Huron Consulting Group

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Huron Consulting Group Reviews

Updated December 10, 2014
Updated December 10, 2014
266 Reviews
3.5
266 Reviews
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Huron Consulting Group President, CEO and Director James H. (Jim) Roth
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Review Highlights

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.  

    Good experience

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Huron Consulting Group

    Pros

    great people to work with

    Cons

    amount of extra internal work

  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Satisfied Director at Huron

    • 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 (less than an year)

    Pros

    Smart People; Inspirational
    Good Resources; Budgets to get what you need
    Organized & Methodical; seems to be a process for almost everything
    Collaborative; cross department work is pretty solid
    Good Communication; mostly within departments

    Cons

    Can be difficult to get promoted
    HR can be difficult to work with
    Decent amount of turnover
    Communication down from Senior Management is spotty
    Vision is a bit ambiguous for Director level and below

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate more about the vision for the coming year(s).

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Not a place for Experienced Hires

    • 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 full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    -Travel bonus
    -Benefits
    - Some good people

    Cons

    - 90% of Huron healthcare are new graduates with little to no healthcare experience. The ones with healthcare experience, gained it only through working at Huron. As any healthcare professional will tell you, this is limited
    - Gossip culture: There is a lack of trust amongst employees, because everyone is trying to get ahead. Therefore, anything you say and do, will be used against you, especially during review time.
    - No true development: The mark of a learning organization, is to help people learn from their mistakes. Not at Huron, if you make a mistake, it will be used against you for years. It is often cloaked as "feedback"
    - The solutions are not vetted. People cling onto methodology, which stunts creativity.
    - NO respect for clinical personnel. Clinicians or people with previous management experience outside of healthcare are not valued.
    - If you are experienced, the only way to get ahead is to kiss a lot of butt.
    - They sell more work, than the manpower to complete a quality project. Due to turnover, more new people are being placed on projects. This decrease the quality of the work being produced.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    This company is all hat and no cattle. Create a true value add for your client. Look at your exit interviews.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Great Internship Experience

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

    I worked at Huron Consulting Group part-time

    Pros

    Great Work/Life balance
    Pays well

    Cons

    Concentration in a specific field

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    1st round interview

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consultant in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Consultant in Denver, CO

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

    Pros

    Laid back and I felt pretty comfortable. The interviewer was typing the whole time and engaged when needed. The questions were straight forward.

    Cons

    So far I have no cons. I really liked the company and I wish to move forward with them. Although since there was only 30 min I felt pretty rushed. I'm curious to see how the next one will go.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Not good for anyone with experience or advanced degrees-Product Specialist

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Product Specialist in Lake Oswego, OR
    Current Employee - Product Specialist in Lake Oswego, OR

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

    Pros

    Good Learning initially
    Work life balance

    Cons

    -Will always play second fiddle to field consultants
    -Technology is old and mainly support/maintenance work.Technical people are undervalued.
    -Experience is rarely valued.
    -Filled with BYU(Mormon) and OSU alumni..Conservative work culture with no diversity.Most water cooler talk revolves around church activities.
    -Lot of spin from upper management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -If you want to be a Deloitte or PWC start acting like one.
    -If you want to be a boutique consulting firm act accordingly.
    -A little less spin and more reality that its mainly a company of field consultants with degrees in pol science from elitist private schools and tech support group from Oregon schools.

    Neutral Outlook
  8. 3 people found this helpful  

    They are all about working 24/7 and getting those numbers. Not people friendly.

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

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

    Pros

    Salary & great benefits - but when you broke it down to the hours I had to work, the salary wasn't worth it.

    Cons

    NO WORK/LIFE BALANCE. They own you. Work grinder environment. If you aren't working on three engagements and not involved in 15 work groups you are not doing enough. 70% of work force is just out of college. They are willing to work 24/7 and prolong their college life, only now they have money and can travel. Not a work environment for the seasoned professional. Huron is not interested in new ideas or improving. They are interested in hitting their numbers and getting "quick hits." Upper management is clueless. They claim to have values but it is simply on paper to prevent law suits.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to those out in the field. Engage in productive dialogue about what could be improved in your practice. It is not perfect despite what you are being told.

    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Amazing. Lots of experience to gain!

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

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

    Pros

    Very fast paced environment. Very nice working environment.

    Cons

    Low work life balance. Typical of consulting anyway.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Not great for experienced consultants

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Huron Consulting Group

    Pros

    - Great Benefits
    - Interesting Projects
    - Great for Entry Level Positions
    - A lot to learn if you are willing to put in the time and effort

    Cons

    - High School popularity contest within each group
    - Horrible at Business Development
    - Lack of resources to move new projects forward
    - Executive team lacks vision for future growth / development of brand and services needed by clients

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Give everyone you hire a chance before making decisions about them

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  11.  

    "The only thing that made this company nice... is the people."

    • 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

    Pros

    Good benefits, work/life, and pto

    Cons

    Management will provide training for its "teacher pets", very Low Pay

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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