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Huron Consulting Group Chicago Reviews

Updated October 16, 2017
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Huron Consulting Group President, CEO and Director James H. (Jim) Roth
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  • Work/life balance is not always prioritized (in 54 reviews)

  • Ever since the parent company bought a major competitor the work done here has taken a back seat in the views of upper management (in 19 reviews)

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  1. "Associate"

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    Former Contractor - Associate in Chicago, IL
    Former Contractor - Associate in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Huron Consulting Group as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great company culture, nice benefits, smart/friendly coworkers.

    Cons

    Traveling weekly, Monday through Thursday becomes a grind.


  2. "Good and bad"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Manager in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Huron Consulting Group full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    benefits, comp, work-life balance, volunteer opportunities

    Cons

    career paths and opportunities highly dictated by company politics

    Advice to Management

    Create more unity among business units

  3. "Great company with a bright future"

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    Current Employee - Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Huron is a great place to work. I've worked at the company for 3 years and every day is new, unique, challenging and interesting. I'm able to be creative on a daily basis. Great ideas can come from anywhere - not just from the top. To me, Huron is a hybrid between a startup or boutique consultancy and a well established company, which means there is structure but also plenty of room to think outside the box.

    Cons

    Growing pains are real. Huron is trying to integrate between practices, but this will take time to perfect.

    Advice to Management

    Keep looking ahead! There's so much opportunity right around the corner.


  4. Helpful (4)

    "Poor Management."

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    Current Employee - Associate in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Associate in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people depending on which projects you're assigned too.

    Cons

    Little to no input on the projects you're staffed on. Poor life balance. I was told by a manager to expect 1-1.5 hours of free time each night but I should be working after work until I go to bed. Mass layoffs for the past year leading to understaffing and bringing on new hires who have no idea what they're doing, while letting go of some of the highest performing consultants.

    Promotions are managed like a boys club. If you know the right managers, you'll get the promotion - regardless of tenure or qualifications.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Great start"

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    Current Employee - Director in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Director in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    People, especially senior leadership, have very high integrity and genuinely care.

    Cons

    Rough ride in the market right now, but I have total confidence with this leadership team that the best things are ahead.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up with your relentless open communication - its refreshing!


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Corporate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Some of the pros:
    - Flexible hours depending on what type of position you hold.
    - Ability to work from home.

    Cons

    - There is an uneven distribution of work across the department. Those who are enjoying the work/life balance don't experience pressure from leadership or interact with practices to create a sense of urgency.
    - Those working hard are not enjoying the benefits intended for the entire company.
    - The quarterly layoffs that have been occurring for years create an "every man for himself" environment that becomes imbalanced.
    - The hierarchy structure paired with experience level is off-kilter. Lower-level employees fulfilling tasks management doesn't have experience with which isn't sensical.
    - The acquisitions that occur are not properly integrated into the Huron structure creating a significant amount of discontinuity and overlap across the company.
    - Very small wins are praised which decreases a necessary sense of urgency given the state of the company.
    -With the continual budget cuts, there are not many movement or advancement opportunities.

    Advice to Management

    These glaring issues can't be (but are) overlooked. Listen to employees and act on their feedback. Praise and reward the hardworking individuals. They are not tooting their own horns because they are buried in work.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Great people, culture and work"

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    Current Employee - Marketing in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Marketing in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    - Flexibility! WFH, Summer Hours and Unlimited PTO
    - Work with some of the most amazing and smart people
    - Set vision that we are all working towards
    - Great work/life balance
    - Management is flexible, approachable, do-ers, defenders and overall great
    - Our leadership is stellar, great vision, approachable and smart
    - Everyone truly cares for one another and want to help achieve your career goals
    - Again, the people are amazing!

    Cons

    Sometimes there is misalignment when working with the businesses, but this can easily be solved through open communication.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up!

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Manager"

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Chicago, IL
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Huron Consulting Group full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The culture of the organization and people within the firm are top notch.

    Cons

    Work/life balance and recent financial performance


  9. "Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good support from team when you start

    Cons

    Long project timelines and slow opportunity for growth


  10. "Employment"

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    Former Employee - Associate in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Associate in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits
    People care about the work they are doing

    Cons

    Lack of confidence in executive leadership


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