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Navigant Economics Managing Director and Principal Cathy Niden
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  1. "Managing Consultant"

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    Current Employee - Managing Consultant in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Managing Consultant in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    - Coworkers are very friendly
    - Great sense of camaraderie
    - Intelligent coworkers and managers yield intellectually stimulating environment

    Cons

    - The "economics" of the work is at a very basic level of economics. No sophisticated theoretical or econometric modeling.


  2. "sexist male directors"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    no pros about this place

    Cons

    horrible hours. sexist environment. no promotion opportunities.
    females are given secretarial work on projects. males get assigned challenging data driven aspects of cases.

    Advice to Management

    develop people

  3. "Senior Oracle DBA"

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    Current Contractor - Senior Oracle Database Administrator in Washington, DC
    Current Contractor - Senior Oracle Database Administrator in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Navigant Economics as a contractor (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great place to work, great people

    Cons

    Ended too soon, wish it could have latest longer.


  4. "Good Company"

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    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Navigant Economics full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Possibility of interesting work. Very smart people.

    Cons

    Can be stuck doing the same type of work for long periods of time.
    Not as involved in growing their employees careers as Navigant Consulting as a whole.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Disorganized and Awful"

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    Former Contractor - Risk Consultant in Washington, DC
    Former Contractor - Risk Consultant in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Navigant Economics as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Work in a nice part of DC.

    Cons

    Terrible training. Disorganized workplace. Extremely uninteresting work. If a recruiter tricks you into this, you're probably overqualified for the work. My next consulting job pays me 2.8 times as much and I actually enjoy it. This a great place to earn $17 an hour for never seeing a human being, tagging mortgage documents to get banks out of trouble for the loan crisis. Nobody who gets this gig is actually hired on permanently.

    Advice to Management

    Recognize talent and place it appropriately.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Excruciating work"

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    Current Contractor - Risk Analysis Consultant in Washington, DC
    Current Contractor - Risk Analysis Consultant in Washington, DC

    I have been working at Navigant Economics as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Work is easy, insanely boring data capture, page bookmarking. Work without lunch. No career path upward. They did warn me that I wouldn't like any part of their work but I can't wait until my new job starts at McKinsey.

    Cons

    Very poor training, boring work that will not build your resume, lower than industry-pay.

    Advice to Management

    Simple recognition software could replace all of the work done by Disputes at a fraction of the cost to MBIA and Credit Suisse.


  7. "Great working environment. Pay is below average."

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    Former Employee - Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Navigant Economics full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The company culture is friendly and fun. Very very smart people around and always willing to help you out and give you advice on your project. Take advantage of the opportunities around you.

    Cons

    Below average pay and management strategies from the mother company is usually confusing if not annoying. Management within the division is fine but mother company tends to disrupt that.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "super friendly working environment"

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    Current Employee - Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Consultant in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Navigant Economics full-time

    Pros

    friendly working environment, your peers are willing to help you to succeed. Supervisors are friendly as well and will give assignments to you according to your strength.

    Cons

    not much negotiation with their benefit package.. after I joined company I realize it pays a little lower than its competitors.


  9. "Managing consultant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Navigant Economics full-time

    Pros

    Great compensation, interesting and varied casework. The right managers can make an incredibly positive difference in your future career trajectory.

    Cons

    Long hours, but you know that going in.


  10. "Consultant"

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, intelligent people to work with and flexible work schedule when it's not extremely busy.

    Cons

    Hard to balance work and life events during busy times.