Huron Consulting Group Reviews

Updated July 29, 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. Great company to work for

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Manager in New York, NY

    I have been working at Huron Consulting Group

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great company cultural; value work-life balance

    Cons

    90% traveling; some internal politics with moving up to the leadership role


  2. Directors

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in Warren, NJ
    Current Employee - Director in Warren, NJ

    I have been working at Huron Consulting Group (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Flexible environment, talented colleagues, interesting projects

    Cons

    Billable hours as primary metric for performance is reductionist, anti-collaborative, and doesn't allow for strategic growth.

    Advice to Management

    Move away from obsessions with utilization. Build a real collaboration culture. If individual practices find it more profitable to partner with outside vendors than internal practices, then there is a problem.


  3. Great company with strong culture and work/life balance

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Manager in New York, NY

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great company culture. Lots of opportunity to get to know colleagues and grow personally and professionally.

    Cons

    Not as competitive with pay as competitors. Senior leadership is very male dominant.

    Advice to Management

    Offer more competitive pay packages to attract and retain top talent.


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  5. Openness, Communication and Accountability= Transparency

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Administrative in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Administrative in New York, NY

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

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

    Pros

    Great place to start in the corporate world depending on which field you are interested in. 401(K) Matching program 22 PTO days given at the start of the year Wellness Program

    Cons

    1. No transparency: There is no openness, communication and accountability, you can easily be thrown under the boss 2. Don't ask, don't tell: A colleague leaves the firm and you find out when you try to email them and they are not listed in the system. 3. Go with the flow atmosphere: In various departments its slow and if you are not proactively hounds people for work you'll sit there for the day doing nothing. 4. No Structure: There is very little implementation of structure, if you want it you will have to create your own. 5. Micro-Management: When you are given a project you have a handful of people telling you to do the same thing five hundred different ways, some breathe down your neck and some just don't care after its said and done.

    Advice to Management

    When advise is given from support its okay to listen and give direct feedback! Reward your employees for their work that they do, something little goes a long way. You must implement ongoing mandatory training's for managers and directors, there are a lot of people who DO NOT know how to lead their groups.


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    I've had a great learning experience, but career opportunities depend heavily on your team

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Analyst in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Analyst in New York, NY

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Work life balance is variable depending on your group; here in Healthcare you can vary from 40-60 easily

    Cons

    Bad track record of hiring experienced people. They only nail it about 1/4 the time, and they fail miserably 1/4 the time.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to develop yourselves as leaders. Invest in more training for experienced hires when necessary, and be more selective of those you choose.


  7. Fun people, good work-life balance

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Manager in New York, NY

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible schedule if you're not on the road. Great office environment - very social!

    Cons

    Long-term travel can be hard, but that is true for any consulting gig.


  8. Collegiate Culture with Peers but Excessive Formality with Management

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate Consultant in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Associate Consultant in New York, NY

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

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

    Pros

    Overall, I enjoyed my experience at Huron and thought my peers were great. It was a collegiate atmosphere where peers helped one another out. I worked with a lot of fun, smart people.

    Cons

    Easily can get stuck specializing in something you're not interested in - this happened to me. I didn't want to specialize but there was a need for someone with any of this expertise. I got put in this group - expressed interest in other work - but was not given much experience outside of this specialty. Interactions with management were so formal to the point where I felt I couldn't be myself. And disagreeing with management is not taken well. Junior staff is essentially encouraged to always say 'yes' in order to nurture favoritism. This is common throughout the organization and with every MD I worked with, management seems to foster this formality. The formality also extends into promotions. It seems like you get promoted only when they have really no choice but to promote you. You have been working on a higher level for maybe a year already, even two years. You don't get promoted because management knows you can perform at the next level. Instead you are slowly, very slowly given incremental responsibilities until you are actually performing at the next level for a while. The organization was very Manager level heavy at the time I left Huron. Too many Managers and not enough seasoned Associates. As a result the promotion to Manager for an Associate becomes that much more difficult, unless you have been with Huron and within the same Group since graduating from college. They do favor internal promotions over new hires who have to 'prove' themselves.


  9. Great Company

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Contract Attorney in New York, NY
    Former Contractor - Contract Attorney in New York, NY

    I worked at Huron Consulting Group as a contractor (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    I was a contract attorney for Huron. Great company. Good Management. Flexible hours.

    Cons

    There were no real cons.


  10. A company with a fantastic set of values that they try to follow from top to bottom.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Manager in New York, NY

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Company has top notch values, bright hardworking people at every level that do things by the book. Hard work is rewarded.

    Cons

    You must be a self-starter, despite being on a team and collaboration being valued you must be able to get along with little support at times.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up.


  11. New York branch has terrible managers in legal consulting team

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Document Review Attorney in New York, NY
    Current Contractor - Document Review Attorney in New York, NY

    I have been working at Huron Consulting Group as a contractor

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

    Pros

    Location of the office on Wall Street; Not a lot of overtime work; Company culture itself seems pleasant. Company gets good clients and interesting projects.

    Cons

    "Managers" have zero management skills. Unbelievable micro-managing, extreme lack of professionalism among one or two 'managers' who have sudden moments of pure tyranny. One manager treats workers like 5 year olds, does not know how to talk to people, and makes for a tense environment that slows productivity. Absolutely no support or guidance, No idea how such people actually get hired-does not seem to fit with Huron's culture. Also, no room for advancement or permanency, and thus, no motivation to put up with the nonsense or to do a good job.

    Advice to Management

    Look closely and then replace some of those in management in the NY legal consulting team that handles document review because they alienate the true professionals who can give their best to your company, even if on a temporary basis, and instead, attract the less skilled just because they are complacent.



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