CDI Engineering Solutions Reviews

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    Former Employee - Designer in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Designer in Houston, TX

    I worked at CDI Engineering Solutions full-time (More than 3 years)

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    Pros

    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.

    Cons

    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.


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    Project Management Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Cincinnati, OH
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    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at CDI Engineering Solutions (Cincinnati, OH) in October 2013.

    Interview

    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.

    Interview Questions

    • 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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Website www.cdicorp.com/engineeringsolutions.aspx
Headquarters Philadelphia, PA
Size 500 to 999 Employees
Founded 1980
Type Subsidiary or Business Segment
Industry Business Services
Revenue $50 to $100 million (USD) per year

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... More

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