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Huron Consulting Group Reviews

Updated April 6, 2017
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Pros
  • There is a respect for work life balance (in 86 reviews)

  • Huron has great people and a positive, fun working environment (in 37 reviews)

Cons
  • Work/life balance is not always prioritized (in 50 reviews)

  • Transparency by upper management is not there (in 18 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Career Goals"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Legal Consultant in Stoughton, MA
    Former Employee - Legal Consultant in Stoughton, MA

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

    Pros

    If you want to learn about the consulting business, this is a great start. Lots of opportunities to learn.

    Cons

    You must consistently work hard to get recognized. After all, that is how it should be, isn't it?


  2. Helpful (13)

    "Good benefits, Bad management and culture"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Good Benefits
    -Great work/life balance for those not in travel roles
    -Great place to get a start in your career
    -Good training opportunities

    Cons

    -Career path quickly plateaus
    -Upper management has bold ideas, but fails to provide a realistic (or any) road map to execution
    -Low relative salary
    -Does not practice what they preach in regards to values/culture

    Advice to Management

    Start taking a hard look at the values and your ACTUAL demonstration of them. Acknowledge and address the turnover rate. Too many people in upper management are "untouchable", yet contribute to a very toxic environment.


  3. Helpful (4)

    "decent company to start at"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The benefits package is excellent for a company this size. PTO is good if you can use it. Lots of flexibility as far as schedule and being physically present in the office, lots of work from home opportunities (could also be a con, as you are expected to work from home after-hours). If you're in the right group and know the right people, you will have a decent career. Young coworkers. Very diverse workforce.

    Cons

    Sinking ship. OBSCENELY high turnover. Pay low for lower-level employees. Heavy favoritism. Employees are often clueless of what is going on in other parts of the company or even their own division. Company acts like it is 10x bigger. They seem to waste a lot of money on expenses (especially higher up) but any spending lower-level employees do "is coming out of your bonus." Extreme favoritism toward healthcare group. PAINFULLY corporate. Feel like there is such a disconnect between upper-level management and lower-level employees in clout, pay, respect, etc. Collaboration between business units (which could be incredibly beneficial and a huge offering) is completely nonexistent. A LOT of self-promotion about how great they are and how great they treat their employees...to the point that it is annoying, especially since it is mostly lip-service. Bonuses are a joke. If you aren't in Chicago, you may as well not exist. Corners are cut in the worst places.

    Advice to Management

    Lighten up on the corporate attitude. Treat your lower-level employees much better, they are doing the work and it is expensive to keep hiring people...do something about the excessive turnover. Actually provide a work-life balance which you preach. Stop wasting money. You need to use your management consultants on your managers. Promote more within. Drop the AA attitude, they're gone. Pay more attention to your remote offices, don't ignore them.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "OK"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Healthcare Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Healthcare Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Talented colleagues. Challenging environment. Good place to start your consulting career.

    Cons

    Work/life balance is not as advertised. Culture is clique-y. Too much travel. Software implementation methodologies need serious overhaul, as well as certain product offerings.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Political company."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Associate Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexibility to work at home on some weeks.
    Hard working staff.
    Can live almost anywhere in the States.

    Cons

    Boys club at the top positions.
    Hand holding that stymies growth.
    Reporting structure very hierarchical.
    Have to know the right people to get the right roles to get promoted. Not based on actual ability or merit but heavily on your role opportunity (if the people in power don't put you in a good role, there goes your chance for a promotion).

    Advice to Management

    Re-evaluate the promotion system (instead of weighing too much on being in a role to be promoted - some people have to wait an extra 6 months in order to prove that because they get placed in a bad role.)


  7. Helpful (4)

    "Room for Improvement"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Associate in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Generous PTO policy.

    -Great people - intelligent co-workers
    .
    -Company has strong community involvement.

    Cons

    -A company that looks good on paper, but disappoints once you're actually in the doors. It's a good place to start your career, but not a place worth staying.

    -The people are great, but good talent is often leaving.

    -Managers are weak and lack leadership.

    -The culture that once made the compay great is fading.

    -Huron is growing and is still trying to figure out who they want to be. Change isn't managed well and performance expectations are often unrealistic and not consistent across groups.


  8. "Can be great or awful depending on your solution group placement"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Revenue Cycle Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Revenue Cycle Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    High expectations force you to be better

    Cons

    Too many to list

    Advice to Management

    allow people to move throughout solution groups


  9. Helpful (1)

    "A Bad Experience"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Director in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits and Compensation are good and inline with job requirements

    Cons

    Management is fraught with problems. Entirely to much nepotism and advancement is meted out based on who you know and how much you are willing to boot lick. Promotion is given on the basis of who your drinking buddies are.

    Advice to Management

    Look hard at the EPM group and clean out the nepotism and despots.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Learn before you become, then leave."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Responsibilities are learned early on
    -Dynamic culture
    -Variety of technology and business methodologies
    -Easy access to learning
    -Acceptable benefits
    -Interesting projects

    Cons

    -Overpriced hours billed to the lowest billing consultants "analysts just out of college more than likely"
    -Worst work/life
    -High turnover
    -Senior Management (lack of initiatives, no direction, no support, lack of management skills)
    -Advancement is questionable, the formula seems to be on the right project at the right time, pick a good coach
    -Professional Development is the worst, don't expect this indicator to mean anything, most of the other managers and directors are aware how bad it is
    -Small-Med consulting firm competition is on the rise, they grew to big too fast and are now fighting firms with half the amount of employees for the same contracts. In turn they only go after contracts that are valuable rather than providing a complete solution
    -Lack of resources to move new projects forward
    -Company grows by acquisition not by internal growth

    Advice to Management

    Make upper management more accountable. All of these Con's are because upper management allows and is aware of these issues. Only the CEO can be blamed if it has continued as long as it has. Give lower management some available time to breath and actually provide management.


  11. "Extremely Mismanaged, poor direction"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Associate in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Rarely have to work weekends
    Some good staff

    Cons

    100% travel
    Below market pay
    Hires people based on select experience, not intelligence, creating situations where employees are only staffable on unique projects

    Advice to Management

    You are creating a commodity with your current strategy
    Charging extremely low rates to clients, resulting in not giving bonuses or raises to staff creates high turnover thus this is not truly a consulting firm, more of a canned solution that anybody can deliver



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