Guidehouse Reviews

Updated May 11, 2021

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  • "Meaningful work, work life balance(in 22 reviews)

  • "Great managers and great people(in 20 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Limited work life balance at times(in 19 reviews)

  • "It’s a public accounting environment with long hours(in 10 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Good place to work

      Apr 22, 2021 - Senior Consultant 
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      Pros

      Flexibility, great work life balance, meaningful work

      Cons

      Relatively poor benefits some challenges with support for finding projects

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    2. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Good Pay vs WLB

      Mar 15, 2021 - Senior Consultant in Washington, DC
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Pay is really good considering WLB (for the most part, varies proj to proj). New company so it's up to you to make the culture what it is. Growing fast A growing amount of work is very interesting, whether in tech, life sciences, energy, or healthcare. Ability to move around practices, so long as you put in the work to network. Driven employees Merger with Navigant means there is commercial work too, not just gov. International company with offices overseas. Guidehouse seemed to have taken the BLM movement seriously + employees during the Texas snow storm

      Cons

      New company so it's up to you to make the culture what it is. Some people just want things to be great from day one, which is understandable. Growing fast - but not as fast as staffing. This can mean a lot of work depending on the project Benefits have been getting cut. Management says it's because they were never being used, which may be true, but having them is also a morale thing. Majority of work seems to be finance / accounting related. Makes sense given that Guidehouse was part of PWC, but also not interesting IMO. When it comes to tech, they are pursuing very cool things (AI/ML, blockchain, distributed computing), but don't have a lot of work in it. People can get staffed on boring projects that they are overqualified for. I'm fortunate to get to do lots of R&D which I enjoy.

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    3. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Great Company

      Apr 4, 2021 - Consultant Level II in San Antonio, TX
      Recommend
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      Pros

      The company is focused on you succeeding, tries to set you up for success.

      Cons

      Lots of meetings via Teams even before you learn how to do your job but just learn to manage your time/schedule, make time to learn your job. Initially, will require your free time but will pay off in the end. You will need to relearn meeting mgmt. skills, taking notes and executing on action items. Much more defined here than your past job! It is so different than a face-to-face meeting. You forget all the rules when it is virtual. As far as time-off and bonuses. You need to maintain a certain percentage, engagement time, I forget what it is called. If you become so important and the work can be done on the road, you can take as much time-off as you want or just make that time up when you can but just make sure you place 40 hrs to the client per week! If you do not care about the bonuses, then more time off is available but make sure the workload is managed and you are not busy to the point that your presence is required onsite.

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    4. 4.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Solid experience thus far

      May 8, 2021 - Senior Consultant in Washington, DC
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good compensation, plenty of training opportunities, interesting work

      Cons

      Long hours and manpower stretched thin

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    5. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Decent place to work

      May 7, 2021 - Partner 
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      Pros

      Strong people, very collaborative environment. Extremely in tune with diversity, Equity and Inequality.

      Cons

      Can not hire fast enough to meet client demands.

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    6. 4.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      1st job

      May 7, 2021 - Consultant in Boston, MA
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      Pros

      comp is good as a first job

      Cons

      there is a lot of internal turmoil in certain practices

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    7. 3.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      GH

      May 10, 2021 - Cybersecurity Consultant in Washington, DC
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      Pros

      great benefits, experience, and projects the company culture is great

      Cons

      no real room to move around to other projects

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    8. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Horrible management

      Apr 29, 2021 - Senior Consultant in Annapolis Junction, MD
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      Pros

      The salary and bonuses are consistent with other firms.

      Cons

      Management and morale among the general staff is low. The management does not listen to their staff. They only care about utilization. They have unlimited sick leave but when you use it for doctors appointments they expect you to make up the time even if you are not busy. They can’t even plan a lunch for the staff and get all the orders correct or call people who are in different offices to let them know the food has arrived.

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    9. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Where Security retirees from the federal agencies go to retire without to do any work

      Apr 24, 2021 - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
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      Pros

      Good culture, they try hard to mean well -

      Cons

      If you are new consultants - stay away from any Security practice - you will send doing all the work but no glory as the retirees having a second gravy train run

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    10. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      Some Great People, but Still Acquisition Challenges

      Feb 18, 2021 - Associate Director in Denver, CO
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      Pros

      I was part of the Navigant acquisition. There are some amazing people here who really care about their team members. I overall had a positive experience. Many on the legacy Navigant team had a big focus on culture.

      Cons

      Experienced a lot of disruptive reorgs when I was there. Everyone is aware Guidehouse is trying to grow to sell. The initial (and ongoing) acquisition communication was handled poorly. Some benefit changes due to the acquisition frustrated the staff. Most importantly, the lack of retention bonuses at mid and junior levels means lots of high performer turnover. Leadership is less focused on culture now, which is disappointing because it felt like a lot of progress was being made.

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