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Huron Consulting Group Reviews

Updated September 18, 2017
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  • Work/life balance is not always prioritized (in 52 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. "Email Marketer"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Email Campaign Specialist in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Email Campaign Specialist in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Great location and knowledgeable co-workers.

    Cons

    Strict dress code that should be a bit more relaxed.

    Advice to Management

    If an employee is not client facing the dress code should be a bit more relaxed.


  2. "Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager
    Current Employee - Manager

    Pros

    smart, collaborative environment. have the opportunity to take as much responsibility as you want.

    Cons

    work life balance can suffer from consulting hours

  3. "Work Hard, Play Hard"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There is a "Work Hard, Play Hard" mentality for consultants who are out in the field. There are lots of chances to succeed and a lot of connections and networking to be done. You can learn a lot from this opportunity and I recommend it very much.

    Cons

    There is a "Work Hard, Play Hard" mentality for consultants who are out in the field. You end up working and just being with the same people for long periods time in a day, especially on the road. It can be great if you work well together, but not so much if the chemistry isn't there.

    Advice to Management

    Nothing to change other than create a more stable management structure. The job will weed out any people who aren't fit for the lifestyle.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Miami, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Upward mobility and focus on continued education; community involvement

    Cons

    Benefits package doesn't included accrued "payable" vacation. Vacation time is not limited, but if your work/life balance isn't "balanced" you also do not receive the monetary benefit in lieu of the vacation time you were unable to use due to client engagement.

    Advice to Management

    Paid vacation accrual to a minimum threshold per management level in the event no vacation time, or severely limited vacation time is used during a calendar year. Employees shouldn't be "penalized" for putting client needs above their own and sacrificing some work life balance in the interest of providing clients with excellent consulting services.


  5. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Huron Consulting Group full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits, PTO, work and life balance

    Cons

    No perspectives on a career development for corporate.


  6. "Great Colleagues, Good Benefits / Pay, Company Slow to Adapt"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    My colleagues are true team players and are willing to help one another out. Mid-level management is very flexible and accommodating about work/life balance. Opportunities to learn a lot about your industry. Benefits are strong: Unlimited PTO, HSA contributions and 401k matching.

    Cons

    Company is slow to change internally and responding to market. Old "halycon days" culture still pervades mentality of many employees, causing current culture to be a bit less enthusiastic/engaged. Practice is very silo-ed, difficult to learn new portions of the same industry. Some employees still have very "hierarchical" mindset, excessive preference to delegate versus doing the work.

    Advice to Management

    Change faster. Promote good workers with technical skills faster, not just those who can delegate or pitch things to executives. Invest more in your people, not just other companies.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Really solid company but..."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Huron Consulting Group full-time

    Pros

    For the most part, Huron really treats its employees right. Salaries are generally good, expenses are paid on time and are not particularly rigorous in their application, they have LOTS of opportunities to learn, including lunch and learns, online courses, and a host of other chances to up your game. They also do lots and lots of social get-togethers; the culture here is very much "work hard, play hard" (and I may have the order wrong here ~ seriously: our division CEO got up at our annual meeting on the last day and told us how proud he was of us for partying so hard the night before. I kid you not).

    Cons

    Beware of snakes! Like anywhere else I suppose, some people are favorites and others are not. Avoid speaking your mind. It's also a "go along to get along" culture.

    Advice to Management

    Lots and lots of smart, hard-working people. You keep throwing them away and the pipeline may dry up some day.

  8. "Great Coworkers, Management lacking in vision"

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    Former Employee - Analyst in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Analyst in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Worked with great people, had a great work-life balance, and learned a ton! Have a great opportunity to work closely with Senior Leadership, and be involved with Sales & thought leadership even at a young age. Management does respect opinions of junior staff, and the social environment is great.

    Cons

    Management gets cliquey when it comes to staffing, and did not actively support broad growth through exposure to diverse projects. If you want to become a subject matter expert, however, there is an upward trajectory.

    Advice to Management

    Take a longer-term view of junior staff development. Listen to their feedback and try to diversify their staffing


  9. "Manager"

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    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 5 years)

    Pros

    Great Working environment, Dedicated peers, good working culture

    Cons

    Salary is really low as compared to the other consulting firms


  10. "Associate Consultant"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Associate in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great work life balance and benefit package. Collaborative, passionate team and culture. Fast-paced environment with opportunity to take on responsibility early in career.

    Cons

    Must be willing to travel 100% with limited opportunity to take a break from this lifestyle.

    Advice to Management

    Provide better rotational opportunities for analysts to explore areas of interest. Also consider opportunities to take a hiatus from the road for internal development/growth projects.


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