Navigant Consulting Reviews

Updated March 26, 2015
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  1. Good experience with strong growth and advancement opportunities, decent work/life balance

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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

    Exposure to a wide variety of industries and project types, reasonably competitive salary and benefits, management promotes work/life balance typically

    Cons

    Senior management does not actively recruit junior staff leading to staffing issues and long hours in times of turnover, salary seems to lag competitors slightly, especially year end cash bonus

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve recruiting policies, recruit more actively at a variety of campuses instead of just one, improve work culture by organizing more group events

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. Great mid-size consulting firm

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

    I have been working at Navigant Consulting

    Pros

    Great firm, great leadership, flexible with working from home, with many high profile clients in a variety of industries. Transparency as far as advancement and placement is also a plus

    Cons

    People are spread out across the country, which can make interaction difficult, hard to coordinate. Also makes for a less collegial atmosphere as you call to chat about work, not much else

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Office culture is decent, training was very little, could be improved.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. Great company.

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

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

    Pros

    It is a well diversified company that provides excellent health benefits and training opportunities. It also provides an motivating environment to develop as a consultant.

    Cons

    The different sectors of the company do not seem to blend together in an amalgamated fashion. There seems to be different corporate cultures across different practices.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. Good company if you like working a lot

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Managing Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Managing Consultant in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Navigant Consulting full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    * Compensation was good.
    * If you are proactive, you can push your career in the direction you want by choosing the right projects.
    * Developing skills is encouraged as long as you take initiative.

    Cons

    Must work a lot (though that's generally true of most competitors as well).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be sure to help develop lower level staff to keep them engaged.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 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
  7. 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 a 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
  8. Good place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  9. 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 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
  10. Terrible workplace culture, old school consulting

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    • Senior Management
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    • 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 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
  11. 1 person found this helpful

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 (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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