Much has improved over the last few years
Patent Analyst (Current Employee) – Evanston, IL – April 16, 2015
I've been with Cardinal for about 4.5 years. I began as an Analyst and I am currently in the role of Senior Analyst and Analyst. The work here is difficult and is an extreme challenge. I have seen many people come on board who find the work to be silly and just do not have what it takes to cut it here. The variety of projects we get to work on are all unique and very interesting, but it’s not easy. It took me around 6 months to figure out how to maintain quality and produce at a rate which was worth it for me. However, for the last 3 years, I have been able to maintain a healthy personal life away form the office while still earning a six figure income, which is more than I would make pretty much anywhere else, not to mention the significant decrease in the flexibility I have now. On-board at Cardinal for the first 2.5 years or so was a bit rough. Management seemed confused and sometimes it felt uncomfortable working here. However, over the last 2 years, what seems to be an overhaul of personnel and managing styles in general has really changed things for the better. Pay has definitely increased and I've really seen attitudes change. For the first bit of my employment here, I was concerned about where this company was going, but it really appears that some great changes were made and I am excited to continue in my role with the company.
Transportation reimbursement, Flexibility
benefits could be cheaper and more plentiful