Navigant Consulting Reviews in Chicago, IL

Updated August 14, 2014
Updated August 14, 2014
234 Reviews

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234 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Flexible schedule, work-life balance, all employees are bonus eligible (in 22 reviews)

  • Yo get the opportunity to work with very smart people (in 11 reviews)


Cons
  • As with any consulting job, at time it can be difficult to maintain a good work/life balance (in 20 reviews)

  • Long hours expected and appreciation for sacrifices not readily acknowledged (in 10 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    It's an exciting time to be at Navigant - the company's strategic vision for forward momentum is coming to life

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Our leadership team has clearly articulated a vision for future growth, we are bring top talent on board and winning great engagements that keep our workforce challenged and motivated. The company offers internal and external training options to advance its workforce and the culture here embraces diversity through Employee Resource Groups. The Firm also supports new ideas and has created platforms, like the Innovation Challenge to reward employees for out-of-the-box thinking.

    Cons

    Change doesn't always happen overnight, but the company is making strides in the right direction.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep communicating and articulating the path for growth to employees. It's great that management offers feedback on areas that need work. The senior leadership team is also doing a great job of communicating the vision for growth, but it would be great to see more examples of how that vision is (or will be) actualized.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Terrible workplace culture, old school consulting

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate Director  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Associate Director in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    fair salary, able to juggle time, good benefits

    Cons

    Old school consulting, terrible workplace culture, mass exodus of talented people, leaving only ...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Your are the problem

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not a bad place to start, but try not to stay too long.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Good collection of people at younger levels.

    Cons

    Career advancement is very slow. The fact that it is publicly traded as well leads to dramatic cost cutting measures when quarterly estimates are not hit; the first expense to be reduced: labor.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better upward mobility options.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Keep yourself busy

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

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

    Pros

    Decent work life balance, room for growth

    Cons

    Compensation is not great, leadership organization is constantly changing, emphasis on utilization

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    look at why people stay and work on keeping that in place, in addition to focusing on why people leave and fixing those issues

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Great Experience and a Great Team

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Managing Consultant  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Managing Consultant in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    The staff on the team are awesome to work with. Very dedicated and committed to the process. Great customers.

    Cons

    Work Life Balance is difficult when traveling

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Moving in the right direction

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate Director  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Associate Director in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Entrepreneurial environment, focused consulting experience to build expertise in an area you're passionate, recent organization changes position the Firm for future growth

    Cons

    Limited brand recognition outside core client base, company is still early in state of development

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to build/focus on strategic areas to meet goals set for 2014-2017

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great place to work if you are a consultant

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, work-life balance, all employees are bonus eligible. 3 weeks vacation after 2 years of service. Very social environment.

    Cons

    Lack of growth. This is a consultant firm and consultants are the main concern here.

    Doesn't Recommend
  9.  

    Great culture - growing firm

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

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

    Pros

    Forward thinking, results oriented leadership provides growth opportunities for anyone interested.
    Consulting can involve long hours and hard work - regional philosophy allows for less travel and more work life balance than the competitors.
    Excellent experience with the recruiting organization as well as all of human capital.

    Cons

    Practices are somewhat silo like - would be nice to get more exposure across groups especially at more junior levels

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recognition that corporate service employees, while not billing, are essential to the success and I growing growth.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Success here depends on your Managing Director

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    -Complex, challenging engagements
    -Many young, smart people
    -Strong focus on training and continuing education
    -Flexible work arrangements, among other initiatives, are currently in the works

    Cons

    -Not a great work/life balance
    -Inefficiency is rewarded here; bonuses are based on utilization, rather than quality of work
    -Managing Directors can get away with some pretty appalling behavior if they're bringing enough business

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure that your consultants do not get lost; assign mentors to the young people.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Very rewarding.

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

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

    Pros

    Great talent and academic resources available.

    Cons

    Confused senior level management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Trust your sector leaders please.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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