CDI Reviews

Updated August 25, 2014
Updated August 25, 2014
132 Reviews

2.7
132 Reviews
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CDI President and CEO H. Paulett Eberhart
H. Paulett Eberhart
43 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Paid on time, worked with an amazing team in San Francisco remotely, for one of their clients (in 4 reviews)

  • Work from home for most of the time (in 3 reviews)


Cons
  • It's a contract job no benefits, no paid time off, health insurance is full price (in 6 reviews)

  • Rubbed it right in the faces of those who were forced to take the furlough (in 3 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Internal Audit Coordinator  in  Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Internal Audit Coordinator in Philadelphia, PA

    I worked at CDI full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Worked with a great group of people.

    Cons

    Medical benefits could have been better

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide employees with better medical care options

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Data Analyst Contractor at Google

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Data Analyst  in  Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Data Analyst in Mountain View, CA

    I worked at CDI as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    CDI helps you to get your foot in the door with large IT companies. They also encourage referrals, and pay decently for recent college graduates.

    Cons

    Zero HR resources. I spoke with a CDI manager when I was hired and when I resigned.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Check in with contractors quarterly (at minimum)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    A contractor's Life

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior IT Project Manager  in  Boulder, CO
    Former Employee - Senior IT Project Manager in Boulder, CO

    I worked at CDI as a contractor for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The CDI folks are generally able to help with a job search.

    Cons

    If you are on a contract, they call in the 11th hour and say you are off the contract.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would like a 2 week notice when the job ends.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Some of the greatest people to work with

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Beaverton, OR
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Beaverton, OR

    I have been working at CDI

    Pros

    The other employees make working here very enjoyable. Managers encourage self improvement and are very supportive. Upper management seems to have made an effort to address concerns and provide opportunities between segments.

    Cons

    Upward mobility is harder to come by. Part of the problem is that contract workers don't get as many choices as clients get to determine a lot of hiring and pay decisions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue working on building opportunities for each segment and provide managers with the means to and reward employee growth.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Contracting at CDI

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Developer  in  Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Mountain View, CA

    I worked at CDI as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    - The hourly rate that I was paid was more fair than the other contracting companies I spoke with at the time of hire.
    - The recruiter I worked with was amiable, responsive and easy to work with.
    - Their "Onboarding" process is mostly web-based. Not much physical, hard-copy paperwork to deal with.
    - They are responsive to my questions.

    Cons

    - Their contractor support personnel almost never pick-up the phone if they are not expecting a call-back from you. In other words, if they called you and left you a message because of their question, they will answer the phone if you call them back. If you call them of your own volition because you have a question, it usually goes to voice-mail. They do eventually call you back usually within 24 hours.
    - Throughout my year-long contract, they checked in on me, maybe once, to see how things were going.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Another Body Shop

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consultant  in  Franklin Lakes, NJ
    Current Employee - Consultant in Franklin Lakes, NJ

    I have been working at CDI as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    They pay on time. They have a 401K.

    Cons

    They don't give a damn about the consultants. You never hear from them except when they have bad news (contract over, across the board pay cut, etc.) I've been on this client site for a year and half and I've seen the Account Executive in person exactly once, and after I gave her a lot of information about who to contact, she made some comment about my being a nobody and I never saw her again. Gee thanks.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consulting companies have forgotten that the company would not exist, let alone be profitable, without the hard working consultants that work for them. Stop ignoring your consultants. Realize that they are the only reason you exist.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Rewarding until the End

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Branch  in  Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Branch in Dallas, TX

    I worked at CDI full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Really enjoyed working with the management team prior to the new CEO coming aboard. After that it was a blood bath.

    Cons

    Laid people off with little to no regard to the level of work they did or contributed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I think they have done what I would recommend fire the CEO

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Great people, horrible business structure

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Recruiter
    Current Employee - Recruiter

    I have been working at CDI full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great people to work with
    Strong base pay
    Ok bennefits

    Cons

    Horrible management
    Communication is almost non-existant
    Commission is terrible

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    My Experience at CDI

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at CDI

    Pros

    My lead was very responsive when I needed assistance

    Cons

    I was purely a contractor 'gun for hire'. They weren't any help with finding a new position for me.

  11.  

    Big Mistake

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Process Engineer  in  Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Process Engineer in Irvine, CA

    I have been working at CDI full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    They are clients with big Companies.
    Access to a global company.

    Cons

    Networking within other sights is not allowed.
    Not paid on a timely basis.
    Benefits are massively expensive and not worth it.
    Pay is only compensatory, if you pay for your benefits, you are taking a 10-20% cut. Not worth it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop being so secretive and work with your employees. They will be much better off and will not write negative reviews.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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