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Broken Model - Publicly Traded Consulting Firm

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  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Associate in Chicago, IL
Former Employee - Associate in Chicago, IL
Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

Very good level of work/life balance. Outside training sometimes difficult to get approved, but often open to motivated employees. Employees are given freedom to run and participate on almost all levels of engagements. High visibility available to junior level employees with c-suite level management clients.

Cons

Poor review process with results not taken into consideration for promotions/raises. Feedback difficult to receive from management and rarely given. Model of tracking utilization and performance does not reward or give credit for business development or training of others. Thus, a lot of the engagement work recycles dated material. Fair amount of 'dead weight' on engagement teams with a few 'heavy lifters' while others just push papers around.

Advice to Management

Provide a stronger incentive to develop talented junior level staff members and promote from within. Compensation must be increased in order to retain talented individuals. Analyst's start pretty high but quickly level off or drop below competitors after 2 years. In the last year it is astounding the amount of intellectual capital that has left Huron. Employees are leaving at an alarming rate after the SEC investigation. While it appears there is a lot that is being done to satisfy a few MDs and Directors there is not enough being done to keep talented individuals at all levels. This has placed a great burden on the remaining employees, especially when those doing a great deal of the work are leaving. Finally, stop promoting Managers and Directors with no sales ability. Client relationships must be developed better at the Manager/Director level so that promotions are warranted and individuals will have the ability to go sell new work and expand the practice.

Other Employee Reviews for Huron Consulting Group

  1. Work distributed based on favoritism. Great pay for intense working conditions.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Analyst in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Analyst in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great pay, benefits package, and time-off. Great training for entry-level recruits. Great opportunity for travel. Easy transition into different departments within the firm. Lots of optional training provided.

    Cons

    Extremely competitive amongst peers and even superiors which creates an "in crowd" environment. Work distributed based on favoritism and hard to be chosen for client projects if you are not a favorite (bonuses given based on client hours). Be careful not to step on toes and loyalty is relative to the situation.

    Advice to Management

    Try to create less threatening environment so employees can focus on work/task at hand. Standardize work distribution or focus on equal rotation for analysts.


  2. Turning into a Health Care Consultancy

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Analyst in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Analyst in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Lots of smart people work at this firm, however the environment is not overly competitive and as cut throat as competitors. Bottom heavy, so a great place to interact with other young analysts, and it's a young company in general.

    Cons

    Working in any practice other than Health Care and Education Consulting. The company continues to focus on HEC, especially after the ousting of former CEO, new CEO is a former MD in HEC; don't be surprised if this is the firm's continued direction. Practices such as Financial Consulting are going to disappear unless careful attention is given to them to keep them growing.

    Advice to Management

    Unfortunately recent news on HURN is a reason to stay away. Layoffs, upper management's lack of communication with employees about what is going on with the state of the firm shows that there are lots of questions at the executive level. To keep other business segments healthy, look into bringing in new Managing Directors, like most other consultancies have been doing (and not only into Health Care and Education, but the segments that need it the most).


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