Kaufman Hall Reviews

Updated January 3, 2015
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  1. 1 person found this helpful

    Great place to be

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

    I have been working at Kaufman Hall

    Pros

    Known as the leader in healthcare finance. Great pay and good leeway to do what you want to do

    Cons

    Vacation is discouraged. Trying to make a name in strategy, physician alignment but practical applications still lack

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't show favoritism to individuals...especially those that don't pull their weight. Listen to 360 degree reviews that have been put in place. If someone gets universally poor reviews from their co-workers, don't promote them...it hurts morale

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. Not a great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Kaufman Hall

    Pros

    Kaufman Hall has been growing fairly rapidly over the last few years as have most healthcare consulting firms. They don't do time based billing so there are no time sheets to fill out. Compensation is on the low side of competitive and fairly heavily bonus dependent. Of course, with the lack of time sheets - there is no way to know what your bonus was based on.

    Cons

    Work life balance is practically non-existent. You will be expected to work at least 60 hours per week - sometimes more. There is a real lack of vision for the company. They can't decide whether they are financial advisors, consultants or an IT company. There is a large core of Kaufman Hall employees who have been here for 20 plus years and they seem to get preferential treatment. Anyone who has been there less than five years gets treated as an outsider.

    Compensation is on the low side of competitive - there are many other consulting firms that pay much more. Also, there doesn't seem to be much consistency in pay be level of employee. It seems to depend on what you were able to negotiate coming in.

    Given the grinding work schedule, relatively low pay and lack of any other sort of perks it is pretty hard to recommend this as a place to work.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. Just okay

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Kaufman Hall

    Pros

    No problems with taking vacation and actually a pretty generous policy. Vacation doesn't roll over at year end. Pretty good pay, but offset by a portion being restricted for a very long period. Generally very nice people.

    Cons

    Location and commute are tough if you live in the city. Nepotism at its finest. You are either in or you are out here. Have a no-jerk hiring policy which means you get a lot of nice people working here, but not necessarily the ones that will succeed in business. Unfortunately that means the good ones leave once they realize they are subsidizing the bad and the bad ones stay and somehow seem to get promoted. There are a few key people here, if they were ever to leave or retire, not sure how this place survives.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hiring only nice people sounds great, but doesn't work well in reality.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. Getting a Little Big for their Britches

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Associate in Skokie, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Associate in Skokie, IL

    I worked at Kaufman Hall full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    The business segment is growing and Kaufman Hall is skilled at securing incremental business from clients. Currently expanding product and service offering. Decent brand recognition and brand in healthcare consulting.

    Cons

    They really don't know how to develop their own employees and fail at basic level communication. Certain members of the leadership group have a smug & condescending attitude that does not sit well, nor does belittling or making fun of clients behind their back who are paying them premium dollars for their services. Way too much talking about people behind their backs. Very political environment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Check your attitude at the door. Be thankful for your clients. Focus on what you are good at. Stop the pettiness. Stop the politics and promote those who really deserve it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. Great Intern Experience at Kaufman Hall

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Intern - Financial Advisory Intern in Skokie, IL
    Current Intern - Financial Advisory Intern in Skokie, IL

    I have been working at Kaufman Hall as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Senior Associate in charge of program valued interns' contribution to the Financial Advisory team and presented many opportunities to expand our knowledge on subject matter and positive feedback and on progress each week and constructive criticism on how we could improve. Associates who looked over our work were very nice and helped out tremendously. Great company environment.

    Cons

    Work can get repetitive after awhile so it is very important that one is proactive and initiate in terms of getting to know higher level members in the company (most of whom are friendly and approachable) to create opportunities for yourself.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The internship program was great but there is always room for more improvement. Getting feedback from the interns really helped to make the experience a better one.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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