Huron Consulting Group Reviews

Updated March 17, 2015
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  1. Openness, Communication and Accountability= Transparency

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    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
  2. Growing company but weak leadership in some practice areas

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Huron Consulting Group

    Pros

    Talented colleagues, good travel benefits

    Cons

    Very political and focused on "who you know" and whether they like you or not, not whether you can do your job

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Lead and inspire others

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
  3. 3 people found this helpful

    Great place to work

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    Current Employee - Associate
    Current Employee - Associate

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

    Pros

    Worked in Legal. Wonderful co-workers and nice office.

    Cons

    Poor work/life balance. Still implementing trainings and procedures.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to work on trainings, also work on providing people with ability to move laterally within the company or further developing workers.

    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful

    Learn before you become, then leave.

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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 5 years)

    Pros

    -Responsibilities are learned early on
    -Dynamic culture
    -Variety of technology and business methodologies
    -Easy access to learning
    -Acceptable benefits
    -Interesting projects

    Cons

    -Overpriced hours billed to the lowest billing consultants "analysts just out of college more than likely"
    -Worst work/life
    -High turnover
    -Senior Management (lack of initiatives, no direction, no support, lack of management skills)
    -Advancement is questionable, the formula seems to be on the right project at the right time, pick a good coach
    -Professional Development is the worst, don't expect this indicator to mean anything, most of the other managers and directors are aware how bad it is
    -Small-Med consulting firm competition is on the rise, they grew to big too fast and are now fighting firms with half the amount of employees for the same contracts. In turn they only go after contracts that are valuable rather than providing a complete solution
    -Lack of resources to move new projects forward
    -Company grows by acquisition not by internal growth

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make upper management more accountable. All of these Con's are because upper management allows and is aware of these issues. Only the CEO can be blamed if it has continued as long as it has. Give lower management some available time to breath and actually provide management.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. Flexible hours, zero accountability

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    Former Contractor - Document Review Attorney/QC in Washington, DC
    Former Contractor - Document Review Attorney/QC in Washington, DC

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

    Pros

    At the doc review position in D.C., Huron has flexible hours and doesn't record every minute you take to get a drink or go to the bathroom. Many other doc review companies will do that.
    The staff is very friendly and great to work with.
    Huron provides a great introduction to Relativity for new reviewers and understands the learning curve sometimes associated with the program.
    They do accept those who are pending for a bar. So, if you've just taken the bar exam and need a job, apply here. I didn't realize that was an option when I took the bar. It's a great opportunity to take advantage of for three months while you wait for results.

    Cons

    Huron works specifically for the clients' needs, but this has a negative impact on contracting attorneys' work. As a contractor, the project you sign up for could be delayed for numerous weeks, most times without follow-ups on when it will start or if it will start. Cancellation of projects is really common after you've already signed up and been confirmed for the work.
    The pay is below market rate at 26/hour for attorneys reviewing documents and 32/hour for quality control attorneys who re-review docs and help manage the projects.
    They accept people waiting for bar results. This lowers the rate they pay for the work completed since half the people in the room aren't barred attorneys.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More transparency with contracting attorneys about project delays and cancellations. The third-party hiring model creates guess work and unclear communication for the contracting attorneys.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful

    Excellent Corporate Culture and Infrastructure

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    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
  8. 1 person found this helpful

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

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    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
  9. Learn then leave

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    Former Employee - Management
    Former Employee - Management

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

    Pros

    Great place to get experience in a niche. Basic training is pretty solid and you will learn all the in's and out's of professional services/consulting.

    Cons

    Personal growth is more a matter of politics and good fortune than meritocracy. Like most consulting firms they live off the over priced hours billed by the lowest consultants. Resistant to technological innovation, so don't go there if tech is your passion.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. Great Company to work for!

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    Current Employee - Analyst in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Analyst in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Huron Consulting Group full-time (less than a 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
  11. 1 person found this helpful

    Good Place to Start Your Career

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    Former Employee - Healthcare Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Healthcare Analyst in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Huron Consulting Group full-time (more than a 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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