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Updated February 19, 2018
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Huron Consulting Group President, CEO and Director James H. (Jim) Roth
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  • Work life balance is often times difficult to maintain, though project teams do their best (in 55 reviews)

  • upper management can be a little distant (in 22 reviews)

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  1. "Outstanding Life Science Strategy Team"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Terrific investments in professional development. Projects are both challenging and very interesting, and the people are a joy to work with. The practice has invested heavily in attracting top tier talent at all levels, including senior leadership. The culture is awesome, and management genuinely cares about making sure employees are happy and constantly growing. Hands down one of the best LS consulting practices in the industry.

    Cons

    Not as much interaction with our London team. Would be great to work with them more often.

    Advice to Management

    Continue hiring more MDs and investing in M&A. This will be absolutely critical to growth.


  2. "Healthcare Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Huron Consulting Group full-time

    Pros

    Great place to work for

    Cons

    Lack of work life balance

  3. "Great company that needs to grow."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great benefits, Great work environment

    Cons

    Not always the best at career growth.


  4. "Senior Director"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Director in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Director in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    People, Leadership, Culture, Balance, Opportunities

    Cons

    Comp is below market, no dedicated sales headcount, no bench

    Advice to Management

    Focus on conduits for simple, yet elegant ways for us to meaningfully collaborate, which includes aligning the incentive models which favor collaboration. Continue with a focus future growth in disruptive modalities and markets.


  5. "Great Place to Learn"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Huron Consulting Group full-time

    Pros

    You learn so much in such a little time

    Cons

    Travel too much. Hard with a family


  6. "Great culture"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Huron Consulting Group full-time

    Pros

    Huron has a positive and progressive culture, and the people you meet are dedicated and hard working.

    Cons

    There could be even more focus on bringing people from various parts of the company together.

    Advice to Management

    Focus more on developing internal talent to become leaders within the organization.


  7. "Associate"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Huron Consulting Group full-time

    Pros

    Inclusive culture. Flexible hours.

    Cons

    Highly competitive. Some consultants travel Monday to Friday

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Huron Consulting Group full-time

    Pros

    Good culture and opportunities. Supportive of career goals.

    Cons

    Imbalance of workload across employee within the same level. Often time found some individuals contribute significantly more to the success of the practice then other.


  9. Helpful (4)

    "Not a good fit for experience knowledgeable professionals"

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    Former Employee - Director
    Former Employee - Director
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Huron Consulting Group full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good Salary
    Good Benefits
    Consistent Bonus
    Huron does attract talent, but they soon leave or get let go

    Cons

    This review is based solely on ERP implementation and delivery projects. I cannot speak for pie in the sky advisory work. From a delivery perspective, Huron is terrible at project team planning, organization and communication. Possibly the worst I’ve seen in 20 years. Huron leadership has unwarranted large egos. They expect you to do what they say no matter how wrong they are. There is no collaboration allowed, no questioning allowed. They build a hostile work environment, where you have to walk on eggshells all day. I’ve seen many people fired for questioning the gods.

    Multiple incredible projects were ruined by stupidity, arrogance, and narcissism. Leadership teams for a project are built off of a “good ole boy” relationship (and I don’t mean male dominated), where two or three people (from their local Chicago click) will plan changes and direction (completely wrong, underestimated, and ignorant of the consequences of what they are doing) and then will dictate it to the project team. Less experienced teammates would ask questions, and are belittled, talked down to, shamed, or worse. Experienced people ( those with 15 or 20 years ) have to waste time tactically taking apart the plan so the clumsy leadership can understand why their plan is a disaster, and then try to hold their hand while the plan is rebuilt. I’ve heard this story from numerous experienced hires.

    Veterans, often ignored, must continually request to be included in planning sessions to save the project and the team from arrogance and incompetence. Huron does not know how to deliver a solution. Their prior success was spent advising clients about trends and technology opportunities. They are not bad at this. In fact, they could be considered at the top tier when it comes to visionary ideas that no one has to deliver on. Then they decided they had what it takes to do delivery, implementation, ERP. This is like asking a science fiction writer to actually create in real life, all the cool things they talked about. Not gonna happen. They do not have the skills. To give you an idea of how off base they are, Huron does not staff ERP projects with technical resources. They have none. That should tell you all you need to know. Projects that under estimate report requirements by 3,000 hours. Development hours off by 1,800 hours. Timelines that are off by 1 year, and sometimes 2 years. The solution? Don’t change the scope or the timeline. Throw 15 fresh graduates at it who have no real life or business experience.

    Add to that, Huron is radically politically correct. So much so that it gets in the way of successfully running any project. Everything offends this new generation of college grads. Everything is racist, everything is sexist, everything is not fair. I finally had enough and had to leave. It’s like working in a daycare center. You don’t want to wake up the kiddies, they are taking a nap. Don’t make any loud noises.

    Advice to Management

    Can't really help until they suffer some huge losses.

    Huron Consulting Group Response

    Jan 30, 2018 – PR and Social Media Contractor

    Dear Reviewer – Thank you for sharing your thoughts on Glassdoor. We take your comments very seriously. What you describe does not align with the values and culture at Huron. We are dedicated to... More


  10. "Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Huron Consulting Group full-time

    Pros

    challenging work, you are working with good and smart people

    Cons

    requires extensive travel - was travelling almost every week

    Advice to Management

    n/a


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