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Stress free atmosphere
Senior Designer (Current Employee) –  East Hartford, CTDecember 16, 2017
You can work your own hours or work from home if needed. Every employee is supplied with a laptop and docking station for home use.

The benefits for healthcare are very good, no deductible
Pros
excellent health care
Cons
small tight cubicules
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Great place to work
Sr. Project Manager (Former Employee) –  New Orleans, LANovember 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.
Pros
Flex hours, wide rage of project/clients, global
Cons
health benefits match could be better
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Forward Looking Company
Information Management Specialist (Current Employee) –  Carbondale, ILNovember 13, 2017
CDM Smith has a generally positive outlook and intent to focus forward toward emerging technologies and solutions.

Opportunity to grow is most effective in the largest urban centers and in the core practice fields (water resource, design/build, etc).
Pros
Focus On Emerging Technologies
Cons
Clear Career Paths Outside Urban Centers
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If you work hard and do your job good things can happen
Lab Technician (Current Employee) –  DuPont, WANovember 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.
Pros
Great Camaraderie
Cons
Temporary position for a company based out of California.
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Great place
Intern (Former Employee) –  Dallas, TXOctober 20, 2017
Note: I was an intern at CDM before the merger with Wilbur Smith Associates. I found it to be a great place to work, with good people and an interesting product (industrial automation).
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Alright Company
Procurement Specialist (Former Employee) –  Pittsburgh, PASeptember 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.
Pros
Lots of Volunteering, Benefits
Cons
Utilization Criteria, High Turnover Rate
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Highly skilled and talented staff to work with
Senior Technical Specialist (Former Employee) –  Boston, MASeptember 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.
Pros
The company has a diverse and knowledgeable staff from which to draw expertise from
Cons
Keeping up with aggressive corporate time utilization targets
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Professional workplace with high morals and ethics.
Field Technician (Former Employee) –  Cucamonga, CAAugust 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.
Pros
Good benefits such as medical and dental.
Cons
Long distance commute from your home to your work place.
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Challenging time to be in IT
Manager of ITPMO and Complex Projects (Former Employee) –  Boston, MAAugust 7, 2017
I worked at CDM Smith soon after a new CEO was hired. He brought a lot of changes, which caused a lot of turnover in the staff. It was not an easy time to be there.
Pros
Interesting projects
Cons
Too few people for all the projects
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Very comfortable work environment.
Sr. Project Manager (Former Employee) –  Austin, TXAugust 6, 2017
This company sent me to the home office for interviews and for training. It was a pleasure working with my supervisor and withall of my coworkers. I worked from home and from an office about 50/50.
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Great Work environment
Receptionist (Former Employee) –  Atlanta, GAJuly 7, 2017
Enjoyed working here. Love the staff. Everyone worked together. The management was great.


Would recommend this company to everyone. Great working environment
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good
NYS Region 1 Bridge Inspector (ATL Trainee) (Current Employee) –  Latham, NY 12110July 5, 2017
i currently work here, great company. i love the way the constantly are looking for ways to help employees grow. the environment is great the people are great as well.
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Good people Poorly Managed Division
Data Collection Specialist (Former Employee) –  New Haven, CTJune 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
Pros
Compensation and co-workers
Cons
Job security
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Tecnologically advanced
I.T. Specialist (Former Employee) –  CaliforniaJune 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.
Pros
Friendly atmosphere
Cons
Lack of communication from the top down, especially in I.T.
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a great company
Millwright and Mechanical assembler (Former Employee) –  Toole County, MTApril 23, 2017
great company, great people, committed to work hard every day.
a company with opportunities to grow and prosper.

experts and very professional on everything they do.
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Great company to work for
Estimator (Current Employee) –  Orlando, FLApril 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.
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Interesting projects, intellegent coworkers.
Environmental Scientist (Former Employee) –  Denver, COMarch 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.
Pros
interesting environment
Cons
working off the clock is expected for all activities that are not project related.
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Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) –  Bellevue, WAMarch 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.
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College Internship
Engineering Intern (Former Employee) –  New Orleans, LAMarch 15, 2017
Invaluable experience and exposure to engineering consulting as an undergraduate. The office was very collegiate and was given lots of opportunities to work on different projects
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Interested in growing nationally with a corporate-based strategy
Client Service Leader (Former Employee) –  Lexington, KYMarch 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.
Pros
good benefits
Cons
Shifting company staffing to reflect recently proposed vision means more changes coming.
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