Navigant Consulting

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Navigant Consulting Reviews in New York City, NY

Updated October 4, 2014
Updated October 4, 2014
255 Reviews
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255 Reviews
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Review Highlights

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.  

    Great Internship Program

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intern - Hourly in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Intern - Hourly in New York, NY

    I have been working at Navigant Consulting as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Interned with Navigant this summer and had a great experience. The firm was professional and let me dip my feet in higher level work. I got to work directly with a Managing Director, which was pretty cool since most interns barely even meet their higher-ups. They also went out of their way to make sure they planned fun events for us (the interns) and got exposure to a variety of practices within the firm. Met a lot of friends.

    Cons

    Sporadic deadlines, my supervisors often had to work long hours and come into the office on weekends. Other than New York , DC, and Chicago the offices are small.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Navigant Consulting Response

    Oct 9, 2014Sr. Manager, Human Capital

    Thank you for sharing your internship experience. We work to ensure that our interns have an opportunity to experience all that Navigant has to offer and glad to see that you did.

  2.  

    I was a contractor and converted. Best decision I made

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Manager in New York, NY

    I have been working at Navigant Consulting full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Outstanding company, culture and upward mobility

    Cons

    Some of co-pays in health plan are a bit steep

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Navigant Consulting Response

    Oct 9, 2014Sr. Manager, Human Capital

    Thank you for leaving a review of your experience. We wish you much continued success here.

  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place for motivated self-starters

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Widely recognized consulting firm with a diverse suite of services and industry focus
    Work-life balance in excellent, compensation is commensurate to employee input (I feel like I'm duly rewarded for what I put in)
    Flexible working arrangements

    Cons

    I think work environment varies widely among practices and sub-groups, so my experience with my team (Energy - transaction due diligence and regulatory advisory) might be quite different from others' experience

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase incentives and reduce barriers to collaboration among practices and sub-groups

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Navigant Consulting Response

    Sep 15, 2014Sr. Manager, Human Capital

    Thank you for sharing your experience at Navigant. We appreciate the feedback and are continuing to identify more opportunities for collaboration going forward like the Innovation Challenge.

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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great for first year, stagnant after that

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Very flexible work arrangement (work remotely when needed, work odd-hours when needed, take off two hours in middle of day for appointments, etc.)
    Enthusiastic, bright, and engaging junior staff
    Plentiful initial training opportunities
    Commitment to diversity

    Cons

    Strict hierarchy
    Uninspiring executive team
    Incohesive corporate/management goals/message
    Lack of training opportunities after first year
    Little emphasis on professional development
    Little support for pursuing learning opportunities
    Bloated management and executive compensation
    Inconsistent vacation policies
    Aggressive acquisition campaign destroys 'close-knit' culture

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Tie management and executive compensation to median employee salary (no more than 20x median salary for executives, 10x for management)
    Provide consistent and cohesive firm-wide goals
    Focus on employees you already have, not companies you want to acquire
    Encourage training and professional development from the top down
    Provide consistent vacation allowances to employees of all levels
    Try to spend a day-in-the-life of administrators, consultants, and analysts to gain perspective
    Start a sustainability initiative to limit reckless waste of resources (electricity, paper, ink, water, heating/cooling)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great place to work if you like a fast paced, entrepreneurial environment that pays for performance

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Managing Director in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Managing Director in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Strong experienced leaders who work alongside staff providing an outstanding learning experience for the whole team, nice people to work with, good teamwork and collaboration, we work on challenging assignments at industry leading companies, if you perform well there are lots of advancement opportunities and good compensation, not a lot of beauracracy like at Big Four consulting firms, no independence issues that get in the way of sales

    Cons

    Lacks the global scale of large consulting firms (but the pluses far outweigh the cons)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Figure out a way to tell the Navigant story better since many people do not know who we are. Build a much better web presence to help promote the brand.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Very poor management and leadership

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Nice offices; good benefits; not much else

    Cons

    Allow toxic environments to continue

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to employees feedback - it's to improve culture and performance

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    great, professional, small

    Current Employee - Managing Consultant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Managing Consultant in New York, NY

    I have been working at Navigant Consulting full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    people, professional, creative, passionate, humble

    Cons

    salary, bonus, progression, growth, perks

  9.  

    Navigant is what you make of it

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Managing Consultant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Managing Consultant in New York, NY

    I have been working at Navigant Consulting full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Lot of personal freedom and trust from senior management, ability to run projects from day 1, get to work closely with clients, smart people

    Cons

    Different rules for different people; unclear direction moving forward; hours can be brutal at times; lack of cohesive unit/team

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more transparent to the team and don't speak in such general terms

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Needs to get it together

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Consultant in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Consultant in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Flexible Schedule, structured environment, transparent review process

    Cons

    Compensation is below industry standard, Management lacks empathy for employees, staff is too small for work load creating a stressful work environment

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire more qualified individuals, do not overwork/take advantage of employees,

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good place to work for a couple years, but not to stay as a "lifer"

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Well known firm in the consulting industry. Nice to have on a resume as a segway to applying to other firms, and top business schools.

    Cons

    The salary and bonus is below industry average, but the hours are the same as industry average. There are a lot of politics regarding promotions - you are either on the inside or the outside.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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