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Navigant does an excellent job developing people. The mentoring is great and there is a close-knit, open door culture here.”
Navigant offers a comprehensive benefits package for their benefits eligible employees. In general, employees who are regularly scheduled to work 30 hours or more per week are eligible to participate in Navigant Health and Welfare benefit plans. Part-time and professional hourly employees are eligible to participate in most Navigant Health and Welfare benefit plans provided that they maintain an average of 20-29 hours per week.
Navigant’s benefits program is focused on our employees’ total health and well-being. We strive to ensure our benefits are innovative and competitive, delivering real value to employees and their families.
Benefit packages may vary based on the Navigant hiring entity. The information below is a brief overview of our programs and not a guarantee of coverage. All programs are subject to the rules and coverage outlined in the plan summary and/or document.
Navigant recognizes eight paid holidays each calendar year and allows employees to take time off for vacation, personal responsibilities and sick time.
Paid Parental Leave
Navigant provides its benefit-eligible employees who have been employed with Navigant for at least one year with a company-paid parental leave benefit at the time of birth, adoption or foster placement of a child. This benefit allows for parent-child bonding time (to include birth of the child and/or adoption). The amount of Paid Parental Leave available varies based on years of service and whether the employee is the Primary or Secondary caregiver.
Flexible Work Arrangements (FWA)
Navigant is a long-time supporter of Flexible Work Arrangements (FWA) and is open to considering ways in which our employees can successfully meet their professional and personal commitments via nontraditional schedules. Forms of FWAs include reduced or compressed work weeks, flexible hours, job sharing, and virtual workspaces. FWA is available to all eligible employees with pre-approval from their respective Managing or Executive Directors. Eligibility considerations will include a history of excellent performance as well as the nature of the role being contemplated for flexible hours.
Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
This program provides confidential counseling and referral services for Navigant employees and their dependents. It includes assistance with various work/life needs such as child-care placement, college searches, elder care, legal/financial resources and much more.
Backup Care Program
Backup Care specialists can schedule last-minute care for those who consider you you’re their primary caregiver, regardless of age and whether or not they live with you.
Adoption Assistance Program
The Company will financially support employees who choose to grow their families through adoption. The company will provide financial assistance through an expense reimbursement policy, and an additional support is available for employees adopting special needs children.
401(k) Savings Plan
This is a voluntary savings and investment plan in which employees can make pre-tax or after-tax Roth contributions and receive a dollar-for-dollar company matching contribution of their earnings. Employees have immediate vesting in their contributions and the company match. Contributions are subject to IRS maximums.
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Employees may purchase company stock up at a discounted rate. Contributions and withdrawals are subject to limitations and restrictions
Section 529 College Savings Plan
Navigant provides a resource to help you explore your options for the best 529 plan to meet your needs. A 529 Plan is an easy and convenient program which helps you create a college savings program and invest for the future education of someone close to you. After-tax contributions are deducted from an employee's paycheck, and investments grow federal income tax-deferred. Withdrawals are free of federal taxes when used for qualified educational expenses. Earnings also grow state tax-deferred in many states.
Health Care & Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA)
Eligible employees may elect to participate in health care and/or dependent care flexible spending accounts (FSAs), which allow for contributions via pre-tax payroll deductions to an FSA for the reimbursement of qualified health care and/or dependent care expenses.
Health Savings Account (HSA)
Navigant offers a health savings account (HSA) as a tax-exempt savings vehicle available to individuals enrolled in the High Deductible Plan. An HSA enables you to set aside funds to pay for current eligible health care expenses or save for future eligible health care expenses on a pre-tax basis, including expenses in retirement. Navigant makes an annual contribution to participants’ accounts.
This program allows employees to use pre-tax dollars for eligible commuter costs, including public transportation, parking and vanpool costs.
Group Legal Plan
Navigant's legal plan gives employees access to a large network of attorneys for unlimited telephone advice and consultation on most personal matters, including assistance with the preparation of wills, powers of attorney, promissory notes, mortgages and more.
Auto, Home & Pet Insurance
Employees can take advantage of group rates and special discounts on various auto and home insurances including homeowners, renters and umbrella coverage. Veterinary Pet Insurance benefits cover diagnostic tests, X-rays, prescriptions and hospitalizations due to accidents and illnesses
Gym Membership Discounts
This program offers discounts to over 10,000 gyms nationwide. Additionally, members have access to on-line coaches who provide assistance in nutrition, smoking cessation, weight loss, stress reduction and more.
Employee Referral Program
This program offers bonuses to employees who refer individuals who are hired for regular full-time positions. Bonuses are paid out after the new hire has been with the firm ninety days.
Navigant is committed to being a responsible corporate citizen. Key to our long-term success, we seek to identify and address the needs of the communities where we work and live while maintaining our stakeholder value. We strive to empower our employees’ skill-based volunteering efforts, provide charitable giving from our foundation, and promote thought leadership to effectively drive positive change within our local communities.
- Navigant’s Corporate Citizenship Mission Statement
Navigant’s corporate citizenship efforts are driven by an employee volunteer team.
Navigant employees contribute thousands of hours each year to local organizations in a variety of capacities. We embrace skills-based volunteerism and share our skills and expertise with communities in need.
Navigant’s efforts are guided by a commitment to educate and empower tomorrow’s leaders through mentorship, community welfare programs, board memberships and other volunteerism. We are focused on helping today’s youth plan and prepare for tomorrow. Our ‘1M x 2020’ campaign cements this commitment by aiming to positively impact one million young people by the year 2020.
Charitable giving is an integral part of Navigant’s community outreach initiative. Over the past five years, we’ve donated more than $4 million to non-profit organizations throughout the United States, Canada, and the UK. Financial support is bestowed through our two philanthropic organizations: The Lending a Hand Foundation in the United States and Canada, and The Navigant Foundation in the United Kingdom.
Navigant aims to efficiently leverage our shared resources, raise awareness of environmentally responsible practices, reduce our carbon footprint and promote a culture of environmental stewardship.
We are proud to hold a Forest Stewardship Council certification for ensuring large-scale print projects undergo sustainable production and distribution.
Navigant supports virtual employment and flexible work arrangements, thereby limiting the environmental impact of commuting. Office recycling guidelines help reduce waste materials and we encourage the use of communication technologies to help minimize non-essential travel and transportation-related environmental impacts.
Our long-term sustainability goals fit into the following five categories.
Navigant encourages awareness and engagement among all employees through training, education, and recognition. We seek to increase the visibility of our commitment to the environment by encouraging team members to take action in their homes and communities.
We assist clients in improving the environmental sustainability of their products, services, facilities and operations.
Energy & Emissions
Navigant reduces our energy and emissions footprint by selecting efficient office spaces and promoting use of public transportation. We also track energy consumed and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions produced in the course of our business operations.
Waste & Water
Navigant’s sustainability efforts include reducing waste in offices by eliminating disposable kitchen supplies and promoting recycling and composting.
Navigant is committed to implementing green procurement practices that account for the lifetime environmental impacts of goods and services bought and consumed.
Navigant’s Diversity & Inclusion Program is committed to fostering a progressive work environment that creates awareness, supports an open exchange of ideas and encourages a collaborative culture. It allows our professionals to grow their internal and external networks, develop a greater affinity for different experiences and enhance cultural competency—a vital leadership skill in today’s global business environment. Our inclusion initiative helps us all more deeply understand and appreciate the needs of our colleagues and clients. Navigant recognizes that its employees bring different interests, goals and perspectives to the Diversity & Inclusion Program.
The Firm has created Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) that provide all employees companywide with virtual and office based opportunities to connect to the Program and with each other.
Our 2015 Annual Diversity & Inclusion report provides an overview of some of our activities.
Navigant’s Asian Ancestry Employee Resource Group (ERG) is committed to the development of Asian professionals. The Asian Ancestry ERG provides members with a forum of support and mentoring to help them excel in their professional careers. The ERG also provides outlets for cultural awareness through various events that include networking and professional development opportunities as well as supporting external organizations that contribute to the development of Asian professionals.
Asian Pacific American Heritage Month (May)
Each year during Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month, ERG members along with other colleagues celebrate the Asian-Pacific American culture. Through local office initiatives, employees learn about the culture with celebrations that include trivia, dance and music, museum outings, or other culturally relevant initiatives. The ERG also sponsors firm-wide webinars that highlight the career paths and success stories of Asian professionals and newsmakers.
The Black/African Ancestry ERG’s mission is to support and advise its members- and Navigant as a whole - through cultural awareness and understanding that promotes hiring, retention and career advancement around education, professional growth and development.
Black History Month (February)
Each year the Black/African Ancestry ERG commemorates Black History Month by celebrating the culture through a number of local office and Firm-wide of events. For the past several years, the ERG’s #NCIWillHelpSomeone theme has resulted in donation drives where employees have donated thousands of items and funds to support local organizations who help those less fortunate in their communities. The culture is showcased through events such as museum outings, trivia, food tastings, and movie/documentary viewings.
Navigant’s Latino Ancestry Employee Resource Group (ERG) provides professional and social networking for employees of Latino descent and employees who want to learn more about the Latino culture. The Latino Ancestry ERG provides its members with professional development and support, as well encouraging network development both within Navigant and externally. The ERG aims to provide connections across the organization – geographically and across practice areas – to build relationships with each other, share ideas and assist in professional and personal development. The ERG also strives to develop and maintain external partnerships with organizations that have similar goals.
Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15th – October 15th)
Each year during Hispanic Heritage Month, ERG members showcase their cultural interests and connect with fellow employees through office based activities. Celebrations focus on music, dance, food, trivia, etc., all with Latin influences. The ERG has also hosted firm-wide webinars that have focused on successful Hispanic business executives who talked about their path to success and how their Hispanic heritage has impacted their journeys.
Navigant’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Allies (LGBTA) Employee Resource Group (ERG) is dedicated to engaging professionals and creating an inclusive work environment for both LGBT employees and its allies.
The ERG’s progressive approach to LGBT issues is widely recognized. Navigant is among Human Rights Campaign’s Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality and we have earned a 100 percent rating for eight consecutive years on HRC’s Corporate Equality Index.
National Pride Month (June)
Navigant’s LGBTA ERG celebrates National Pride Month each June with networking activities and activities to raise awareness, including participating in the Chicago Pride parade and the Indianapolis Pride parade. Past celebrations have included webinars on hot topics, including an analysis of the U.S. Supreme Court Ruling on Marriage Equality; a conversation with Breanna Sinclairé, the first openly transgender woman to study and graduate from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music; and webinar featuring Annise Parker, the first openly gay Mayor of a major US city (Houston).
Nearly 200 state and local governments have proposed legislative initiatives that negatively impact the rights of the LGBT community. These initiatives tear at the fabric of a forward-thinking, just and open society. They are bad for business and bad for the communities where we live and work. Navigant opposes any legislation that allows discrimination against gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender individuals.
Navigant believes that every person deserves equal rights regardless of age, religion, race, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, nationality, or disability. Navigant stands against legislation that marginalizes our clients, colleagues, families, and friends.
Navigant’s Veteran and Military Employee Resource Group (ERG) is committed to the recruitment and development of Veterans. As a Firm, we value the skills and experience that veteran and military professionals bring to the workforce. Navigant is dedicated to providing a community where Veterans can grow their careers, share their experiences and become thought leaders.
Veteran & Military Observances
Throughout the year, the ERG honors our veteran and military professionals on key days of observance. Memorial Day and Veterans Day allow ERG members and all employees to honor, recognize and give thanks for the sacrifices made by veterans. Example initiatives have included employees making paracord bracelets and writing letters of gratitude which were included in care packages sent to troops deployed overseas. Yellow Ribbon Cake ceremonies have been held in various offices across the Company on 11/11 at 11:11am to commemorate the WW1 armistice between the Allied nations and Germany. Employees have also participated in a jeans/camo day where donations were raised for organizations that support veterans and their families. Additionally, a “Wall of Heroes” video montage was created to honor veterans in the lives of our employees.
Navigant’s Women Employee Resource Group (ERG) provides an inclusive, multi-dimensional environment to support the connection and development of female employees.
Members of Navigant’s Women ERG gather regularly both in-person and virtually to discuss industry hot topics, personal and professional development opportunities and to network internally and externally. In several offices, members participate in informative “power breaks” to connect, build relationships and further their professional development.
Members also collaborate regularly with external organizations such as the Women’s Leadership & Mentoring Alliance (of which Navigant Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Julie Howard, is a founding member), and host our own annual Women in Leadership Business Forum.
International Women’s Day (March)
Each year in March, the Women’s ERG celebrates International Women’s Day with firm-wide activities as well as office based programming.
Example initiatives have included a screening of a shortened version of the film “Girl Rising.; a panel discussion featuring the CEO of YWCA Metropolitan Chicago and senior Navigant professionals who discussed how women can create opportunities to make an impact within their communities; and a webinar featuring tips and tricks to achieve a more balanced life.
Navigant’s Young Professionals Employee Resource Group (ERG) is dedicated to the development of young professionals through networking opportunities, knowledge sharing, mentoring and increased exposure to leadership to elevate the employee experience.
Through their participation, young professionals further develop their skills, become better connected to each other and enhance their careers. Young Professionals at Navigant are invited to participate on a companywide-basis and in office-based programming designed to invest in their professional development. All activities are designed to meet the needs and objectives identified by the Young Professionals:
Companywide programming includes initiatives focused on building connections, networking and career development. Activities are often virtual / web-based.
Office-based programs include in-person panel discussions, networking events, community service drives and team building activities.
Veterans bring strong work ethic, commitment to excellence, attention to detail and ability to succeed in a challenging environment to Navigant.
Navigant professionals work on issues that matter to a lot of people, both today and tomorrow. We navigate complexity and remove barriers so clients can focus on what they do best. We are invigorated by a good challenge and don’t shy away from ambiguity or difficulty. We anticipate where the world is headed based on our deep market insights.
The lessons learned as military men and women transfer to the work we do at Navigant. Leadership, discipline, organization, teamwork and determination are some of the areas in which military experience directly applies to our work.
As a global consulting firm, Navigant offers a wide range of interesting opportunities for military personnel interested in pursuing career paths in professional services.
Learning & Professional Development
We invest time and resources into the development of each professional. All employees, including veterans, are encouraged to learn new skills and push intellectual boundaries. With a robust Learning & Professional Development department, our professional development opportunities are continually evolving.