Navigant Consulting

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Navigant Consulting Reviews in New York City, NY

Updated Jul 30, 2014
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2.7 18 reviews

80% Approve of the CEO

Navigant Consulting Director, President & CEO Julie M. Howard

Julie M. Howard

(5 ratings)

43% of employees recommend this company to a friend

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

    Managing Director (Current Employee) New York, NY

    ProsStrong 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

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementFigure 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.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

     

    great, professional, small

    Managing Consultant (Current Employee) New York, NY

    Prospeople, professional, creative, passionate, humble

    Conssalary, bonus, progression, growth, perks

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    Very poor management and leadership

    Senior Consultant (Former Employee) New York, NY

    ProsNice offices; good benefits; not much else

    ConsAllow toxic environments to continue

    Advice to Senior ManagementListen to employees feedback - it's to improve culture and performance

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Navigant is what you make of it

    Managing Consultant (Current Employee) New York, NY

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

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe more transparent to the team and don't speak in such general terms

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Needs to get it together

    Consultant (Former Employee) New York, NY

    ProsFlexible Schedule, structured environment, transparent review process

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementHire more qualified individuals, do not overwork/take advantage of employees,

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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

    Senior Consultant (Former Employee) New York, NY

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

    ConsThe 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.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Needs work

    Administrative Assistant (Current Employee) New York, NY

    ProsGood Vacation time - 3 weeks after 2yrs.

    ConsNo reward, miserable co-workers, poor leadership.

    Advice to Senior ManagementLearn to appreciate and listen to your employees.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Damaged Culture, Do Not Recommend Working Here

    Director (Current Employee) New York, NY

    ProsOn the surface, there are a lot of great things about Navigant Consulting: many of the people are very smart and very hard-working and dedicated to doing a good job for clients. NCI has a professional environment and pays reasonably well. But, your situation at Navigant largely depends on which practice you are in. (Navigant has several disparate and unrelated practices that don't fit together easily in a coherent whole.)

    ConsThere is no way to sugarcoat this: employees are completely expendable at NCI--much more so than at most other companies. As a result, the culture is extremely unhealthy at Navigant. Both voluntary and involuntary turnover at NCI is very high and Navigant is very quick to let people go. Moreover, Navigant is extremely callous when it terminates personnel. It is difficult to state how much more disrespectful/disdainful/dismissive Navigant is to its employees compared to most other companies--the lack of consideration is way off the charts.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMost companies speak the line: "employees are our most valuable asset". Navigant could not say that with a straight face. The first step toward fixing a problem is acknowledging that you have one, so let's call a spade a spade: Navigant does not respect its employees. Navigant uses and discards employees (quite unceremoniously) more than most other companies, and until this changes Navigant will not be a healthy place to work and the culture will remain broken.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Challenging (not in a good way)

    Manager (Current Employee) New York, NY

    ProsThe work is there but you have to go after it

    ConsToo many ADs
    Frustrating upper managment

    Advice to Senior ManagementRecognize strong/hard working employees

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Talented people and good work/life balance (for consulting)

    Senior Consultant (Former Employee) New York, NY

    ProsTalented coworkers, good work/life balance (for consulting)

    ConsEngagements can be long, little variation in assignments in some groups

    Advice to Senior ManagementCreate a more unified culture

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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