CDI Reviews

Updated October 20, 2014
Updated October 20, 2014
142 Reviews
2.7
142 Reviews
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CDI President and CEO H. Paulett Eberhart
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Review Highlights

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

  • Challenging environment and with the exception of the executive leadership team a really good group of people to work with (in 3 reviews)


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

  • No support when trying to make the switch from contract to hire to being hired (in 5 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Great company to work for

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Desktop Support in Fort Wayne, IN
    Former Employee - Desktop Support in Fort Wayne, IN

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

    Pros

    The CDI University is the best I have seen so far

    Cons

    Need to communicate the end of contract better with employee's to help them plan ahead

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Good people but lacking in direction

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at CDI

    Pros

    Flexibility (both hours location), pay,

    Cons

    Instability (projects and managers), benefits

  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    If you work full time for CDI and not as a contractor, you will get laid off. It's only a question of when.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Former Employee - Anonymous

    I worked at CDI (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    you will find pockets of people who work here who make this company great. They consistently are high performers and go out of their way for each employee they come across. The work is easy and not hard. It's more just being able to problem solve annoyances consistently.

    Cons

    They change things so often, it is impossible for anyone to get into a "groove". There is really no discipline for not doing a good job, and no reward for working hard. You will never feel like you are safe from lay-offs (believe me, you aren't) and the health care provided is an overpriced joke.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get better healthcare! Use communication to actually get everyone on the same page instead of corporate phrasing spewed out through conference calls. TRAIN new employees, and reward hard working ones!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Used to be a good company but the leadership team is destroying the company

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

    I have been working at CDI full-time

    Pros

    Challenging environment and with the exception of the executive leadership team a really good group of people to work with.

    Cons

    The senior leadership of the company after couple of years still don't understand the business. Bonus plans are a joke, always trying different way for not to pay

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn the business, and pay attention to the talent in the company before is too late

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Faceless, for both better and worse

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - OEM Wireless Technician in Hillsboro, OR
    Former Employee - OEM Wireless Technician in Hillsboro, OR

    I worked at CDI as a contractor (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
  7.  

    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.

  8.  

    Work is work.

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

    I have been working at CDI full-time (more than an 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
  9.  

    CDI

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Order Selector in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Order Selector in Atlanta, GA

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

    Pros

    Alot of ways to get extra money

    Cons

    Long Evening Hours, Heavy Lifting

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Data Analyst Contractor at Google

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    • 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 (less than an 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
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Slowly Sinking Ship

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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

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