Navigant Consulting

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Navigant Consulting Reviews

Updated 23 January 2015
Updated 23 January 2015
263 Reviews
3.2
263 Reviews
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Navigant Consulting Chairman and CEO Julie M. Howard
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Energy practice leadership is keenly aware of work/life balance (in 29 reviews)

  • you got the chance to work with smart people (in 12 reviews)


Cons
  • As with any consulting job, at time it can be difficult to maintain a good work/life balance (in 20 reviews)

  • Long hours expected and appreciation for sacrifices not readily acknowledged (in 11 reviews)

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  1.  

    Navigant

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Navigant Consulting

    Pros

    Great hard working company good salary

    Cons

    If you're not ready to work hard then this isn't the company for you

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Flexible and Independent

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    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Washington, DC (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Washington, DC (US)

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

    Pros

    Company allows you to seek out opportunities you are interested in. Lots of smart people working on interesting and relevant problems.

    Cons

    Still can be a stuffy, corporate environment with standard corporate training, meetings, and mind-numbing performance evaluation processes. Training leaves a lot to be desired.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Good company if you like working a lot

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    Former Employee - Managing Consultant in Chicago, IL (US)
    Former Employee - Managing Consultant in Chicago, IL (US)

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

    Pros

    * Compensation was good.
    * If you are proactive, you can push your career in the direction you want by choosing the right projects.
    * Developing skills is encouraged as long as you take initiative.

    Cons

    Must work a lot (though that's generally true of most competitors as well).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be sure to help develop lower level staff to keep them engaged.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Motivated people look elsewhere

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    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Washington, DC (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Washington, DC (US)

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

    Pros

    Navigant's DC office does an incredible job recruiting talented young employees. The firm almost exclusively brings in college graduates from top tier local colleges (especially Georgetown, UVA, William and Mary, and Wake Forest). You will work with young, intelligent, overqualified, and energetic people. Navigant will sponsor you to get a CPA or other certifications.

    Cons

    The work is rarely challenging for the bright minds brought in. Project workloads often require heavier hours than competitors. Thus is combination equates to longer hours on boring or repetitive projects. Generally, the compensation increases associated with staying in-house and being promoted do not keep up with competitors. My advice to hires is to work until you are promoted once, and then jump ship to pick up a higher salary.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase compensation for employees that remain in-house. There has been a lot of good talent that has walked out the door solely as a result of low compensation.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not a bad place to work

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Highly motivated staff, good salaries and great bonuses, when times are good.

    Cons

    Wrong business model for the nature of the work. Consulting firms that are public make no sense because it creates incentives to cheat clients and provide non-value-adding work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take the company private, destroy the incentive for treating clients poorly, and you will have a better model that will help senior management focus on the long term as opposed to the short term focus of the Street.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7.  

    Working for Navigant is worthwhile, but not a passion.

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    Current Employee - Managing Consultant in San Francisco, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Managing Consultant in San Francisco, CA (US)

    I have been working at Navigant Consulting 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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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    Sr. Consultant

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    Current Employee - Senior Consultant
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant

    I have been working at Navigant Consulting

    Pros

    The pay is ok, annual bonus, opportunity to travel, ability to diversify skill set, global presence, relocation is available

    Cons

    Billable hours, advancement opportunities, not very diverse environment, lays offs

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/a

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Work where they need you, when they need you

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    Former Employee - Consultant
    Former Employee - Consultant

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

    Pros

    Good benefits that cover a lot of medical and dental expenses. The pay is competitive with other consulting firms.

    Cons

    You will basically have no time for yourself during this job. I was often called during my vacations, during thanksgiving, as well as around Christmas to work remotely. I averaged around 55 hours a week normally and could not escape work even when at home. Sometimes, when your group currently has no work you will be loaned to different internal groups where you are not working on career growth or trying to learn new skills for your expertise. Instead they want to use you for billable hours that any level could do. During my time I was loaned off to a group for multiple months traveling Sunday through Friday doing monotonous work for which I had no background,experience, or interest in. I cannot speak to a company wide ethical standard, however I experienced charging billable hours without work because it was budgeted in the project which was a direct order from upper management. This is all for a entry level Consultant job however, it is a rough place to start a career when they see you as a disposable asset to gain billable hours.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value your employees more.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    No problems so far

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    Current Employee - Managing Consultant
    Current Employee - Managing Consultant

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

    Pros

    Nice place to work, flexible work schedule, good culture

    Cons

    It's a standard corporate consulting firm.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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