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"Great people, downfall is that it's a publicly traded company"

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
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Pros

Navigant was a great place to work in terms of environment. The people were a joy to work with and management was very flexible and progressive.

Cons

The directors and managing directors were awesome, but with standardization across the company and corporate trying to assimilate new acquisitions, there were some feathers ruffled.

Advice to Management

Keep the small, private consulting firm entrepreneurial feel and don't get bogged down in the bureaucracy of the largeness of the firm.

Other Employee Reviews for Navigant

  1. "Positive"

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    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    International consultancy and exceptional reputation

    Cons

    It seems that the integration between departments is not at satisfactory levels

    Advice to Management

    Focus on the integration, one-shop stop approach


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Great stock to short"

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    Current Employee - Director
    Current Employee - Director
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Navigant Consulting is a far better experience than unemployment and the way that they beat you down incessantly leads to greater resiliance. As said "What doesn't kill you will make you stronger." The practitioners are great, as only the best and strongest can survive the "sink or swim" environment.

    Cons

    As a director in the advisory practice, there is no on-boarding. You are expected to market the firm's services but the firm doesn't have an inventory of past sold engagements. Marketing support is non-existent. You are expected to prospect, surface opportunities, create marketing materials, respond to RFPs, develop marketing materials, price the engagement with a 70% gross margin and deliver the engagement. When you do manage to actually close on the deal, management finally shows up to ensure that the bureaucracy is satisfied with Project Acceptance Forms and Project Initiation Forms. The successful director needs to be strong in many different domains, including sales, marketing, project management and methodology.

    The standards are different for legacy "Peterson" management and staff. The natural selection that occurs throughout Navigant is absent for these individuals, who happen to monopolize the management suite. MD"s "fail upwards". The most recent example is CEO Bill Goodyear receiving "Consultant of the Year Award" from Consulting Magazine. In the feature interview, Bill is quoted as saying he is shutting down the Financial Services practice. Supposedly, this was an error on the magazine's behalf and he was misquoted. However, the article should have been reviewed by HQ prior to publication. Where's the competence?

    If you think this point of view comes from an individual who wasn't successful, I was actually a relatively strong performer who survived the highly accountable environment for 2 years prior to exiting on my own terms.

    Advice to Management

    Replace yourselves. You make value destroying acquisitions, you don't know how to grow the top line, you don't know how to integrate the acquisitions, your excessive cost forces the projects to be priced uncompetitively at a 70% gross margin. Your just oxygen consuming overhead.

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