Daugherty Business Solutions

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Daugherty Business Solutions Reviews

Updated Apr 8, 2014
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3.4 92 reviews

71% Approve of the CEO

Daugherty Business Solutions President & CEO Ron Daugherty

Ron Daugherty

(66 ratings)

60% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work life balance is a reality at Daugherty with in town clients and 40 to 50 hour work weeks(in 11 reviews)

  • For the most part, Daugherty practices a local delivery model(in 6 reviews)


Cons
  • Daugherty is a staff aug company that tries to sell itself as a consultancy on par with big 4(in 11 reviews)

  • Work-life balance is 70% dictated by the client, 30% by Daugherty(in 5 reviews)

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    Good consultant staff; Leadership/Management Lacking

    Senior Consultant (Current Employee) Saint Louis, MO

    ProsGood salaries and benefits; Many clients & choices.

    ConsOffice management doesn't engage well with consultant population; Delivery Mgmt doesn't exist as poor deliverables continue; Leadership is more like a clique than proactive management staff. Limited PTO.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDelivery oversight should be performed on all major projects at all client sites. Some PMs don't even produce project plans. Engagement Mgrs don't engage clients, so they need to be recycled as they seem too complacent.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    3 people found this helpful  

    No meaningful careers under a staff augmentation model with poor business development.

    Senior Consultant (Current Employee) Minneapolis, MN

    Pros1. No other organizations offering this level of health benefits.
    2. If you are lucky you will run into one of the very few real leaders that work there and get inspired and motivated about your career.
    3. Paid overtime and paid bench.

    Cons1. Very poor business development model in the Minneapolis branch due to a lack of a solid business proposition and differentiation. 80% chance you land in Express Scripts because there are just no projects with other clients. In ESI you will be doing very a simple project coordination job despite your previous experience and seniority. The branch is losing business on a weekly basis to smaller firms and Big 4. Very weak BD support from corporate in St Louis.
    2. Promotions and increases are very subjective and based on perception and partial feedback. You can have a great increase one year by just mingling with the senior execs and the following year you can work very hard and get no increase.
    3. You get hired under the promise that Daugherty will become the premier consulting company for the Twin Cities and when you realize it, it is just a big staff augmentation shop.
    4. Vacation / PTO time is sub-par.

    Advice to Senior Management1. Get a real business development model and start selling real projects.
    2. Hire real leaders that really motivate and engage people to deliver their best.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Last gen technology and sub-par consultant care

    Senior Consultant (Current Employee) Saint Louis, MO

    ProsThere is a good stable of quality resources with good sized teams. And, you get to work with a variety of technologies.

    ConsCareer path is unclear. Management doesn't seem interested in the career desires of the employees. Additionally, resources are often places solely on client need and not based on the appropriate skills or expertise. This has led to senior resources being placed in junior roles for long periods of time as well as consultants place in positions that go far beyond their expertise.

    I also encountered a high level of corporate politics with the senior management. As an example, when making suggestions you need to take care to make any “good” ideas look as though they came from management – they want their credit first.

    Finally, the technology targeted in their consulting engagements tends to lag behind. Opportunities to work on the latest and greatest are few and far between. Most of their work focuses on the last generation technology.

    Advice to Senior ManagementSpend more time on consultant care. The consultants are your business. While you certainly need to take into account the needs of your clients it would be nice if you at least pretend you care about the career path of your consultants.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Conflicted business model: A body shop trying to become a project based consultant

    Sales (Former Employee) Oak Brook, IL

    ProsSome good people in sales and delivery

    ConsHigh turnover in sales people and branch managers. Lacks infrastructure (Methods and tools) to consistently deliver quality project business.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Good Ole Boy Company with Serious Lack of Integrity Issues

    Senior Consultant (Former Employee) Atlanta, GA

    ProsDecent Base Compensation, Good Benefits, and Overtime Pay
    Great Sales Pitch
    Serious 'drinking culture' at the Atlanta office. (If you like to drink.)

    ConsAlthough Daugherty claims that North Highland is their closest competitor in the Atlanta Area, most services they provide could be handled by a temp agency. They provide all staff aug work at their 4 major local clients - not project based as claimed - and will take any opportunity as long as it is billable. Encouraged by team management to bill clients for Daugherty internal work - in my opinion just one instance of integrity issues with client billing. I've observed that the most successful consultants at Daugherty are those that the clients are most unhappy with. Serious 'drinking culture' at the Atlanta office. Must enjoy networking at company socials to find your next opportunity.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStop stretching the truth beyond it's limits.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Overall Lack of Vision

    Manager (Former Employee) Saint Louis, MO

    ProsStable company in the St. Louis area that has been established for years at about 3 flagship clients

    ConsVery little responsiveness to employee needs. Once embedded at a client it is difficult to leave High turnover rate.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFigure out if you are going to be a best of breed staff augmentation company, or a Management Consultency and then go put all your effort into one or the other. The hybrid, only disappoints your employees and clients.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    A high-end staffing firm that can get you experience at some of the larger companies in St. Louis.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Saint Louis, MO

    ProsThey are connected to the larger St. Louis Companies like Express Scripts, InBev - AB, Charter, MasterCard, Monsanto - so you can get placed at these places for experience. If you are looking for placement with benefits this is a good option.

    ConsThe recruiters sold me on overtime pay, quick raise increases and promotions, reimbursement for things used at work - none of which ever happened, where recognized as a problem by management and not dealt with. They are very supportive to get you to take on more responsibilities and get the job done, then put you down as incompetent during your review. Management treats the consultants like meat.

    Advice to Senior ManagementCommunicate better, reward responsibility and performance, and treat people with respect.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Very Disappointing

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Chicago, IL

    Pros- Local Model / No Travel
    - Decent middle management talent (until they decide to leave)
    - Competitive Compensation
    - A ton of client potential (until they screw that up)

    Cons- No New Sales
    - Frequent turnover in employees
    - Skill Talent is not as strong as it could be
    - Poor Management Communication
    - Staff Aug company trying to be something they are not
    - No Career Path

    Advice to Senior ManagementLearn how to retain good talent. Chicago is going nowhere with the existing model.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    It was your basic body-shop

    Senior Consultant (Former Employee) Atlanta, GA

    ProsNo travel. Good pay. Friendly people in the trenches.

    ConsNo way to move up the chain. While I was there, 2 people were promoted to Principal level (basically limited partners). These were the first 2 people to ever be promoted to that level in the Atlanta office (15 years or so). Both left shortly after their promotions.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPromote from within and stop trying to get a quick fix by injecting new management.

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    Good people, limited project-based work, bad management with no leadrship capabilities

    Senior Consultant (Former Employee) Atlanta, GA

    ProsGood base salary and benefits

    ConsBait and swith on job roles
    Unethical management cant be trusted

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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