Daugherty Business Solutions

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Daugherty Business Solutions Reviews

Updated November 24, 2014
Updated November 24, 2014
108 Reviews
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108 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 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. 2 people found this helpful  

    Strong consulting company with local delivery -- still evolving

    • 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 full-time

    Pros

    People are great -- smart, nice and motivated. Medical benefits are top notch. Good work/life balance. Management seems to care. Local model is not just talk. Some client work is strategic and fun. Ability to have an impact. Rolling out new development center and investing in more sales.

    Cons

    Not all client relationships are at high enough levels to do strategic work. But seems like we are making some progress.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep promoting from within and improving knowledge sharing.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Culture and top people

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

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

    Pros

    I enjoy the people I work with. They are smart and ambitious....always the ability to learn from them. The Clients are local and great companies to consult. The benefits are amongst the best I've every had and the leadership team is committed to growth.

    Cons

    Commute can be long and problematic. Having a second location in the northern suburbs would be nice for the development center.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 4 people found this helpful  

    Great work life balance, benefits better than national firm and quality of people

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

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

    Pros

    After working for top 3 consulting firms for over a decade, I decided to make a move to a local model boutique consulting firm "Daugherty", 3 reasons why I true love my career at Daugherty:
    - When they say " Work Life Balance, they truly mean it with great benefits-their medical is the best in industry
    - Great clients including list of fortune 500
    - Above all they are picking up cream from top consulting firms, so you are surrounded and talented people who value family life, work life and hate big 4 politics

    Cons

    When you work with any company of its size you are bound to face the following challenges/opportunities to improve:
    - Not all Policies and Procedures are matured
    - PTO not too great but frankly speaking even though I had great PTO package in a top consulting firm, I could never take advantage of it anyways.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good job and don't give up on the core values of this company as we grow

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Always learning and collaborating with really smart people!

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

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

    Pros

    I haven't worked with a group of such talented people in my career. Pretty much everyone I have come into contact with I can immediately tell is seasoned, has fantastic experience, and is always willing to lend a hand and help enhance an area where I haven't had expertise in order for me to help my clients.
    Additionally, while it is a business, the interest of the client seems to truly be at the heart of everything and not just making a sale.

    Cons

    Some of the internal processes could be amped up a bit, but it those things are actively being worked on, but with a growing company, those kind of things happen. IT also gives opportunity to people to help design what those process should be.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue top promote from within and train the excellent talent you have in house.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Excellent Company

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

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

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities for career growth in the Atlanta Office

    Cons

    Sometimes a long commute to get to office

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue doing what your doing

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    The best there is.

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

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

    Pros

    Enjoy a stead work/life balance while gaining a ton of experience, picking up state of the art skills, expanding your communication skills.

    Also, the free food & beverages, great peers, social events, and after hours learning opportunities are a plus.

    Cons

    Client work comes and goes, so you will have to be patient in-between projects. Don't worry though bench-work will keep you busy. ;)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Negotiating more vacation days would be a HUGE factor to change during the hiring process.

    *This one perk could spike your retention and prevent talented candidates from accepting other offers. Think about it, 1 or 2 weeks of additional vacation in return for talented candidates that could potentially revolutionize your future business for years to come.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Daugherty helps me grow my career, I have input on my assignments, clients value our work and our leadership.

    • 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

    Work, Career, Colleagues, Compensation, Benefits. I enjoy the work I do. Daugherty is completely behind growing my career, and they take my input into account for new assignments. My colleagues are definitely the best I've worked with, very competent contributors and leaders. With branches in several cities, we have many internal experts to leverage. But we work locally, I haven't done any travel. I'm totally satisfied with my compensation and benefits. Three times I've had medical providers say, "Wow, you have good benefits!"

    Cons

    As with any growing company, especially a consulting company, it can be difficult to get to know your colleagues as your company grows. I know those I've worked with, and our quarterly meetings and events help us get to know each other.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up everything you're doing.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great Place To Work, but Requires Commitment

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

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

    Pros

    The health benefits are the best available. There is significant room for growth and advancement. Compensation is on par or above similar companies. The culture is supportive and encouraging, and the company works hard to maintain it. They hire intelligent capable people, so the teams you're on will be filled with those types of people. Opportunities for personal development abound, but you must be willing to devout some time outside of working hours to take advantage of them.

    Cons

    2 weeks of starting vacation can be a little on the short side. If you aren't someone who's comfortable speaking up, you can get stuck in a location or assignment you aren't happy with for a long time. If you're only looking for 9-5 job with no commitments outside those hours, you won't find it here. Mid level and low level management can often be more of a hindrance to work than a help, and it seems that those managers are not being adequately coached or prepared for their roles. All consultants are expected to have technical and professional skills, which must grow together for promotion. This can be a problem for more technically minded individuals.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work to develop younger talent quickly or they will go else where. Share strategic visions and plans with the company. Train and get feedback on managers, coach them and prepare them for their roles. Encourage more employee engagement in the community.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    A great consulting firm to work for

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

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

    Pros

    One of the key benefits of working at Daugherty is the local business model (no travel).
    This company is very focused on excellent client delivery and has an excellent reputation.
    The management team is great to work with and they really want you to succeed. They try very hard to place you in assignments that fit with your career plans.
    The firm is small enough that you can make a big contribution to the growth and success of the firm, but big enough to have a good portfolio of clients and a growing range of technical and strategic solutions.
    The health benefits plan is the best around.

    Cons

    The vesting period for the 401k plan should be reduced.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to focus on treating your employees well.
    Improve the 401k plan vesting period.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Innovative No-Travel Consulting Opportunities in Atlanta

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

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

    Pros

    Daugherty is a growing local consulting firm that is focused on making a real difference for clients, while matching their consultants with career growing opportunities. Work-life balance and innovative thinking in the areas of Business Intelligence as well as a defined methodology in business process and analysis make Daugherty an exciting place to work.

    Cons

    Daugherty is a growing brand in the consulting market. It does not yet carry the name recognition of the Big 4 firms, however the motivation of leadership and caliber of talent will help build that over the coming years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider the consultant's core strengths AND passions when matching them with roles and opportunities. This will only increase team productivity and dynamics, leading to our shared success!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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