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Updated July 19, 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 59 reviews)

  • Good work-life balance, smart people (in 25 reviews)

Cons
  • The company could do a lot more to support a healthy work life balance (in 31 reviews)

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

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (4)

    "Great company, good benefits"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Dynamic team, good benefits, growth potential within job. Flexible work environment.

    Cons

    Based in Chicago--why couldn't it be New York? :)

    Advice to Management

    Invest in your people! They are your best brand ambassadors.

    Navigant Response

    Sep 7, 2016 – Recruiting Manager

    Thank you for leaving a review of your experience. Having a dynamic team, good benefits, growth and flexible work environment are all part of the culture at Navigant.


  2. "Strong Consulting Firm Culture"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - Strong presence within major cities across the country
    - Professionalism of employees
    - Strong backgrounds of co-workers and very intelligent consultants
    - Culture promotes working with colleagues

    Cons

    - Development opportunities outside of the firm
    - Small project teams limit the help necessary on some projects
    - Management can be reluctant to give lower levels praise but provides blame when projects are team effort

    Advice to Management

    Increase competitiveness in salary/bonus and increase promotions to retain top talent within the firm. Outside hiring is not always necessary if you progress individuals properly.

  3. "I love working at Navigant"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Magaging Consultant in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Magaging Consultant in Pittsburgh, PA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Opportunites for growth
    Exposure to leadership
    Pay

    Cons

    Long hours and some weak employees

    Advice to Management

    Make more decsision on hour to rise the stock price


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Great Management"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Consultant in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Management are very accessible
    Collaborative work environment
    Good pay

    Cons

    projects can end abruptly
    no job stability


  5. "Outstanding & Forward-thinking Culture of Professionals"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Director in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Associate Director in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Smart and dedicated colleagues raise the skill set bar

    Cons

    Could be more communication between offices and regions


  6. "Headed in the right direction."

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

    I have been working at Navigant full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    New CEO with a vision. It is headed in the right direction. Extraordinary female presence at the highest levels of management. Strong emphasis on training and team building.

    Cons

    Some parts of the company are fiefdoms, with Managing Directors maintaining tight control over sales credits.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to provide vision that includes non-monetary goals. Continue to encourage cross-practice activity. Consider expanding in Asia.


  7. "Great culture - growing firm"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Forward thinking, results oriented leadership provides growth opportunities for anyone interested.
    Consulting can involve long hours and hard work - regional philosophy allows for less travel and more work life balance than the competitors.
    Excellent experience with the recruiting organization as well as all of human capital.

    Cons

    Practices are somewhat silo like - would be nice to get more exposure across groups especially at more junior levels

    Advice to Management

    Recognition that corporate service employees, while not billing, are essential to the success and I growing growth.

  8. "Moving in the right direction"

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

    I have been working at Navigant full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Entrepreneurial environment, focused consulting experience to build expertise in an area you're passionate, recent organization changes position the Firm for future growth

    Cons

    Limited brand recognition outside core client base, company is still early in state of development

    Advice to Management

    Continue to build/focus on strategic areas to meet goals set for 2014-2017


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Great opportunities, lots of work"

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

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

    Pros

    Great access to senior management. Management is real interested in delivering quality projects. Good pay. Projects are not super difficult but do require long hours. **Note pros and cons vary by the PRACTICE**

    Cons

    401K match is just ok. It's difficult to use all of your vacation time. Staffing on good projects to not equitable but based on popularity and politics.

    Advice to Management

    Invest more in training, hiring quality people, and focus on equitable staffing.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Great people, interesting work with excellent opportunities for advancement"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Director
    Current Employee - Associate Director
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Navigant full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Very intelligent colleagues
    Limitless training opportunities
    Interesting projects
    Good pay and transparent bonus structure
    Generally, the firm is flexible with work - life balance, though job deadlines can impact that
    Culture - offices offer different committees for planning social events, philanthropic events, etc.

    Cons

    Client always comes first and while this is the exception, not the rule, sometimes work impacts life.
    It can be challenging work with challenging deadlines
    While the C - AD level is more transparent in terms of promotion cycles, bonus structure, etc. it is difficult to know exactly what it takes to make it to Director or Managing Director (in terms of the responsibilities and rewards).

    Advice to Management

    Continue to improve on the overall Navigant Brand, not just in terms of pursuing client work, but within the former, current and prospective workforce. As I look through some of my colleagues and former colleagues comments regarding their time at Navigant, I am concerned, because it has not been my experience and there are not currently as many positive entries. That is not to say the negative entries are inaccurate, but Navigant should do a better job of determining areas for improvement and addressing prior to them getting to this point.


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