DayNine Consulting

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6 people found this helpful  

No where near they Project it to be...

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

I have been working at DayNine Consulting full-time (more than a year)

Pros

Cutting edge product
No micro management
Leadership open to suggestions

Cons

All work, no play - especially for technology roles. Been here just a bit over a year now and other than the occasional free lunch, its always "work hard" and no where close to "play harder". Which is what they sell you the culture as.
Hardly any good mid level leadership structure in place
Greedy operations and not ready to take up any overhead. Constantly pestering for putting in more and more billable hrs. Don't really care about personal development. Just want to make as much revenue with minimal overhead

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Stop selling this 'fake' culture and learn how to really run a professional services company.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook

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  1. 4 people found this helpful  

    Not your average 8 hr job

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sr Consultant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Sr Consultant in New York, NY

    I have been working at DayNine Consulting full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    -Great learning opportunity
    -Very dependable higher management
    -Helpful co workers
    -Decent benefits, although no 401k
    -Great flexibility and culture

    Cons

    - Growing too fast- both pro and con

    - Due to the fast growth and workday being still very new, very few ppl to train and develop new talent, that is growing like weeds.

    - Come here ONLY if you are ready to read and figure out stuff on your own. Though coworkers are willing to help, they are swamped as well.

    - Flat management structure. No transparency on why ppl get promoted or how appraisals are done. Everything is word of mouth.

    - No real direction and goals except to follow big daddy workday.

    - Emphasis on high performers, almost gives one the feeling like 'average joe' is not good enough. So constant push to raise the bar.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Now that we are competing with the big boys, we need to get a solid management structure in place. This will help attract, develop and retain talent.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2. 4 people found this helpful  

    A culture fostered by entrepreneurial spirit and a passion for working and playing hard...truly a great place to work!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at DayNine Consulting

    Pros

    Involvement – sharing business vision, goals & results. Every week, the entire company participates on a call where every DayNiner has the opportunity to share opinions, and where appropriate, act on them. DayNiners are directly involved in decision-making in areas such as compensation, performance management, and delivery methodology.

    Value employees as people – giving the support they need. Onboarding at DayNine is a six month process. Every DayNiner is paid to be educated on the Workday software. They go through a 2-4 week comprehensive “boot camp” training to give them the confidence needed to handle almost any type of client engagement. Every new hire is paired up with a “training buddy.” In addition to directly supporting the training transfer, the training buddy’s job is to listen with respect and full attention to help build self-esteem on the front-end.

    Leadership & direction - ensuring expectations are understood. At DayNine, there is a very clear and simple set of expectations to measure everyone’s performance. Three things: keep customers happy, work hard and contribute to building the company. In other words…total transparency is a big deal.

    Generous compensation – pay for performance. The DayNine philosophy is to offer a compensation package that will attract and retain top talent. The package includes salary, a quarterly performance-based incentive, a stock option program, a robust health and welfare benefit offering and a career development plan that includes ongoing training and mentoring allowing every DayNiner the opportunity to grow into their dream career.

    Cons

    Fast and fluent. It's "game on" all the time...no off switch.

    If you're looking for structure...you won't find it here.

    Rigorous training...like boot camp in the military. Very steep learning curve on the front end.

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