Navigant Consulting

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Navigant Consulting Reviews

Updated December 16, 2014
Updated December 16, 2014
255 Reviews
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255 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 29 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.  

    No problems so far

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

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

    Pros

    Nice place to work, flexible work schedule, good culture

    Cons

    It's a standard corporate consulting firm.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Senior Consultant

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    • 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 5 years)

    Pros

    Navigant has great people and everyone seems to be extremely bright and committed to satisfying the needs of our clients. There is a lot of growth especially in the Financial Services Practice

    Cons

    Not too much vacation time. Benefits are average at best. Coming from a huge bank, there is an adjustment of expectation that needs to occur.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work life balance is key. Be sure that compensation remains competitve so that you keep great people.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great so far. Room for improvement

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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

    Very engaging, bright, and fun junior staff
    Very accomplished and intelligent managers
    Very flexible work hours
    Impactful, interesting, and challenging casework

    Cons

    Strict hierarchy
    Innovation does not seem to be a middle management priority
    Disconnect between executive team and junior staff
    Disconnect between executive team messaging/vision/goals and day-to-day work
    Below-average commitment to training/professional development/continuous learning opportunities

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Encourage training and professional development from the top down
    Embrace/encourage a culture of continuous improvement, innovation, and thought creation from all levels
    Create a culture where frequent, insightful (even informal) feedback is the norm, not the exception
    Re-align incentives (for all employees) to better match firm-wide goals/mission (e.g. if work-life balance is a priority, don't count company-wide holidays against utilization)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Good place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Human Resources in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Human Resources in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Navigant Consulting part-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    They offer competitive benefits and a supportive work environment. I also found my co-workers to be very friendly and there was good camaraderie and team work.

    Cons

    The middle and upper level management tiers could be more transparent. The organizational structure also seemed somewhat complex, although this may have been due to the nature of the consulting industry.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Professionalism and going the extra mile are part of the culture of this company.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Credentialing Analyst in Vermillion, SD
    Current Employee - Credentialing Analyst in Vermillion, SD

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, educational opportunities and lifelong learning. The office is friendly and coworkers strive to be a team. The flexibility to take time off for family obligations is really appreciated. You can leave your work at work if that is your choice.

    Cons

    No differential in pay for those with experience verses entry level in the SD offices. Team leaders are sometimes lacking in experience in dealing with personnel issues in a more positive, team buidling way since the office size grew very quickly.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide a path for career growth for those of us who want a career, not just a job.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Navigant Consulting Response

    Sep 18, 2014Sr. Manager, Human Capital

    Thanks you for sharing your experience. We take your feedback seriously and are working on the performance management process for non-consulting/outsoucing professionals to help them with career ... More

  7.  

    The Energy practice serves the biggest clients in the industry, so your impact has scale.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant

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

    Pros

    The flexibility available to you around the work that you do is incredible.
    Energy practice leadership is keenly aware of work/life balance.

    Cons

    The nature of consulting requires time tracking and constant awareness of how many of your hours are billable to a client. Unfortunately, this also ties into your bonus.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Build teams of people within your office who work well together.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Good learning experience

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

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

    Pros

    gave me a lot of autonomy to work on projects and learn. Was able to write memos, work on financial models,and have client interaction from day 1.

    Cons

    many different bosses, lack of organizational clarity at times. Were some sharp personalities in the group. Were some efforts at training, but quickly forgotten when we got busy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Integration of the different groups seemed to be a challenge at times. Navigant has grown largely through acquisition and it is a constant effort to align all these formerly disparate groups.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Navigant Consulting Response

    Sep 15, 2014Sr. Manager, Human Capital

    Thank you for sharing your experience at Navigant. Feedback such as this is important as we continue to grow in the future.

  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Lots of opportunity to grow, but not a great work/life balance.

    • 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

    There are a lot of really smart people in the company, and you can very much take control of your own career development. Learning and training opportunities are nearly unlimited. Pay is competitive and the requirements for promotion are clearly outlined and very transparent.

    Cons

    As with any consulting job, at time it can be difficult to maintain a good work/life balance. Experienced hires may occasionally feel they're being talked down to or do not have the trust of management to do your job. There are a lot of rude, entitled people that work for the company, and the culture can be a bit grating at times.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Keep yourself busy

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

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

    Pros

    Decent work life balance, room for growth

    Cons

    Compensation is not great, leadership organization is constantly changing, emphasis on utilization

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    look at why people stay and work on keeping that in place, in addition to focusing on why people leave and fixing those issues

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Great Experience and a Great Team

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

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

    Pros

    The staff on the team are awesome to work with. Very dedicated and committed to the process. Great customers.

    Cons

    Work Life Balance is difficult when traveling

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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