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CDI Reviews

Updated December 13, 2014
Updated December 13, 2014
150 Reviews
2.8
150 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)

  • Perks are standard and work life balance is usually good (in 4 reviews)


Cons
  • It's a contract job no benefits, no paid time off, health insurance is full price (in 7 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.  

    OK

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at CDI

    Pros

    OK, pays on time and weekly basis

    Cons

    No Future, no holiday pays

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase the salary each year

  2.  

    A challenging education

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

    I worked at CDI

    Pros

    Fast paced environment with tremendous responsibility due to both decreased employee morale associated with recent corporate restructure, and increase workload/responsibility assoc. w/ the same.

    Cons

    Beware of rogue managers w/ little disregard for appropriate behavior (race, gender- it's all up for grabs. HR has demonstrated that they don't care if you're inappropriate and disrespectful, as long as you get the job done)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Transition your culture into the 21st century. Stop letting good talent move on to greener pastures in search of environments absent of the severe abuse your deficient culture condones and even nurtures.

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

    They'll suck everything they can get out of you, but there are actually worse jobs

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

    I worked at CDI as a contractor (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The weekly pay is nice, I'll admit. My co-workers and immediate management are fun people who really care about the work we do. People get moved around so often that you get to learn lots of different things - well, rigid processes and new ways to track every minute you can bill, mostly, but there is opportunity for some real learning if you try. The hours are as flexible as they can allow, as long as you do your job. There is some prestige in working for the company we contract to, but we're discouraged from telling anyone who it is, because they don't want CDI riding their coattails.

    Locally, people care and do their best to train you. If the local group wasn't trying so hard, there's no way I would have lasted this long. They do care, they just have zero support from corporate.

    Cons

    Corporate won't pay for our group to get free coffee like the real employees, and at our small building there's no one to sell us coffee, so this whole group of IT people has to watch other people drink coffee but can only bring their own. Soda too.

    That's really just adding insult to injury though as the benefits are crazy expensive. I pay $600 per month for just myself, with an $8000 out of pocket cap. That's right, my medical is $7,200-15,000 per year. No 401k matching. VERY few raises. No upward mobility after 3-4 years. Culture of "get the work done even if you work a few hours for free, we'll make it up to you" but it rarely gets made up to you, and they're very careful to never say it out loud so you can't call them on it. Company potlucks instead of parties because there's no funding.

    Corporate folks come by once a year, give you cold bagels and bottled water, and make you watch slides about their grand plans that never affect you in the least. We're encouraged to submit questions ahead of time so they can be vetted and we can sound interested but not angry.

    After a few years of unfulfilled promises, most people realize they can do the same work for more money elsewhere, and off they go.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't come tell everyone that they're getting an 8% pay cut across the board, then come back a few months later to talk about how corporate profits were up.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Buyer

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

    I have been working at CDI full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good Company to work for they have good representatives. Unlike some agencys like CDI you can understand the representatives. One thing they are very up on is safety and have weekly safety e-mails. They very informative and entertaining.

    Cons

    They are very hand off once you are placed. Could be a con or pro for some people. The supervisors they have could be a little more friendly and be able to explain things better.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Good experience.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - BU Manager in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - BU Manager in Phoenix, AZ

    I worked at CDI full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good opportunity for advancement in the outsourcing group. Able to develop good skills in CAD design and drafting as well as management.

    Cons

    Corporate mgmt a bit out of touch with local branches. Financial information not timely. Corporate mgmt changes made without local involvement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate better with local offices.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Life as a contractor

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Drafter in Fort Payne, AL
    Current Employee - Drafter in Fort Payne, AL

    I have been working at CDI as a contractor (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Pay is great! People are friendly. Work on your own.

    Cons

    Insurance cost is outrageous and coverage is poor. NO benefits!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    CDI is responsive and proactive

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

    I have been working at CDI full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Perks are standard and work life balance is usually good.

    Cons

    Don't find anything negative to say.. doesn't mean is above par.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Worst company that I ever worked for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Systems Management Specialist in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Systems Management Specialist in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at CDI as a contractor (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Contracts with very large companies.

    Cons

    Poor management. Always cutting your contractual agreed pay rate with no notice. CDI does not look out for its contractors. They are afraid to support the contractors. Several furloughs and as much as 30% cut in pay quarterly. Sometimes working 10 out of the 12 months of the year. Don't waste your time with CDI.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Contractors are keeping you in business. You should stand up for your employees against client furlough days and pay cuts. Use your leverage and put an end to the sucking up to your clients

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    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

  11.  

    Great company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • 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

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