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Navigant San Francisco 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 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. Helpful (3)

    "Company provides lots of flexibility in terms of time management and location but not great on compensation"

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    Current Employee - Research Analyst in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Research Analyst in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    As said before there is a lot of flexibility, in addition the culture strives to minimize micro management and incentivize initiative and autonomy

    Cons

    Very bureaucratic feel which is typical of any large corporate firm with many entities but still it seems little is being done to reduce the number of inefficiencies bureaucracy creates


  2. "Managing Consultant"

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    Current Employee - Managing Consultant in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Managing Consultant in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    depending on what you do, you may be able to work from home

    Cons

    salary increases are paltry, very poor IT capabilities, bonus payment methodology is a black box and are insufficient, alot of corporate double speak about career development, and lip service to diversity

    Advice to Management

    pay your employees a little better and trim the fat off the inefficient corporate level management

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Working for Navigant is worthwhile, but not a passion."

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    Current Employee - Managing Consultant in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Managing Consultant in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    There is a lot of flexibility to do the work you are interested in and the flexibility to maintain a good work/life balance.

    Cons

    It is a very corporate environment which allows for people to fall through the cracks and promotes competition over collaboration.


  4. "Fine for a consulting gig"

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    Former Employee - Managing Consultant in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Managing Consultant in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    Interesting project work (sometimes)
    Generally good compensation
    Flexible work location

    Cons

    Pace and expectations of output for junior employees are often unrealistic.
    Senior management can be hard to work with.
    The worst manager I've ever had was promoted from a pretty high level to a really high level while I was employed.
    Project management processes were old and bureaucratic


  5. "Hit or Miss"

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    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The office culture can be somewhat stuffy, but most people are talented and committed. Lots of training opportunities and if you are creative, you can pitch your own.

    Cons

    There is an increasing pressure on billability, which doesn't help for making it a fun place to be. There's a bit of an identity crisis at the moment. You need to get on good projects with good D's and MD's if you want to advance.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in better systems to support employees. Make messages more consistent to employees about the value you hope to get from them.

    Navigant Response

    Oct 9, 2014 – Sr. Manager, Human Capital

    Thank you for your feedback. We appreciate your comments and will take them into account as areas to address as the Firm continues to evolve.”


  6. "Challenging and intellectually stimulating work, great teammates, terrible work/life balance"

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    Current Employee - Consultant in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Consultant in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The case work can be very interesting and engaging, people in general are great, employees are treated well, hard work is noticed and rewarded

    Cons

    Work/life balance is challenging as hours can be extremely long, mistakes are considered to be earth-shattering, compensation is not great considering hours worked


  7. "Admirable"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good environment and diverse industries

    Cons

    Staff work can be remedial at times

    Advice to Management

    Great leadership during my stay at the firm. Leadership has changed since I left

  8. "Solid post-undergrad work experience"

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    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in San Francisco, CA
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Solid post-undergrad work experience; access to senior management; work on high-impact projects with high-profile clients.

    Cons

    Not all senior management is competent. Work / life balance can, at times, be nonexistent.

    Advice to Management

    You have some smart, hard-working people working long hours; invest in their professional development and ensure senior management is competent enough to lead and support the team.


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