Diamond Management & Technology Consultants
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www.diamondconsultants.com Chicago, IL 500 to 999 Employees

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Diamond Management & Technology Consultants President, CEO, and Director Adam J. Gutstein

Adam J. Gutstein

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74% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Intern (Former Employee)
Chicago, IL

I worked at Diamond Management & Technology Consultants as an intern for less than a year

ProsEveryone was friendly and supportive.

ConsNone. I got what I needed from the internship.

Advice to Senior ManagementIntra-office top down communication was excellent

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Good when it was a startup

Manager (Former Employee)
Chicago, IL

I worked at Diamond Management & Technology Consultants full-time for more than 3 years

ProsSmall company that everyone was close to each others.

ConsWas too focus on dot com related works. Once the bubble burst, everything came crashing down.

Advice to Senior ManagementTake a longer term view.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Diamond is an exceptional technology consulting firm with top notch talent and an equally impressive client list.

Principal Consultant (Former Employee)
Chicago, IL

I worked at Diamond Management & Technology Consultants full-time for more than 8 years

ProsChallenging work, uber-smart colleagues, great benefits, good culture, brand name clients, top tier b-school talent, great pre-MBA programs

Conssome of the partners can be amazingly arrogant and even verbally abusive at times - makes already challenging projects more difficult to execute.

Advice to Senior ManagementGet rid of some of the old "tenured" partners who people can't stand to work with. These individuals are well known throughout the firm.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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A good place to work overall - now an independent part of PwC, be ready to handle some politics

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Chicago, IL

I worked at Diamond Management & Technology Consultants

ProsCompensation, Some of the smartest people to work with, very often good projects. You learn a lot within a short period of time working here.

ConsIf you do good, news will travel fast. If you somehow are perceived to do badly,due to reasons within or outside of your control, news travels like wildfire. And bad news sticks on for a long time and you get very few second chances.

Advice to Senior ManagementTreat employees with a little more respect and ensure that promotions are a little more transparent.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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A dynamic place, bright people, good compensation, great benefits, and up or out policy.

Principal Consultant (Former Employee)
Chicago, IL

I worked at Diamond Management & Technology Consultants

ProsGood compensation. Excellent benefits. You know what your peers make - compensation is dictated by level, not by shady negotiations. Plenty of opportunities for advancement.

ConsPoor work life balance. Expectations that you will do firm work on top of a 40-hour client work week. Up or out policy.

Advice to Senior ManagementMake sure the company remains as an independent business unit within PwC. Otherwise it will completely lose its identity and its people will leave.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Poor in work/life balance and choice in staffing

Associate Consultant (Current Employee)
Chicago, IL

I have been working at Diamond Management & Technology Consultants

ProsGood salary and good environment for proactive individuals seeking advancement

ConsPoor work-life balance, almost no say in staffing, too much execution work, and not enough appreciation of employees

Advice to Senior ManagementPay more attention to work/life balance and career development

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Diamond Management is good firm but doesn't value diversity

Senior Associate Consultant (Former Employee)
Chicago, IL

I worked at Diamond Management & Technology Consultants

ProsDiamond Management is a very small consulting firm with small team size. As a result, you have a lot of access to principals and partners which can be good.
Diamond also has a great benefits package.
As far as work/ balance the hours are long like at any consulting firm but it just implemented a Work Balance Day (1 x a week) which is nice.
There are opportunities to contribute on business development and white papers which can be very rewarding.

ConsDiamond does not have any affinity groups, except for LGBT and Women's Group. It doesn't seem to value diversity too much.

Advice to Senior ManagementContinue to work on building the firm's reputation and it would be good to focus on diversity a bit more. It is definitley lacking in that area.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Incredibly smart, motivated and talented people

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Chicago, IL

I worked at Diamond Management & Technology Consultants

ProsThe people are amazingly bright and dedicated to the sucess of the firm. Many consultants have been there for years and are quite passionate about the people and work.

ConsThe company could be run far more efficiently. There was a considerable amount of overhead considering the size of the firm.

Advice to Senior ManagementChange can be a positive thing. While there are many people that have been in their roles for years and are doing well in those roles, others should be moved out to provide opportunity for growth and development around them.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Manager (Current Employee)
Chicago, IL

I have been working at Diamond Management & Technology Consultants

Pros- Very smart people
- Marquee clients (Fortune 500)
- Interesting work
- Entrepreneurial culture
- Benefits are outstanding
- Compensation is competitive

Cons- Lot more IT and Program Management work
- Less choice of what you want to work on
- Pressure to contribute to firm growth beyond 60-90 hr work weeks
- Brand name is being recognized more, but still relatively unknown

Advice to Senior ManagementProvide opportunities to consultants to work in more diverse areas and functions

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Be prepared to do a lot of execution & implementation projects, with very little strategy

Business Analyst (Former Employee)
Chicago, IL

I worked at Diamond Management & Technology Consultants

Pros--The compensation and benefits package (dental, medical, vision, paid vacation) are both very generous, much, much higher than most small consulting firms

--Your team members are incredibly smart and talented people, often willing to put in the extra hours it takes to make the final deliverable right

--Teams take pride in developing relationships with clients and go out of their way to foster those relationships; clients come first and foremost

--Senior management tries to PROMOTE as much work like balance as they can, but whether or not there is actual work like balance is a different matter

Cons--Very poor staffing - due to the small number of people, consultants are often put into difficult positions where they are expected to deliver results, but with no training or support, in an unrealistic time frame (i.e. business analysts required to write program codes)

--The annual review process has changed to one where there is much less transparency and even less motivation for senior management to be prompt with after project reviews

--The focus of work has shifted to form an even greater emphasis on execution projects than ever before; for those looking for strategy consulting projects, this is not the right firm for you

Advice to Senior ManagementTake the time to listen, and not just to your fellow Principals and Partners (fascinating though the discussion might be), but to Analysts, Associates, Senior Associates, and Managers. While your peers and you might arguably have years of experience under your belts, it doesn't always translate into knowing how to relate to (or even manage) those under you.

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