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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 57 reviews)

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

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Outside Training is the best take away"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The company is set up as silos and it is not easy to move between. Some groups are great and work well, a lot of groups are terrible. If you want to pursue a certification or outside training you can usually get support for it.

    Cons

    Skilled project work is coveted and you have to work hard to obtain meaningful work. The company does not promote from within and the staff is not diverse.

    Advice to Management

    Senior Management does not appear to have any strategic planning in the works for the future. Also, it is very easy for non-productive management and employees to "hide out" and not do anything.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "poor"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vienna, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vienna, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    lots of former Big 5 folks there w/good credentials

    Cons

    no corporate identity - just a bunch of acquired firms smashed together; only career mobility is offered in Chicago HQ


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Not a good company to work for"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Competitive Salary, good experience gained from bad experiences.

    Cons

    Lots of Micromanaging, good employees are treated like crap, hardworking employees are rewarded with more work and less resources. Management shows favoritism when determining promotions and layoffs. Senior Managers seem to make a lot of bad decisions and mistakes and are very quick to point fingers at lower level employees.

    Advice to Management

    Management needs an intensive training on Leadership & Ethics


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  5. Helpful (2)

    "It really depends on the group you work in. Could be OK, could be horrible."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Director in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Associate Director in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The pay is on par with the industry. Bonuses completely determined by hours worked with no performance component, which is good and bad, of course. Casual work environment.

    Cons

    I can only speak to the Economics practice and mainly to the Chicago Partners end of it. The practice consists of three separate firms that have been merged into one. There are remnants of LECG, Chicago Partners, and Empiris at this firm. They do very dissimilar work. Chicago Partners concentrates on very high end, large stakes litigation with prominent academic economists. That seems pretty interesting. However, these economists have clearly decided that there's no way to make their earn out and have decided not to bring any cases. A horrible practice to be in for career development and mobility.


  6. "Company needs a major overhaul"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Consultant in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Consultant in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Pay is good for consultant work

    Cons

    zero feedback, zero communication, zero interaction

    Advice to Management

    need to acknowledge consultants have more experience than the pool of full timers which is actually a bunch of young kids at entry levels with little street experience. fulltimers can talk a good game and its precisely that, talk. The actual work are done by consultants. The management can't seem to manage a team. The senior management don't seem to care. The company structure is very strange.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Navigant Staffing"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Navigant is more or less a "flat" organization. For exceptionally driven individuals, opportunities to make an impact exist if such individuals have the patience to address some of the organizational shortcomings. At the Senior Consultant/Managing Consultant level, many folks have Big 4 experience who cashed in their time there for a decent pay with Navigant. Depending on the project, there is a level of work/life balance as well.

    Cons

    Lack of an effective sales force translates into a highly "opportunistic" pipeline, meaning staff-augmentation work, as opposed to Navigant-driven solution engagements. Perhaps a better name for the firm would be Navigant Staffing.

    Advice to Management

    Reward talent and production; purge non-performers.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Promised no changes after takeover..."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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.


  9. 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.


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

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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.


  11. Helpful (3)

    "Good Client Work But Bad Culture"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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


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