The CDM Group Reviews

Updated July 1, 2015
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The CDM Group Chairman and CEO Ed Wise
Ed Wise
39 Ratings

Pros
  • Lots of structure, very smart people at different levels, and high motivation to produce solid work (in 7 reviews)

  • Work (for the most part) with very smart, talented, creative, hardworking and nice people (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • Lots of HR Turnover, better idea of a work/life balance, more availability to work in other locations with the exception of NJ/NJ (in 6 reviews)

  • Intense rivalries and internal politics distract the senior management from actually running the business (in 8 reviews)

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  1. Receptionist

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I have been working at The CDM Group

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great exposure to clients and all levels of company, they invest in your future, only hire people in reception they see a future in the company with.

    Cons

    Not able to explore what you want to do while in reception because it is really busy


  2. Great Place to Work

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at The CDM Group

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great culture, friendly people, amazing work

    Cons

    They don't address managers who can't manage

    Advice to Management

    Managers shouldn't be able to only manage up. Be respectful to employees and act swiftly on those managers with bad feedback


  3. Client Billing Associate

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I have been working at The CDM Group full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Friendly coworkers, good benefits, and overall nice culture. They keep clients as priorities, but makes sure we can be have a life for ourselves. Definitely an atmosphere were you can learn a lot.

    Cons

    Not much opportunity after a single promotion there isn't growth unless someone leaves.


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  5. Creative

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

    I have been working at The CDM Group full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Work life balance Good benefits for fulltime employees

    Cons

    Not digital at all Depressing Everyone looking for another job


  6. The best in the industry

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at The CDM Group

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Strong performance culture based on rock solid core values and single-minded vision. Creative/client service/strategy/media/technology all matter. All levels of management held accountable for company performance and employee development.

    Cons

    It takes time to hire really great people, so positions can be open for awhile.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what your doing and hold everyone accountable to practice what you/they preach


  7. Probably best in the industry, but still has room to improve

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I have been working at The CDM Group

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Top clients and brands, good benefits (birthday off, off between xmas and new years, 401 K match, etc), increasing focus on people and their development as well as creative

    Cons

    Slow to recruit for key positions and some of the clients are too conservative

    Advice to Management

    Don't just talk about the focus on growing people, see it through


  8. Full of talent, low on new blood

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Mid-Level in Princeton, NJ
    Current Employee - Mid-Level in Princeton, NJ

    I have been working at The CDM Group

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits Good location Solid reputation Omnicom network gives access to training, resources etc High standards for performance Perfect on-boarding process Digital capabilities are decent for a traditional AOR Promotions Collaboration across departments Bonuses

    Cons

    Dated processes and lack of differentiation from other agencies Top heavy More mentorship programs and practices needed Too many veterans Limited development/growth opportunities Lack of self-awareness


  9. Great people, Fun atmosphere, Under paid

    Current Employee - Client Billing Specialist in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Client Billing Specialist in New York, NY

    I have been working at The CDM Group full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    A lot of fun people are fun to work with laid back atmosphere

    Cons

    Company can be cheap and under pay employees


  10. Smart people, not much nurturing

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at The CDM Group

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Smart coworkers, nice office, summer fridays

    Cons

    Late nights, limited mentoring/supervision, lots of stress

    Advice to Management

    Nurture young employees more.


  11. Great NJ Agency

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Princeton, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Princeton, NJ

    I have been working at The CDM Group full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Smart, collaborative people, always pushing for great creative work

    Cons

    getting back the focus again



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