Navigant Consulting

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Navigant Consulting Reviews in Chicago, IL

Updated December 7, 2014
Updated December 7, 2014
255 Reviews
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255 Reviews
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Navigant Consulting Chairman and CEO Julie M. Howard
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Pros
  • Energy practice leadership is keenly aware of work/life balance (in 29 reviews)

  • you got the chance to work with smart people (in 12 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 11 reviews)

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  1.  

    Good place to work

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    Former Employee - Human Resources in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Human Resources in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Navigant Consulting part-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    They offer competitive benefits and a supportive work environment. I also found my co-workers to be very friendly and there was good camaraderie and team work.

    Cons

    The middle and upper level management tiers could be more transparent. The organizational structure also seemed somewhat complex, although this may have been due to the nature of the consulting industry.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Decent company but don't stay too long if you're ambitious.

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Navigant Consulting full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    A lot of flexibility and remote opportunities available within the Corporate Services teams.

    Cons

    IT is not viewed as a strategic partner of the firm, although it has some talent to fill this role. Navigant doesn't refresh their technology, so to stay relevant with cutting edge technology, ambitious employees will leave after a couple of years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If Navigant's IT Departments business objective is to stay status quo, then change nothing. If leadership has a vision to be more innovative, strategic directors should be brought in who are empowered to make real change.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Good place to be, many serious shortcomings

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Director in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Director in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Navigant Consulting full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Compensation, "discretionary time off" policy for senior leaders is theoretically nice, expert co-workers, good office locations

    Cons

    Lots of change, meritocracy kills innovation by rewarding only those things that payoff right now and teamwork by promoting individual performance over the team, out of touch leadership which should be resolved with Goodyear's departure. No upward mobility for almost everyone on the staff. The job you have when hired is the job you'll have in 10 years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to find a way to entice teamwork and innovation without killing the generally helpful merit based culture.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 2 people 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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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Navigant Consulting full-time (more than an 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
  6.  

    Terrible workplace culture, old school consulting

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

    I have been working at Navigant Consulting full-time (more than an 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
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

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

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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 (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
  8.  

    Keep yourself busy

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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 (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
  9.  

    Great Experience and a Great Team

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    • Senior Management
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    • 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 (more than an 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
  10.  

    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 (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
  11.  

    Great place to work if you are a consultant

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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 (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

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