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Navigant Washington Reviews

Updated October 5, 2017
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  1. "Great!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Marketing Intern in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Marketing Intern in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    I definitely learned a lot from everyone i worked with

    Cons

    I can not really think of any

    Navigant Response

    Sep 7, 2016 – Recruiting Manager

    Great to hear!


  2. "Good company to work with"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Intern - Hourly in Washington, DC
    Former Intern - Intern - Hourly in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Navigant as an intern

    Pros

    Supportive colleagues, good and caring manager

    Cons

    Work life balance might be an issue.

    Navigant Response

    Sep 7, 2016 – Recruiting Manager

    Thank you for your review.

  3. Helpful (8)

    "stay a couple of years and then leave!"

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

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

    Pros

    Decent firm to get your feet wet out of college.

    Cons

    Lack of leadership and management from the top down. Corporate strategy and focus is constantly changing. The company does not know how to grow organically and will not pay to retain in-house rising talent. The DC office is rampant with sexism and favoritism. Salary + bonus are low compared to competitors.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Good People, Below-Average Pay"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Managing Consultant in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Managing Consultant in Washington, DC

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

    Pros

    Fun, approachable co-workers; can often take on additional responsibility

    Cons

    Low pay (particularly taking hours worked into account); siloed practices / sub-practices; rigid promotional structure; inconsistent corporate message.


  5. "Great Comopany"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Collaborative company with many talented young people. Communication with your managing director is important for getting on the best projects.

    Cons

    This firm's consultants are not as technologically inclined as others. However, that can be a positive because they are in need of people who can code.

    Advice to Management

    Start focusing on hiring people with technical skills. Navigant seems to be behind the curve on this and it will be important for staying relevant in the future.


  6. "Senior Consultant"

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    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great culture and community

    Cons

    Upper management tends to pick favorites


  7. "Consultant"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Navigant full-time

    Pros

    Great Culture
    Merit based
    Lots of room to grow

    Cons

    None that I can think of.

    Advice to Management

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  8. "Valuation & Financials Department"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  9. "Good Place to Start a Career"

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


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Good Place to get your career started"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • 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
    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


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