Daugherty Business Solutions

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Daugherty Business Solutions Reviews

Updated November 18, 2014
Updated November 18, 2014
16 Reviews
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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 13 reviews)

  • For the most part, Daugherty practices a local delivery model (in 7 reviews)


Cons
  • Daugherty is a staff aug company that tries to sell itself as a consultancy on par with big 4 (in 12 reviews)

  • Staff augmentation feel at certain clients (in 9 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Project Manager

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Daugherty Business Solutions

    Pros

    They offer extensive options for training

    Cons

    Office culture was an agitated environment

    Doesn't Recommend
  2.  

    Employment Review

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

    I have been working at Daugherty Business Solutions full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Great benefits and competitive compensation. Management is concerned about keeping the consultants happy. They really attempt to create a community and overcome the challenges of all the employees being displaced.

    Cons

    Not really true consulting. Most of the work in Atlanta is really just staff augmentation work.
    Career path is not clear. The "part time" management structure doesn't really support career growth.
    Lot of ad hoc busy work. Expectation to participate on multitude of committees on your own time, but not clear value to many of these activities.
    Most training available only on employee's own time with little company support.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better training opportunities. Rationalize the committees to ensure true value proposition. Consider a professional hr person.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 9 people found this helpful  

    More and more a STAFF AUG shop! Political environment

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

    I worked at Daugherty Business Solutions full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The quality of consultants is pretty good. They've done a good job of mining solid people. Pay scale is very competitive but lack of starting vacation

    Cons

    Will ask you to travel and put it all on your own credit card. The main office is quite a clique and very political. Leadership is taking company from a project-based, management consulting shop to pure staff aug. Many consultants on an island at clients as there is not much consultant care employed by the leaders. Vacation policy is very out-dated.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There are some key leaders who have their own agendas. Little consultant care and even less feedback on how to improve. I've witnessed consultants at client sites who just surf the internet all day and then bill the client! Engagement managers do not partner with clients, it's more how they can party. Too much staff augmentation.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 9 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

    I have been working at Daugherty Business Solutions full-time (more than 3 years)

    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
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    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

    I have been working at Daugherty Business Solutions full-time (less than a year)

    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
  7. 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

    I have been working at Daugherty Business Solutions full-time (more than a year)

    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
  8. 3 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

    I worked at Daugherty Business Solutions full-time

    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
  9. 3 people found this helpful  

    Just Another Consulting Company

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

    I have been working at Daugherty Business Solutions full-time (more than 3 years)

    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
  10.  

    Good Company to work for

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

    I have been working at Daugherty Business Solutions

    Pros

    Company provides great opportunity for career advancement and good compensation.

    Cons

    Little time off with many deadlines

  11. 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

    I have been working at Daugherty Business Solutions full-time (less than a year)

    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

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