- Work/Life Balance
- Culture & Values
- Career Opportunities
- Comp & Benefits
- Senior Management
I worked at CD Group full-time (More than a year)
-Top JD Edwards consulting firm in North America with strong brand recognition and big customers. If you call a JD Edwards customer, they will know who CD Group is - not many firms can say that. -Shiny new office space -Great people that will turn into lifelong friends -Not a lot of micromanagement -Good insurance benefits -When the execs are out of the office the mice will play -not uncommon the dev team will whip out their nerf guns and shoot you! Pretty funny stuff. -Larry Campbell the CEO - when you meet him you will understand why this is a pro.
-No room for growth - lean company so moving up the ladder is almost impossible. -Pay is low to start - but they are fair with commission and the chance for raises after a period of time -Good start to learn the ERP consulting space - potential trips to Denver office and events like Collaborate and InFocus -New office has no cubicle partitions which is not a great fit for sales. The open atmosphere is a great improvement to the last cubes in the old office but for inside sales/sales this isn't a great fit. -Office stays pretty quiet which can make things a bit awkward.
Advice to Management
Start thinking outside the box in regards to future market segments. CD Group will continue to remain a top firm in JDE for years to come but the move towards cloud is essential to stay relevant. Companies like Denovo, Velocity, and GSI are investing heavily in providing cloud options for their customers already. A career path for employees wanting to grow within the organization. The company being lean provides no room for growth which is understandable but set goals and if achieved allow the team members to work on projects outside of their normal function where their interests lies. A continuing education fund for employees would be a great way to boost company performance. For inside sales specifically, this could be with the AA-ISP, getting certified, and allowing them to go to industry specific conferences to help improve their craft. Allow employees to use their fund for whatever they would like that is relevant to their position. Keep office banter and rumors away from team members who aren't in management. Being told several times that your job is on the line is not a great motivator and makes for uncomfortable situations.
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