CDI Engineering Solutions

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CDI Engineering Solutions Reviews

Updated November 19, 2014
Updated November 19, 2014
32 Reviews
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CDI Engineering Solutions President & CEO Paulett Eberhart
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  1.  

    Top Management far far away

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    Former Employee - Test Design Engineer in Jupiter, FL
    Former Employee - Test Design Engineer in Jupiter, FL

    I worked at CDI Engineering Solutions full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    They let you do your work and mind your projects. The atmosphere is rather relaxed and the coworkers are cool.

    Cons

    Top management does not acknowledges your difficulties and takes a very long time to get back to you with help. They took forever to get a high speed internet line which made very difficult to do our job since it was a outsource type of job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employess, talk to them, keep them informed and help them with technical issues soon!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Shuffling the decks chairs on the Titanic

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    Former Employee - Engineering Manager
    Former Employee - Engineering Manager

    I worked at CDI Engineering Solutions full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    I can't offer much good to say speaking about the company. My pros were all about the people with whom I worked in my office.

    Cons

    The Engineering arm keeps changing people at the top and their game plan but the results don't change. They don't understand that staffing and full-service engineering are two completely different business models and should be run as such. There is a reason why Adecco and Kelly don't run engineering offices.

    As such they don't understand the need for spending money on business development. I was always challenged to develop clients without spending any of my precious Indirect (overhead) $$.

    They are now in a mode of reorganizing and lopping heads to make their targets. They need to truly start from scratch and bring in some new blood.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Either make a commitment to being a true engineering company or get out of the business.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Other branches are alright, but not this one...

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC

    I worked at CDI Engineering Solutions

    Pros

    The U.S. Navy Fleet Forces is their main client at the DC location, so if you want to be involved in Naval Maintenance support, you may be interested in the subjects they cover. They are willing to acquire software (occasionally) if you have a demonstrable need for it.

    Cons

    The leadership is poor, doesn't promote, and instigated several workplace disputes while I was there. They bordered on EEO violations (a mother was told to go to the bathroom if she had to breastfeed, etc.). Many were hourly employees, but were asked to work unpaid hours (and promised overtime by certain management, and then denied it by others). It was a negative environment.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Very nice environment to work at

    Former Employee - CONTRACT DRAFTER/DESIGN in Beaumont, TX
    Former Employee - CONTRACT DRAFTER/DESIGN in Beaumont, TX

    I worked at CDI Engineering Solutions as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Easy to communitcate with management

    Cons

    Not that i can think of

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    great job

  6.  

    Terrible.

    Former Employee - Document Control in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Document Control in Houston, TX

    I worked at CDI Engineering Solutions as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    They offered competitive pay, and benefits.

    Cons

    I was under contract at a plant, and was under the supervision of the worst sort of micro manager, which then turned into a hostile work environment. I told my supervisor at CDI about this, and was brushed off. I guess they had too much of a good thing with the plant to worry about me.

    Doesn't Recommend
  7.  

    Another Body Shop...

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oak Ridge, TN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oak Ridge, TN

    I worked at CDI Engineering Solutions as a contractor (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    They only screwed my paycheck up once by basically forgetting I existed. Other than that, no other PRO's I can think of....

    Cons

    No review, no raise, no contact, no nothing after 26 months on the job. Strictly and only a Body Shop. They couldn't hire me back no matter what they paid me. Medical was $1200 / month for the CHEAPO plan.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Contractor-- CDI's home office treated me great.

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    Former Employee - Validation Engineer in Erie, PA
    Former Employee - Validation Engineer in Erie, PA

    I worked at CDI Engineering Solutions full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Good pay, hands off approach for contractors

    Cons

    Terrible healthcare/price for healthcare, unaware of on-going projects

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Renegotiate your healthcare contracts, 80% of employees purchase healthcare outside of your company.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    contract with CDI at pharma job site

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at CDI Engineering Solutions

    Pros

    in general the CDI folks were pretty good, no complaints

    Cons

    nothing stands out as negative

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    CDI

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    Former Employee - Business Development Executive in Sacramento, CA
    Former Employee - Business Development Executive in Sacramento, CA

    I worked at CDI Engineering Solutions full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Large client base with some big hitters.

    Cons

    Seemed like a lack of direction. Kept changing priorities.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus, focus, focus

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Low pay, stressful/terrible work environment, archaic business model

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at CDI Engineering Solutions full-time

    Pros

    Great people to work with (for those who will still be there, extremely high employee turn around), will learn a lot about drafting and GD&T

    Cons

    Everyone is looking for a new job, employees arent happy, low promotions (1-2% a year), willing to offer more money to employees only after they give their notice

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Care more about your employees and your employees will, in turn, learn to care for the company

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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