Navigant Consulting Reviews

Updated August 27, 2015
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Navigant Consulting Chairman and CEO Julie M. Howard
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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
  • Little consideration of work-life balance (in 20 reviews)

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

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  1. Manager

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    None, avoid this place at all costs...

    Cons

    Management is more interested in churning out employees and taking a cut from the subcontracting companies than actually doing any substantive work. The office is rife with politics so watch your back. The DC office is a perfect example of this.


  2. Keep Looking

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    Current Employee - Managing Consultant in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Managing Consultant in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Navigant Consulting full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    On first glance this company seems to have values and commitment to employees. They encourage volunteer activities for community events.

    Cons

    Working as a remote employee you do not get to share in the "company culture" and you are subjected to the mercy of your managing director.

    Advice to Management

    Stop all the silos. You need to be better at creating the company culture that can spread out to your remote employees and have more opportunities to be engaged with the company.


  3. Helpful (4)

    Lied to me to recruit me

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Couldn't find any - suboptimal medical benefit. some staff was "protected" for no reason I could perceive, it certainly wasn't based on contribution to the project.

    Cons

    Horrendous turnover with many not even making it to 6 months, low morale, dishonest senior leadership. Poor leadesrhip and client management at the project level.

    Advice to Management

    Stabilize staff, communicate accurately in recruitment because lies are revealed day 1 on the job. Sell work you can actually deliver so turnover on projects will decrease


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  5. Helpful (3)

    A company who promotes excellence, Then once you work for them they lie to you and treat you like dirt.

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    Current Employee - Analyst
    Current Employee - Analyst
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits are hands down the best. 3 weeks vacation, plus 2 weeks sick and 2 floating holidays, cheap medical and other benefits.

    Cons

    They pay you like crap, no advancements. If you work in the medical field this is not the place for a guy to work. This company is extremely sexist. Hard to work for.


  6. Helpful (2)

    I felt stuck

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    Former Employee - Project Employee in Princeton, NJ
    Former Employee - Project Employee in Princeton, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Navigant Consulting full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Easy work, good work-life balance

    Cons

    No upward mobility, lack of transparency, unexciting work

    Advice to Management

    Don't string people along by starting them off as temporary. Acknowledge your employees' hard work. My previous review was removed so this is a re-post.


  7. Helpful (2)

    Consultant

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    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

    change your managers


  8. Helpful (2)

    No Leadership

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    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    Be honest.


  9. Good choice for early stop in career but don't stay too long

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Navigant Consulting full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Many nice people overall, mostly below senior management levels. Good presence across US. Good place to start off career at consultant level.

    Cons

    Long hours expected and appreciation for sacrifices not readily acknowledged. Management seems to change strategy fairly often. Actions do not always match communications. Promotions are hard to attain.

    Advice to Management

    Commit to strategy (not just in words but in actions that support same strategy).


  10. Helpful (8)

    RUN AWAY - while you still can

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    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Navigant Consulting full-time (More than a 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 Management

    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.


  11. Helpful (3)

    Worst company I've ever worked

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    Current Employee - Director
    Current Employee - Director
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Navigant Consulting full-time (More than a 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 Management

    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.



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