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Huron Consulting Group Reviews

Updated October 17, 2017
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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. 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


  2. "Huron was great!"

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

    I worked at Huron Consulting Group full-time

    Pros

    Huron is a great company to work for.

    Cons

    There were no cons at Huron.

  3. "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


  4. "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


  5. "Your mileage may vary"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Management is generally very accessible and open to new ideas. Company makes an effort to evolve, and there is less bureaucracy compared to other companies (although are still office politics)

    Cons

    As much as the company tries to take on new internal initiatives and develop their people, there is a lack of accountability in execution. Ultimately your experience here will come down to your project team- you have a 50/50 chance of working with intelligent and motivated people who are primarily interested in bringing value to the client, or getting stuck in a dead-end role where your only responsibility is to remain billable

    Advice to Management

    Focus less on growth and more on the quality of current staff. Also need more emphasis on managers that are focused on people-development and project management


  6. "Perfectly Sized Firm with Amazing Benefits"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Manager in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great salary and amazing benefits (unlimited PTO, 6% 401k at 100% match, good heath insurance, etc.). Also, you can really own your career here - If you want to get to that next level some directors/managers do a great job of coaching you on how to achieve it. Big enough to get some large clients, but not too big like a BIG 4 where you are a number (been there done that) and the only number that matters is utilization. The medium size is also good because you really can get to know people in your organization but not in an overbearing way like a boutique firm would be.

    Cons

    The worst IT in the world. I think the IT support is underfunded or understaffed because it's so hard to get something actually fixed or someone in the states on a screen share.

    Advice to Management

    Put more $ toward IT support. A walk-up a desk in the Chicago office would be nice. Allow people to get Macs, it's 2017. I personally work so much quicker on a Mac and could do my own troubleshooting but my director never approved it.


  7. "Work Opportunities"

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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

    As a Huron employee, I get the opportunity to meet other health care entities and take away new ideas to change existing processes.

    Cons

    Office locations are not within each state

  8. "Great People at Huron"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great perks & great people.

    Cons

    Huron does not seem to know how to deal with changing times & disrupts in market.


  9. "Benefit are great, low pay, and threat of RIF every quarter"

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

    I have been working at Huron Consulting Group full-time

    Pros

    Superb insurance and 6% match of yearly salary. Very hard to beat in the industry. Also, unlimited PTO.

    Cons

    Lower base pay than competitors. Long time to promote, and an unwillingness to reward experience and achievement with higher pay.

    Advice to Management

    Reconfigure salary bands. Do away with silly "bring all promotions to the base, no matter what". Provide greater transparency in management decisions, and more notice to employees than just two weeks when there is a RIF. You expect your employees to be loyal to you, do them the same courtesy when ripping away employment.


  10. "Dynamic growth company where you can make impact"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director
    Current Employee - Director
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    + Consistent culture where people and values are integral in how we work
    + Strong compensation and benefits package
    + Career opportunities to move within and amongst various practices
    + Excellent training, development and coaching opportunities
    + Focus on community service
    + High performance but caring culture
    +Right size - larger firm infrastructure with an entrepreneurial spirit

    Cons

    + Lots of changes and shifts in current and new businesses with some new leadership
    + Leadership communication and transparency has improved
    + Slower integration of various businesses/practices to create a one-firm approach is in process and can be a limiting factor to the rate of growth

    Advice to Management

    Continue to focus on new areas of opportunity/growth as well as expanding/diversifying current solutions into new areas.


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