Daugherty Business Solutions

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Daugherty Business Solutions Reviews

Updated July 24, 2014
Updated July 24, 2014
94 Reviews

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Daugherty Business Solutions President & CEO Ron Daugherty
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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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  1.  

    Local consulting model with plenty of opportunity to grow the office and gain business

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant  in  Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Dallas, TX

    Pros

    Colleagues are extremely nice and great people to work with

    Cons

    Lacking in culture. Drive is to get more clients not enough emphasis on people development. Dallas office is fairly new so lots of room for improvement. No career coach or mentorships

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on people. Empowering them and training them builds business

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Staff Aug with good Medical

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consultant  in  Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Consultant in Minneapolis, MN

    Pros

    Top notch medical insurance, others are mediocre at best. 401K match is so-so and 10 days per year of PTO is lowest in industry.

    Co-workers are talented.

    Local delivery model is great except when your client needs you to travel, in which case you travel for as long as needed.

    Salary is competitive going in so negotiate well because subsequent raises are mediocre at best unless you're brown-nosing the leaders which may get you a promotion and a bigger raise.

    Cons

    Daugherty is a staff aug company that tries to sell itself as a consultancy on par with big 4. 90% of the work is in staff aug capacity. Most of the work (70-80%) is at express scripts; true for both this branch and the company overall.

    Engagements are dictated by client needs, not consultant's skills, relevant experience or career goals.

    Work-life balance is 70% dictated by the client, 30% by Daugherty. In addition to billing 40-60 hours at the client, Daugherty requires 'volunteering' on extra-curricular committees to further the branch. This 'volunteering' is heavily factored into annual reviews, basically it's either 'volunteer' or get screwed when it comes to a raise.

    Internal training is a joke and external training is not paid for.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager  in  Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Manager in Atlanta, GA

    Pros

    Experienced co-workers ,Great benefits and good salary

    Cons

    Daugherty have great people but do not have the right projects to place them.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need more sales to get right projects to fit peoples profiles,

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Not a consulting company for the majority of their clients, staff augmentation is not consulting

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    good health insurance, paid bench time (in between clients)

    Cons

    don't expect consulting roles and/or responsibility

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Just Another Consulting Company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consultant  in  Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Consultant in Saint Louis, MO

    Pros

    - Good Pay
    - Excellent Health Benefits
    - Good Training Opportunities

    Cons

    - Long hours after billable time is required to make yourself known.
    - Some managers should not be in management positions.
    - Not much opportunity to change accounts.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Leadership at the client level is seriously lacking.
    Provide more opportunities for changing clients since this is what you sell consultants on.
    Provide a better picture of consulting life to new employees. Recruiters make it sound like it is all rainbows and ponies when it isn't.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Good Company to work for

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

    Pros

    Company provides great opportunity for career advancement and good compensation.

    Cons

    Little time off with many deadlines

  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    consultant - business analyst

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consultant, Business Analyst  in  Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Consultant, Business Analyst in Saint Louis, MO

    Pros

    great intro salary and placement at client sites

    Cons

    Does not have a strong sense of the employees abilities and doesn't necessarily care.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    get more diversity in the senior level management

  9.  

    Company is reinventing itself and wants to play with the big boys, like KPMG

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant  in  Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Saint Louis, MO

    Pros

    Daugherty hires very smart and talented people

    Cons

    Tough to get hands on new technology for skill advancement

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be proactive about new technology

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 3 people found this helpful  

    Atlanta POV

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager  in  Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Manager in Atlanta, GA

    Pros

    Opulent Buckhead office
    All of leadership (Directors, VP) from former Big 4 (heavy on E&Y), working toward getting the career mgmt process to be similar
    Local work only, with new option for travel if desired
    Salary, health plan
    Great for Custom Dev (.net, java) and PM work
    Paid OT

    Cons

    Lead Recruiter, a great saleswoman, is a bit misleading on expectations
    Many levels, expect to start at levels below your prior employer
    If you are technical manager, you won't be told, but should expect to write code.
    Reality is, large amount of 'staff aug' (they won't call it that) work.
    BI LOS - limited enterprise level, thought leadership BI work. Mostly DM layer work or could be anything to do with moving data around (e.g. application integration)
    Directors (most) are not 'though leaders', but account executives who can sell services.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Atlanta VP needs to filled by someone with more experience.

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 3 people found this helpful  

    Good transition job to get off the road

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager  in  Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Manager in Atlanta, GA

    Pros

    Good salary
    Good Benefits
    No Travel
    Good culture

    Cons

    Limited to no opportunity for overtime (10-15% was pitched during interview)
    Vacation is horrible - 2 weeks for 17+ years of experience
    Expenses are a joke - so many caveats make it almost impossible to get reimbursed (they make you subtract 20 additional miles for any reimbursement, just beacuse)
    It is staff augmentation not management consulting
    Bonus is a joke too - $17 per month of service

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be clear on job interviews, tell people what it is and what it is not (it is not a consulting company), maybe it is for systems, but not a management consulting firm

    No opinion of CEO

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