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Daugherty Business Solutions Reviews

Updated December 3, 2017
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Pros
  • They care about the employee and have better work life balance with their local model than other consulting companies (in 21 reviews)

  • Good solid consulting company with a local delivery model (no travel) (in 21 reviews)

Cons
  • Self-described as a consultancy, but mostly staff-aug (in 27 reviews)

  • but thats part of work life balance (in 11 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (5)

    "body shop and layoffs"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Principal Consultant in Oak Brook, IL
    Former Employee - Principal Consultant in Oak Brook, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Daugherty Business Solutions full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    good health care. a few smart people. not much more.

    Cons

    this is just a body shop has very low technical consulting ability. 30 % layoffs in May 2015 after email was sent saying there would be no layoffs. They hired me for 2 months, I sat on the bench and then was let go. I would only use this as a pit stop and keep looking. management was very arrogant and rude and viewed consultants as widgets only. hire and fire.

    Advice to Management

    stop being arrogant and start to tell the truth to your consultants. sending an email that says there are no layoffs then 2 weeks later a 30 % layoff was really bad. you need to repair your damaged reputation in the chicago market.

    Daugherty Business Solutions Response

    Oct 27, 2017 – Marketing Specialist

    Thank you for your feedback and I apologize that you feel working with Team Daugherty was not the best experience. Our team in Chicago has grown considerably since you were with us, particularly in... More


  2. Helpful (10)

    "The horror... The horror"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Client Partner in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Client Partner in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Daugherty Business Solutions full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Everyone who is terrible at their job gets paid extremely well. All you really have to do is not hit the bench.

    Cons

    If you hit the bench, you will be fired after 4 weeks waiting for them to sell new work, which rarely happens. Tick tock. Assignments are all staff augmentation, and they sell one person at a time. No project work. They're clinging to one or two major clients in each market. It's a house of cards.

    Advice to Management

    Sell. Quit holding people's careers hostage. Quit spending money on incompetent sales people.

    Daugherty Business Solutions Response

    Sep 5, 2017 – Marketing Specialist

    Thank you for your comments. We're sorry that you're having a less than stellar experience. There are a few projects that can feel staff aug, but we're working hard to win more opportunities that are... More

  3. "Daugherty is a great place to work!"

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

    I have been working at Daugherty Business Solutions full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Growing company with strong internal capabilities. A true consultancy, not just a staff aug provider.

    Cons

    Growth brings growing pains, but it's all good in the end.


  4. Helpful (5)

    "Run Away!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Saint Louis, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Daugherty Business Solutions full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The work with clients is good

    Cons

    The Leadership is terrible...one of the worst I have ever seen-micromanagers, reactionary anger. Everyone is afraid of the leadership.

    Advice to Management

    Get a clue...Ron Daugherty may have built this company, but he needs to go and let others take over.....which he will never do...Do not come here

    Daugherty Business Solutions Response

    Sep 2, 2017 – Marketing Specialist

    I’m sorry that you have this impression of our company. We work hard to ensure that every member of our team not only feels that they have a voice, but that they can develop their career with us and... More


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Amazing benefits!"

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

    I have been working at Daugherty Business Solutions full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Daugherty has an incredible benefits package for health, vision, and dental. Generous PTO is given at 25 days/year, plus an additional day for each year of service.

    Cons

    401(k)s do not become fully vested until 5 years; PTO must be used when clients are off and for sick leave

    Advice to Management

    Reduce burden on managers by allowing them to bill less than 40 hours/week; eliminate the performance review process - currently, industries are trending away from this as it takes a significant amount of time and the outcomes are ineffective - this will give your billable employees more time to do good work for their client without additional stress around mid-year/end-year review time.


  6. "Great Employer"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Analyst Consultant II in Creve Coeur, MO
    Current Employee - Business Analyst Consultant II in Creve Coeur, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Daugherty Business Solutions full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Benefits are amazing. PTO is good. Projects are interesting and challenging. Big name companies are partners. Generous community outreach and invlolvement. Great training courses offered.

    Cons

    PTO has to be used for days your client is closed and for sick time.


  7. "Look place too work"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Saint Louis, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Daugherty Business Solutions full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    In house development as well as consulting

    Cons

    not in a lot of markets, Smaller business

  8. Helpful (8)

    "Senior Consultant - Information Analyst III"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant - Information Analyst III in Creve Coeur, MO
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant - Information Analyst III in Creve Coeur, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Daugherty Business Solutions full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great Benefits, Fair Pay, plenty of training opportunities

    Cons

    PTO plan is a bust. They tell you 25 days of PTO as a Senior Consultant so you think 4 weeks and 5 personal days. NOT SO FAST. They include 10 Holidays in those 25 days (NEVER heard of that before) so in effect you start at 2 weeks vacation (plus 5 personal days) and add only 1 day a year after. Completely unacceptable for Senior People. Also, 401K match vests at 20% per year. Industry standard now is the match is 100% yours immediately.

    Advice to Management

    Fix the PTO issue. Everyone was misled on the way in, and a bunch have already left. You have a great company. This will continue to cost you top level talent. No one with 25 years experience will be satisfied with 2 real weeks of vacation. Holidays are NOT to be factored into PTO.


  9. "Architect"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Architect in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Technical Architect in Saint Louis, MO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Daugherty Business Solutions full-time

    Pros

    Great org with a great vision

    Cons

    Adding too many middle tier leaders, need to foster existing talent to promote from with in more versus hiring out.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Good Place to Work"

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

    I have been working at Daugherty Business Solutions full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Opportunity to work with top talent.
    Great Benefits.
    They attempt to keep their placed consultants engaged.

    Cons

    Contrary to what is communicated in interviews, Daugherty does not take location into consideration when placing consultants at client offices.

    Advice to Management

    Listen. When a consultant communicates discontent in a role, listen. If what the consultant communicates is valid, act.


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