Fast paced, hectic but fair! (not a current employee)
custodian/ facilities assistant (Current Employee) – Hillside, IL – January 21, 2016
Company was a temporary Head Start provider appointed by the federal office of Head Start Management. Our previous employer CEDA of Cook County Illinois lost it's federal funding to provide Head Start services due to it's mismanagement of government funds in 2014, ALL employees from the Head Start division were laid off. CDI was appointed and hired staff who wanted to stay on but again everyone was laid off effective August 31, 2015.
Many were told that this would be at least a two year process until an approved company or organization could be found to continue services - ALL SERVICES, but just a year in we were all gone again. To be fair CDI was thorough with it's procedures - especially with it's accessibility to upper management and supplying staff with materials and handling repairs in a very timely manner, something that never occurred (due to partiality and favortism) within CEDA, which had too many friends and relatives on staff fostering a climate of dissatisfaction for those employees who were honest, hardworking and dedicated to the children and families they serviced. Many good workers with years of experience will never get the chance to retire with "their" company because they were betrayed. CDI came aboard and immediately stopped that culture and I for one would like to thank them - if only they had not dropped us so soon, leaving us for dead also!