Huron Consulting Group

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Huron Consulting Group Reviews

Updated September 28, 2014
Updated September 28, 2014
251 Reviews
3.6
251 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 32 reviews)

  • Met some great people at the entry level (in 13 reviews)


Cons
  • Work life balance (challenge with many traveling consulting jobs I'm sure) (in 22 reviews)

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

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

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

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    Current Employee - Analyst  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Analyst in New York, NY

    I have been working at Huron Consulting Group full-time for 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
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Smart People, Difficulty integrating experienced hires

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Huron Consulting Group full-time

    Pros

    People are smart, young and capable. Leadership is finding the right areas to expand to continue to grow. Great emphasis on training. Lots of opps to travel.

    Cons

    Growing pains of pushing out of typical methodology, some outdated tools. Promotion process can be pretty complex and you have to have the right people in your court.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They are doing all the right things to keep the company moving in a positive direction poised for growth.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Not the Best Job in the world, but reasoanble

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    Former Employee - Document Review  in  Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Document Review in Washington, DC

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

    Pros

    They offered a doc review experience while I was waiting to hear for my Bar Result. Pay was OK. Their D.C. location had clean facility. Great to earn your living while waiting to get a real permanent job.

    Cons

    The work can be really tedious. Some folks just cannot handle the constant eye strain they'd get by doing the review all day.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great place to work

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Always stays market relevant to win work

    Cons

    Insular cultures between service lines

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Technical Consultant

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    Current Employee - Technical Consultant  in  Beaverton, OR
    Current Employee - Technical Consultant in Beaverton, OR

    I have been working at Huron Consulting Group full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good for Starting your Career

    Cons

    Loads of Area to Improve and work upon

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 6 people found this helpful  

    White boys club

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    Current Employee - Associate  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Associate in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Huron Consulting Group full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good work life benefits ,compensation and perks.

    Cons

    Take a look at the board of directors (All white). Take a look at the schools they hire from(Southern Christian schools). This is a white boys club and no amount of pink ribbon, blue ribbon helps. As a POC there have been numerous instances when I have felt racism under the radar. Its not prominent enough to ring alarm bells but the whole attitude would make you understand.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire Mitt Romney and a few more old Arthur Andersen white boys.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  8.  

    Strings Alongs Temp-Hire Workers

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    Former Employee - Sales Support Analyst  in  Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Sales Support Analyst in Portland, OR

    I worked at Huron Consulting Group full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Overall, Huron (Healthcare division) was a friendly place to work.

    Cons

    My supervisor did not have effective training skills and I was left having to figure things out for myself and attempting to read people's minds - because what was communicated was contrary to what was actually wanted.

    In addition, I was kept on as a full-time temp for nine months - waiting and expecting to be hired the whole time, while they expected me to work as if I were on staff. About seven months in, an additional temp was brought on board whom I had to help train. Then at nine months I was let go and discovered that I had been training my replacement temp.

    It was a very frustrating experience being led on for nine months.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't make someone a supervisor unless they have proven training and communication skills.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good start

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Huron Consulting Group

    Pros

    Smart people. Lots of training.

    Cons

    If you are not part of the "in" crowd, you will be targeted to take the downfall for others.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great people despite company growing pains

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    Former Employee - Analyst  in  Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Analyst in Atlanta, GA

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

    Pros

    Huron has great benefits and employs a lot of wonderful people. They have a flexible model that allows people to work from home. Their time off policy is robust if you choose to use it- otherwise you do not get paid for any time when you leave the company..

    Cons

    Huron is still working on figuring out who they want to be when they grow up. When they figure it out, and get the right leadership in place, I think they will do extraordinarily well.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    A clear, consistent, voice and vision would make a world of difference to the employees who are trying to carry it forward.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Not a real consulting firn

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    Former Employee - Associate  in  Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Associate in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Huron Consulting Group full-time

    Pros

    there was a lot of work and life balance. leadership also solicited feedback from staff to make project better.

    Cons

    Very petty culture. No autonomy at any level. Just as inefficient as the clients we served. Management does not understand how to be real leaders. Client results were never really measured and there was no client accountability for implemented projects.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work at a real company and learn how to lead and manage staff…most importantly, understand there is a difference. Understand that most experienced hires have more consulting experience than leadership in place as leadership and management are not real consultants.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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