CDM Employee Reviews in United States

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Productive company with a great workplace environment.
Mailroom Supervisor (Current Employee) –  New York, NYMarch 8, 2016
The CDM Group is a great company to work for. Unfortunately job security has become a question as of late so I may have to move on.

In a typical work day I make sure that all daily tasks are being completed, accept and deliver all parcel deliveries, communicate with associates from other departments to help organize events, and keep stock of all office supplies and commodities that the company offers to its employees.

Management is very coordinated with guidelines and procedures to follow for both the associates of the firm and the Mail room staff.

My co-workers are a pleasure to work with now that they are seasoned and understand the standards that need to be met on a daily basis with The CDM Group.

Training a new employee may be the hardest part of the job. Getting them up to speed on our policies, customer service standards, and procedures takes some getting used to.

The most enjoyable part of the job is the interaction with staff from other departments to help set up an event, meeting, or take care of any special requests
Pros
Good healthcare, environment, and organization
Cons
Short breaks, no job advancement oppurtunities, and job security is now low
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smart people!
Senior Art Director (Current Employee) –  New York, NYFebruary 17, 2016
A better work-life balance would make this exciting place to work much better. They try, but the natire of the industry is very volatile, so its hard to staff adequately and allocate resources. But it's in the Superman Building, so that helps!
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a nice company with good supervisor
Lead Estimator (Former Employee) –  Orange County, CAJanuary 29, 2016
Senior Estimator-prepare hard dollar bid construction project, design-build, conceptual estimates, provide technical support to design group.

good opportunity to move up.
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Productive and fast paced
Senior Data Analyst (Freelance) (Former Employee) –  New York, NYDecember 29, 2015
great corporate culture and balance of work life. Pleasant office environment. I'd return in the future hopefully as a fulltime employee
Pros
Free lunch pretty often, just check the break rooms
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Productive, fast-paced environment
Business Development Associate (Current Employee) –  New York, NYSeptember 24, 2015
A typical day at work involves several meetings, pulling together decks and lots of email coordination. Organization, multi-tasking and working well with deadlines are crucial. There's considerable pressure to get things right the first time. Winning new business is a rush and this team does it better than most. Majority of the team are high intensity "A" types.
Pros
Free Lunches, benefits
Cons
short breaks
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good experience
Client Billing Associate (Current Employee) –  New York, NYApril 26, 2015
Everyone is very helpful and wants to see there fellow coworker progress into higher positions.

The job can get a bit tedious from time to time but it's definitely teaches a lot about being detail oriented.

I've been exposed to different programs that will be helpful in different finance positions.
Pros
Great benefits and good job culture.
Cons
Long hours and the job is a bit boring.
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Toxic work environment, horrible managers
Environmental Scientist (Former Employee) –  WAMarch 30, 2014
This was an absolutely horrendous company to work for. They have the worst managers and management practices I've ever experienced, even worse than the fictional bad ones on TV. Imagine micro-managers but much more incompetent. The company won't give you any work to do and then will lay you off because you don't have any work to do. They've set up ethical guidelines that no one follows, in fact, your coworkers tend to go out of their way to make life worse for you while you're there. Frequent backstabbing, distrust, and lying are all an integral part of the work culture. It's the kind of job and company that makes you wake up in the morning dreading the workday.

If you want to work for a company that respects its' employees, promotes and practices ethical behaviors both internally and externally, hires and trains capable and qualified managers, provides you with ample work to do, and makes you feel secure in your position...stay as far away from this company as possible!!!
Pros
the occasional free lunch
Cons
just about everything else
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Horrible boss
Career Development Manager (Former Employee) –  Phoenix, AZMarch 25, 2014
Total micromanagement, constant checking up on us Isolation from coworkers
Pros
pay
Cons
management
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Terrible Leadership
Project Engineer (Former Employee) –  Denver, CoMay 8, 2013
This company goes out its way to instill core values that are not followed by the leaders of this company. Limited growth, unless you can play the politics game well. CDM is a toxic environment that is taxing on your personal life and career growth.
Pros
can't think of one? at least you have a job?
Cons
you work for cdm smith
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Enjoyable
Accounts Receivable/Billing Clerk (Former Employee) –  Louisville, KYMay 6, 2013
A typical day at work was usually data entry, but the coworkers but it fun.
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Great Company , awesome job
Construction Coordinator (Former Employee) –  Tampa, FLMarch 13, 2013
I simultaneously managed several very complex Water/Waste water projects form "Notice to Proceed" through "Final Completion" for municipality clients lacated between tampa, and Longboat Key, FL. I worked with an awesome group of people there highly experienced in the Water/Waste Water, Solid Waste, andWaste to Energy Industry. Some of the projects were very challenging to build but once completed it was so nice to hear how happy that our Clients were with the results.
Pros
great group of fellow employees
Cons
n/a
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Great place to work
Caregiver (Current Employee) –  Vancouver, WAMarch 5, 2013
Loved working with everyone. Great place to be. Loved meeting new people every day.
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fun place
Caregiver (Current Employee) –  Vancouver, WAMarch 5, 2013
This company is a fun place to work. Get to meet great people and have fun.
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NO advancement, poor management
environmental (Former Employee) –  Oak RidgeFebruary 21, 2013
This office has some nice folks but there is very little advancement from within. They hire when there is not enough workload for the folks in the office to be fully billable. Management does not communicate with the workers what so ever. Many become pigeon holed and unable to work on various projects to be diverse. Also the management team micromanages...It is like they never believe you are qualified no matter how much education or experience you have. This is primarily only this office location. Elsewhere within the company is different.
Pros
some nice people....
Cons
management does not communicate, micro manages, not enough workload for all employees in the office.
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IT Purchasing Coordinator Position - if you like micro-managment
IT Purchasing Coordinator (Former Employee) –  Maitland, FLJanuary 9, 2013
I worked there for about 2 months. Honestly-there is not enough work to fill that position for 8 hours. Manager is EXTREMELY micro managing and controlling. The employees in general were super nice, and the location in Maitland is convienant. I believe the title of this position overstates what the day to day responsibilities are. It's more like data entry. I have over 8yrs of purchasing experience and I can tell you it's not really a purchasing position. If I'm not mistaken, this job is posted every couple of months because they cannot keep personnel in this position whether it's the employee feeling inadequate, bored, and sick of being micromanaged therefore quitting, OR it's because the manager gets rid of them for various reasons. She has 2 employees there that have been there for awhile - this is a 3rd position to help relieve some of the work off of the other 2.

A typical day consisted of waiting for orders to come in for new cell phones/laptops/desktops or software. I ordered the laptops/desktops and 2 other ladies did the software and cell phones. That's only if there was anything needed. Otherwise you sat there trying to look busy so that you didn't get in trouble for not having any work. I dragged the ordering process out to make it last so I would have something to do. The orders are then sent to Dell and delivered to the branch/employee that ordered them. It's not rocket science or even difficult.
If you're not a suck up type - this isn't the position for you. If you enjoy a challenge, and staying busy, learning and growing - this is not the job for you. If you
  more... like your emails, phone calls, and movement monitored then this IS the job for you. Don't believe me? When you interview - ask how many times in the last year this position has been vacant. You may need to ask another employee there to get a straight and honest answer. I am only speaking for the IT Procurement Dept. I believe the rest of the company and other depts have it pretty good, as it is a good company to work for....I just do not believe this is a good position nor management to apply/work for.  less
Pros
free coffee - great benefits if you're there long enough to get them
Cons
micro-manager in the it dept and only about 2 hours worth of work a day - if that
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A great place to learn
Medical Editor (Former Employee) –  New YorkNovember 7, 2012
CDM focuses on training and seems to care about employee culture. However it's recently become too corporate. Bad decisions regarding large blocks of employees have dampened morale. The pay is at the lower end, and career shape requires financial sacrifice for a title change. Very stifling for talented folks, and the Peter Principle has set in and affected some departments. Junior folks will learn everything they need to know for a career in digital medical advertising, but don't stick around for too long if you don't get past supervisory position. They seem to encourage promotion from within, but not really clear what an employee must do to get there.
Pros
encourage growth and training, employee involvement
Cons
pay is ridiculously low for the industry, rules constantly change, passive-aggressive management style in many departments.
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Very professional company, great career advancement!
Engineer (Current Employee) –  Orlando, FLJuly 9, 2012
The most interesting company I have worked for so far. Great projects and diverse capabilities, also the people I work with are great!
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The lost leading the clueless
Boston (Former Employee) –  Technical trainerNovember 3, 2011
I was not impressed with this company's values, ethics, or work standards. Be prepared to practice politics with the worst.
Pros
regular 9 to 5 workday
Cons
managers allowed to bully employees
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