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Updated August 8, 2018
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Pros
  • "Great work life balance available" (in 11 reviews)

  • "Being employee owned brings added value as well, value that's often under-appreciated" (in 11 reviews)

Cons
  • "Upper management is not focused enough on formal training resulting in a lot of turnover of staff Or staff that is not knowledgeable enough" (in 10 reviews)

  • "Work life balance is something that does not exist here" (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Great to participate in our firm's success."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Development in Rye, NY
    Current Employee - Business Development in Rye, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    DMA is an employee-owned firm in which everyone benefits from the firm's success through the ownership of equity. I worked in consulting and middle management and business development for many years, and I benefited from a manager and mentor who guided me into a more focused, business development role, many years ago. This has leveraged my strength and allowed me to have a longer term career (25 years so far!) focusing on bringing in business, based between Connecticut and New York. I appreciate the non-bureaucratic, entrepreneurial environment and the opportunity to benefit from equity ownership on a long term basis. Our management team are good people who I respect as people and successful business managers. Overall, my years at DMA have been a great blessing. The business model works well, and I remain motivated to work hard to produce for our firm.

    Cons

    You have to want to be in an environment that is profit-focused, which requires hard work and the ability to multi-task. Some jobs require extensive travel which can be difficult for some. Success is rewarded, but working for a consulting firm can be stressful and is not for everyone.

    Advice to Management

    I suggest to increase perks, nice gestures and encouragement to staff and junior level employees particularly.


  2. "Great office and very nice people to work with."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Compliance Analyst in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Senior Compliance Analyst in Indianapolis, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, friendly co-workers.

    Cons

    January to May is stressful.

    Advice to Management

    Less time in meetings and more time training.

  3. Helpful (6)

    "They don't give a damn about you"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at DMA full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    • Able to customize your schedule between 7-9am start time.
    • Possibility of working 8 hour days for 5 days a week or 10 hour days for 4 days a week.
    • Its a pay check.
    • The building is in a nice location

    Cons

    • They pay is not enough for the amount of work, time and stress you endure.
    • No actual programs in place to get people moving or healthy. People are sick a lot. Very unhealthy place to work.
    • The stress is so much that people are out sick or working sick because they are out of sick time the majority of the time.
    • The expectations vs. time allowances are ridiculous.
    • They wait WAY too long to replace employees and instead lean too heavily on current employees to take up the extra work. Then when it is getting done they wonder if they reallllly need to hire another person to pick up the slack after all. As a result employees are over worked, underpaid and, depending on if your manager likes you, either patted on the back and told to suck it up or told you do not work quickly or efficiently enough.
    • Work distribution is so out of balance It is amazing this company is still standing. Some analysts have more than double the work of others. When they ask for help or relief they are told that they can handle it because of some sort of promotion that they will be getting eventually.. No help, deadlines are constant stress and a loathing for the company results.
    • They say it is a team effort but there is no team effort for those employees who are disliked by managers.
    • Favoritism from the managers gets you everything or nothing.
    • There are certain managers who are so bi polar and overbearing that they cause their employees to get physically ill by dropping unrealistic expectations and almost bewildering orders that make no sense. Many times, especially during very tight deadlines these managers tell their already stressed out, overworked employees to do something that is so irrelevant that it is bewildering that it was asked for. Like fixing an unimportant spreadsheet or asking an employee to suddenly add certain tag information to an enormous client and give them 2 days to do it when in reality it would take over a week to get it done. This told to the employees on deadline weeks. Stuff that can wait for off season. Sadly the upper managers are “Friends” with these bi-polar, mentally ill managers and will, 90% of the time, take their side and make you seem as if you are not doing your job well enough. Even when you work your behind off. It is the epitome of unfairness and the core of this company.
    • Work life balance is something that does not exist here.
    • There is a desperate lack of training for newly hired employees.
    • Rules apply to some but not to others.
    • They took away the summer outings which was a reward for a heavy busy season.
    • At last year’s Christmas party thing they stopped giving out gift cards to employees. First time in years. Not a word about it. No reason, no excuse. They just didn’t do it… wow.
    • Took away lots of events during the year under the questionable reason that they want to be debt free. Well that’s great. But do not take EVERYTHING away from the employees to do that. Learn how BALANCE works.
    • STAY AWAY FROM THIS COMPANY if you value your health. They certainly don’t care about you or your health.

    Advice to Management

    • Read the CONS and learn something from it.
    o NO ONE will say anything to you because of the drudgery that exists here. If you speak up you will be made to look like a fool and your daily life will be made hell.

    • Stop taking away everything from the employees and HIRE new ones to take stress off of us.
    • Quit being so greedy with your money. WE are making it for you. Without us we would all be out on our behinds. This company makes way too much annually to not allow a summer outing, or Christmas gift cards for your employees who bust their back ends for you.
    • Get some healthcare programs in here.
    • Help us to do a good job in ways other than threats. I heard that in one of the departments there is now a "write up" system if employees don't get their work done in time?

    Seems like you are trying to kill people. Seriously. Please learn how balance works. I have worked here for years. I want to retire from this company but the way it is going it seems more likely I will be looking for a different job soon.

    DMA Response

    Aug 20, 2018 – Human Resource Manager

    DMA believes that Glassdoor, when used appropriately, is a useful vehicle for the sharing of current and former employee-owners’ thoughts and opinions about the company. We routinely review... More


  4. "Hmmm"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Compliance Analyst in Carmel, IN
    Current Employee - Compliance Analyst in Carmel, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours, causal dress code, little gym with a small fee that is owned by the building.

    Cons

    Staff are social introverts, which can make it hard to communicate. The management needs to have a revamp.

    Advice to Management

    More management training and less bad talking to the employees.


  5. "Compliance"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Compliance Analyst in Carmel, IN
    Former Employee - Compliance Analyst in Carmel, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Medical benefits, steady pay, can use experience to move onto other jobs

    Cons

    Low pay, favoritism, manipulation, and micro management. Managers have little respect for subordinates. Terrible training. If they don’t like you, you won’t last.

    Advice to Management

    Improved training. You are not better than those you manage. Need to take a course on how to treat others.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at DMA full-time

    Pros

    it's a relatively laid back culture

    Cons

    not much room for growth


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Review"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at DMA full-time

    Pros

    Good place to work ,learn and make friends

    Cons

    Unorganized ,lack of training,every individual is different and its difficult to behave according to each one's expectations.

  8. "Good company"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Tax Manager in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Tax Manager in Indianapolis, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great place to learn and grow

    Cons

    None that I can think of.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Associate Analyst"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at DMA full-time

    Pros

    They have recently implemented training for new hires. Flexible time in the morning. Nice group of people.

    Cons

    Tightening of the financial belt has been lopsided. Fort Wayne office receives bonus twice a year whereas Indianapolis office does not. Managers unavailable during busy season due to their workloads. Vacation structure is horrible. You cannot ask people to work non stop for five months and only give them 10 days. Creating burn out. Pay is a minimum of $5200 less than other companies.

    Advice to Management

    The management team needs managerial training. Create a more positive vacation structure. Reward everyone or do not reward at all.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Consultant"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager
    Current Employee - Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work/life balance
    Small office
    Decent compensation package and bonus structure

    Cons

    Wages are not competitive enough with other companies in accounting industry
    Upper management is not focused enough on formal training resulting in a lot of turnover of staff Or staff that is not knowledgeable enough.

    Advice to Management

    If you want to attract top talent need to increase your wages and improve your compensation packages are and implement some sort of training regimen


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