Originally a fun place to work but over time became very regimented with a strong focus on chargeable hours. Very little reward for the hard work expected other than to "keep your job". The company has a lot of in-house capacity to do a variety of work in different engineering disciplines but business development people have no guidance and are not at all encouragement to keep work in-house.
Ethical company but lacking in vision and diversity
Sr Contracts Specialist (Current Employee) – Denver, CO – May 21, 2018
The company values integrity and excellence which aligns with my personal values. This has been the main reason for my staying with the firm all these years. However, I feel the company's strategy for long-term growth no longer aligns with my personal belief. I believe the growth and success of the enterprise lie on the personal growth and success of its members. I feel the firm has lost sight of this vision.
While at CDM Smith, I enjoyed working for a strong, progressive program manager that offerred challenging work and growth potential. I understand that person is no longer there so that is a significant deterrant to me returning - if I was ever interested in doing so.
Civil Engineer (Former Employee) – Bellevue, WA – May 11, 2018
CDM Smith is a place where you can constantly learn something new, the projects are interesting and challenging. A lot of flexibility in work hours and great benefits. They actually care about what the employees want. I highly recommend CDM Smith!
Great place to work for high level management, lower level not so much
Employee (Former Employee) – USA – March 4, 2018
little to no communication between low and mid to high level management and low pay. The corporate "culture" consists of getting your work done and making sure you have enough to do and little else. There are no workplace friendships forged and ZERO camaraderie among workers. The frequent restructuring of management and/or policies makes for little to no continuity in relationships between management and lower level employees. Seniority is non existent and company loyalty means absolutely nothing.
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.