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.  

    Intern - Summer

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    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
  2.  

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

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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 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
  3.  

    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

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    Managing Director

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    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
  6.  

    Rewarding yet challenging work

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    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
  7.  

    Strong leadership and very cohesive, positive company culture

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    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
  8.  

    Great opportunities for impact and growth

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Huron Consulting Group

    Pros

    - career progression
    - culture, quality of people
    - results-oriented work

    Cons

    - travel, but that's the nature
    - big company/corporate feel

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 3 people found this helpful  

    Company from Hades

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    Former Employee - Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Consultant in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    There are no pros. Maybe a certain degree of knowledge attainment. And, the travel points when you travel Monday - Thursday.

    Cons

    Everything, everything, everything. This is the worst job I ever had and the management was horrendous. Work life balance does not exist. Micromanagement and rear view mirror performance review is rampant in this organization. To call it a hostile work environment is a friendly description compared to what the company is really like.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fire all the Managing Directors and start fresh. This company is where unprofessional consultants go to die. Cronyism at its finest.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Worst experience of my career

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Decent money
    Some very bright, dedicated co-workers (but the best didn't stay long)

    Cons

    Leadership totally disengaged from entry and mid-level employees
    Constantly acquiring new practices and additional consultants without planning for integration and support
    Poor communication between departments
    HUGE workloads (80 hours a week or more are expected and vacations are rare)
    Managers expect 24/7 availability from their employees
    Outdated technology
    High turnover (over 40 percent in my group during the year that I was there)
    Very strong resistance to change and progress

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look at what has and hasn't worked with the practices you have already acquired before scooping up any more.
    Realize that much of your support staff left as soon as the job market started to improve

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Good product, terrible tools

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    Former Employee - Senior Technical Consultant/Web Developer in Beaverton, OR
    Former Employee - Senior Technical Consultant/Web Developer in Beaverton, OR

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

    Pros

    The software I was building was for a great cause - I worked for the 'Click Commerce' branch of Huron, and I built applications for Research Facilities to procure funding and use it for scientific research.

    Cons

    The tools are SOOOOO outdated - think of the oldest version of Dreamweaver you have seen, and that is what you will be using here if you work in Professional Services. You will write Javascript and JScript (server side javascript) without a sufficient IDE, with no intellisense, and with terrible error handling.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve your toolset so your developers don't get left behind in the ever-changing technology workforce.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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