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Updated February 20, 2018
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Navigant Chairman and CEO Julie M. Howard
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  • The company could do a lot more to support a healthy work life balance (in 36 reviews)

  • If you don't like long hours or being on the road (i (in 29 reviews)

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  1. "Healthcare Consultant"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Revenue Cycle Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Revenue Cycle Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people, strong leadership, methodology to follow in project support, great development structure, fun & rewarding culture

    Cons

    Standard cons for any consulting gig: hours & travel

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work in supporting the growth of your people. I truly feel empowered to take on stretch responsibilities and am encouraged to lend my opinion where applicable.


  2. "Mediocre Management"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Director in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Associate Director in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Salary
    FT benefits
    Can live most anywhere

    Cons

    Poor work/life balance
    Director level and above management ill-prepared for position
    Most cases does not function collaboratively to clients
    Highly political
    Hiring too many junior consultants with little experience

    Advice to Management

    Very limited for experienced consultants

    Navigant Response

    Feb 20, 2018 – Senior Recruiter

    Thank you so much for the candid feedback about your experience. We are constantly evolving as a firm and encourage colleagues to contact their Manager, Human Capital Business Partner, or Practice... More

  3. "Navigant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Navigant full-time

    Pros

    Allows for flexible work schedule

    Cons

    Focuses too heavily on how much you can bill


  4. "Consultant"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work/life balance, exposure to different industries

    Cons

    Compensation, communication with upper management

    Advice to Management

    Better communication to team


  5. "Need to"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Managing Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Managing Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Navigant full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Leaders focused on growth and mentoring but people in the middle aren’t following the same lead.

    Cons

    Too many toxic MDs and Ds in healthcare management who have picked their people and they only promote them and give them chances only .
    Management doesn’t address negative behavior of those individuals.
    - too many green people being promoted too fast and lack skills to do their work

    Advice to Management

    Continue to loose good talent due to people getting tired of being looked over . Take care of the high performers and they will take care of your business.


  6. "Political, Long Hours"

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

    I worked at Navigant full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Salary ( but on the low end of competition)

    Cons

    If you’re aren’t part of the boys club then don’t bother vying for promotion
    Typical top heavy management
    No women or minorities in upper management
    Work hard and long hours with no recognition

    Advice to Management

    Promote diversity, Stop acting like the Big 4


  7. "Not a place for females or gays - Promotions based on favoritism - No interest in professional development"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Navigant full-time

    Pros

    Interesting projects. Training courses in Illinois.

    Cons

    Generally litigation consulting is feast (90 hours per week) or famine (0 hours for months).
    Generally the company culture is very white, male, heterosexually dominated.
    As a female with an advanced degree, I was treated like a paralegal and was paid $10k less than a male counter part who didn't have a master's degree but had the same years of work experience.
    The team had no interest in developing anyone professionally. They have favorites. The promotion process is based on favoritism. For example, they promoted the guy who didn't have a master's degree instead of me, a female with a master's degree, and instead of a gay man who had a master's degree and a CFA. Their reason for not promoting me was that I didn't have "work experience" in a specific software, which is something that I consistently asked for work in.

    Advice to Management

    It's a white, male dominated workplace. Pay attention to all the gender and sexual identification discrimination complaints and the forthcoming lawsuits.

  8. "Not good for rank and file employees"

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    Current Employee - Managing Consultant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Managing Consultant in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Some of the people you work are good people.

    Cons

    Demanding hours including weekends with no potential for a good bonus at the end of the year. Consultants are not appreciated by the directors. Many rules, regulations, and policies that are reflective of a large bloated company.

    Advice to Management

    People don't stick around because it's a burn out model, but management does not seem to care as long as they get paid handsomely.

    Navigant Response

    Feb 20, 2018 – Senior Recruiter

    Thank you for your comments about your experience at Navigant. We strive to provide all employees with a good experience, and encourage you to speak with your Manager, Practice Area Business Manager... More


  9. "Very Good Company"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate Director in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Associate Director in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Navigant full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Offices in nice buildings
    Private offices for managers and above
    Nice selection of treats for break
    Generous PTO
    Great leaders who are empathetic

    Cons

    On call 24/7
    Responsive to clients regardless of impact on staff (as are MOST professional service firms)
    Not a lot of opportunity in that staff are competing with management to sell the same services to the same potential clients
    A complete focus on billable hours can cause some bad behavior by staff
    All revenue generated by Associate Directors is allocated to the production of the supervising director (provides incentive for directors to NOT want to promote Associate Directors)

    Advice to Management

    Better track revenue generation and track it at all levels


  10. "Former consultant"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great place to take on more responsibilities quickly. Exposed to a lot of different clients and projects

    Cons

    promotions can be tough. poor work/life balance


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