CDIs Sub-contract company, who won the bid from KCI.
Typical day would be Document support, management supportive. co-workers kind, hardest part of job, waiting to hear if we won another year or two contract or if we lost the bid every one or two year(s). most enjoyable part when we won.
Engineer III (Current Employee) – Cincinnati, OH – June 27, 2016
At the Cincinnati branch we have one customer, GE(primarily Aviation). As GE goes the contract procurement goes and for the past couple years it has become lethargic. This is because they only have one new product coming out. I have personally been put on part-time(furlough) at 4 month and 3 month intervals. So far for 2016 I have been billable 50% of the year so far. This situation is less than ideal for most individuals with families depending on that salary. I am in the analysis group. We had ~15 engineers 2 years ago. Now, we are down to 3 engineers. Some people got raises recently, a measly 2% across the board. This is the first raise I have been told in over 2 years. The stock of the company has fallen ~50% since the CEO started in August of 2014, but he hasn't been fired. We got a new VP of our division last year. She came and gave a town hall speech with aspirations and haven't heard anything from her since. The people I have worked with are top notch engineers. Never have had an issue with anyone. Benefits are the worst in the business. But what do you expect from a purchase service company. I am lucky cause usually if there is no work you are fired(as stated in your contract you sign when you start). Management doesn't care about you or your family. Our Director of Operations has a Ed Grimley complex without the hairdo that is embarrassing. We have a Director of Business Development that hasn't done squat to get new customers. Must be nice to get paid 6 figures and have nothing to show for it.
Flexible hours(depends on who your manager is), challenging analysis work
Sporadic billable work, one customer(GE), horrible benefits
The Ed Grimley complex director left about 2 months ago. That is 3 directors since I have been here. Oh, and our CEO is leaving after being a catastrophic failure. And our director of business development was fired about a month ago. So, yes this place is falling apart. Positive is that I have been billable and am now at 62% billable for the year. But won't make it to the 75% threshold of being the defined full-time, but am defined as a full-time employee.
Job Work/Life Balance
Great company however...(Job security is always at risk)
Senior UX Designer (Current Employee) – Happy Valley, OR – June 25, 2016
So far the managers I have worked with are very good, and being able to work from home is an awesome perk.
The key problem and one for which I wouldn't recommend working for CDI is the fact that as an employee you live under the constant threat of being laid off. If you are brave enough to work for them you better have a ton of money saved up so that when you do get laid off "and you will eventually" that you have something to fall back on.
The company doesn't appear to be able to market their services very effectively. This means one minute you are busy and the next minute you are scrambling for something to dig into.
They are heavily dependent on Intel which is as we all know a fickle company who doesn't like to keep people around for an extended period.
My advice: find a job with a company where you don't have to live under this kind of stress.
I have the chance to work with a very good and nice people, I was always introduced to the company in a professional matter and I did my best to complete projects ahead of schedule, and all my concerns met with friendly atmosphere
Applications Tester and SME (Former Employee) – Boston, MA – June 12, 2016
CDI Corp was an excellent company to work for. The hiring team was well versed in the HR process and the on boarding was fairly easy to complete. Only bad experience was the exit process, no details given and when contract was about to expire very little communications from management. When trying to find additional employment there was absolutely no follow up and no new job prospects presented.
Good salary, good HR team
No new assignments presented at assignment completion.
Marine Electrician (Former Employee) – Virginia Beach, VA – May 21, 2016
CDI marine was a very nice place to work. Direct supervisor had personnel interests and desire to keep people working. Upper management had dropped the ball, finding new or continuing work for personnel
Global Account IT Operations Manager (Current Employee) – Tempe, AZ – April 18, 2016
CDI has a great infrastructure to support future business and has the skills internally to provide all PLC phases effectively and efficiently for any programs they are involved in. From fortune 100 companies to smaller firms. CDI is a strong partner in fulfilling BPO services
Teacher (Current Employee) – Los Altos, CA – February 18, 2016
You are given an hour of prep a fun creative club that you and the children enjoy. There is about 14 kids in your care with the help of other teachers. Fun but you have to be flexible with the children moods as well as the weather.
Fun workplace as far as assisting the disabled people.
DCW (Former Employee) – Richton, MS – February 5, 2016
My day of work was just like any other day. I loved to wake up and go to my clients house. She was very sweet and caring. I learned that it's always good to help someone who isn't able to help themselves. The management wasn't the best and the co workers weren't so friendly. The hardest part was when she would have her spells and would forget who i was and would try to kick me out of her house but the most enjoyable part was that I was welcomed into her house and she treated me like family.