Navigant Consulting

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Navigant Consulting Reviews

Updated February 26, 2015
Updated February 26, 2015
269 Reviews
3.2
269 Reviews
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Navigant Consulting Chairman and CEO Julie M. Howard
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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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Consulting

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Navigant Consulting

    Pros

    Flexibility, challenge, continual learning, industry leader

    Cons

    Office work is office work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Satisfied

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Navigant Consulting

    Pros

    Everyone I interact with is very personable and great to work with. It's a relaxed environment.

    Cons

    The compensation could be better.

  3.  

    Good place to learn

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Navigant Consulting

    Pros

    Lots of smart people. Entrepreneurial environment.

    Cons

    Not competitive with large firms in terms of salary, training, etc.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great mid-size consulting firm

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    • 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
  6.  

    Great company.

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    • Career Opportunities
    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
  7.  

    A company who promotes excellence, Then once you work for them they lie to you and treat you like dirt.

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    Current Employee - Analyst
    Current Employee - Analyst

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

    Pros

    Benefits are hands down the best. 3 weeks vacation, plus 2 weeks sick and 2 floating holidays, cheap medical and other benefits.

    Cons

    They pay you like crap, no advancements. If you work in the medical field this is not the place for a guy to work. This company is extremely sexist. Hard to work for.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Motivated people look elsewhere

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Washington, DC

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

    Pros

    Navigant's DC office does an incredible job recruiting talented young employees. The firm almost exclusively brings in college graduates from top tier local colleges (especially Georgetown, UVA, William and Mary, and Wake Forest). You will work with young, intelligent, overqualified, and energetic people. Navigant will sponsor you to get a CPA or other certifications.

    Cons

    The work is rarely challenging for the bright minds brought in. Project workloads often require heavier hours than competitors. Thus is combination equates to longer hours on boring or repetitive projects. Generally, the compensation increases associated with staying in-house and being promoted do not keep up with competitors. My advice to hires is to work until you are promoted once, and then jump ship to pick up a higher salary.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase compensation for employees that remain in-house. There has been a lot of good talent that has walked out the door solely as a result of low compensation.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Working for Navigant is worthwhile, but not a passion.

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    Current Employee - Managing Consultant in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Managing Consultant in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    There is a lot of flexibility to do the work you are interested in and the flexibility to maintain a good work/life balance.

    Cons

    It is a very corporate environment which allows for people to fall through the cracks and promotes competition over collaboration.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not a bad place to work

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    • Senior Management
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Highly motivated staff, good salaries and great bonuses, when times are good.

    Cons

    Wrong business model for the nature of the work. Consulting firms that are public make no sense because it creates incentives to cheat clients and provide non-value-adding work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take the company private, destroy the incentive for treating clients poorly, and you will have a better model that will help senior management focus on the long term as opposed to the short term focus of the Street.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11.  

    Sr. Consultant

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    Current Employee - Senior Consultant
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant

    I have been working at Navigant Consulting

    Pros

    The pay is ok, annual bonus, opportunity to travel, ability to diversify skill set, global presence, relocation is available

    Cons

    Billable hours, advancement opportunities, not very diverse environment, lays offs

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/a

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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