Daugherty Business Solutions

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Daugherty Business Solutions Reviews in Atlanta, GA

Updated September 16, 2014
Updated September 16, 2014
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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 12 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)

  • Work-life balance is 70% dictated by the client, 30% by Daugherty (in 5 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Company in Decline

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Principal  in  Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Principal in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Daugherty Business Solutions full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great benefits and competitive salary. They pay overtime. There are some great consultants on the team. Beautiful Atlanta offices. Local delivery model.

    Cons

    Corporate leadership is incapable of leading or growing this business. After almost 30 years, the company is only 1000 Consultants. The only real Consulting office was Atlanta and the whole leadership team just left, same thing happens in every office about every 5 years. Corporate Leadership drives the best leaders away and then the office collapses and gas to be rebuilt.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Corporate Management needs to retire and leave the company to the next generation of leaders.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good Ole Boy Company with Serious Lack of Integrity Issues

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    Former Employee - Senior Consultant  in  Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Atlanta, GA

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

    Pros

    Decent Base Compensation, Good Benefits, and Overtime Pay
    Great Sales Pitch
    Serious 'drinking culture' at the Atlanta office. (If you like to drink.)

    Cons

    Although Daugherty claims that North Highland is their closest competitor in the Atlanta Area, most services they provide could be handled by a temp agency. They provide all staff aug work at their 4 major local clients - not project based as claimed - and will take any opportunity as long as it is billable. Encouraged by team management to bill clients for Daugherty internal work - in my opinion just one instance of integrity issues with client billing. I've observed that the most successful consultants at Daugherty are those that the clients are most unhappy with. Serious 'drinking culture' at the Atlanta office. Must enjoy networking at company socials to find your next opportunity.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop stretching the truth beyond it's limits.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Daugherty Business Solutions Response

    Aug 5, 2014Corporate Recruiter

    Thank you for your review of the Daugherty Atlanta branch. I'm sorry you did not have a positive experience here.

    While some of our advisory services can seem similar, and often times be confused
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  3. 6 people found this helpful  

    It was your basic body-shop

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    Former Employee - Senior Consultant  in  Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Daugherty Business Solutions

    Pros

    No travel. Good pay. Friendly people in the trenches.

    Cons

    No way to move up the chain. While I was there, 2 people were promoted to Principal level (basically limited partners). These were the first 2 people to ever be promoted to that level in the Atlanta office (15 years or so). Both left shortly after their promotions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote from within and stop trying to get a quick fix by injecting new management.

    Disapproves of CEO

    Daugherty Business Solutions Response

    Aug 5, 2014Corporate Recruiter

    Thank you for taking the time to review Daugherty's Atlanta office.

    Currently at Daugherty (2014), all consultants are reviewed twice annually. Consultants are eligible for both compensation
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  5. 3 people found this helpful  

    Good people, limited project-based work, bad management with no leadrship capabilities

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    Former Employee - Senior Consultant  in  Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Daugherty Business Solutions

    Pros

    Good base salary and benefits

    Cons

    Bait and swith on job roles
    Unethical management cant be trusted

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company to work for

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    • 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 for 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
  7. 3 people found this helpful  

    Atlanta POV

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    Former Employee - Manager  in  Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Manager in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Daugherty Business Solutions full-time for more than a year

    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
  8. 3 people found this helpful  

    Good transition job to get off the road

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    Current Employee - Manager  in  Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Manager in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Daugherty Business Solutions

    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
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good place for project managers, not so great for technically minded folks (stable, but boring work)

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    Former Employee - Senior Consultant (Technical)  in  Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant (Technical) in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Daugherty Business Solutions

    Pros

    * Good employment packages
    * Good work/life balance
    * Good leadership (except company has restructured too frequently)
    * Good place for Project Managers to work

    Cons

    * Atlanta branch is mostly a management consulting practice now
    * Very little technical work
    * Projects are, on the whole, not very exciting
    * While some gigs are project based, much of the projects I worked on leaned more towards staff-aug

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus less on management consulting, more on cutting edge project work.

    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Work/Life Balance + Fair Comp & Ben

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager  in  Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Manager in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Daugherty Business Solutions full-time

    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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    A refreshing change of pace and practice after leaving big four consulting.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant  in  Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Atlanta, GA

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

    Pros

    Work life balance is a reality at Daugherty with in town clients and 40 to 50 hour work weeks.

    Their is paid overtime. Paid overtime means that leadership is thoughtful about when and when not to keep people late. It helps regulate the perception that working late creates greater value by actually measuring the value with additional dollars.

    Daugherty team members are intelligent, approachable and have a business casual attitude that I find refreshing after the big four ego maniacs and fake-it-till-they-make-it performers. Daugherty team members are diverse from a number of levels including intellectually open to explore a variety of topics and perspectives with open minds.

    Cons

    The vacation package isn't great but it is a trade off given that work weeks do not exceed 40 to 50 hours.
    Bonuses exist but are more of a tip than a bonus. Again, when weighing other benefits this isn't as bad as it may seem.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to build distinct Daugherty solutions to differentiate us from any association with staff augmentation.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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