful  

    Damaged Culture, Do Not Recommend Working Here

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Director in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    On the surface, there are a lot of great things about Navigant Consulting: many of the people are very smart and very hard-working and dedicated to doing a good job for clients. NCI has a professional environment and pays reasonably well. But, your situation at Navigant largely depends on which practice you are in. (Navigant has several disparate and unrelated practices that don't fit together easily in a coherent whole.)

    Cons

    There is no way to sugarcoat this: employees are completely expendable at NCI--much more so than at most other companies. As a result, the culture is extremely unhealthy at Navigant. Both voluntary and involuntary turnover at NCI is very high and Navigant is very quick to let people go. Moreover, Navigant is extremely callous when it terminates personnel. It is difficult to state how much more disrespectful/disdainful/dismissive Navigant is to its employees compared to most other companies--the lack of consideration is way off the charts.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Most companies speak the line: "employees are our most valuable asset". Navigant could not say that with a straight face. The first step toward fixing a problem is acknowledging that you have one, so let's call a spade a spade: Navigant does not respect its employees. Navigant uses and discards employees (quite unceremoniously) more than most other companies, and until this changes Navigant will not be a healthy place to work and the culture will remain broken.

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

    Outside Training is the best take away

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Consultant in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Navigant Consulting

    Pros

    The company is set up as silos and it is not easy to move between. Some groups are great and work well, a lot of groups are terrible. If you want to pursue a certification or outside training you can usually get support for it.

    Cons

    Skilled project work is coveted and you have to work hard to obtain meaningful work. The company does not promote from within and the staff is not diverse.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Senior Management does not appear to have any strategic planning in the works for the future. Also, it is very easy for non-productive management and employees to "hide out" and not do anything.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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