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Huron Consulting Group Reviews

Updated December 11, 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 21 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Poor leadership"

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

    I worked at Huron Consulting Group full-time

    Pros

    Good healthcare group and BA group. Fun internal parties. Industry average 401k but unlimited pto. They also have a small Travel bonus.

    Cons

    Upper management is really bad for ESA. They are doing so bad they have limited bonuses too. They will never be a Deloitte or EY.

    Advice to Management

    Mario really doesn’t know what he’s doing. Help him.


  2. "Director"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Huron Consulting Group full-time

    Pros

    Organized, nice, collaborative decent leaders

    Cons

    They stress values, but they're fakey.

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Company that needs new Healthcare leadership below Mr. Hussey"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Huron Consulting Group full-time

    Pros

    Jim Roth, Mark Hussey and Laura Yeager: great leaders

    Cons

    Everything about the healthcare division is broken. The organization keeps shuffling the top people around but sadly they do not understand much beyond revenue cycle performance improvement. The HC organization is a business school case study in what not to do. Beware if you are considering joining this company at this time.

    Advice to Management

    What can one say?


  4. "Huron cannot develop new ideas, they can only buy them."

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Huron Consulting Group as a contractor (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    They pay you a lot of money, have great benefits, stock and 401k match.

    Cons

    They empower poor middle management and while the executives talk about changing the market and creating new opportunities, all they want to do is extract as much $$$ from customers for current/existing solutions.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees and grow naturally, not just by acquisition.


  5. "Salesforce Practice"

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

    I worked at Huron Consulting Group full-time

    Pros

    The majority of practice team members are well intentioned.

    Cons

    Net new business is usually prioritized over existing clients. Inexperienced consultants are often placed into situations that may compromise a project. Practice leadership tends to be autocratic in management style. Everything is always considered urgent, which can be exhausting.

    Advice to Management

    Honestly improve company/practice culture.

    Do a better job of fostering ideas, encouraging individual growth, and enabling people to perform at their best.

    Learn how to incorporate the company values into day-to-day operations without demanding their adoption. Mandating and enforcing is not leading.

    Take the time to truly appreciate individual/team contributions without taking advantage individual/team.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "THEY'RE MISTAKE WILL COST YOU YOUR JOB! YOU ARE NOT VALUED HERE!"

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

    I worked at Huron Consulting Group full-time

    Pros

    - Unlimited PTO... it's only really good if you're not on a project. Even then you have to keep yourself available so you can be put on a project so it's both a pro and a con.

    - Great people & benefits

    Cons

    - Management is not the best here. They don't teach but rather lead. They're truly one of those leaders you won't gain anything from. They will throw you under the bus whenever they feel like.

    - The only way to make it to the top is by sucking up to management. Forget making mistakes and learning from it because it will count against you. Management will not hold themselves accountable for anything even if you are not getting the right training or direction. No sense of accountability with upper management.

    - If you're not on a project, you are often looked down on. I find this absolutely ridiculous. Who's fault is it that you are not placed on a project?!? They say there's resource management and yet all the work goes towards those people that management prefers, those who suck up to them. Work is not evenly given to everyone. You can forget about learning and your potential.

    - HR is suppose to be unbiased... well guess what? They're not. Forget talking to HR about anything because they will never TRY to understand your position.

    - Management & HR will work on trying to get you fired when you are not on a project even if it's completely out of your control because you're not bringing in business. This is despite the fact that they're not winning any of the RFPs they've responded to and don't have a project to put you in. Apparently... this counts against you.

    - Huron has decided to partner with another cloud based solution and hired a bunch of people without experience but it back fired on them and couldn't get any clients due to this... guess who's fault this is? the employees they've hired! So instead of finding ways to give employees experience and support, like any company that doesn't care about their employees, they've made the employee's life miserable by not giving them work and blaming the employee for it... This way the employee quits and they hire someone else with experience. THEY'RE MISTAKE AND BUSINESS DECISION WILL COST YOU YOUR JOB AND EXPERIENCE. Forget being a valued employee cause you will not be valued.

    Advice to Management

    Value your employees. Teach rather than lead. Follow your company values.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "It is not what I expected"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Huron Consulting Group full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good benefits and some training programs, employee friendly.

    Cons

    Cronyism to be staffed, lack of transparency and communication from the high management.

    Advice to Management

    Be open to new ideas and experiences from people that worked in other companies besides Huron.

  8. Helpful (3)

    "Stay away from Workday practice! No room for growth."

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

    I worked at Huron Consulting Group full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Health benefits, Travel benefits, 401K match (6%), Company events

    Cons

    Not enough training and advancement opportunities. They pretty much throw you under the bus and expect you to survive. Bad C-level management decisions cost many people jobs. The Workday practice is a mess from top down. The MDs dont know what they're doing to win a project and are pretty much useless. Workday practice has no room for growth and its a dead end for anyone who joins the WD practice because you will sit on bench forever since they dont have any projects to put you on.

    Advice to Management

    Be honest to you employees and dont keep lying to them about getting Workday projects. I thought corporate HR is supposed to help the employees but it clearly isn't. Reevaluate your HR department and fire people who are not following company values and guidelines. The coaching system is useless, get rid of it.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Associate"

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

    I worked at Huron Consulting Group full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Work life balance
    Decent projects

    Cons

    Poor leadership and management
    Poor financial outlook


  10. Helpful (6)

    "Layoffs, Layoffs, Layoffs"

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    Former Employee - Healthcare Consulting Analyst
    Former Employee - Healthcare Consulting Analyst
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Huron Consulting Group full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - High starting salary
    - Peers are great people
    - Travel benefits

    Cons

    - The layoffs!!! The most recent layoffs were handled so poorly. Management didn't even bother to check if the people were on clients, doing billable work, and being productive. No one checked if internal transfers were an option. People were thrown away like they're nothing. Meanwhile other divisions are HIRING. They have offers extended and are bringing on new people!! But Huron didn't take care of its existing people
    - You will go through your initial training and then sit on the beach for 1-3 months doing nothing
    - Your placement in a solution group will be completely random, which is unfortunate because some solutions need analysts/associates and others are too full
    - Outdated healthcare solutions (no one is buying giant integrated projects, clients want more customized solutions)

    Advice to Management

    Management continues to tell employees that they are done with layoffs but they've gone through THREE rounds in the past year. I have a feeling its not over. University recruits are signing on to a full time job with you and getting laid off just months after they start. If I had this information when I was interviewing, I wouldn't have accepted an offer. You're supposed to take care of your people, and you didn't even try.


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