Sr. Project Manager (Former Employee) – New Orleans, LA – November 19, 2017
Global company with availability to learn and participate in wide range of projects. Great management. Very courteous environment. Work at your own pace and get the project done within time and budget.
If you work hard and do your job good things can happen
Lab Technician (Current Employee) – DuPont, WA – November 7, 2017
They appreciate hard work and efficiency, it seemed that a good attitude and a willingness to to do your job is a rareity and highly appreciated by those CDM Smith. If you learn the job and work hard doors will open.
Temporary position for a company based out of California.
Procurement Specialist (Former Employee) – Pittsburgh, PA – September 19, 2017
This company has decent benefits and compensation. The only catch is the utilization percentage criteria which makes up for a portion of your salary. If utilization is low, people will be quickly laid off. The high turnover rate results in little to no job security.
Senior Technical Specialist (Former Employee) – Boston, MA – September 6, 2017
Liked how staff and senior management encourages collaboration among many professional disciplines. The diversity of projects is continuously challenging and rewarding. The most enjoyable part of the job is working with staff from various backgrounds and professional disciplines.
The company has a diverse and knowledgeable staff from which to draw expertise from
Keeping up with aggressive corporate time utilization targets
Professional workplace with high morals and ethics.
Field Technician (Former Employee) – Cucamonga, CA – August 23, 2017
I always believe in working with a professional attitude because what you give is what you get in the long run. It doesn't matter what job you're working at. Whether professional or industrial, you build your attitude as well as your skills and your superiors will see your potentials and attitude toward your job and will move you up in the world.
Good benefits such as medical and dental.
Long distance commute from your home to your work place.
Data Collection Specialist (Former Employee) – New Haven, CT – June 17, 2017
Hours were gooo People excellent Had to be proactive in finding work, responsible for own trainin such as certifications. Poor job security, kept in the dark as far as future work Dvision could of been managed better but was managed by upcoming retirees who were getting out
I.T. Specialist (Former Employee) – California – June 6, 2017
CDM Smith technology is truly cutting-edge. They have a full speed ahead attitude towards implementing new technologies. The downside is that they don't communicate very well what is coming and expect the support folks to learn it while implementing it. Often we had to support new technologies without being told that it was even being implemented. This made it difficult to be prepared and to provide good service.
Lack of communication from the top down, especially in I.T.
Estimator (Current Employee) – Orlando, FL – April 11, 2017
CDM Smith is a typical engineering and construction firm. One has to find one's own way around the company. Look for opportunities and ask for challenges. With time, your skills are recognized and progress happens.
Environmental Scientist (Former Employee) – Denver, CO – March 30, 2017
CDM Smith offers many opportunities, including interactions with a variety of different disciplines. There is heavy emphasis on utilization, to the point the overhead tasks are expected to be completed on the employee's own time.
working off the clock is expected for all activities that are not project related.
Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) – Bellevue, WA – March 28, 2017
Talented hardworking folks with many jobs and possibilities in the northwest. Administrative staff not encouraged or rewarded for steadfast and skilled support. Teamwork espoused but in reality not encouraged.
Interested in growing nationally with a corporate-based strategy
Client Service Leader (Former Employee) – Lexington, KY – March 7, 2017
As the person responsible for obtaining new work in Kentucky for the company it was exciting to have flexibility to find the best ways to do that. Attending public meetings, meeting with public officials about planned engineering work, matching company strengths to potential projects and potential company partnerships.
The work place culture is 'open work environment'.
Company revealed their transportation vision in January 2017 which led to the closing of the Kentucky office, to refocus company resources in other states.
Shifting company staffing to reflect recently proposed vision means more changes coming.