CDI Reviews

Updated September 18, 2014
Updated September 18, 2014
138 Reviews
2.7
138 Reviews
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CDI President and CEO H. Paulett Eberhart
H. Paulett Eberhart
45 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.  

    Faceless, for both better and worse

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    Former Employee - OEM Wireless Technician  in  Hillsboro, OR
    Former Employee - OEM Wireless Technician in Hillsboro, OR

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

    Pros

    The local CDI crew was good and did their best to look out for us and not micromanage. Starting pay was enough to keep the electricity on.

    Cons

    Corporate was very corporate, requiring quarterly training for matters which often had no relevance to the position. Annual reviews required an informed manager-employee interaction that was rarely there at all. Pay rate to bill rate ratio was extreme and left me feeling severely exploited.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Employees have no particular reason to feel loyal to the company--there's an inescapable feeling of being just a number in a spreadsheet somewhere. Local management, even without a large amount of interaction, does a very good job of making us feel part of a crew.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Work is work.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Designer  in  Lynn, MA
    Current Employee - Designer in Lynn, MA

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

    Pros

    The people i worked with are wonderful.

    Cons

    Poor Management and PTO policies are terrible.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stay consistent and learn how to manage people.

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

    Good experience with CDI

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at CDI

    Pros

    The people at CDI always went out of the way to keep me working this was contract work so it was never a permanent position.

    Cons

    Contract work and not permanent so the contract ends and you have to look again.

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  5.  

    CDI

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    Former Employee - Order Selector  in  Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Order Selector in Atlanta, GA

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

    Pros

    Alot of ways to get extra money

    Cons

    Long Evening Hours, Heavy Lifting

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great place to work

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    • 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
  7.  

    Data Analyst Contractor at Google

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    • 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
  8.  

    Slowly Sinking Ship

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at CDI full-time

    Pros

    A lot of great people to work with

    Cons

    Management a bit over their head. No formal management training behind them. Has a hard time thinking outside the box due to the high turn over rate. People in fear of losing their jobs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn to build on the talent of your folks, focus on their abilities. Micromanaging is not a good style of leadership.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Not a great experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Manager
    Former Employee - Project Manager

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

    Pros

    Their onboarding process is pretty well oiled. Unfortunately, their offboarding process is, too.

    Cons

    CDI is a body shop just like all the others. They underpay contractors and take too much off the top for themselves. They offer no support whatsoever when it comes to disputes with the clients, and the contractor gets the short end of the stick as a result, every time. Working for the same client for a number of years, it gets really tiresome to have your rate cutback as often as it does. And CDI doesn't care about the contractors - we are treated as so much disposable trash. I would never work for them again.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay attention to the comments here. Contractors are people, too! And are professionals as well. Start treating them well.

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

    A contractor's Life

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    • 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
  11.  

    Some of the greatest people to work with

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    • 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

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