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DHG Consultant Reviews

Updated 31 Oct 2019

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3.0
55%
Recommend to a Friend
78%
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DHG CEO Matt Snow
Matt Snow
20 Ratings
  1. "Limited opportunities"

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    Current Employee - Consultant 
    Recommends
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at DHG full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Benefits are basic but could be better

    Cons

    Clients limit growth opportunities to many associates

    DHG2019-11-01
  2. "DHG Review"

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    Current Employee - Advisory Senior Consultant - Technology Risk in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at DHG full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    People are great to work with

    Cons

    Management cares more about money than their employees

    DHG2019-07-12
  3. Helpful (8)

    "Glorified Contractor (Stay away from the NYC Office)"

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    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at DHG full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    NYC office is pretty small, so you get to know everyone. Most of the consultants and senior consultants are friendly and personable.

    Cons

    They claim to be advisory consultants providing strategic work for clients but majority of the projects are BAU work or work that the client does not want to hire a FT employee for. You are also most likely placed on a project that does not fit with your skills or expertise and be asked to do a lot. You do not have a say in the projects you want to build your career. You are more a glorified contractor than... anything else. Most of the lead consultants and junior managers are not technically smart. When you look towards them for advice or gain expertise in the subject matter at hand, they have the same amount as experience as you. They get promoted based on favoritism, office politics or just know how to sell than on subject matter/expertise. Lack of transparency from senior management about projects. Currently right now, there is about one third of the office on the bench and senior management keeps saying project is coming from but they have been saying for months now. Senior Management keeps the office in the dark about what is going on behind the scenes. The review process is non transparent at all. First, you fill out your review highlighting your accomplishment etc.... Second, you ask feedback from your team members and the client. One those are complete your performance shares the feedback with you and what they going to say at a round table discussion with senior management. At the round table discussions, they talk about your work etc and then place you on scale where you get promoted etc.. but that process in of itself is shady because its subjective and you are not aware of your score. Recently, the company has been laying off/firing people and blaming it on poor performance. Most of the employees are blindsided by this decision because they get positive feedback from clients and peers and their utilization rate is good. They did not get a performance improvement plan, they were not aware their performance was below standard or notice before getting canned. HR gave them a that a senior management made the decision highly unethical business practices. Finally, if you're a person of color or a women, there is high probability you will not get promoted. I have been there for two promotion cycles and seen so many minorities, who do the right thing (great performance, high utilization, attend all the social events etc..) but get over looked for promotion for those who know the right senior managers, play office politics or know how to sell business. I think they prefer people who can sell business than hard workers or technically smart. Also if you are person of color or woman, you are on very short leash, if you make a mistake or something senior management deemed wrong, you most likely to get to fired compare to others. DHG has a whole are pushing a Diversity and Inclusion initiatives but clearly the NYC's senior managers, managers and lead consultant lack it especially on how they treat minorities and what they write in their reviews.

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    Advice to Management

    I would like to give advice but it would probably fall on deaf ears. I think if you don't change your policies good luck on attracting and retaining talent and business.

    DHG2019-08-10
  4. Helpful (5)

    "STAY AWAY!"

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    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at DHG full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Relatively small office in NYC which gives family feel at first but it's only on the surface.

    Cons

    - Trainings are a joke, no resources to provide quality technical skills - Incompetent talent pool. Smart folks smell the rotten system quickly and leave just as fast - Promotions are highly favoritism-based, no matter what your skills and experience are - If you're not on the Sr Management's boat (NYC office has only a few ppl on top), then they'll fire you no matter how great your client reviews are and... even if you've been continuously on the client side w/t any bench time - HR and Sr Management FORCE employees to make a certain number of referrals on LinkeIn. Isn't it what HR is supposed to do?? They promise referral bonuses but don't want to pay them out when you bring the poor victims in. If you care about your friends, do NOT refer them here - They talk about work /life balance but will make you work on holidays even if you reserve that time off in advance and volunteer to work during other / earlier holidays - Very low pay, bonuses are hideous peanuts - If you come from the Big4 or any other serious institution, you'll feel degraded in your skills

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    DHG2019-07-31
  5. Helpful (1)

    "Poor Senior Management"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Charlotte, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at DHG full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great pay and sometimes great WLB

    Cons

    Senior management doesnt understand WLB

    DHG2019-08-01
  6. Helpful (1)

    "Consultant Review"

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    Current Employee - Staff Consultant in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at DHG full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great salary and benefits available

    Cons

    None at this point in time

    Advice to Management

    Better 401K

    DHG2019-04-29
  7. Helpful (2)

    "Advisory Review"

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    Current Employee - Risk Advisory Consultant in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at DHG full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Flat organization with the ability to be noticed

    Cons

    Below market pay / comp, talent issues, not risk taking

    Advice to Management

    Increase competitiveness and attract top talent

    DHG2019-03-06
  8. "Former Consultant"

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    Former Employee - Consultant 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at DHG full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Very friendly, smart people who care about your long-term success within DHG and beyond Tons of opportunity to grow and learn Client interaction early on once you demonstrate that you're ready

    Cons

    As with any company in the industry, deliverables are driven by deadlines, so there are going to be some late nights, but nothing too bad

    DHG2019-03-07
  9. Helpful (1)

    "Great Place to Work!!"

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    Current Employee - Risk Advisory Senior Consultant 
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at DHG full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The firm has a great culture and makes the effort to develop its employees. Management seems to take the feedback it receives and make the appropriate changes. There is a lot of flexibility and they offer a good work life balance. Working in Risk Advisory allows you to see different industries and experience different types of projects.

    Cons

    Not necessarily company specific, but the work is still client service, so will be times of last minute travel, extended hours, etc.

    Advice to Management

    As the firm continues to grow, continue the practice of open communication and avoid the tendencies of becoming a 'Big' firm.

    DHG2019-02-28
  10. Helpful (1)

    "Certified a Great Place to Work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at DHG full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - OneDHG Culture - Clients - Critical thinking - Flexible work

    Cons

    - Parking for the office comes out of pocket

    DHG2019-02-20
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