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Over the years, DB&A has discovered that no matter the company or industry, most supervisors typically spend between 50%–70% of their time firefighting, expediting, and reacting. A skills gap in basic management principles affects the things that can make or break a business; namely cost, quality, and service. It's time to follow Chicago Bulls legend, Michael Jordan's advice and "Get the fundamentals down and the level of everything you do will rise." http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vIT3Q
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DB&A is a management consulting firm specializing in helping companies of every description achieve their objectives through improved performance and resource utilization. Working with every level of management, we focus on all organizational and cultural issues, with a special emphasis on developing accountability and leadership at the employee and front-line supervisory levels. DB&A consistently transforms organizations into high-performance, results-oriented teams and typically delivers a guaranteed gain in performance of at least 20 percent.
DB&A drives a culture of accountabiity at the top level of management and ownership of results on the front-lines so that companies win...every day.
CONSIDER A REWARDING CAREER AT DB&A
As a Management Consultant at DB&A, you will gain immediate exposure to senior executives often in Fortune 500 companies. You will also provide hands-on "on the floor" coaching of front-line supervisors in behavioral changes that drive performance improvements.
You will grow exponentially by obtaining valuable knowledge and diverse industry experience. Our Management Consultants learn more in one year than most people acquire in ten years.
We offer a personalized career track. Your potential, performance and personal priorities dictate how far you climb and how fast you go. DB&A prides itself in developing people and rewarding high performers.
MICHAEL OWENS, PRESIDENT & CEO
Michael Owens personally visits every Orientation class to meet each new hire and share his vision for DB&A. He joined DB&A shortly after its founding in 1988 as an entry-level associate.In April of 2009, he was elected by the DB&A Board of Directors to serve as President and CEO, directly managing all functional areas of the company.
Our reputation is defined by our people’s character, integrity, work ethic, professionalism, personal obligation and commitment. --CEO Michael Owens
DB&A must hire the best people who align with our core values and beliefs and possess the right skills sets. Managers at DB&A must also entrust people with responsibility and support them with care and a listening ear. Finally, Managers must get out of the way! --CEO Michael Owens
CULTURE & VALUES
DB&A is a company of creative, high energy problem solvers. We know how to “roll up our sleeves” and get significant results for our clients. Since 2012, a culture change has been underway at DB&A which embraces “servant-based leadership” where Senior Leaders empower Consultants and Project Managers to obtain results for the success of each client. DB&A Founder, Lou DeWolff believed that "consulting is a noble profession" and we still believe that today.
- A strong work ethic
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DB&A teamed up with Make-A-Wish at the end of 2013. In addition to donating funds to grant the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions, DB&A employees are donating unused airline miles which are essential to getting wish kids to their destinations. Employees who fly on Delta, United, and US Airways are effortlessly donating frequent flier miles, in just a few easy steps, by visiting the Make-A-Wish website.
By the end of 2014, DB&A employees donated 285,649 miles which exceeded our corporate goal of 250,000 miles. These donated miles never expire and are never used for anything other than wish travel.
After spending more than a decade working for a much larger consulting firm, Lou DeWolff and Tim Boberg founded DB&A in 1987. The inspiration for this new company was their joint
realization that clients did not receive all of the benefits they had been promised by consulting firms - yet they were still expected to pay the consultant's full fee.
This inequitable situation convinced both men that a different kind of consulting company was needed, one that was smaller, more results-oriented, and could guarantee specific, measurable improvements from its proposals. The new firm would be guided by two important principles:
- Stand behind commitments to clients through a true guarantee
- Ultimately achieve measurable results
This was a radical concept at the time, since few other consultancies provided written guarantees based on results; yet to Lou and Tim, it seemed like the natural way for a consulting firm to operate.
In the years since, DB&A has achieved phenomenal growth based on the ability to consistently deliver savings promised to clients. In fact, approximately 70 percent of our revenues have traditionally come from repeat or referral work from existing clients. Today, DB&A is an organization of more than 200 full-time professionals.
The DB&A Guarantee is more than a financial promise - it is a mutual commitment to work toward a predetermined set of goals. Through this written contract, we guarantee specific performance improvements. As a client, you agree to follow our recommendations - and potentially make tough choices - in order to meet these benchmarks. Most of our clients are overwhelmed by the success of their projects, as we typically exceed our goals by 50 percent.
With both parties vested in the outcome and with our mutually attainable goals established, the long-term engagement begins. If we don't meet our goals by the end of our set timeline, we'll either keep working until we do or refund fees based on the proposed return on investment.
MORE ABOUT MANAGEMENT CONSULTING
In addition to identifying specific skills or processes that need to be integrated or improved, we provide one-on-one leadership coaching at the management level. We also provide skill coaching at all levels in order to optimize communication and inspire accountability across departments and job titles. This environment of accountability fosters "ownership" of goals and job tasks, empowers employees to perform at the highest possible levels, and lays a strong foundation for ongoing improvement. DB&A's intense focus on implementation - rather than merely providing advice or guidance - allows our clients to experience truly sustainable improvements in performance.
To sharpen their own skills, our Consultants openly give and receive feedback from and to peers and managers.
WHAT OUR EMPLOYEES SAY
I have enjoyed learning from the talented individuals from varied backgrounds who have taught me much more than I would have expected in such a short period of time. In addition, we get exposure to multiple industries and work centers and consistently coach our clients to find and implement opportunities for improvement.-- Employee, Chanda F.
I love helping people become better at what they want to do professionally which often times can carry over to their personal lives. At the end of each project, when I lay my head down on that hotel pillow for the last night, I know I changed lives for the better.-- Employee, Nick A.Michael Jordan once said, “Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence wins championships.” So, why I love this job is simple. I love it for the magic that is achieved through the hard work of a strong, smart, fun, dedicated team that works together to achieve magic.--Employee, Joy H.
I feel fortunate to have started a career with a company that I wholeheartedly believe recognizes potential in each of its employees. I know that DB&A has invested in me, and follows up regularly when it comes to personal development and growth. DB&A has built a strong support system at every level to maximize its own internal continuous improvement efforts.--Employee, Patrick F.
At DB&A, we focus on existing people, processes and culture to help our clients make the most of what they have already invested. Our team consists of passionate, highly competitive, results-driven individuals. Our professionals have expertise and experience in a variety of industries, and they are focused on helping our clients achieve their goals and produce measurable results.
If that mindset matches yours, we'd be interested to learn more about you. To pursue a sales or consulting career with DB&A, and to learn more about what our company has to offer, please visit joindba.com. We have additional job postings for non-consulting positions on joindba.com.
DB&A is an equal opportunity employer.
At DB&A, we take the health and welfare of our employees very seriously. Because of this, we have invested a considerable amount of time selecting what we believe is a robust, customizable benefits package which includes:
- Aetna Medical PPO and HSA
- Dental and Vision
- 401k (starts after 6 months)
- Basic Life Insurance – provided at no cost to the employee in the amount of $15,000.00
- FSA Medical
- FSA Dependent Care
- Short-term and Long-term Disability
DB&A pays 100% of medical premiums!
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I have been working at DB&A full-time
The best part of working here is being able to make a difference. Where else can you have direct access to the management of high profile clients and have the ability to positively influence their business? Your development, progression and compensation is largely in your control. The company is continuing to invest in its infrastructure, training and support to those in the field.
The travel can get to you if you aren't fully committed. Make sure you have everything at home squared away. Its not a great fit for those who are content to sit on the sidelines.
Advice to Management
Continue to push responsibility down in the organization...we thrive on it.
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I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at DB&A in May 2015.
Recruiter contacted me via email and set the appointment for the following day. Recruiter spoke to me via phone and she sounded very inexperienced during the process. Did not ask any relevant questions. Did not get a full background on me. In the end she basically said that she did not know much about the company and if I received a interview, I would be able to ask the relevant questions.
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Founded in 1987, DeWolff, Boberg & Associates (DB&A) is a boutique consulting company which focuses on helping organizations achieve dramatic/sustainable performance improvements (whether throughput, quality, delivery or productivity). We help our clients reach these improvements by helping their front-line supervisors & mid-level managers drive day-to-day ...
Mission: DB&A drives a culture of accountability at the top level of management and ownership of results on the front lines so that companies win...every day.