Daugherty Business Solutions

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Daugherty Business Solutions Reviews in Atlanta, GA

Updated 20 November, 2014
Updated 20 November, 2014
106 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work life balance is a reality at Daugherty with in town clients and 40 to 50 hour work weeks (in 13 reviews)

  • For the most part, Daugherty practices a local delivery model (in 7 reviews)


Cons
  • Daugherty is a staff aug company that tries to sell itself as a consultancy on par with big 4 (in 12 reviews)

  • Staff augmentation feel at certain clients (in 9 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Culture and top people

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Applications Architect in Atlanta, GA (US)
    Current Employee - Applications Architect in Atlanta, GA (US)

    I have been working at Daugherty Business Solutions full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    I enjoy the people I work with. They are smart and ambitious....always the ability to learn from them. The Clients are local and great companies to consult. The benefits are amongst the best I've every had and the leadership team is committed to growth.

    Cons

    Commute can be long and problematic. Having a second location in the northern suburbs would be nice for the development center.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Atlanta Branch headed in the wrong direction

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA (US)

    I have been working at Daugherty Business Solutions full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Overall the people at Daugherty are great. They are experienced professionals that know their craft. They employees themselves are great and the culture is very easy to assimilate into.

    Cons

    The leadership in Atlanta has changed over drastically in the last 5 months. The 6 top leaders all left at the same time to start up their own consulting firm, Aspirent, and has left the corporate leadership reaching at straws. So far their idea of fixing and righting the ship is somewhat laughable. They are reverting right back to being a staff augmentation shop where we are bidding on anything and everything just so we can "Grow". This is not what they sold to me. It's obvious to a lot of people that they are looking for "yes" men (women) to step into leadership that they can control from St. Louis. But be wary as it looks like they are firing or forcing out anyone who would object or question anything.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Encourage people to speak their minds and bring some contrasting ideas to the table. This is how ideas and organizations grow. However, if you want people to just be cheerleaders for your brand and pretend everything is ok when we are hemorrhaging from multiples lines of service and losing business left and right to our competition than please do not do a thing.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Employment Review

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in Atlanta, GA (US)
    Current Employee - Manager in Atlanta, GA (US)

    I have been working at Daugherty Business Solutions full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great benefits and competitive compensation. Management is concerned about keeping the consultants happy. They really attempt to create a community and overcome the challenges of all the employees being displaced.

    Cons

    Not really true consulting. Most of the work in Atlanta is really just staff augmentation work.
    Career path is not clear. The "part time" management structure doesn't really support career growth.
    Lot of ad hoc busy work. Expectation to participate on multitude of committees on your own time, but not clear value to many of these activities.
    Most training available only on employee's own time with little company support.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better training opportunities. Rationalize the committees to ensure true value proposition. Consider a professional hr person.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 3 people found this helpful  

    Company in Decline

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Principal in Atlanta, GA (US)
    Former Employee - Principal in Atlanta, GA (US)

    I worked at Daugherty Business Solutions full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great benefits and competitive salary. They pay overtime. There are some great consultants on the team. Beautiful Atlanta offices. Local delivery model.

    Cons

    Corporate leadership is incapable of leading or growing this business. After almost 30 years, the company is only 1000 Consultants. The only real Consulting office was Atlanta and the whole leadership team just left, same thing happens in every office about every 5 years. Corporate Leadership drives the best leaders away and then the office collapses and gas to be rebuilt.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Corporate Management needs to retire and leave the company to the next generation of leaders.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Work/Life Balance + Fair Comp & Ben

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in Atlanta, GA (US)
    Current Employee - Manager in Atlanta, GA (US)

    I have been working at Daugherty Business Solutions full-time

    Pros

    The local consulting model, combined with the focus of a growing but small practice in Atlanta, results in DBS' ability to provide for work life balance above the big 4. Client base is diverse enough to provide for career growth and the chance to work within many industries, combined with a great/clear promotion policy and huge branch growth, it makes it an exciting place to work full of opportunity.
    Compensation is more than fair, with the chance to receive overtime pay. Benefits are comprehensive and not outlandishly expensive.

    Cons

    - Time off policies. Everyone starts with a net zero balance on vacation, earning the first ten days at year one. Far less than working in industry, for sure.
    - Staff augmentation feel at certain clients. While the gap is bridged by office activities, those are typically pro bono hours, and not always enough to make one feel that they are not "Me, Inc." contracted to client through DBS.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 4 people found this helpful  

    Great work life balance, benefits better than national firm and quality of people

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Atlanta, GA (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Atlanta, GA (US)

    I have been working at Daugherty Business Solutions full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    After working for top 3 consulting firms for over a decade, I decided to make a move to a local model boutique consulting firm "Daugherty", 3 reasons why I true love my career at Daugherty:
    - When they say " Work Life Balance, they truly mean it with great benefits-their medical is the best in industry
    - Great clients including list of fortune 500
    - Above all they are picking up cream from top consulting firms, so you are surrounded and talented people who value family life, work life and hate big 4 politics

    Cons

    When you work with any company of its size you are bound to face the following challenges/opportunities to improve:
    - Not all Policies and Procedures are matured
    - PTO not too great but frankly speaking even though I had great PTO package in a top consulting firm, I could never take advantage of it anyways.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good job and don't give up on the core values of this company as we grow

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    The best there is.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate Consultant in Atlanta, GA (US)
    Current Employee - Associate Consultant in Atlanta, GA (US)

    I have been working at Daugherty Business Solutions full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Enjoy a stead work/life balance while gaining a ton of experience, picking up state of the art skills, expanding your communication skills.

    Also, the free food & beverages, great peers, social events, and after hours learning opportunities are a plus.

    Cons

    Client work comes and goes, so you will have to be patient in-between projects. Don't worry though bench-work will keep you busy. ;)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Negotiating more vacation days would be a HUGE factor to change during the hiring process.

    *This one perk could spike your retention and prevent talented candidates from accepting other offers. Think about it, 1 or 2 weeks of additional vacation in return for talented candidates that could potentially revolutionize your future business for years to come.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Excellent Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Principal in Atlanta, GA (US)
    Current Employee - Principal in Atlanta, GA (US)

    I have been working at Daugherty Business Solutions full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities for career growth in the Atlanta Office

    Cons

    Sometimes a long commute to get to office

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue doing what your doing

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in Atlanta, GA (US)
    Current Employee - Manager in Atlanta, GA (US)

    I have been working at Daugherty Business Solutions full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Experienced co-workers ,Great benefits and good salary

    Cons

    Daugherty have great people but do not have the right projects to place them.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need more sales to get right projects to fit peoples profiles,

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    A refreshing change of pace and practice after leaving big four consulting.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Atlanta, GA (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Atlanta, GA (US)

    I have been working at Daugherty Business Solutions full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Work life balance is a reality at Daugherty with in town clients and 40 to 50 hour work weeks.

    Their is paid overtime. Paid overtime means that leadership is thoughtful about when and when not to keep people late. It helps regulate the perception that working late creates greater value by actually measuring the value with additional dollars.

    Daugherty team members are intelligent, approachable and have a business casual attitude that I find refreshing after the big four ego maniacs and fake-it-till-they-make-it performers. Daugherty team members are diverse from a number of levels including intellectually open to explore a variety of topics and perspectives with open minds.

    Cons

    The vacation package isn't great but it is a trade off given that work weeks do not exceed 40 to 50 hours.
    Bonuses exist but are more of a tip than a bonus. Again, when weighing other benefits this isn't as bad as it may seem.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to build distinct Daugherty solutions to differentiate us from any association with staff augmentation.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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