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Great people, highly standardized work, variability in management quality

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Former Employee - Associate
Former Employee - Associate

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

Pros

The analyst and associate levels are full of bright, energetic, genuine people that can become lifelong friends

The analytical and project management training you receive is very robust

Cons

-Very little abstract thought required in the work
-Professionals are discouraged from participating in business development activities
-Little entreprenuership in the culture
-Good old boy network within upper management with old Arthur Anderson and other Big 4 connections driving much of the hierarchy
-The illusion of merit-based advancement is perpetuated by a byzantine performance evaluation process that is prioritized less and less in favor of subjective informal tribal evaluation as you advance
-Some managers are invested in the development of their teams, but others see it as a chore
-Emotional intelligence is not considered a core competency of management

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Encourage the junior professionals to participate in some sort of business development activity if you want them to feel engaged and invested in the organization, unless organic growth is not part of the long term plan and you prefer to churn through new hires after 2-3 years.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
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Other Reviews for Huron Consulting Group

  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    The people make it worth it

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    Current Employee - Analyst
    Current Employee - Analyst

    I have been working at Huron Consulting Group full-time

    Pros

    Awesome benefits- $750 travel bonuses every quarter, healthy salary, nice fly out options, work life balance reimbursments

    Cons

    Hard travel schedule, some Friday on sites

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great co-workers, okay work with little room for growth and creativity

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    Former Employee - Associate Revenue Cycle Consultant  in  Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Associate Revenue Cycle Consultant in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    - Co-workers are fun and caring.
    - Some of the work is interesting, and clients do benefit from some of the services.
    - Good training opportunities

    Cons

    - The way teams approach projects is archaic and leaves little opportunity for innovation or learning, especially if you are on the lower end of the hierarchy. A lot of what you do is detail-oriented work that is dictated to you from above. If you have an idea of how things may work better, don't count on anyone listening.
    - Lots of travel for most consulting positions; travel every week - Monday 7am through Thursday evening. This gets really old.
    - Definitely a "good old boys" feel for upper management. The hierarchical feel is very prominent as well-- not lots of open discussion between levels within the organization.
    - Definitely a stereotypical consultant vibe within the company-- "if you speak the lingo, people will think you know what you're talking about". This wasn't the case for everyone I came across, but was more prevalent that I liked. It made me feel bad to have the client paying for staff that were not prepared and did not provide quality work, but tried to give the impression that they did.
    - Pay and compensation is low compared to similar companies.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Be open to new ideas, it's the only way your company will continue to grow.
    - Take a look at how you offer promotions and growth opportunities.
    - Encourage additional discussion between organizational levels- you'll likely learn a lot from those that are doing the day-to-day work.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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