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"Small Company that Feels Huge"

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Former Employee - Senior Consultant
Former Employee - Senior Consultant
Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

-Good work/life balance

-Great place for those with a specialization or who want to specialize

-Great Healthcare and Energy practices

-Entrepreneurial in that you could pursue new clients and network to get on projects as you please

Cons

-Managers have poor sales skills and you depend on them selling to get work

-You must network to get on a project, so if you're new to the firm, this can be tough. My manager and the staffing coordinator didn't help me much to get my first engagement at the firm. I had to network hard because nobody knew me.

-Poor feedback from management. Even your periodic reviews offer little in terms of substantial, actionable feedback, so you're unsure as to how you're doing and how you can improve

-The organization feels large and bureaucratic even though it's relatively small

-Weak training

-It's very hard to get work outside of your practice or even outside of your own group within your practice. This is partly because they want specialists on projects, but also because they have a P&L model. If your manager knows about another group that is interested in having you join a project, but he/she has a possible engagement in the near future (1-2 months), your manager may hold you back for his/her potential project. This is bad because if your manager doesn't sell that engagement, you are stuck sitting on your hands.

-The benefits are only fair compared to other consulting firms

Advice to Management

Create a better training program that includes sales workshops for managers, offer more actionable feedback to employees, allow younger employees to work across groups and practices more, and try to create a more intimate, accessible culture that matches your firm size.

Other Employee Reviews for Navigant

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Senior management only care about meeting streets expectation. Have no long term strategy."

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Director
    Current Employee - Associate Director
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great place to grow as a professional early in career.

    Cons

    Once you make Manager, it is time to move on.

    Advice to Management

    Find a way to incentivize teamwork between practices.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Like others say, it all depends on where you work"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great if you are a forensic accountant, or in the health care or energy practices
    Mostly brilliant service line Managing Directors
    Generally good colleagues

    Cons

    Extremely poor CEO, mediocre President. Amazing they are still employed by the Board based on performance. Share price dropped 25% based on one Chairman's answer in a conference call a coupld years ago.
    They only know how to grow by acquisition, which means they over pay for small companies and then fail to properly integrate them.
    Not focused on organic growth, so senior leaders within practices have to bill a lot of hours rather than build their teams/opportunities
    Inequity in compensation - service delivery leaders are tied to performance but CEO and President get huge compensation and bonuses when results are not there.

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