I have been working at Daugherty Business Solutions full-time
the people you work with
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I worked at Productive Edge full-time for more than a year
I worked on the Modern Data Practice team for over two years as a consultant/technical data analyst II. The technical talent is outstanding (FAANG or better). My time at PE was far more valuable than... my education-I had a very good manager, excellent engineers/architects on our team, and a great variety of projects. PE really took my career to the next level. Their understanding of cloud and data infrastructure, IoT, and designing (and implementing) solutions efficiently, makes them best-in-class. The community/volunteer/DEI programs were great. It was awesome to see the CEO go out to a food kitchen in the evening after a long day of work. The UIC Black Tech Scholars program was a great program that I got to volunteer with, and still participate in today (1.5 years after leaving PE).
Career advancement can be tough to talk about, and they maybe can have some better programs to promote their best consultants/engineers (before they move on). Don't be scared to promote/pay your best... people proactively!
Advice to Management
Keep up the amazing culture-the internship program, the community/volunteer/DEI work, the elite technical talent on all fronts (data infra, IoT, etc.). I miss working at PE and their awesome office... in River North-going to work was fun, educational, and made me love living in Chicago. The owners/directors built an awesome boutique consultancy from the ground up.