100% of the CEO
James H. (Jim) Roth
I have been working at Huron Consulting full-time for less than a year
Pros – The company seems to have combined the top tier / large consulting firms' (Anderson, Accenture, Deloitte, etc.) polish while managing a smaller size and feel (approx 2500 employees)
Cons – TBD on cons - not sure what they are / would be (besides the usual consulting cons of travel wear, "business need" of assignments, and a typical, somewhat arrogant / "we are smarter than everyone" mentality of the staff). Either way, these are manageable and somewhat typical for the industry so nothing negative to say.
Advice to Senior Management – none for now
Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company
2012-12-21 13:07 PST
I worked at Huron Consulting full-time for more than a year
Pros – They have some nice benefits, such as work-life allowance (that's an extra $300 per year you can spend on gym memberships, bike purchase etc), they allow you to keep the bonus points accrued by your corporate credit card (which is kinda weird, as essentially this motivates employees to spend more in corporate expenses), you can get some retail discounts with their corporate program. Fairly nice career paths for billable consultants (or so I heard). Stock matching options. You may meet some nice and professional people over there and learn from them, if you're lucky.
Cons – If you're a corporate employee, there's virtually no career growth or professional development. During my time there, I obtained a number of professional certifications (like PMP etc.), and wasn't reimbursed a dime for training or certification fees. Oh, and no raise as well. Either I would be told that this isn't aligned to my career path at Huron, or my supervisor would just dodge the conversation. I knew some people there who've been an analysts for more than five years with no substantial raise or promotion. Ironically enough, they appear to promote PD and even have an online "Huron Academy", which is nothing but a big joke - it's mostly focused on anti-sexual harassment and anti-bribery training.
There's a lot of office politics involved, and quite often people who succeed there aren't the brightest, but the ones who kiss butts best/most. I met some IT managers over there with both technical and managerial skills of a grapefruit. As you can learn by reading the Wikipedia article about Huron, the company was formed by former Arthur Andersen partners and in addition to that was involved into a major scandal in 2009. Now, after I worked there, I think I know why.
Like any large company, there's lots of time wasted on all kinds of conference calls, most of them have no purpose whatsoever and are conducted simply because they are scheduled or to make managers happy. One example would be - when one of the practice leaders got fired, we had 4 (that is four, and I'm not exaggerating) calls about 20 minutes each where all of us had to listen how good it is that he's being kicked out and how better our life now would be (needless to say that most of us never seen this guy and didn't care at all). Weekly conference status call, monthly, bi-monthly, quarterly and semi-monthly with a senior assistant of an apprentice of a junior manager - we had to put most of them on mute while laughing, because the guy had to have a one hour call every week with his reports, but unfortunately had nothing to say at all. I feel bad for him now.
That being said, not everything above applies to billable consultants, as far as I know they enjoy regular tenure-based promotions and PD isn't an issue whatsoever. So it's pretty much like two different companies.
Advice to Senior Management – Think more of people who enable your consultants to do their job.
No, I would not recommend this company to a friend
2013-12-08 19:33 PST
I worked at Huron Consulting for less than a year
Pros – Paid quickly, very organized, polite managers.
Cons – Extremely strict with billing the client, they watch you closely and monitor your output. This is not that uncommon on doc review but still not great conditions to work under.
2013-11-12 13:27 PST
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I worked at Huron Consulting
Pros – Money and job-title inflation. You can get in and be assigned responsibilities far beyonf your experience
Cons – Money and work hours. Punishing deadlines. Lots of responsibility without the authority to execute or to push back.
Advice to Senior Management – You are going to burn this dump to the ground in another couple of years
No, I would not recommend this company to a friend
2008-09-07 04:45 PDT
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