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Diamond Management & Technology Consultants President, CEO, and Director Adam J. Gutstein
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Pros
  • Very good people, good place to develop skills (in 6 reviews)

  • 3- A good brand name to have on the resume (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • Too much travel - tough work/life balance (in 25 reviews)

  • 3- Has become more of a back office for the US based team (in 4 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Partner"

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    Former Employee - Partner in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Partner in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Best people in the world to work with - smart, hard-working.

    Cons

    Too much travel - tough work/life balance


  2. "Intern"

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    Former Intern - Intern in Chicago, IL
    Former Intern - Intern in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Diamond Management & Technology Consultants as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Everyone was friendly and supportive.

    Cons

    None. I got what I needed from the internship.

    Advice to Management

    Intra-office top down communication was excellent


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Good when it was a startup"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Manager in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Diamond Management & Technology Consultants full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Small company that everyone was close to each others.

    Cons

    Was too focus on dot com related works. Once the bubble burst, everything came crashing down.

    Advice to Management

    Take a longer term view.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Diamond is an exceptional technology consulting firm with top notch talent and an equally impressive client list."

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    Former Employee - Principal Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Principal Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Diamond Management & Technology Consultants full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Challenging work, uber-smart colleagues, great benefits, good culture, brand name clients, top tier b-school talent, great pre-MBA programs

    Cons

    some of the partners can be amazingly arrogant and even verbally abusive at times - makes already challenging projects more difficult to execute.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of some of the old "tenured" partners who people can't stand to work with. These individuals are well known throughout the firm.


  6. "A good place to work overall - now an independent part of PwC, be ready to handle some politics"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Compensation, Some of the smartest people to work with, very often good projects. You learn a lot within a short period of time working here.

    Cons

    If you do good, news will travel fast. If you somehow are perceived to do badly,due to reasons within or outside of your control, news travels like wildfire. And bad news sticks on for a long time and you get very few second chances.

    Advice to Management

    Treat employees with a little more respect and ensure that promotions are a little more transparent.


  7. "A dynamic place, bright people, good compensation, great benefits, and up or out policy."

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    Former Employee - Principal Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Principal Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good compensation. Excellent benefits. You know what your peers make - compensation is dictated by level, not by shady negotiations. Plenty of opportunities for advancement.

    Cons

    Poor work life balance. Expectations that you will do firm work on top of a 40-hour client work week. Up or out policy.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure the company remains as an independent business unit within PwC. Otherwise it will completely lose its identity and its people will leave.


  8. "Poor in work/life balance and choice in staffing"

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    Current Employee - Associate Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Associate Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good salary and good environment for proactive individuals seeking advancement

    Cons

    Poor work-life balance, almost no say in staffing, too much execution work, and not enough appreciation of employees

    Advice to Management

    Pay more attention to work/life balance and career development


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Diamond Management is good firm but doesn't value diversity"

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    Former Employee - Senior Associate Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Associate Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Diamond Management is a very small consulting firm with small team size. As a result, you have a lot of access to principals and partners which can be good.
    Diamond also has a great benefits package.
    As far as work/ balance the hours are long like at any consulting firm but it just implemented a Work Balance Day (1 x a week) which is nice.
    There are opportunities to contribute on business development and white papers which can be very rewarding.

    Cons

    Diamond does not have any affinity groups, except for LGBT and Women's Group. It doesn't seem to value diversity too much.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to work on building the firm's reputation and it would be good to focus on diversity a bit more. It is definitley lacking in that area.


  10. "Manager"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Manager in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - Very smart people
    - Marquee clients (Fortune 500)
    - Interesting work
    - Entrepreneurial culture
    - Benefits are outstanding
    - Compensation is competitive

    Cons

    - Lot more IT and Program Management work
    - Less choice of what you want to work on
    - Pressure to contribute to firm growth beyond 60-90 hr work weeks
    - Brand name is being recognized more, but still relatively unknown

    Advice to Management

    Provide opportunities to consultants to work in more diverse areas and functions


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Incredibly smart, motivated and talented people"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The people are amazingly bright and dedicated to the sucess of the firm. Many consultants have been there for years and are quite passionate about the people and work.

    Cons

    The company could be run far more efficiently. There was a considerable amount of overhead considering the size of the firm.

    Advice to Management

    Change can be a positive thing. While there are many people that have been in their roles for years and are doing well in those roles, others should be moved out to provide opportunity for growth and development around them.


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