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:
  • "Flexible schedule, work-life balance, all employees are bonus eligible"
    in 19 reviews
  • "Collaborative work environment across offices"
    in 11 reviews
Cons:
  • "No regard for work-life balance (in Financial Services and Valuation groups), high turnover"
    in 18 reviews
  • "Benefits, senior management and office politics are the cons for Navigant"
    in 9 reviews
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Great Experience and a Great Team

Managing Consultant (Current Employee)
Chicago, IL (US)

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

ProsThe staff on the team are awesome to work with. Very dedicated and committed to the process. Great customers.

ConsWork Life Balance is difficult when traveling

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

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Consulting excellence

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Navigant Consulting

Prosmentorship, leadership, opportunities are endless

Conscon - non traditional consulting model

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

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Great Culture

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Navigant Consulting

ProsSmall Company feel, great collegues

ConsHard to get a steady stream of billable work.

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The company provides interesting consulting experience

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

ProsThe company provides good growth opportunities.

ConsThe company hours can be unpredictable as is typical for consulting jobs.

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

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Great Junior People, Silos, Lack of Accountability

Consultant (Former Employee)

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

ProsGreat people at the junior level, some amazing Associate Directors and Directors as well. Very interesting and engaging work. Some nice perks, good work-life balance. Never felt over-worked. Life is great if you have a good MD.

ConsNon-competitive benefits package. Projects and skills poorly matched. Very specialized practices and lack of diversity in projects assigned. Each sub-practice is its own siloed territory, guarded fiercely in some cases by MD warlords.

Had some AD's who would work remotely basically everyday, and junior staff would get blamed for ensuing chaos. Limited room for professional growth and development within smaller, more top-heavy siloes. Great/smart/talented people at all levels, mixed in with some incompetent people at the top.

Advice to Senior ManagementMake sure project managers actually show up to work. Consulting is unstructured by nature, but that shouldn't be because of the managers. Have more inter-practice collaboration and consistency throughout.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Not a bad place to start your career.

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

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

ProsThey put an emphasis on training. A massive emphasis on client first, which is understandable in consulting. Many young workers that like to socialize with each other, so the people you work with are very friendly, as well as knowledgeable. The people that work here tend to have incredible knowledge about the subjects that they are working on.

ConsSome practices are so small that you are around the same people working on the same projects all the time, which would be fine if there was a better work/ life balance. The work life balance is not good most of the time, but I think this varies greatly between practices within the company. You can get stuck on the same project for years.

Advice to Senior ManagementWithin certain practices, there is a large problem with micromanaging workers and projects. It gets to the point where we spend more time checking in than working on our client deliverables. Provide more opportunities to work on different projects or with different practices.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Lots of hours spent on mind-numbing projects

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Washington, DC (US)

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

ProsThere are some talented co-workers

ConsNo regard for work-life balance (in Financial Services and Valuation groups), high turnover
Learning curve plateaus quickly, rate of skill development slows sharply after a short period of time due to lack of intellectually challenging work
Less training than at other consulting firms
Politics plays a very big role in promotions
Yearly salary increases are menial even when the company is doing great
Awful healthcare plans

Advice to Senior ManagementCompensate better, find more interesting projects, be meritocratic, respect your employees

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Great place to work if you are a consultant

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Chicago, IL (US)

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

ProsFlexible schedule, work-life balance, all employees are bonus eligible. 3 weeks vacation after 2 years of service. Very social environment.

ConsLack of growth. This is a consultant firm and consultants are the main concern here.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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As expected

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Navigant Consulting

ProsGreat people, very interesting work, good upward mobility

ConsPay is below industry standard and bonuses are way below industry standard

Advice to Senior ManagementFix the comp issue and all else will fall in line

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Moving in the right direction

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

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

ProsEntrepreneurial environment, focused consulting experience to build expertise in an area you're passionate, recent organization changes position the Firm for future growth

ConsLimited brand recognition outside core client base, company is still early in state of development

Advice to Senior ManagementContinue to build/focus on strategic areas to meet goals set for 2014-2017

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

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