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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 58 reviews)

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

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Promised no changes after takeover..."

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    • 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.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Laid off with no notice"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Navigant full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    None, I think my title speaks for itself.

    Cons

    After months of lying about meeting revenue and promising new projects, I and several other colleagues were laid off on the spot. It turned out that revenue targets hadn't been met for 2 quarters and no big sales were on the horizon for the next few months.

    Advice to Management

    Grow a set and don't lay people off by conference call.


  3. Helpful (7)

    "Very "Hit or Miss""

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Healthcare Consultant in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Healthcare Consultant in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    One of the very few positive consequences of working here is that it teaches you how to work with discipline, stay organized, and pay attention to detail. Skills that are not necessarily mastered in school. Pretty simple interview process is also a plus.

    Cons

    Below-than-average consulting pay, awful middle management, and office culture vastly different from hub to hub. You are over-promised a lot during the interview process i.e. opportunities for professional development and meaningful projects that are catered to your skill sets. I can't believe how many people I have talked to after I left Navigant that shared common themes: heavy micromanagement, managing consultants with a superiority complex, mundane projects, and a tough political culture. My best recommendation is for any new grad (Bachelor's or Master's) to avoid this place (I can only speak to the healthcare sector). If you are interested in being a management consultant in the healthcare industry, only seek opportunities at Navigant AFTER you gain additional experience elsewhere and AFTER you have thoroughly networked to ensure that the team you are joining is supportive of your professional desires. There are many other consulting firms out there that will instill more trust and invest more resources into you. While I was at Navigant, I have never felt so professionally defeated. And I know several others that share the same sentiment. Since then, I have joined another healthcare consulting firm and could not be happier.

    Advice to Management

    Managing Directors and Directors should be much more careful about screening their managing consultants on their leadership. Not all smart, tech-savvy individuals make great leaders and project managers.


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  5. "Great working environment but needs a lot of work as it relates to consulting work"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    It is a great working environment.

    Cons

    Strong desire to keep doing more of the same. The same is just small projects mainly related to research.

    Advice to Management

    Must take a closer look at the competition and adjust the consulting strategy – Must important need to have the right folks to implement.


  6. 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


  7. "Consultant"

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

    I worked at Navigant full-time

    Pros

    Bagel Thursdays in Navigant's NYC office.

    Cons

    Repetitive work, pressure on billable hours, lack of communication and culture in the firm.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Administrative Specialist or AKA Executive Assistant"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Navigant full-time

    Pros

    Convenient to public transportation, nice offices, amenities in building such as restaurants, gym and bank. Admins get overtime.

    Cons

    If you wanted to be treated like a small child (instead of a professional) go work at Navigant. The EAs at this company are treated like neglected stepchildren. Even with a long career at Navigant or anywhere else the senior level staff have no respect (younger ones worse). Only 2 WEEKS of vacation (only position at Navigant that has this restriction - no negotiations). Mgmt expects you to act like a consultant and know the business. They watch you like a hawk via an IM program. Everyone else comes here with packages, sign on bonuses, negotiated vacation, large salaries but not the admins. They will higher you for one job then pile people on you. Give summer hours but don't be fooled because you have to make up the whopping 4 hours you get to leave early.

    Advice to Management

    If you respected the admins then maybe everyone else would follow. Unhappy overworked admins make your senior execs less productive. If we could have taken work off their shoulders they could produce more. Helloooo.


  9. "Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    None, avoid this place at all costs...

    Cons

    Management is more interested in churning out employees and taking a cut from the subcontracting companies than actually doing any substantive work. The office is rife with politics so watch your back. The DC office is a perfect example of this.


  10. "Keep Looking"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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.


  11. Helpful (4)

    "Lied to me to recruit me"

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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
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Couldn't find any - suboptimal medical benefit. some staff was "protected" for no reason I could perceive, it certainly wasn't based on contribution to the project.

    Cons

    Horrendous turnover with many not even making it to 6 months, low morale, dishonest senior leadership. Poor leadesrhip and client management at the project level.

    Advice to Management

    Stabilize staff, communicate accurately in recruitment because lies are revealed day 1 on the job. Sell work you can actually deliver so turnover on projects will decrease


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