Daugherty Business Solutions Reviews

Updated May 20, 2015
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  1. Helpful (2)

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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 (Less than a year)

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

    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 Management

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

  2. Helpful (1)

    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 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.

  3. Helpful (2)

    Culture, Aptitude and Growth Opportunity

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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.

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  5. Helpful (1)

    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 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!

  6. Helpful (1)

    Great collaborative environment.

    • 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)

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

    Pros

    Emphasis on excellence. Company is on a growth path.

    Cons

    Retirement plan needs to be improved.

  7. Excellent consulting company where you are only limited by your skills and motivation

    • 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 5 years)

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

    Pros

    The Daugherty Atlanta office provides an environment in which you are only limited by your own motivation. People who are driven to succeed and to help the branch improve itself are those that quickly climb the ladder. Some of the reviews have mentioned that Daugherty is just a staff aug firm with no projects. Nonsense. There are any number of full lifecycle application development or business process improvement projects. Not to mention many ad hoc management consulting projects like organizational effectiveness assessments, BI or Mobility roadmaps, etc.

    Also, promotions are very possible. In the last two years alone, there have been at least five promotions to Principal and one promotion to Director. For a small to mid-size branch, that is just fine.

    Cons

    Two-week starting vacation policy is pretty laughable. This should be negotiable during hiring. No reason for this limitation at all and it promotes the staff aug perception that some seem to have.

    Training during normal hours would show an investment in the consultants.

    Advice to Management

    Communication to the branch VP is fairly syphoned through the Directors. More frequently, the VP should meet with people at other levels to make sure he is getting the full picture.

    Involve consultants a bit more in the project placement process. It shows respect - and to not involve them shows a lack of it.

  8. Helpful (2)

    Daugherty in Atlanta is a great place to work

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

    I have been working at Daugherty Business Solutions full-time

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

    Pros

    Excellent salary, very good benefits, highly skilled employees, very active management team, growing quickly due to all the above.

    Several large accounts in Atlanta that are extremely happy with the Daugherty team. Many new accounts that are small but growing. This means everyone is working locally with no air travel required.

    Management is focused on keeping consultants happy and motivated.

    Cons

    It is easy to get stuck in the same account for longer than you may want. Although this may also be a positive for people that like stability.

    Advice to Management

    Be careful of growing to quickly. Continue hiring the very best.

  9. Helpful (1)

    Great company to work for

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

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

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

    Pros

    Very energetic people. Lots of push to be part of the team. Growing fast. Strong reputation as quality consulting company in Atlanta.

    Cons

    Sometimes not so good about matching skill sets to client openings. Very flat organization, so don't expect to be promoted.

    Advice to Management

    Look for signs of people burning out.

  10. Helpful (2)

    Good Ole Boy Company with Serious Lack of Integrity Issues

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

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    Stop stretching the truth beyond it's limits.

    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
    ... More

  11. Helpful (3)

    Atlanta POV

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

    I worked at Daugherty Business Solutions full-time (More than a year)

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    Atlanta VP needs to filled by someone with more experience.


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