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Updated February 2, 2017
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Navigant Chairman and CEO Julie M. Howard
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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. "Associate Director"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate Director in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Associate Director in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Operates as a big 5 consulting firm

    Cons

    Like most consulting firms, life balance is difficult


  2. "Summer Associate"

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    Former Intern - Summer Associate in Washington, DC
    Former Intern - Summer Associate in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Navigant as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The internship program is great in terms of giving you fun activities to do and helping you get to know the company. However, the level of responsibility it fairly low and you end up not really learning a ton. The people are great and the compensation is solid however.

    Cons

    This is specifically within Disputes and Investigations, but some of the work depending on sub-practice is very tedious work, and it's also hard to move around sub-practices - you get locked in to one for at least 1-2 years.

    Advice to Management

    They should make it easier to move between sub-practices and tell you which sub-practice you will be hired into at the end of your internship. There are certain sub-practices that I was not interested in at all and others I was very interested in.

  3. "Consultant"

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    Current Employee - Consultant in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Consultant in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There are many opportunities for growth both outside and inside the firm.

    Cons

    Don't know enough to say

    Advice to Management

    No advice that I can think of. Again, just recently got an offer.

    Navigant Response

    Dec 12, 2016 – Recruiting Manager

    Welcome to Navigant! Thank you for your review.


  4. "Associate Director"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate Director in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Associate Director in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    High quality consulting company respected by past and current clientele. Strong relationship with government.

    Cons

    Very large consulting company. Didn't have a good sense of the mission and values of the company as a whole


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Consultant"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Consultant in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great mid-size consulting firm. Young co-workers and a good place to start your career in finance/consulting. Office is brand new and in a great location.

    Cons

    Work environment is a bit cold. Everyone mostly keeps to themselves throughout the day. Office politics like everywhere can be tense.

    Advice to Management

    Communication within project groups could be better.

    Navigant Response

    Sep 7, 2016 – Recruiting Manager

    Thank you for leaving a review about your experience at Navigant.


  6. "Associate Summer Consultant"

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    Former Intern - Associate Consultant (Summer) in Washington, DC
    Former Intern - Associate Consultant (Summer) in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Navigant as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good intern program. Very supportive and good events. Help you to understand the entire company with weekly lunch talks given from different divisions. Co-workers are very understanding of the interns and respectful at the same time.

    Cons

    A little boring work (just particularly my division). As an engineer working in energy department, not very exciting and a little bit separated from the other interns

    Navigant Response

    Sep 7, 2016 – Recruiting Manager

    Thank you for your review! We are glad you liked the intern program!


  7. "Valuation & Financials Department"

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    Former Contractor - /Risk Analyst in Washington, DC
    Former Contractor - /Risk Analyst in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Navigant as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Navigant Consulting is a great company to work where you will learn new methodologies every day and gain valuable experience everyday. The Financial Services and Disputes practice is the best department to work for and no day is boring and every employee (full-time, part-time, or contractor) are valued as team members.

    Cons

    The drawback at Navigant Consulting is the Valuation and Financial Risk Management Practice which can be a hit or miss depending who you are working with. I would strictly recommend inquiring who you will reporting to. I would recommend not working with a senior consultant. The senior consultant does not treat contractors well and is not properly trained on how to deal with employees and gain respect. She tends to turn to the "blame game" philosophy when something goes wrong instead of trying to fix the problem. She does not know how to train employees and shelves out incomplete information and expects you to figure out the rest. She was put in charge of a project and was extremely disorganized considering the project was being worked on for six months before we were contracted. I would definitely recommend not working with her and then the Valuation and Financial Risk Management can be definitely interesting.

    Advice to Management

    My advice to management would be to send the senior consultant I mentioned in the cons section for training on how treat all employees (full-time or contract) with respect. Additionally, I would recommend to train the employee effectively on how to be more organized on how to meet deadlines.

  8. "Good Place to Start a Career"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of flexibility and responsibility given to junior team members. Compensation is ok, bonuses can be good for high performers

    Cons

    Very hard to switch positions within the firm. MDs can be very territorial and not lot people have multiple experience

    Advice to Management

    Allow more ease of switching between groups and projects so that entry level employees get a more well rounded experience.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Good Place to get your career started"

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    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Generally speaking there's a good culture at Navigant, although you may come across the occasional problematic manager. Good pay, work/life balance, etc.

    Cons

    The work is pretty dry. Navigant isn't on the cutting edge of consulting services, and generally hops onto whatever sort of regulatory compliance or government contracting work it can find. Don't expect to work with the most technical people


  10. "Good entry level job"

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    Former Employee - Consultant in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Consultant in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good work life balance, very social office, good training programs

    Cons

    Small middle management team, very little mentoring


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