Navigant Consulting Reviews

Updated June 30, 2015
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  1. Helpful (1)

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

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    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.


  2. Helpful (2)

    Seems to be a good place for those fresh out of school

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Navigant Consulting full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Practices covering many industries (e.g. Finance, Economics, Healthcare, Energy, etc.) and presence in most major US cities. Great place to start right out of undergad or grad program.

    Cons

    Lack of direction and limited integration within practices and business units. Very little foresight in accepting projects and utilizing talent. Sterile office environment and unapproachable leadership.

    Advice to Management

    Implement a communications strategy from leadership. Make more than a facile attempt at integrating business units and practices. Assess adequacy of compensation in relation to peer companies and adjust accordingly.


  3. Helpful (1)

    Senior Consultant

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Navigant has great people and everyone seems to be extremely bright and committed to satisfying the needs of our clients. There is a lot of growth especially in the Financial Services Practice

    Cons

    Not too much vacation time. Benefits are average at best. Coming from a huge bank, there is an adjustment of expectation that needs to occur.

    Advice to Management

    Work life balance is key. Be sure that compensation remains competitve so that you keep great people.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Good place to be, many serious shortcomings

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Director in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Navigant Consulting full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

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


  6. Helpful (2)

    I felt stuck

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Employee in Princeton, NJ
    Former Employee - Project Employee in Princeton, NJ

    I worked at Navigant Consulting full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Easy work, good work-life balance

    Cons

    No upward mobility, lack of transparency, unexciting work

    Advice to Management

    Don't string people along by starting them off as temporary. Acknowledge your employees' hard work. My previous review was removed so this is a re-post.


  7. Great so far. Room for improvement

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant
    Current Employee - Consultant

    I have been working at Navigant Consulting full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Very engaging, bright, and fun junior staff
    Very accomplished and intelligent managers
    Very flexible work hours
    Impactful, interesting, and challenging casework

    Cons

    Strict hierarchy
    Innovation does not seem to be a middle management priority
    Disconnect between executive team and junior staff
    Disconnect between executive team messaging/vision/goals and day-to-day work
    Below-average commitment to training/professional development/continuous learning opportunities

    Advice to Management

    Encourage training and professional development from the top down
    Embrace/encourage a culture of continuous improvement, innovation, and thought creation from all levels
    Create a culture where frequent, insightful (even informal) feedback is the norm, not the exception
    Re-align incentives (for all employees) to better match firm-wide goals/mission (e.g. if work-life balance is a priority, don't count company-wide holidays against utilization)


  8. Middle of the road place to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexibility in schedule is nice

    Cons

    Siloed groups within practice areas, creates competition rather than collaboration. If not actively marketing yourself your work is easily overlooked.

    Advice to Management

    Create compensation, vacation, benefits package that is competitive. Plenty of great places to work in Boulder, Navigant should want to be known as one of them.


  9. Good place to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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.


  10. I like the company more than the specific department

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Navigant Consulting full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits, responsive hr team, location

    Cons

    Low salary, no buy in from staff, no clear salary scale

    Advice to Management

    Listen to those not at the big table


  11. Hit or Miss

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in San Francisco, CA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The office culture can be somewhat stuffy, but most people are talented and committed. Lots of training opportunities and if you are creative, you can pitch your own.

    Cons

    There is an increasing pressure on billability, which doesn't help for making it a fun place to be. There's a bit of an identity crisis at the moment. You need to get on good projects with good D's and MD's if you want to advance.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in better systems to support employees. Make messages more consistent to employees about the value you hope to get from them.

    Navigant Consulting Response

    Oct 9, 2014Sr. Manager, Human Capital

    Thank you for your feedback. We appreciate your comments and will take them into account as areas to address as the Firm continues to evolve.”



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