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Huron Consulting Group Overview

Chicago, IL
1001 to 5000 employees
2002
Company - Public (HURN)
Consulting
$500 million to $1 billion (USD) per year
Huron is a global consultancy that helps our clients drive growth, enhance performance and sustain leadership in the markets they serve. We partner with them to develop strategies and implement solutions that enable the transformative change our clients need to own their future ... Read more

Mission: To enable organizations to improve fundamental performance, reinvent their business, generate new growth platforms, and lead their people through transformational change.

Huron Consulting Group – Why Work For Us?


Our Values

  • Integrity - We value authenticity and honesty. We do the right thing regardless of the consequences.
  • Collaboration - We commit to working with respect and transparency and recognize we are better together than apart.
  • Impact - We are passionate about making a difference and take initiative to have a lasting impact on the organizations and communities we serve.
  • Intellectual Curiosity - As lifelong learners, we explore and encourage new ideas, and challenge the status quo.
  • Inclusion - We embrace different perspectives and draw on the strength of our diversity.
  • Excellence - We strive to excel and continually exceed the expectations of our clients and our people, holding each other accountable for our actions and outcomes.
  • Humility - While confident in our abilities, we realize that our current knowledge is but a fraction of what we have yet to learn, discover and create.

Our Vision

To empower our clients, our people, and the communities we serve to own their future.

Our Mission

To enable organizations to improve fundamental performance, reinvent their business, generate new growth platforms, and lead their people through transformational change.


The foundation for success in the consulting industry lies in finding and retaining the best talent available. At Huron, our product is our people, their relationship building skills, their strong technical and business expertise, and their innovative thinking. It's our people, not the services, who identify and connect with clients, and it's our people who understand client needs and can deliver services that drive results. 

Please visit the Careers page on our website for more information. 

Work/Life Programs

Paid Time-Off

  • Holidays: Huron recognizes 7 paid holidays each calendar year.
  • Paid Time-Off: Allows employees to take time off for vacation, personal responsibilities, and sick time.

Wellness

  • Wellness is a strong part of our culture and we encourage employees to establish healthier lifestyles through our various wellness initiatives. Wellness can take the form of physical, intellectual, social, emotional and financial wellness. The focus is to support employees in trying to keep it all in balance.  We offer free preventative health evaluations annually, a virtual weight loss program which caters to the busy professional, companywide wellness workshops, and more.

Wellness Reimbursement Account

  • This program provides for reimbursement of up to $300 annually for various wellness expenses such as gym memberships, spa treatments, housekeeping services, back-up child-care and much more.

Travel Recognition Benefit Program

  • Qualified employees receive an additional award to recognize some of the challenges related to significant out-of-town travel and its impact on family and friends and to promote a better balance between work and personal time.

Employee Assistance Program

  • This program provides confidential counseling and referral services for Huron employees and their dependents. It includes assistance with various work/life needs such as child-care placement, college searches, elder care, and much more.

Health and Welfare Benefits

Medical Insurance

  • Huron offers three medical plans: a PPO, an HMO and a High Deductible Health Plan with Aetna.

Dental Insurance

  • Huron offers a passive PPO plan with MetLife.

Vision Insurance

  • Huron offers a vision plan with VSP.

Short-Term & Long-Term Disability

Paid Parental Leave
Life Insurance and AD&D
Spouse and Dependent Life Insurance
Business Travel Accident Insurance

Retirement Savings Plan – 401(k)

  • Voluntary savings and investment plan in which employees can make pre-tax or after-tax Roth contributions and receive a dollar-for-dollar company matching contribution up to 6% of their earnings. The Company match is fully vested after only two years of employment.

Reimbursement Accounts

Health Care & Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA)

  • These accounts allow employees to use pre-tax dollars for eligible healthcare and dependent care expenses.

Transportation Program

  • This allows employees to use pre-tax dollars for eligible commuter costs, including public transportation and parking.

Other Income Opportunities

Cash Incentive Plan

  • To support Huron's pay for performance culture, this annual program is designed to reward employees based on the achievement of individual, practice, and Huron performance goals

Employee Stock Purchase Plan

  • This annual program allows employees to purchase Huron stock with a 25% restricted company match. 

Employee Referral Program

  • This program rewards employees for referring new employees who are hired at Huron.

Spot Awards

  • Spot Awards recognize employees who go above and beyond their work duties to help Huron meet its business goals.

Other Employee Benefit Programs

Pre-paid Legal Plan

  • Huron's legal plan gives employees access to a large network of attorneys for telephone advice and consultation on most personal matters, including assistance with the preparation of wills, powers of attorney, promissory notes, mortgages, and more.

Auto & Home Insurance

  • Employees can take advantage of group rates and special discounts on various auto and home insurances including homeowners, renters, and umbrella coverage.

Pet Insurance

  • Offers group rates on pet insurance that provides coverage from wellness care to significant medical incidents.

SitterCity

  • Free access to online national resource tool designed to assist employees with finding national qualified care providers.

Adoption Assistance Program

  • Provides for reimbursement for eligible adoption related expenses up to $2,500 per year, and additional leave time to bond with your child.

Note: Benefit packages may vary based on the Huron hiring entity.

Managing Your Career at Huron Consulting Group

Huron provides the opportunities, experiences, and tools that enable each employee to shape his or her career and achieve excellence for themselves, our clients, and the organization.  Huron's success is dependent upon each person performing at a level that delivers great value to our clients. Our employees benefit from continuous skill development by taking on assignments critical to business objectives and by participating in learning activities within the firm.


Orientation Programs for Experienced and Campus Hires

Huron offers two Orientation programs. New, experienced hires attend a two-day orientation program which provides an opportunity to learn about the history of Huron, resources and programs available to employees and the opportunity to network with peers, colleagues and leadership. For employees hired through the campus recruiting process, Huron provides a week-long orientation program, designed to give campus hires the tools they need to make a successful transition from college life to Huron and the consulting industry.

 

Leadership Development

Huron offers a comprehensive leadership development suite, comprised of 2 distinct units: Managing Director (MD) and Senior Director (SD) development programs and Milestone promotion schools.  Each program is designed to raise leadership acumen across the organization and create leaders of the future. 

 

MD/SD Development Programs

Combines group project work, exploration and practice of key leadership skills, and examining personal strengths and challenges via behavioral assessment, coaching and mentoring. Participants are chosen through a rigorous selection process. 

 

Milestone Schools 

Celebratory promotion schools at 3 key leadership levels – Manager, Director and Managing Director. These schools are open to those that are recently promoted and recent experienced hires. At each of these schools, participants spend three days networking, learning together and focusing on the transition to a new leadership role. Each program includes a guest speaker, evening activities, celebratory dinners and participation from executive leadership.


Internal Training

Huron offers over 125 programs each year to all employees. Training is not required at Huron, but is encouraged, as it aligns with each individual's performance goals for the year. We offer a wide variety of training, including consulting, technical, and leadership skills.

 

Certifications

Huron values consideration of the pursuit of certifications. Advancing knowledge in this regard is beneficial when the certification aligns with development goals, improves work quality to clients, and supports the business needs of Huron.

 

Professional Societies

Huron offers all employees two memberships per year to the professional societies of their choice, most closely related to their career. Professional societies offer many benefits to members by providing corroboration of an individual's skills and enhancing Huron's marketing efforts by demonstrating the depth of expertise and credentials we can bring to clients' business issues. Other benefits include communicating industry news, serving to build networks within professional industries, and offering opportunities to share and foster knowledge with individuals that are in similar roles. We believe professional societies are invaluable to our people as our business grows and the skills demanded in the market change.

 

External Training

Our holistic learning strategy reflects the combination of customized, internally delivered programs, vendor-led programs and participation in external training programs, to meet the diverse needs and skill sets of our evolving businesses.

 

Tuition Reimbursement

Huron is competitive in the market place with Tuition Reimbursement for our employees.Individuals accepted into the top schools in the nation, are performing at optimal levels, and who have tenure of two years or more with Huron are able to apply for acceptance into the program. Each application is considered on a case by case basis. 

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    Remote work is not for everyone

    Advice to Management

    Keep up coaching and mentoring programs.

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Huron Consulting Group Interviews

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    Consulting Analyst Interview

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    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at Huron Consulting Group.

    Interview

    Online Assessment Test:
    --1 min self-introduction
    --10 excel questions
    Super easy as long as you have experiences with excel, you will be able to answer all correctly.

    Reference Form:
    Have to fill out a reference form with 2 references

    On-site Interview:
    One leadership interview and one case interview.
    Leadership interviews: very typical. Tell me a time...Why consulting...Why huron.....

    Case interview: very different from what you would prepare for McKinsey..Bain..etc. It is interviewer-led and the questions are very general. First two questions are about why this happened with this client and what is your solution..then the third question interviewer asked me to make a recommendation to upper level management ASSUMING that I have all my data and research done. There is a math problem following the case interview as well. Very simple.

    Overall experience is average. They made you feel very welcome but after the interview, they won't answer your follow-up email at all.

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Huron Consulting Group Awards & Accolades

  • Corporate Equality Index Perfect Score, Human Rights Campaign, 2018
  • Forbes America's Best Management Consulting Firms, Forbes, 2018
  • Consulting Magazine's Best Firms to Work For, Consulting mazine, 2017
  • Best Firms to Work For, Consulting Magazine, 2013
  • Best Firms to Work For, Consulting Magazine, 2012
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