Huron Consulting Group

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Huron Consulting Group Reviews

Updated October 23, 2014
Updated October 23, 2014
259 Reviews
3.5
259 Reviews
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Huron Consulting Group President, CEO and Director James H. (Jim) Roth
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work-life balance for higher education practice was very good (in 33 reviews)

  • Huron has great benefits and employs a lot of wonderful people (in 13 reviews)


Cons
  • Work life balance (challenge with many traveling consulting jobs I'm sure) (in 23 reviews)

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

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  1.  

    Excellent Corporate Culture and Infrastructure

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director
    Current Employee - Director

    I have been working at Huron Consulting Group full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great people. A thorough recruiting process weeds out most of the folks you wouldn't want to work or travel with. Smart analysts and associates who are comfortable with complex problem solving and dealing with ambiguity. Managers who care about their people. A large company focus on diversity.

    Strong corporate infrastructure. Solid HR Team and compensation model. Transparency around bonuses and raises. Excellent Training Team and training offerings. Courses that align with career growth. A strong emphasis on coaching and developing coach / coachee relationships. A well-established / well-run corporate Operations Team - helps make selling and running projects less of an adminstrative hassle. Work / life balance programs. A solid career path - you can stay at Huron for the long run and continue to grow.

    Many opportunities to be recognized or get involved with company culture outside of project life - iMatter Teams, networking events, and company conferences.

    Cons

    The typical challenges of a consulting lifestyle - longer hours, travel that keeps you from home, hotel / corporate apartment living.

    Some questionable leadership - but nothing out of the ordinary for any other consulting company. Some MDs and SDs who have managed to stick around for too long despite limited contributions to sales or project execution.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the emphasis on corporate culture and the programs that recognize / focus on work life balance and career growth.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    This company places huge emphasis on cultural fit and work life balance.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    Current Employee - Consulting Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Consulting Analyst in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Huron Consulting Group full-time

    Pros

    Office culture, choice of which office you'd like to work out of, you have the ability to make your career your own.

    Cons

    Huron does not have a day where everyone meets in the office (Friday office days). This job has 100% travel.

    Recommends
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good Place to Start Your Career

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Healthcare Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Healthcare Analyst in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Huron Consulting Group full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Dynamic, Young, Energetic Culture. Given responsibilities early on. Provides opportunities in both technical and interpersonal areas. Opportunities to travel and work with different clients.

    Cons

    Travel and time commitments are greater than in other careers. Sometimes people in supervisory positions are not very well equipped to manage. Often the rate of advancement is dependent on turnover above you just as much as it is upon your abilities.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great Company to work for!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Analyst in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Analyst in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Huron Consulting Group full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Work with excellent people, work-life balance, and great benefits. Opportunity to work with many large companies around the country.

    Cons

    Travel but this is true of any consulting job.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Intern - Summer

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Huron Consulting Group as an intern

    Pros

    Great culture, friendly people, and open environment

    Cons

    Small firm, might not be for those seeking a large firm vibe. Also, the offers are non-negotiable

    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Good, but really depends on team you work with from project to project.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Manager in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Huron Consulting Group full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good structure - profit sharing with option to purchase stock - lots of learning opportunities. Lots of really smart people. Good PTO policy.

    Cons

    Work just depends on how "lucky" you are and who you are with. Hard to give upward feedback. Hard to get promoted.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Help some MDs be better at managing people - we want to learn but hard when MDs are not present.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Young company still trying to figure out what they want to be

    Former Employee - Director in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Director in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Chicago office (HQ) feels like a "real company" Staff are smart and friendly. Executive suite is motivating.

    Cons

    Still trying to figure out their focus. Legal, Health and Education are strong sectors

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on a few things

  9.  

    Managing Director

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Managing Director in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Managing Director in Boston, MA

    I worked at Huron Consulting Group full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good compensation; challenging work environment

    Cons

    Unrealistic goals; do not consider market conditions

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Rewarding yet challenging work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate
    Current Employee - Associate

    I have been working at Huron Consulting Group full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Strong and vibrant culture, rewarding work. Incredibly strong reputation with clients for achieving results while maintaining strong values. Great benefits and rewards for work/life balance.

    Cons

    Long daily hours and consistent travel come with the territory of working in consulting. Engrained methodology at times discourages innovation. Difficult promotion timelines for experienced hires.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus similar amounts on finding experienced talent as is currently spent on entry level and collegiate recruiting. Encourage employees to think through new methods to achieve the same results historically achieved while maximizing efficiency and client relationships.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Strong leadership and very cohesive, positive company culture

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Director in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Huron Consulting Group full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Forward thinking and innovative company with very strong leadership. If you want to move up, join this growing firm. If you want a company that cares about its employees, then consider Huron. But don't plan on being bored... pace is extremely fast and change is inevitable in consulting.

    Cons

    The intense travel is something that comes with the territory of consulting, but it takes a toll on folks who are unprepared for the commitment it requires.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue your focus on client excellence and maintaining the strong culture... it's working.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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