Brailsford & Dunlavey

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B&D is a great place for experience, resume and exposure

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Project Analyst in Washington, DC
Current Employee - Project Analyst in Washington, DC

I have been working at Brailsford & Dunlavey

Pros

B&D is a great place to work in that there is less stratification between employment levels here than anywhere else that I have ever worked. Additionally, the company provides more exposure for its employees than almost any job that I have heard of. Even recently hired employees are interfacing with college and university presidents, CFOs, provosts, directors of housing/recreation, owners, etc. B&D has emerged as one of the leaders in the consulting and program management for higher education institutions, giving immediate legitimacy as soon as you begin working. There is a great society of sharing information and working together to solve complex problems. There is no barrier to walking into the President's or CEO's office and asking questions about how the company is run, or why a particular decision has been made.

Cons

B&D is viewed by many as a "sink-or-swim" business model. The demand on people to constantly think critically puts its employees in a position that most are not used to. I personally do not see this as a downside, but many do. One downside is that the salaries are not very competitive when broken down into hourly rates (because the hours are relatively long), but there is always potential for bonuses. Bonuses are distributed quarterly, which is nice, but are always later than promised. Bonuses also range anywhere from 10% to 70% of the base salary, but are not guaranteed. Another drawback is that some of the Project Executives are more involved than others in directing its employees and providing feedback on work. Those working for one executive may have a completely different experience than others.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Recruiting from more varied places will provide you the ability to expand more effectively. Go out and find the best and brightest. Do more work at the premiere colleges and universities in the country and your payback will be more than worth it. The smarter and more apt to critically think, the better the employee is. Let the college admission process do most of the legwork for you. You have a better chance of finding a good employee from a great school than finding the diamond in the rough from a mediocre college.

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    Great place to work...

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Brailsford & Dunlavey full-time

    Pros

    Learning & Growth opportunity for beginners as well as experienced
    Great values and Work culture

    Cons

    Work can be overwhelming at times, but the job rewards those who can manage their time effectively.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Top shelf

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Vice President in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Vice President in Washington, DC

    I worked at Brailsford & Dunlavey

    Pros

    Cross training and exposure to many opportunities. One can learn and grow in many ways and become a powerful professional.

    Cons

    Always working and difficult to really take time off. The work is very stimulating and the staff is very passionate about quality.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pace of growth can distract from quality performance and lead to diluted client satisfaction. Lower tier management may need more opportunity to absorb the positive attributes of higher management.

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