Daugherty Business Solutions Reviews

Updated March 21, 2015
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Daugherty Business Solutions President & CEO Ron Daugherty
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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. Growing IT consulting and business advisory firm.

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    Current Employee - Principal
    Current Employee - Principal

    I have been working at Daugherty Business Solutions

    Pros

    Competitive pay. Entrepreneurial environment. Encourages and supports training. Promotions based on performance. Attuned to market place developments. Attracts other talented people. Strong team culture. Small company feel. Big company benefits.

    Cons

    Recruiting interview process is not consistent leading to some poor hires. Promotions are inconsistent with some some individuals contributing less than others but still getting promoted. Salaries are inconsistent with some more senior, higher performing employees making less than more junior, lower performing employees.

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

    Great people, lack of corporate vision and strategy

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Daugherty Business Solutions

    Pros

    Very good people, great training opportunities. Solid branch leadership and account management. Good reputation around STL with a solid account base.

    Cons

    The branch evolved from project-based work to staff aug. with a limited ability to move from account to account (the reason I became a consultant). Lack of enterprise vision and goals as well as a defined career path to leadership. A few bad leaders in the EM / LOS roles that need to go. The owner is not a strong leader and demotivating.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide a vision and corporate goals that cascade down to the branches. Remove poor performers at the leadership level (both corporate and the branches) and give new people a chance. Move consultants around more frequently (1 - 2 years?) vs. staying at the same shop for 4+ years.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful

    Fine if you manage your expectations.

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Minneapolis, MN

    I worked at Daugherty Business Solutions

    Pros

    Pay and Benefits are very good.

    Cons

    Leadership, Primarily Staff Augmentation though they position themselves as more.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. Daugherty has been a decent place to work with good benefits.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO

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

    Pros

    Daugherty is a good place to learn skills. They have a diverse client base and this offers the ability to move and try new things.

    Cons

    The work is heavy on staff augmentation and light on consulting.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Leadership is doing a fair job given the constraints of the industry.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful

    Consulting company with local delivery model providing good opportunities for challenging consulting work.

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    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Daugherty Business Solutions full-time

    Pros

    local delivery model, good people to work with, challenging projects

    Cons

    Not enough true project work, too much staff augmentation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    provide more autonomy at the branch level as sales and delivery models in Atlanta, Chicago and Minneapolis are different than St. Louis.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7. 2 people found this helpful

    Consultant

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    Current Employee - Consultant in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Consultant in Minneapolis, MN

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

    Pros

    Very smart people and the company is willing to invest in good ideas and the right people. Growing because of strong client relationships and successful engagements. The technical team in Minneapolis is growing, and it is nice to have a larger and more diverse group of developers to bounce ideas off of.

    Cons

    More communication for headquarters in St. Louis is needed. It is nice to have some autonomy in each branch, but I'd like more insight into the overarching strategy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep communicating, and keep making strides in the right direction with PTO and 401k.

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

    Quality people, process and tools

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    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful

    Solid firm striving to broaden horizons

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Daugherty Business Solutions (less than a year)

    Pros

    -Very smart colleagues and co-workers
    -Despite what others have said, the new PTO policy is a positive as it converted the sick time accrual to PTO resulting in greater usage flexibility (as well as payout).
    -Ability to make an impact quickly
    -Great benefits package
    -Brand name clients
    -Company wide push to deepen expertise in key technology areas

    Cons

    -Information cascade can be disjointed and slow
    -Would like to see a broader client portfolio
    -Some engagements can feel like "staff aug", however, I truly feel like leadership knows this and is actively looking to secure better partnerships with clients
    -Projects tend to be too general or too specialized for the consultant. Not enough true matching of skill set to the work needed. Plug and play.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Transparency, transparency, transparency w/ both challenges AND wins. Open up more and enjoy the rewards of a more engaged workforce.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful

    Good company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Daugherty Business Solutions

    Pros

    Great people to work with. Growing company. Small enough company that you can make a difference. Great medical benefits.

    Cons

    PTO is way below average. 401k plan could be improved.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To keep good talent, you need to provide competitive PTO time.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful

    Overall Review

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    Current Employee - Consultant in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Consultant in Saint Louis, MO

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

    Pros

    Leadership is involved in growing one's career. Benefits are great. Consultants are smart and great to work with; very supportive group.

    Cons

    Feeling more like a staff aug company. Although the support system is great, career planning and annual assessments are manual and lack structure.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Career planning and management support is needed. Yearly assessment's need to be formalized with actual goals for a specific level and how the resource met or didn't meet their goals.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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