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Navigant Reviews

Updated August 11, 2017
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Pros
  • Navigant does a pretty good job of creating a culture that supports a sustainable work-life balance, which isn't common in management consulting (in 63 reviews)

  • Good work-life balance, smart people (in 26 reviews)

Cons
  • The company could do a lot more to support a healthy work life balance (in 35 reviews)

  • Sometimes long hours, work can be dull at times (in 28 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Director"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Director in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Director in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Salary range is good, time off is good

    Cons

    Insurance is expensive, being a woman, cookie-cutter mentality

    Advice to Management

    If you are a trained monkey who will do what they say when they say without question and are willing to rip off clients, this is the place for you. The company is extremely hierarchical and full of men who belong to the good ole boy network.

    Navigant Response

    Aug 21, 2017 – Senior Recruiter

    Thank you for the candid feedback - I'm sorry that you are not having the most positive experience so far. I encourage you to contact your manager, Human Capital Business Partner, and Practice Area... More


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Promised no changes after takeover..."

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Structured departments lead a more organized company.

    Cons

    Lies upon lies, unfulfilled promises. Upper management repeatedly promised no changes to very little change after taking over my company. Fast forward a year, most of the middle management has been fired, and many employee's being re-purposed, relocated or also let go. This has caused very bad morale within on team and location.

    Advice to Management

    Stop the lying and tell people how it'll really be when you purchase their company.

  3. Helpful (3)

    "Good Client Work But Bad Culture"

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

    Pros

    Numerous smart, driven people
    Broad capabilities and client services

    Cons

    Senior leadership has created a challenging culture evidenced by 10% to 20% turnover annually
    Short-termed focused by nature of being public
    Little concern for individuals

    Advice to Management

    Quit tolerating bad and abusive leadership


  4. "Keep Looking"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Managing Consultant in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Managing Consultant in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    On first glance this company seems to have values and commitment to employees. They encourage volunteer activities for community events.

    Cons

    Working as a remote employee you do not get to share in the "company culture" and you are subjected to the mercy of your managing director.

    Advice to Management

    Stop all the silos. You need to be better at creating the company culture that can spread out to your remote employees and have more opportunities to be engaged with the company.


  5. Helpful (3)

    "A company who promotes excellence, Then once you work for them they lie to you and treat you like dirt."

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Analyst
    Current Employee - Analyst
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits are hands down the best. 3 weeks vacation, plus 2 weeks sick and 2 floating holidays, cheap medical and other benefits.

    Cons

    They pay you like crap, no advancements. If you work in the medical field this is not the place for a guy to work. This company is extremely sexist. Hard to work for.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Consultant"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Navigant as a contractor

    Pros

    Nothing I worked as contractor so no pros for me there are some for its own employees

    Cons

    company is a mess the project was a mess noone knew what's going on

    Advice to Management

    change your managers


  7. Helpful (2)

    "No Leadership"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Smart people. Not much else.

    Cons

    You have no control over projects / directors. Senior leadership is poor. Toxic culture starts at the top.

    Advice to Management

    Be honest.

  8. Helpful (10)

    "RUN AWAY - while you still can"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The salary was great, they basically overpay people to do menial tasks and use their compensation as the only way to keep them in a miserable existence.

    Cons

    Honestly this is the worst place I have ever worked, or heard of anyone else working. It all depends on your practice area, but the entire financial branch and all practices within it are an absolute nightmare.

    Senior management cares only about client satisfaction and have dismal retention rates, people are ALWAYS quitting. In order to succeed be aware that you will be playing the political game to your very last breath, those that are promoted quickly are willing to trod on others to make their way. In terms of culture, there is none. You will be screamed at, abused, called names, asked to work 80+ hours, to cancel vacations to work, work every weekend, and nobody will care when your health fails because of it. They utilize a TON of contractors and the projects are meaningless and do not change.

    It isn't a consulting firm, you will gain no real skills, it's a temp agency. The work is mind numbing and you have to be in with one or two of the "right" people to get any responsibility. Don't waste your time with a full time position here, at least the contractors make overtime. Every single project is a constant fire drill, and don't expect training or professional development as there is "no time" for such things.

    Advice to Management

    Try listening to your employees and giving at least 10-20% of your effort to employee satisfaction. Yes, clients are important in consulting, but at the end of the day you need people to do the work.


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Worst company I've ever worked"

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

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

    Pros

    I've worked at five companies throughout my career and this is hands down the worst of them.

    Cons

    False promises from management
    Did not deliver on anything promised when joining
    Terrible management with no mentorship
    Work was incredibly uninteresting
    Bonuses were a joke

    Advice to Management

    Don't flat out lie to people about what they will be doing and don't tell people the bonus percentages are targeted at 20%, then tell someone they are in top 3 people at their position and give them a 5% bonus, it's insulting.


  10. Helpful (4)

    "Do not work here"

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

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

    Pros

    If you are desperate to get into consulting, then take a job here

    Cons

    There is absolutely no consideration for nights, weekends, vacations. You are literally expected to be a slave. The attitude is that you should just be happy to even have a job. There is also no upward mobility. The leadership is unimpressive and uninspiring. The work is boring and monotonous. Its not really a consulting company, more of a temp agency.

    Advice to Management

    Empower your employees.


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