Huron Consulting Group Reviews

Updated June 24, 2015
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Huron Consulting Group President, CEO and Director James H. (Jim) Roth
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Pros
  • Work life balance is variable depending on your group; here in Healthcare you can vary from 40-60 easily (in 34 reviews)

  • Great place to work, great people (in 14 reviews)

Cons
  • Work life balance does not exist (in 24 reviews)

  • Which I feel is a reflection of poor upper management (in 11 reviews)

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  1. Manager

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    Current Employee - Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Manager in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Huron Consulting Group full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great culture and reputation in the industry

    Cons

    Low salaries at all levels .. low bonuses.

    Advice to Management

    Respect Jr. Consultants


  2. Helpful (1)

    Easy to get lost

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    Former Employee - Associate in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Associate in Chicago, IL

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Decent compensation, some great coworkers, lots of opportunities for training and career development

    Cons

    Mediocre management, many changes in leadership and lots of realignment of groups over a short span of time

    Advice to Management

    Provide more information to people at the lower levels regarding changes in leadership and structure. Keeping things quiet leads to speculation and unnecessary concern


  3. Helpful (2)

    Corporate Review

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Analyst in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Huron Consulting Group full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    good PTO, wellness reimbursement, stock purchase program

    Cons

    the corporate team is second best to the consultants and it is very obvious. Corporate has to jump whenever a consultant has an issue, even at late hours.

    Advice to Management

    treat corporate with the same respect you treat consultants with.


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  5. Good benefits, not so great base salary

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    Current Employee - Associate, Human Resources in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Associate, Human Resources in Chicago, IL

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

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    From a benefits perspective, they really provide some nice perks like Health & Wellness reimbursement, unlimited PTO.

    Cons

    At least within their HR department, the base salaries they offer are really low, much closer to the lower end of the scale for an Associate, rather than being closer to the local average or national average for that type of position. Also, the Annual Review process could be improved, it doesn't seem like there is transparency there when it comes to feedback you should receive throughout the year, prior to receiving your annual review.

    Advice to Management

    Offer a comp package that is fair market value to employees


  6. Helpful (1)

    Room for Improvement

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Associate in Chicago, IL

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    -Generous PTO policy.

    -Great people - intelligent co-workers
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    -Company has strong community involvement.

    Cons

    -A company that looks good on paper, but disappoints once you're actually in the doors. It's a good place to start your career, but not a place worth staying.

    -The people are great, but good talent is often leaving.

    -Managers are weak and lack leadership.

    -The culture that once made the compay great is fading.

    -Huron is growing and is still trying to figure out who they want to be. Change isn't managed well and performance expectations are often unrealistic and not consistent across groups.


  7. Great if you make the right friends

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    Former Employee - Associate in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Associate in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Huron Consulting Group

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Unlimited vacation
    Travel bonuses
    Intelligent workers and a great company culture - everyone they hire is vetted to be less "consultant" and more a normal person you want to grab a drink with
    Easy access to directors and above

    Cons

    -If you don't land on the right project with the right upper level consultants, you won't get promoted. Project placement and promotion is very much based on who you are friends with.
    -Expect a lot of internal work on top of being staffed full time
    -M-Th travel every week, if you are an analyst/associate and ask for a remote week, upper level management laughs in your face - they paid their dues, so you should to

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of the boys club that exists in upper management and it will help open your eyes to great consultants who may not drink with you, but will get their work done.
    Also, allow for remote time - you will continue to lose great people due to burn out because you're not giving them a break!


  8. Manager

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    Current Employee - Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Manager in Chicago, IL

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

    Negative Outlook
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Hiring was easy and not stressed. I interviewed with Bain, McK, Accenture Strategy after grad school. This was by far the easiest interview.

    Cons

    Your colleagues. I like to work with high aptitude strong performers. Management here just is not that bright and their lack of creativity and intelligence is palpable. Anyone who has ability will not stay at Huron. It's a wasteland for the mediocre trying to convince each other how skilled they are - honestly it's like playing against the B team constantly. You aren't going to better yourself professionally here.


  9. Demanding work environment with no room for novel solutions

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Analyst in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Huron Consulting Group full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Healthcare consulting is a great potential career and there is always change going on. Travel is great if you like that sort of thing

    Cons

    Very few learning opportunities, doesn't allow people to move between groups (even though hiring claims you can), pays very less as per company standards, no clear path for career, weak leadership (where are the MBAs?), and works people to the point of burn out. If you are looking for a consulting group to join, look elsewhere.

    Advice to Management

    Don't just implement the same solution time and time again...clients want something truly customized like they can get from Deloitte and Bain. Also distribute the work load more so that employees don't just leave. The smart ones leave this company before they are even promoted and join competitors like Deloitte.


  10. Helpful (2)

    Unfortunate Experience

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    Former Employee - Associate in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Associate in Chicago, IL

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Weekly Remote Training, Benefits for 401k Match, Can live anywhere in the US, Pleasant Hiring Experience.

    Cons

    Overdemaing Managers, No Worklife Balance, As a former Deloitte (6 years)- I personally didn't last more than 4 moths here. If you have a family, it would be difficult to make it here.

    Advice to Management

    Stress on Work life Balance. Traveling to clients is understood, but requiring to work while at home too will cause employees to burn out quickly. Manage the projects more effectively, therefore the hours are reasonable.


  11. Helpful (1)

    No mentor ship or learning; fake it til you make it mentality

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Associate in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Huron Consulting Group full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    - getting more well known
    - some cool people
    - resources of a large firm
    - good benefits and total rewards package, 401k etc

    Cons

    - no mentor ship or learning. Project are 1-2 people and you are just told to go "do" something. Very different than other consulting firms I have worked for.
    - low pay below industry, way below, insulting bonus of 2-3% when promised much higher during recruiting / offer
    - inappropriate
    - very segmented company. You never meet or see people outside your work group
    - more temp staffing than consulting in many cases.



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