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Navigant Reviews

Updated June 23, 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 58 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. "Needs work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good Vacation time - 3 weeks after 2yrs.

    Cons

    No reward, miserable co-workers, poor leadership.

    Advice to Management

    Learn to appreciate and listen to your employees.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Everyone who has worked here says it's a bad company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Summer hours/activity. Great location, very smart colleagues

    Cons

    - Management makes employees feel lucky to be employed.
    - Decisions that affect employee(s) are made without any formal communication.
    - Serious lack of trust between senior management and employees.
    - People are frequently laid off with no explanation nor communication until the very moment employee is laid off.
    - Feels like your manager keeps secrets from you
    - HR protects their relationships with certain managers and cares less about resolving issues brought to their attention.
    - Managers show favoritism when it comes to performance evaluations and promotions

    Advice to Management

    Where do I start...Navigant is a great company, that could see productivity increased if employees felt appreciated.

    My advice to management...CHANGE!

  3. Helpful (4)

    "Horrible Company to Work For"

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

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

    Pros

    Absolutely nothing positive to say about this company

    Cons

    No longevity or career paths in place.
    It's all about the money
    They hire people who are unqualified
    They have no concept of budget and waste tons of money
    They bully there employees thinking it will produce work. Then they try to build them back up by saying nice things about the work that was produced.
    They lack vision and focus.
    Tons of unhappy and miserable people.
    No interaction with Upper Mgmt. as it pertains to everyday employees
    They use people to do their dirty work
    Pay raises are based on what they want to pay with NO measuring tools in place, basically you get cost of living increases.
    Never anything good to say from there employees.
    People get hired or promoted based on who they know (with no experience) over other highly qualified people

    Advice to Management

    You lack vision and character. Get to know the people in your company who are making you the money to pay your excessive salaries.


  4. "Severely Underpaid"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Comfortable, mundane, monotonous job.
    - Good work hours
    - Great location - in downtown New York City, Washington DC, Chicago and San Francisco

    Cons

    - Underpaid compared to all other consulting firms or industry.
    - Few vacation days.
    - Non challenging projects, therefore hurting future career opportunities.
    - Bad promotion opportunities and bonuses (<$1000).

    Advice to Management

    Pay employees what they deserve based on market demands.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Political stew"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate Director in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Associate Director in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice branding and some forward thinking on go to market strategies

    Cons

    A political stew with self serving, disinterested practice leadership residing over a clique-fest.


  6. Helpful (4)

    "Do not work here"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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.


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Worst company I've ever worked"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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.

  8. Helpful (10)

    "RUN AWAY - while you still can"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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. "Good choice for early stop in career but don't stay too long"

    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
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Many nice people overall, mostly below senior management levels. Good presence across US. Good place to start off career at consultant level.

    Cons

    Long hours expected and appreciation for sacrifices not readily acknowledged. Management seems to change strategy fairly often. Actions do not always match communications. Promotions are hard to attain.

    Advice to Management

    Commit to strategy (not just in words but in actions that support same strategy).


  10. Helpful (2)

    "No Leadership"

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


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