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Wonderful place to do good AND do well

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Former Employee - Program Manager  in  Silver Spring, MD
Former Employee - Program Manager in Silver Spring, MD

I worked at DB Consulting Group

Pros

Pros: DB offers a very rare opportunity to do public interest work in the private sector. It was an amazing privilege to be able to work on behalf of residents in inner-city housing projects, while having all of the resources of a top of the line private consulting firm. Also, the firm is easily the most diverse place I've ever worked, and one of the most welcoming to parents with children. It is normal and expected to see children in the office after school, on school vacations, etc, there to visit their parents or grandparents.

Cons

There were two primary cons that I could see. First, DB is a privately held, family owned company owned by a Father and Son. Although the firm is very professional overall, there was occasional tension in the leadership that seemed related more to family issues than business concerns. That said, unless you are in the top layer of management, it wasn't anything you'd notice on a daily basis. Also, HR administration was absolutely terrible, especially when it came to hiring. Once I actually got there, my boss and team were amazing -- but I nearly quit before I even started because I had such a bad impression of the company from its hiring process (or lack thereof). The best advice I can give to newcomers is to stick it out, take the hiring process with a grain of salt, and do your best to keep in touch with the person who will actually be your manager so you can keep your motivation up to work for the company.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Other than what I described above, I don't really have any. This is a wonderful place to work. The people are very smart and hard working, and DB truly offers an unparalleled opportunity to do public interest work in a private sector setting. It is absolutely the best of both worlds. If my spouse had not gotten a job in another city, it's hard for me to imagine I ever would have wanted to leave.

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Other Reviews for DB Consulting Group

  1.  

    good company with allot of opportunities

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at DB Consulting Group full-time

    Pros

    great group of people that genuinely care about individual well being.

    Cons

    working for the government can be monotonous. not as fast paced as commercial industry.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    find opportunities to promote from within.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Good, convenient work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Caller and Researcher  in  Silver Spring, MD
    Former Employee - Caller and Researcher in Silver Spring, MD

    I worked at DB Consulting Group full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Proximity to Silver Spring Metro and Downtown Silver Spring
    Friendly and helpful guard
    Clean, well equipped office
    Good growth for hard workers

    Cons

    Work can be monotonous at times
    Lack of communication from managerment concerning what they want from you
    Boring, cubicle-styled office space

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be in constant communication with your employees, especially the temporary ones

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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