- Work/Life Balance
- Culture & Values
- Career Opportunities
- Comp & Benefits
- Senior Management
I worked at CDI Engineering Solutions full-time (More than 3 years)RecommendsNegative OutlookNo opinion of CEORecommendsNegative OutlookNo opinion of CEO
The management at CDI was very flexible with employees. If you need to take time off, for whatever reason, they would accommodate you. Professional environment and the salary and benefits were very competitive.
The projects we worked on were not the best. We committed to too many projects that had a low budget and not enough man hours and it hampered the quality of our work.
Advice to Management
Don't take projects that you know you can not fulfill the clients demands.
Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
- Declined OfferNegative ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4 weeks – interviewed at CDI Engineering Solutions (Cincinnati, OH) in October 2013.
Initial contact was with the recruiter who covered some basic questions and then arranged for the interview with the hiring manager. There was no initial phone screen interview with the hiring manager. Interview with the hiring manager was about 90 minutes and covered a lot of what CDI does in Cincinnati and what this role would entail. The immediate people that I interviewed with were open and made the position with CDI of interest to me.
A verbal offer was made about a week later by the recruiter who expected me to give my answer at that instant. I asked for information on the benefits (medical insurance, PTO, 401-K, etc.) as part of the offer and was told that CDI only released that information once a verbal acceptance had been given. I told the recruiter that I could not accept a job offer without knowing the benefits and employment contract.
I contacted CDI Corporate HR about 10 days later and eventually did get the information but only after some conversation with the HR manager. The benefits are substandard in my opinion and there is a 90-day non-compete clause in the employment contract. I declined the offer and the entire process left a negative opinion of CDI. If CDI is willing to treat people they are looking to hire in this manner, how will CDI treat their own employees.
- I did not have any unexpected questions during the interview. Answer Question
Reasons for Declining
Salary was below market, benefits were substandard, and employment contract included a 90-day non-compete clause.
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CDI Engineering Solutions provides outsourced and temporary engineering and staffing services for the aerospace, government, life science, processing, and industrial sectors. A division of outsourcing firm CDI, the company offers services ranging from commercial aircraft and naval architecture design to complete design and project management for power plants and R&D facilities. Business services include staffing, IT consultation, recruiting, The company has about two dozen offices in the US, Canada (where it operates as CDI Professional Services), China, Germany, and...