Navigant Consulting

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Navigant Consulting Reviews

Updated 22 October 2014
Updated 22 October 2014
245 Reviews
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245 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 28 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. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great people, interesting work with excellent opportunities for advancement

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate Director
    Current Employee - Associate Director

    I have been working at Navigant Consulting full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Very intelligent colleagues
    Limitless training opportunities
    Interesting projects
    Good pay and transparent bonus structure
    Generally, the firm is flexible with work - life balance, though job deadlines can impact that
    Culture - offices offer different committees for planning social events, philanthropic events, etc.

    Cons

    Client always comes first and while this is the exception, not the rule, sometimes work impacts life.
    It can be challenging work with challenging deadlines
    While the C - AD level is more transparent in terms of promotion cycles, bonus structure, etc. it is difficult to know exactly what it takes to make it to Director or Managing Director (in terms of the responsibilities and rewards).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to improve on the overall Navigant Brand, not just in terms of pursuing client work, but within the former, current and prospective workforce. As I look through some of my colleagues and former colleagues comments regarding their time at Navigant, I am concerned, because it has not been my experience and there are not currently as many positive entries. That is not to say the negative entries are inaccurate, but Navigant should do a better job of determining areas for improvement and addressing prior to them getting to this point.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great opportunities, lots of work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Managing Consultant
    Current Employee - Managing Consultant

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

    Pros

    Great access to senior management. Management is real interested in delivering quality projects. Good pay. Projects are not super difficult but do require long hours. Note pros and cons vary by the PRACTICE

    Cons

    401K match is just ok. It's difficult to use all of your vacation time. Staffing on good projects to not equitable but based on popularity and politics.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest more in training, hiring quality people, and focus on equitable staffing.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Consultant

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Navigant Consulting as a contractor

    Pros

    Nothing I worked as contractor so no pros for me there are some for its own employees

    Cons

    company is a mess the project was a mess noone knew what's going on

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    change your managers

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    great, professional, small

    Current Employee - Managing Consultant in New York, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Managing Consultant in New York, NY (US)

    I have been working at Navigant Consulting full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    people, professional, creative, passionate, humble

    Cons

    salary, bonus, progression, growth, perks

  6. 4 people found this helpful  

    Long hours, uninteresting projects, little payoff or advancement.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate Director in Washington, DC (US)
    Current Employee - Associate Director in Washington, DC (US)

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

    Pros

    Interesting and talented colleagues, some unique rewards programs and compensation models, and very dedicated employees.

    Cons

    Very clique driven, and management is not open to any opinion other than from those "in the club." It isn't really a consulting firm - more like a high end staffing agency for distressed projects that no other firm will take. It is also very top heavy, leaving little room for growth and advancement. Compensation and benefits are marginal.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spend time on practice development. When MDs have 100+% utilization, no one is focused on the care and feeding of the staff, the business, or strategic direction of the practice. As a result, we take whatever the clients throw at us, regardless of fit, skill set, or fit. Also, your employees are not the enemy. Stop treating them as such.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 3 people found this helpful  

    Good pay, bad culture

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Decent work-life balance, flexible hours, real smart and fun coworkers. All depending on your location and practice area - there are dozens of offices across the U.S.

    Cons

    Your experience is completely determined by which projects you work on with which directors and for which clients, and opportunities to move between projects are fleeting and hard to catch.

    No culture - the firm is basically an umbrella for independently operating project directors. There's nothing holding it together besides shared time-entry / billing systems and bulk purchases of office supplies. Attempts by Corporate to bring people together are half-hearted at best, ring hollow, and are ultimately pointless. Feels like being in The Office or Office Space, but without the humor.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    No Leadership

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 3 years)

    Pros

    Smart people. Not much else.

    Cons

    You have no control over projects / directors. Senior leadership is poor. Toxic culture starts at the top.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be honest.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Good choice for early stop in career but don't stay too long

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Many nice people overall, mostly below senior management levels. Good presence across US. Good place to start off career at consultant level.

    Cons

    Long hours expected and appreciation for sacrifices not readily acknowledged. Management seems to change strategy fairly often. Actions do not always match communications. Promotions are hard to attain.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Commit to strategy (not just in words but in actions that support same strategy).

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not a bad place to start, but try not to stay too long.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Chicago, IL (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Chicago, IL (US)

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

    Pros

    Good collection of people at younger levels.

    Cons

    Career advancement is very slow. The fact that it is publicly traded as well leads to dramatic cost cutting measures when quarterly estimates are not hit; the first expense to be reduced: labor.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better upward mobility options.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Great project work - but leadership needs to address practice issues

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Growing practice, innovative and challenging project work,

    Cons

    Limited development/training, lack of work/life balance, growing pains, difficult career progressions, lower pay scale

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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