The CBORD Group Reviews

Updated September 10, 2014
Updated September 10, 2014
23 Reviews
2.9
23 Reviews
Rating Trends

Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
(no image)
Max Steinhardt
3 Ratings

17 Employee Reviews Back to all reviews

Sort: Popular Rating Date
  1.  

    Amazing people, too bad for the corporate cuts, cuts, cuts

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at The CBORD Group full-time

    Pros

    People who work here, middle management. New salaried employees get 3 weeks off, 2 weeks for hourly employees. Ithaca is a great place, surrounded by mountains and water. While the corporate culture is taking over, remanence of the family culture still exists.

    Cons

    Since being purchase by a corporate giant, the 401k benefit has been slashed and even includes fees to participate. The health plan is now incredibly inferior, and positions are being restructured to reduce wages - including the change of some positions from salaried to hourly.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    They Give You a Shot!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Technical Support Specialist in Ithaca, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Technical Support Specialist in Ithaca, NY

    I have been working at The CBORD Group full-time

    Pros

    -- Most positions are living-wage.

    -- Will hire people without degrees, even if the Job Requirements may demand so. The company values job experience.

    -- Growing company with many possibilities for advancement.

    -- Many positions allow for frequent travel, should you wish to do so.

    -- Genuine effort is made to provide good benefits (though it could be better).

    -- Growth and Job experience is second to none. A job here will put you in position to advance in the company or seek advance employment elsewhere.

    -- Reasonable office hours.

    -- Main office is located in a business park which has an adjacent pond. Walks around the business park campus can be de-stressing.

    Cons

    -- Office politics can adversely affect evaluations.

    -- Company was once privately owned. Since acquisition by a larger public corporation, the company is slowly losing some of it's once-excellent culture.

    -- Company has cut back on opportunities to work from home or remotely (especially in support positions). The quest to increase productivity unfortunately hurts morale.

    -- Base pay is below that of similar companies with comparable positions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find ways to increase efficiency and productivity without wiping out, or dramatically reducing, the things that can make a company fun to work for.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Top heavy

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ithaca, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ithaca, NY

    I have been working at The CBORD Group full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    there are a lot of caring, dedicated employees and great clients. Ithaca is a cool place to live

    Cons

    Too many managers. Some departments have more managers than employees with each employee reporting to someone different. No paid training. Raises barely cover cost of living increases.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take a long hard look at some of your management and cut the dead weight. Invest in training and development.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  4. Is this helpful? The community relies on everyone sharing – Add Anonymous Review
  5.  

    Wonderful CBORD experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Training in Ithaca, NY
    Current Employee - Training in Ithaca, NY

    I have been working at The CBORD Group full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Diverse individuals that work for and play hard a great group of people

    Cons

    No cons with this job

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    I feel both valued and valuable here.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ithaca, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ithaca, NY

    I have been working at The CBORD Group full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    One of the best things about this company is that everybody is willing to listen to each other, and constructive input is always accepted and considered even if it comes from other departments. The corporate policies foster a friendly and co-operative environment, allowing new employees to feel at home very quickly - which in turn maximizes everyone's productivity.

    Cons

    In my opinion, we too often operate on a 'slow and steady wins the race' philosophy - which has certainly positioned us well, but it would behoove us to go for the grand slam at times, rather than being content to hit singles all day long.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    While co-operation is strong here, I believe we still have some employee-specific skills and knowledge going to waste - let's continue to build solid internal communication so that we've exhausted internal possibilities and resources before we outsource any projects.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    We got screwed out of overtime pay, and then we got screwed out of being compensated for it

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Systems Support in Ithaca, NY
    Current Employee - Systems Support in Ithaca, NY

    I have been working at The CBORD Group full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Lots of time on the road

    Cons

    Didn't get paid for most of the time on the road. No pay for travel time or workdays longer than 12 hours (which were the norm). The position couldn't legally be a salaried job, so the company got sued and decided to only back-pay employees for the last year- meaning those of us who got screwed prior didn't get one red cent.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay up.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Once you're hired you're stuck in that position with no opportunity for growth.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ithaca, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ithaca, NY

    I have been working at The CBORD Group

    Pros

    CBORD has a good benefits package. When you're hired you're giving 3 weeks of vacation. After 5 years it is bumped for 4 weeks and after 10 years it's up to 5 weeks. You have 12 sick days with 3 that can be used as personal days. This benefits package in regards to vacation/time-off is pretty good.

    Cons

    There's very little opportunity for growth within CBORD. Salaries are fairly low when you're hired and promotions/raises are very rarely given out. As of the end of 2010 the majority of the employees haven't received raises in about 3 years. There's very little recognition on a "job well done". Overall, management and senior management seem to care little about motivation.

    The rest of the benefits package isn't so great. Healthcare costs aren't covered well by CBORD. The HR department is bad at negotiating healthcare agreements with insurance companies. This results in an almost yearly change in plans which usually results in your out of pocket cost going up.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management needs to focus more on motivating their employees. It's understandable that budgets have been tight over the past few years, but small gestures are easy, cheap, and impactful. Opportunities for growth should be provided. The company tenor is such that a jolt of inspiration and vigor would be beneficial. Unfortunately no attempt has been made.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    A prison sentence

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ithaca, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ithaca, NY

    I have been working at The CBORD Group

    Pros

    Generally, really like and enjoy the people I work with.

    Job security, it is nice to know you have a job and it likely to be there tomorrow. Don't know how you can get fired, management seems completely unable to deal with a few extremely poor performing employees.

    If you are unable to do your current job, you just get shuffled around the company while other employees pickup the slack with the same pay and lack of raises.

    Cons

    Pay. Three years with no raise. Work environment is very stressful, along with stress of trying to pay bills at home. Probably bringing home less money then when I started.

    Apparently little value in human resources. A general feeling that you need Cbord more than Cbord needs you, and you are treated so.

    Not hiring new employees, trying extremely hard not to fill vacant positions. Backbone employees continuously overworked, underpaid, with increasing responsibilities. Human resources are stretched too thin. Software products rushed out the door at very low quantity and not nearly finished in terms of 1st general release standards. If you are a customer, you are expected to Qa the products, or run the risk.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The level of apathy toward human resources and quality produces will affect the bottom line. Employee moral is generally very low.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Overall not bad

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ithaca, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ithaca, NY

    I have been working at The CBORD Group

    Pros

    Fast Paced
    Good Coworkers
    Direct Managers and Directors are good

    Cons

    Pay
    Executives are out of touch

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Raises

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Great place to work and outstanding people to be around.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Implementation Representative
    Current Employee - Implementation Representative

    I have been working at The CBORD Group

    Pros

    You will have a flexible work schedule. Independent consulting service without the overhead and client search. Great product with outstanding support.

    Cons

    You will travel 80 to 90 percent of the time. Since the position is 30% commission, your vacation time is like a cut in pay.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Review implementation structure to standardize projects and project phases to a more standard approach developed by the Project Management team.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

Work at The CBORD Group? Share Your Experiences

The CBORD Group

 
Click to Rate
or

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.