ENTERPRISE AGILE COACH / ENTERPRISE ARCHITECT (Former Employee) – St. Louis, MO – February 28, 2019
Great org to work with, getting started with career in the mid-west. They have multiple locations so if necessary could potentially relocate, they provide most of tools and avenues to continue to help your career move forward
The company promised no travel and opportunity for growth. Instead I was traveling from Sunday to Friday every week. The opportunities for growth didn't exist. This is not a consulting company but rather a staff aug firm and they don't care about their employees. People are promoted into management if they stay long enough. Good people don't stay here.
Principal Consultant (Former Employee) – Dallas, TX – January 14, 2019
Great company to work for and friendly staff. Gives preference to work life balance with a focus on employee well being and career advancement. Flexible and local travel options is one of the best features of this company.
Contractor (Former Employee) – Atlanta, GA – November 2, 2018
My assignment with Daughter Business solutions was good, but the assignment I was recruited for was not as good a fit as I had hoped. The role I had was as a subcontractor. The role I had was a duplicate position with the technical project manager position with the RAN team in Schaumburg. When the project appeared to be well underway, the project was moved to Schaumburg.
Executive Assistant (Current Employee) – St. Louis, MO – October 12, 2018
I am currently employed at Daugherty Business Solutions in the Administrative area. Currently I support the Corporate VP of Strategy and his team of executives. My co-workers often say I am the sun-shine in the office and I believe that keeping a positive attitude to work helps with building a network within the corporation. The workplace culture is often stressful but it's satisfying to see the work done on a proposal then turn into a client account and then the final deliverable. From start to finish is a job well done.
The hardest part of the job for me is waiting for someone else to do their job Often times, I can't go further until accounting can set up a code but once that code is set up, then I am on my way and able to assign project codes to my executives direct reports. Then as the weeks go buy I can build a report for my executive to scrutinize and evaluate if the time is correctly being billed.
The most enjoyable part of my job is seeing a job from the beginning to the final deliverable. Tracking the time and expenses to see if the original estimate was accurate and was on target.
SENIOR CONSULTANT (Former Employee) – Oak Brook, IL – September 18, 2018
Daugherty is a great place for Consultants looking to get off the road and stay more local. They have a lot of large clients around the ST Louis and Chicago areas and really focus on hiring great talent from the Big 5.
Internship (Former Employee) – St. Louis, MO – September 13, 2018
During the summer of 2017, I was lucky enough to have an internship with Daugherty. During my internship I learned a lot from my manager about dealing with clients and employees at the same time. My favorite part of the internship was that they allowed me to sit in on meeting with other teams to get more experience. Also, towards the end of the internship we had a lunch with our CEO to talk about the project we had been working on and thoughts about the company. Daugherty is a great place to work.
Consultant (Former Employee) – St. Louis, MO – July 21, 2018
This place is run by some of the most incompetent people I've ever had the misfortune to encounter. Communication is non-existent and every day is worst than the last. Totally unprofessional.
Working at a client site is far better than working in the dev center. Some folks in the dev center should never interact with others. Verbal abuse, intimidation, disrespect, and sick games. Don't bother to complain, management will literally laugh it off.
Don't believe anything you hear during the interview. There is no consulting here. It's all staff aug. You'll work your 40 hours per week then be expected to teach classes in the evening or at lunch time.
Unemployment is down, so this place should be dead last on your list of places to consider. Salaries aren't great and raises are pathetic - unless you're a member of their little gang that's worked there for at least 20 years.
Medical insurance, covered parking
Terrible management, bad communication, disrespectful coworkers.
Official response from Daugherty Business Solutions
June 27, 2018
I apologize if you felt we did not provide appropriate support for you in your position at Daugherty. We value all of our employees and we work hard to support their career growth goals, whether they are out at a client site or awaiting assignment.
Last year we offered over 200 training courses, including our ICAgile approved curriculum. In addition, we support the pursuit of many certifications and offer online training through providers such as Pluralsight. All employees have access to these training opportunities, but none are required.
Receiving this kind of feedback will help us to improve. We appreciate you taking the time to share your thoughts and wish you luck moving forward.
Job Work/Life Balance
A consultancy where all are full-time employees with benefits
Senior Business Analyst (Former Employee) – Bloomington, MN – April 22, 2018
The best thing about Daugherty is that it is not a body shop with a place and forget attitude. If you don't want to travel and want/need benefits, Daugherty is great. Daugherty will put together a team of consultants to solve strategic business issues. But this means that even in a high demand market, if the team deal doesn't get signed, there are a lot of you on the bench.
First and foremost, I trust the current leadership of the Minneapolis office are going a good job of bringing in good talent and working diligently to find interesting projects to work on.
I have appreciated that as I have wanted to grow my career, I have been supported and assisted in doing so.
Learning new tools is a challenge while you are working on a project, making it difficult to add to your toolbox. But overall the company has a fun culture, one that promotes learning and is supportive.
Excellent benefits, good leadership, good pay
Nature of consulting has co-workers spread out over multiple clients
The company only had one anchor client in the east coast region. They put all their raith that that client would continue to utilize their services and did not pursue other clients. This resulted in 14 people being let go from the company on one day and the closure of the NYC office.
Great pay and benefits
Crazy hours and short sighted management of a new fledgling office
The brand is viewed differently than as a strategic consulting firm
SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT (Former Employee) – St. Louis, MO – October 6, 2017
Daugherty is a staff augmentation firm trying to qualify itself as a management consultancy, but the market squarely sees the paradox. I'd routinely be asked by clients in a proposal setting "Has Daugherty done this before?".
Broad exposure to marketplace challenges
Lack of market acceptance of strategic consulting experience
Senior Consultant (Former Employee) – Oakbrook, IL – July 1, 2017
Treat people pretty good and offer support in getting the training you need to do the job your at and aspiring to. Opportunities are limited by the customer base, but within that domain you are still given choice. Some very good people to work with and for.