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DLC Reviews

Updated April 12, 2018
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Pros
  • "This unique model offers a good work life balance and an opportunity to work with multiple organizations in different capacities" (in 6 reviews)

  • "The internal staff is easily the best in the business" (in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • "Oh yeah, if you get a client continually extended they collect the checks and you have to fight with them for your business development bonus" (in 2 reviews)

  • "Career advancement is not realistic unless you create the opportunity" (in 2 reviews)

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  1. "Fourth Year Strong"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Finance & Accounting Consultant in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Finance & Accounting Consultant in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at DLC full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    My first three years with DLC went by in a blink, hard to believe I was with the same fabulous client all that time and had such an incredible ride! The Pros? An incredible client roster that continues to evolve and grow; a consultant network that's solid, strong and supportive; an incredible CEO that really cares - he'll spend his time one-on-one providing professional and personal feedback; support staff that's responsive - there for the team. DLC takes care of their people. I've never been happier in my career!

    Cons

    If you seek a consultant lifestyle with a solid backing, I can't think of any.

    Advice to Management

    Love the professional development opportunities and certification training - keep expanding these offerings!


  2. "Consultant"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Woodland Hills, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Woodland Hills, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at DLC full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Constant learning and professional development
    Great work/life balance
    Best in class back office support
    Very competitive compensation and benefits

    Cons

    Commute can be long at time
    Some projects can be less challenging

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Excited and Blessed to be here in my 3rd Year"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Finance & Accounting Consultant in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Finance & Accounting Consultant in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at DLC full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    4 industries, 5 clients across Fortune 1000, and 6 projects spanning across all key areas (accounting & operations, financial reporting, FP&A, and currently an ERP implementation) in a little over 2 years. Not to mention the diverse exposure to new systems under my belt and all of the genuine professionals, both internal and external, that have grown within my network. As a formal auditor who worked on several clients across various industries, I can conclude without a doubt, there is no other company or position that could have offered this type of diverse, value-added experience to my career within that same window of time. Time is our most precious asset, and DLC offers a unique full-time, salaried model that compensates every billable hour worked with full benefits (medical, dental, vision, PTO, 401K, bonus incentives, etc).

    Cons

    It appears that the most common con among other reviews is the commute. Although this is out of our control as consultants, our Business Development team does a great job trying to minimize our commute and to limit an "above-average" commute every 3-4 project rotations. In my own personal experience, they have been very receptive to our concerns and cognizant of this when placing us on our next project.

    Advice to Management

    As our CEO has always said, it's our people that make us as great as we are. Not just the consultants but this includes our internal team (HR, Admin, CSDs, etc) and our affiliates (Beacon and Kranz). Continue to hire the right talent and the right people so that we can continue this growth!


  4. "3 years complete; DLC still proves to be the best career move"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Consultant in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at DLC full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great internal team (HR, Consultancy Advisory Board, Business Development Group, New Hire Partner Mentorship, etc.), great candid relationship with CEO, great project opportunities, great resources to maintain or pursue professional certifications.

    Cons

    3 years have been completed and I have yet to come across a con about working here. I’ve come across reviews that say commute is an issue, however, having experience with a Big4 Firm or clients that are relatively distant is something that I’ve been accustomed to, so no real issues here.

    Advice to Management

    As always, thank you DLC for always putting the needs and interests of the consultant talent as priority. Thank you for all the resources that you make available for me (DLC Connect, Skillsoft, CPE, PDU) in order to pursue or maintain my professional certifications. Finally, thank you for always proving that being a consultant with DLC is the best career move I’ve made. Looking forward to the years ahead!


  5. "Great Place to Work"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Consultant in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at DLC full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    I've worked for DLC for 11 years now, and there are several reasons why I stay:
    1.) The CEO is awesome. He cares about every employee, and tries to make the firm feel more like FAMILY than a business.
    2.) Respect. DLC is a place where if you work hard, you will be rewarded. I'm a prime example. I do the work, and the company takes care of me....period.
    3.) Benefits: Full Benefit package including 401(k). How many Consulting firms can boast that?
    4.) The internal staff is easily the best in the business...anything and everything you need, they will take care of you.

    Cons

    Commutes can be a little long depending on where you live, however, there is a Commute "bonus" to help offset some of the negative here.

    Advice to Management

    Don't change anything...As I've stated, the firm has been there for me for 11 years, and has taken very good care of me. I couldn't ask for more from a place of employment.


  6. "A Long/Enduring Partnership as a Consultant with A Professional Finance Organization"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at DLC full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    -Employment security undergirded by employment contract with consultants; you are paid whether or not you are assigned to a client giving you peace of mind and stability.
    -Consultant force rivals the best in the finance arena; the majority are CPAs and Or MBAs from top tier schools
    -Variety of assignments with Fortune 100 clients including system implementation, financial reporting, process improvement, mergers/acquisitions, and backfiling of financial manager roles
    -Great benefits including vacation (reaches over 20 days after 5 years), health insurance, life insurance, bonuses for new business and new recruitment, firm wide bonus paid to 401K each year (matching not required)
    -Flat organization - all consultants have direct reporting relationship to CEO. -Engagement content and management is the client's responsibility, with DLC client liaisons responsible for securing engagements and engagement administration.
    -Commute compensation provided for long and/or lengthy commutes to/from Clients
    -Training for software skills, certifications (e.g. CPA, PMP, etc.) and others are provided
    -With the consultant staff approaching 200 persons in 3 locations (Southern California, Northern California, and Chicago opportunities will continue to abound.

    Cons

    -Some clients get use to great DLC consultants, and it is hard to pry them away leading to long engagements. This can make providing a variety of experiences with Clients challenging at times.
    - DLC consultant organization usually does not hire beginners, median experience is 5 years or greater
    -If you are looking for a way to climb the ladder in terms of position/salary, you should not expect this at DLC; consultants with long tenures at DLC had usually already been on the corporate ladder and already have a good salary base when they are hired in. This is a good place to get off the Corporate Ladder and still have great compensation and benefits.
    -Connectedness between management and consultants is challenging given that consultants are always at client sites.

    Advice to Management

    -Continue to improvement training offerings for consultants
    -Continue to improve connectedness and communication between staff, client liaisons, and consultants


  7. "Review"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at DLC full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Awesome group of talented individuals that help clients clients navigate and mitigate financial and accounting issues.

    Cons

    none I can think of

  8. "Consultant"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Director in Century City, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Director in Century City, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at DLC full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    DLC provided an opportunity to work with multiple clients at various capacities. This was only a great experience in the development of my career and a great way to continue learning new areas in my profession. I had great support from the corporate staff. I had a great experience.

    Cons

    The only downside is you don't have a lot of control of where your next client is going to be located and could result in a long commute at times.

    Advice to Management

    I think you have a great business model, continue supporting the consultants and don't change a thing.


  9. "Temp Agency in Disguise"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at DLC full-time

    Pros

    Decent pay for the work

    Cons

    Work that does not build skills or lead to a future


  10. Helpful (5)

    "Fake Reviews"

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    Former Employee - Consultant
    Former Employee - Consultant
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at DLC full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good for a senior accountant or 1st year manager level
    Have relationships with several large companies
    Decent benefits

    Cons

    Most of the reviews are fake
    They don't really care about the candidate. They are in the business of trying to throw as many resumes at the client and hope that one sticks. So, they are a glorified Robert Half
    They will sell you on roles and prestige working at a company, but won't align your goals with the role. At the end of the day, you're a number and $$ for DLC.
    There are simply better firms to consult with.

    Advice to Management

    Understand what candidates want instead of trying to make a quick buck by placing them. It's short term and it will turn-off candidates.


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