consulting (Current Employee) – Dallas, TX – April 5, 2017
The company has been trying to improve its culture over the past several years but most of the senior management is stagnant and unwilling to change. The CEO has been unsuccessful changing those reporting directly to him and unwilling to change the last of the remaining guard.
The company management will talk about the way things used to be and how they have changed. When things are going well, which seems to happen less and less often, the project climate is positive. When things on projects are not going well, the management reverts right back to their old way of doing things. Senior management micro manages the project management and forces the project management to churn and burn the consultants.
There appears to be a complete lack of strategy, I am not sure some of the management even knows what it means. Client management at the senior management level is lacking which is causes most of the issues on a project. When senior management fails, they blame those below them.
Competitive Pay, benefits are decent, the different locations and client types makes for interesting learning experiences
Company Culture is inconsistent depending on the project management and project, Prepare to be highly criticized with little intention of being developed, I am terrified that this review will cost me my job
Clients success is the reason I took the job and stayed, the management of the company did not care about front line workers, just about themselves and increasing the value of their bonuses and shares.
build up flying, hotel, and car rental points
home only 1 full day each week, no support or job security
A day in the life entails meeting with your Supervisor and Manager clients to: 1. Assess and maintain manpower requirements for upcoming workflows 2. Create daily/weekly scheduling of work tasks by priority 3. Conduct short interval follow-up tours face-to-face with individual contributors 4. Evaluate performance metrics via the daily operating report to assess actual performance against site goals
Through this process I learned new ways to approach and process different clients through their own weaknesses in contending with the unique problems faced in their operations. I learned new ways to coach my clients across: • Proactive Supervision • Positive & Frequent Performance Feedback • Goal Clarity • Specific Work Assignment • Short-Term Follow-Up on Work Assignment • Useful Reporting Systems • Optimistic Change Potential • Two-Way Communication • Supportive Employee Involvement • High Priority Employee Training • Acceptance of Leadership Responsibility
The Management Team is exceptional, demanding ongoing mentoring and development- truly driving continuous improvement. The value of these standards is evident in the consultant ranks. I am proud to work with such a high quality of peer consultants.
The hardest part of the job is helping managers and supervisors to see the gap in performance in terms of cost. As clients begin to see the operation in terms of their performance metrics they come to seek out advice more and more aggressively. Being seen as a resource is the most rewarding part of the job.
Exposure to managment operations across most U.S. industries
they have high turnover for a reason. Not because travel lifestyle is not for everyone, but because when you travel for DBA they own you and even tell you how long to sleep. So do not expect getting more than 4-5 hours of sleep a night on average. Do some research online about this type of management consultant company. They all have the same business principle and even the same "trademarked" methods. Descending on a company, pushing them to fill out multiple Excel sheets and when people start performing better out of fear of being fired or coincidence they claim success of DBA methodology.
frequent flyer miles, survival skills, learning how to lie with conviction
less than 2 vacation weeks a year to use miles and compromising your integrity
Consultant (Current Employee) – Dallas, TX – January 29, 2013
Since I recently came to the company, I wanted to let everyone know my experience thus far has been great. From the orientation at home office to the teams at two projects, I have gained important knowledge and am learning our tools and methodology from their collective experiences. Also, it has been made very clear to me, both through individual communication and our recent annual meeting, that I am an important member of the DBA Family. I enjoy arriving at the project everyday to work with the various Staff members and Management that I am coaching and helping to grow. The teacher almost always learns as much as the student and that is certainly the case on the projects. The hardest part is indeed the travel and being away from home and family.
Consultant (Current Employee) – USA – January 20, 2013
You need to be a road warrior, travel is required as a consultant. You spend a lot of time coaching managers when you are working with clients. The conversations can be hard at times, so be ready to handle conflict. The company is making changes, lots of them. I was a manager who wanted a change and has a love of coaching and a analytical mind, this is the perfect job for me.
travel, new enviornments, and lots of learning.
the work can be stressful at times and the hours can be long.