Former Business Analyst at Navigant Consulting, Inc
over 1 year ago
Likes/dislikes: I loved my time at Navigant. The Charlotte-based team really took a chance on me because I was fresh off graduating from undergrad and as a NCAA student-athlete I had little-to-no work experience. I highlight this to praise the training environment Navigant implemented to their new hires. I’ve held several jobs since my time at Navigant and the on-boarding I received at Navigant is leaps and bounds better than anywhere else. They understood and empathized with classroom experience not always directly translating to real-world occupations. They took ownership of the idea that their teams are only as strong as the OTJ training they instituted. Lastly, many consulting jobs pay well and I was very pleased with my wage and felt that I was valued fairly.
Dislike: This highlights my lack of work experience, but consulting brought about some new concepts. Prior to Navigant, I’d always interacted with my managers/coaches face-to-face, but within a consulting firm you may have a managing consultant within your office that you report to, but a senior-level managing partner in NYC or Chicago may also be monitoring your work and reach out to you virtually. Like I’m suggesting, that was merely new to me and being supervised by people I’d never met or who approached me out of the blue was unfamiliar and now I know a sign of my immaturity in corporate environments. The only other dislike I can recall is simply being a contracted employee for 6-7 months and having to cope with never knowing if the vendor/sponsor would continue supporting my role at any given time. That caused an unrest that led me to never really stop looking for a permanent role.