Huron Consulting Group

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Huron Consulting Group Reviews

Updated September 19, 2014
Updated September 19, 2014
250 Reviews
3.6
250 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 is definitely one of the top in the nation (in 30 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 20 reviews)

  • Which I feel is a reflection of poor upper management (in 10 reviews)

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  1.  

    Interesting place to work, supportive upper management and very flexible

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Associate in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    flexible, internal opportunities are many

    Cons

    traveling to the client weekly sometimes take a toll

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 5 people found this helpful  

    STAY AWAY! Bi polar leadership w/ napoleon complexes, no work life balance, shifting responsibilities.

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    Former Employee - Senior Systems Administrator  in  Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Systems Administrator in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Good standard benefits and vacation time allocated. There are very limited pros. The corporate and healthcare people are very friendly and so is HR. The Legal people and Legal IT are another story. One of the only pros was having your own cubical till they started removing those as well to give you an area of about 5 feet x 5 feet where you literally butted up against your team mate. Another pro was the revolving door, new people would teach you new things, but wouldn't stay long enough because they grew tired of the environment.

    Cons

    Low pay grade comparative to industry standards. Work life balance is not even considered in Legal (as you constantly get alerts all day and all night). Since you are working with Legal, your uptime has to be 100 percent or you will be working from home, at night, in the morning, and on your weekends a lot with no reimbursement of time as comp. You will be on call every 4 weeks, along with having to serve one weekend a month for maintenance which means you really only get 2 weekends a month with your family (even when you are off, you get calls and are expected to respond within 15-30 minutes). Better plan your vacations ahead of time so you can get away from the weekend issues and make sure you have someone to cover you. If you are on projects and you go on vacation/medical leave (even if your manager has updates right before you go) be expected to work during your vacation or at least respond while you are gone. Training is very limited, and the training you do get is on proprietary technology that no one else uses. Tools and access required to fix real world problems are not provided or rather limited to even many Senior level guys.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be transparent with your business owners along with your team members. Failures that happen is because managers/directors do not fix environment when they are notified, not because they don't have the right technology. Set manageable goals, quit making assumptions regarding what people do outside normal business hours (establish that work life balance that HR promotes in their manuals), most importantly treat every employee with respect. Offer training that is outside the proprietary element so that people can further their careers and allow themselves to grow. Get rid of the old way of thinking and the old leaders that do not bring fresh insight, and bring in fresh leadership with stronger values aligned to the Huron values (work life balance) and better execution.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great culture and great people to work with

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager - Legal  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Manager - Legal in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Culture, Vacation time, challenging work environment, advancement in career, learning new opportunities

    Cons

    Very top heavy. long working hours and little compensation for hard work. mid/low bonus

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    competitive salaries arrangement, Huron is not in line with the market.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 6 people found this helpful  

    The Stockamp Culture is slowly eroding....

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    The management that began their career with the legacy Stockamp practice is doing their best to maintain the culture that made that organization so successful.
    - Strong training and development both institutionally and from individual supervisors.
    - Meaningful and consistent feedback.
    - Opportunity to supervise others at a very early stage in your career.
    - Opportunity to travel to exciting places if you are lucky enough.
    - Great exposure to enterprise management software solutions if you are lucky enough to be assigned to a legacy Stockamp solution group.
    - Young vibrant culture on most project teams.
    - Make life long friends that are smarter than everyone else you know.

    Cons

    The Ex-Arthur Andersen partners that comprise Huron and the legacy Wellspring practice are applying the soul-crushing management practices that make management consulting a death march.
    - Your experience is 100% dependent upon the solution group you are placed in. There appears to be little thought given to how these placements are determined. New hires regardless of background are all considered to be homogeneous embryos.
    - Huron wants specialists not generalists. If you are an inquisitive, adaptive, and creative individual (read: a CONSULTANT), you will be bored after your second project.
    - The travel, like with most consulting firms, will wear everyone down over time. Much of this is out of Huron's control as client expectation often drives the often unnecessary presence on site.
    - Poor handoffs from the sales team to the delivery team often result in tremendous re-work and team dissatisfaction.
    - Some people get promoted that should never have even gotten through the door. Because they miss so badly on experienced hires, they try to compensate by growing from within whenever possible. This can often lead to people with Asperger's leading teams of 10 or more people. That's not to say there aren't some brilliant managers, but its 50/50 whether you get a star or a nincompoop.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Retire and let what's left of the Stockamp practice transform the broken talent management model.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Work for the company for over three years

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Nice benefits program, great work-life balance

    Cons

    Little growth potential for corp employees. Corp employees are expected to treat consultants like Gods because they make the money.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find a culture that everyone can be one company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company, great people.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director of Operations  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Director of Operations in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Huron Consulting Group full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Growing business, lots of opportunity.

    Cons

    Lack of synergy between Practices.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The organization -- both Company and employees -- could benefit by providing staffing rotations in different parts of the business.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Passionate and Ethically Driven

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Huron Consulting Group

    Pros

    Everyone is extremely passionate and takes the companies core values very seriously

    Cons

    100% Travel - makes work/life balance challenging

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Fun people, good work-life balance

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Manager in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Flexible schedule if you're not on the road. Great office environment - very social!

    Cons

    Long-term travel can be hard, but that is true for any consulting gig.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Legal Services - Opportunity for Growth

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate
    Current Employee - Associate

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

    Pros

    Huron's Document Review group offers spectacular opportunities for growth for those willing to push for advancement. I was hired from a temporary position as a document reviewer and have been able to work in multiple cities, managing a wide array of review projects, in conjunction with a very strong team.

    Cons

    The legal services group is small and often client needs can be demanding. While there is an effort to find work-life balance where possible, the job is certainly not the kind that can be ignored when you're not at the office. Being responsive to client needs and project demands takes top priority.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Huron's pay and bonus levels often leave something to be desired. Competing companies offering more money are often very attractive. If you're not committed to matching or beating pay elsewhere, it's important to ensure all other employee needs are met.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great culture in the Portland office

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Analyst  in  Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Analyst in Portland, OR

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

    Pros

    The Portland office doesn't have any of the culture that you might expect in a corporate setting. Jeans are the norm, a makeshift ping pong table, annual snow tubing trips on Mt Hood, and various other additions to work satisfaction. It feels like you're surrounded by people who are smarter than you, but who always have the time to help out or collaborate.

    Cons

    There are at times expectations of knowledge that you should have, but just that not everybody has at some point picked up. But the training with your coach can help in filling those gaps.

    Positive Outlook

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