Daugherty Business Solutions Reviews

Updated May 20, 2015
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Daugherty Business Solutions President & CEO Ron Daugherty
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Pros
  • Decent pay and work-life balance (in 13 reviews)

  • When they say " Work Life Balance, they truly mean it with great benefits-their medical is the best in industry (in 11 reviews)

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

  • Most of the work in Atlanta is really just staff augmentation work (in 9 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    Solid company that truly values work/life balance & career growth

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

    I have been working at Daugherty Business Solutions full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    My experience at Daugherty Business Solutions is good. It is a great place to work. After working at various companies throughout my career you can easily recognize when a company strives and takes the measures of doing things right and keeping their folks happy, and it doesn't become a challenge to write a review on them. It's sort of like when you discover a good restaurant, a gem, and you want all of your friends/colleagues to know about them to experience how good it could be. I've watched how Daugherty does not just talk to the talk but truly walk the walk in how they operate. They say they value work/life balance-check I've seen that here. No travel required with this company. They say they have clear defined career growth plans and allow you to be a driver of your career path- check I've seen it here. There are smart and passionate people all around here at Daugherty that are going after the same goal. On top of that they are people that you can become good friends with.

    Cons

    Commute is a bit tough but that's anywhere in Atlanta. Luckily, there is some work hours flexibility with that.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work you're doing in Atlanta. Continue to have that team collaborative approach.


  2. Helpful (4)

    Quality people, process and tools

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Daugherty has great colleagues that I can work with. They are smart, professional and actually nice. There isn't the cut-throat competitiveness that exists in other consulting firms.

    Cons

    Vacation has been a challenge but the company rolled out a new PTO policy which should be better.

    Advice to Management

    Don't tip the balance of focus between Client and Consultant. There seems to be a good balance right now.


  3. Helpful (4)

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

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

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


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  5. Excellent Company

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities for career growth in the Atlanta Office

    Cons

    Sometimes a long commute to get to office

    Advice to Management

    Continue doing what your doing


  6. Helpful (3)

    The best there is.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.


  7. Helpful (1)

    A great consulting firm to work for

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

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


  8. Helpful (2)

    Culture, Aptitude and Growth Opportunity

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    What Daugherty Business Solutions brings to the table is different from most other consulting companies. They are excellence focused - hence the aptitude. They espouse a culture of delivering value - hence making you invaluable to the customer you're consulting for. And they are small enough, and growing rapidly, for you to grow with. They have a welcoming workforce that wants to see you succeed - and they have fun too. Non-existent politics. What more could one ask for.

    Cons

    Caution! You may become a bit of a nerd here. Translation: you will become very good and versatile in your area.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the growth momentum and culture. And keep providing opportunities to your consultants. They're the reason for your success.


  9. Helpful (1)

    Innovative No-Travel Consulting Opportunities in Atlanta

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    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!


  10. Helpful (1)

    Excellent company that allows creativity and opportunity to be a part of helping to grow the business.

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

    I have been working at Daugherty Business Solutions

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits. Leadership. VERY Sharp Colleagues. Work/Life Balance. Caliber of clients. Interesting projects. Great opportunity for growth. Offer professional training internally and externally. Full Career Development Plans. Company gatherings. No travel.

    Cons

    Knowledge Sharing is strong, but could be improved internally as far as our Company Dashboard. Would maybe like to see more opportunities to visit other offices.

    Advice to Management

    Although we are growing fast, take some more time with one-on-one employee communications. Leverage current employee knowledge base to insure we continue strong execution delivery.


  11. Helpful (3)

    Work/Life Balance + Fair Comp & Ben

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

    I have been working at Daugherty Business Solutions full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The local consulting model, combined with the focus of a growing but small practice in Atlanta, results in DBS' ability to provide for work life balance above the big 4. Client base is diverse enough to provide for career growth and the chance to work within many industries, combined with a great/clear promotion policy and huge branch growth, it makes it an exciting place to work full of opportunity.
    Compensation is more than fair, with the chance to receive overtime pay. Benefits are comprehensive and not outlandishly expensive.

    Cons

    - Time off policies. Everyone starts with a net zero balance on vacation, earning the first ten days at year one. Far less than working in industry, for sure.
    - Staff augmentation feel at certain clients. While the gap is bridged by office activities, those are typically pro bono hours, and not always enough to make one feel that they are not "Me, Inc." contracted to client through DBS.



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