Navigant Consulting
3.1 of 5 197 reviews
www.navigant.com Chicago, IL 1000 to 5000 Employees

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Updated Apr 09, 2014

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Navigant Consulting Director, President & CEO Julie M. Howard

Julie M. Howard

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52% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Pros:
  • "Many directors show a healthy appreciation of work life balance"
    in 16 reviews
  • "Learn to deal with constant changes in work environment that constantly helps build new skill sets"
    in 10 reviews
Cons:
  • "sometimes limited time for training; limited work/life balance; multi-project working can be tricky"
    in 10 reviews
  • "Benefits, senior management and office politics are the cons for Navigant"
    in 9 reviews
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Severely Underpaid

Senior Consultant (Current Employee)

I have been working at Navigant Consulting full-time for 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 Senior ManagementPay employees what they deserve based on market demands.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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If you know the right people, and push hard to shape your fate you'll be fine

Senior Consultant (Former Employee)

I worked at Navigant Consulting full-time for more than 3 years

ProsGreat people in mid/junior levels, who are like minded and adhere to similar values. Good exposure to clients early on if you have skills that are needed and valued.

ConsSenior management needs to be more transparent and sell projects that directly fit with junior employee expertise. Staffing the right person at the right time is crucial, and underselling projects may make clients happy, but make project staff unhappy and feeling less valued.

Advice to Senior ManagementHire the right people for your projects, or take projects that fit with the caliber of people you hire.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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

Consultant (Current Employee)
San Francisco, CA (US)

I have been working at Navigant Consulting full-time for more than a year

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

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

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great Place to grow and learn

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Navigant Consulting as an intern

Prosmultiple projects to work on, able to learn really fast, intelligent working environment

Conssometimes limited time for training; limited work/life balance; multi-project working can be tricky

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Headed in the right direction.

Director (Current Employee)

I have been working at Navigant Consulting full-time for more than 5 years

ProsNew CEO with a vision. It is headed in the right direction. Extraordinary female presence at the highest levels of management. Strong emphasis on training and team building.

ConsSome parts of the company are fiefdoms, with Managing Directors maintaining tight control over sales credits.

Advice to Senior ManagementContinue to provide vision that includes non-monetary goals. Continue to encourage cross-practice activity. Consider expanding in Asia.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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It is just a stop in your very long career...

Associate Director (Former Employee)

I worked at Navigant Consulting full-time for more than 3 years

ProsGreat people to share time with!
Leadership is open to trying new things!
If you want to be involved with new internal initiatives there is always work.

ConsPay is weak.
Promotions will come once you inform them you are leaving.
The benefit package is sub-par.
The streets prospective of Navigant's financial performance determines the overall lack of culture.
Too many acquisitions that are never properly melded.

Advice to Senior ManagementToo many thinkers not enough doers...AD and above represent a large portion of the work force which does limit the growth of the growth of the junior staff. Focus on organic growth to respond to the needs of the clients.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Senior Coordinator (Current Employee)
Chicago, IL (US)

I have been working at Navigant Consulting full-time for more than 5 years

ProsIt's a consulting company. If you're consulting and bring in your numbers you'll get ahead.

ConsIt's a consulting company, operations have little to no upward mobility, promotions, or salary increases.

Advice to Senior ManagementIf you're on the consulting side, it's a good place to work. Everyone else, just know what you're getting into.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Overall Positive experience

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Navigant Consulting

ProsLots of freedom and responsibility.

ConsLack of structure and training for personnel

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Proceed with caution

Associate Director (Current Employee)
Chicago, IL (US)

I have been working at Navigant Consulting full-time for less than a year

ProsTraining is taken very seriously and offered
During recruitment every thing is handled professionally
If you are a golfer you will have ample opportunity to play in tournaments

ConsVery weak benefit package - the only non-copay health insurance I have ever experienced
Weak vacation/non-insutry standard for vacation
Male/sports oriented culture
Employees told to cold call in their spare time to sell work
I was told by 2 other former employees not to even consider this co - it is churn and burn - I didn't listen, thought it would be different in my practice

Advice to Senior ManagementSalaries are consistent with the industry although I understand that is recent but the benefit package will not excite anyone except possibly new grads who can remain on their parent's health insurance

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Great experience, flexible hours, and good pay.

Consultant (Former Employee)

I worked at Navigant Consulting as a contractor for more than a year

ProsThe pay was good. The bosses allowed you a good amount of freedom. There was pressure, but it was not too bad and only during crunch periods.

ConsThere is not a good deal of foresight. You never really know where you stand, if the job will continue, and what you will be doing next.

Advice to Senior ManagementGreater clarity. While it is in management's best interest to keep employees, they should give some indication (truthful) of whether the project will go on and what the plans for the future may be. It may seem that telling employees their job will end in two weeks may cause everyone to "jump ship", my experience was the opposite. The lack of truthful notice of the future, only caused the good employees to leave. Most people stayed around and would have either way.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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