Huron Consulting Group

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Huron Consulting Group Reviews in New York City, NY

Updated January 1, 2015
Updated January 1, 2015
277 Reviews
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Pros
  • Huron promotes a fair work/life balance and is respectful of vacation time (in 34 reviews)

  • Met some great people at the entry level (in 14 reviews)


Cons
  • Work life balance (challenge with many traveling consulting jobs I'm sure) (in 24 reviews)

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

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  1.  

    Fun people, good work-life balance

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    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)

    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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Openness, Communication and Accountability= Transparency

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

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

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Collegiate Culture with Peers but Excessive Formality with Management

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    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)

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    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
    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Keep it up.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  7.  

    Great Company

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Contract Attorney in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Contract Attorney in New York, NY

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    There were no real cons.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    New York branch has terrible managers in legal consulting team

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Document Review Attorney in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Document Review Attorney in New York, NY

    I have been working at Huron Consulting Group as a contractor

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Growing in the right ways.

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

    I have been working at Huron Consulting Group

    Pros

    Very collaborative people. Leadership focused on growth. Work/Life Balance is taken seriously.

    Cons

    Like anywhere else, there are a few people who I would rather not work with.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great camaraderie, some interesting projects, but can get boring.

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

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

    Pros

    The people are great and there are definitely some great perks including 22 vacation days, spot bonuses, free soft drinks, etc. Some of the projects are very interesting and you can have a lot of flexibility as part of work/ life balance.

    Can get into the niche industry of Healthcare.

    Cons

    You can get stuck on some really boring and long travel clients. In addition, work can sometimes be unpredictable with long hours and work over the weekends. I think the Senior Management needs to develop a better future vision. Upward movement (promotion) can be difficult.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need better strategy

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Amazing Place to Work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Managing Director in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Managing Director in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Talent is top-notch, great culture and focused on the important Healthcare market.

    Cons

    New York office moved to East Side.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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