CDI Reviews

Updated August 27, 2015
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CDI President & CEO Scott J. Freidheim
Scott J. Freidheim
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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)

  • 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 (in 5 reviews)

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  1. Descent

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    Current Employee - Product Engineer in Flanders, NJ
    Current Employee - Product Engineer in Flanders, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    CDI is pretty good at placing professionals. They attempt working with you on Salary. negotiations are welcome. staff is professional.

    Cons

    there were no benifits. i had no sick time, no vacation time, or no personal time. so if i did not work, i did not get paid.

    Advice to Management

    work on providing some sort of benifit. also, a better rate on medical insurance would be nice. overall though definitely a worthwhile experience


  2. Mediocre

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at CDI full-time

    Pros

    Great people to work with.

    Cons

    The salary was low. No investment in staff.


  3. Paid on time

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Former Employee in West Palm Beach, FL
    Former Employee - Former Employee in West Palm Beach, FL
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at CDI full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The "pros" are usually limited during any business downturn, which there are many. It's a good point of entry into larger, more career oriented companies.

    Cons

    Career growth potential is non existent. Contract positions have no upward movement what-so-ever. Raises are minimal, if any at all.

    Advice to Management

    Define a realistic growth strategy and stick to it. Expand out to more diverse customer base. Focus on becoming "deep", vs "wide".


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  5. Good contracting jobs

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Administrative Functional Support in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Administrative Functional Support in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Many job opportunities, long assignments

    Cons

    No cons really, they don't really bother you after you are on the your assignment

    Advice to Management

    Offer vacation time


  6. Great to work with

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at CDI (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great company to work for.

    Cons

    career advancement isn't the greatest.


  7. Incinerator Consultant

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Incinerator Consultant in Orange, TX
    Former Employee - Incinerator Consultant in Orange, TX

    I worked at CDI (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good to work for,good enviroment

    Cons

    No bad remarks in my opinon


  8. Senior Electrical Engineering Technician

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Associate Program Management in Portsmouth, VA
    Former Employee - Senior Associate Program Management in Portsmouth, VA

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

    Pros

    I have experience, education, job skills, knowdledge of systems, AutoCAD 2013, and desire to work for salary without company benefits meaning no insurance, no paid holidays nor vacation.

    Cons

    I would prefer to work no more than forty hours a week nor to work on Sunday; however, only if it is required on shipchecks.

    Advice to Management

    I know many personnel contacts that would improve job efficiency and productivity which would of course save the company time and money.


  9. Going downhill fast

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    1) Compensation (salary) 2) Good co workers (non executives)

    Cons

    1) CEO thinks he's back on Wall Street destroying Lehman Brothers again. he spends money like the company has it. As soon as he realizes the stock price won't double per his contract, he is gone. 2) The solution to all problems is a RIF. There were 3 major RIF's in 3 years. Revenue and GP are the problem..not overhead. 3) The executive team didn't learn the business when they came on board. Their egos got in the way of learning what the real problems were with the company. 4) Way too many over priced employees brought in (All buddies of the CEO) who contribute nothing. 5) Executives are given bonuses when staff gets nothing 6) CEO goes on vacation during an earnings call. 7) Benefits are the most expensive I have ever seen. I paid about $600k per month for the cheapest plan.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees better and understand where the real issues are within the company. Multiple RIF's will not solve the problem that this company has. Don't pay executives bonuses when staff get nothing. Don't go on vacation during earnings season. It's a joke and dropping off during an earnings call is embarrassing. Do something about the ridiculous cost of benefits.


  10. New to this company

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at CDI full-time

    Pros

    Provides flexibility for daily work hours.

    Cons

    Doesn't provide same level of health insurance and other benefits.

    Advice to Management

    Offer to match or beat benefits and assimilate tenure from previous employer.


  11. New CEOs

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - IT Recruiter
    Former Employee - IT Recruiter

    Pros

    Very collaborative, ethical company with great people

    Cons

    New CEO every 3-5 years with a new business model. RIF's occur frequently.

    Advice to Management

    Every "new" talent acquisition strategy your new CEO brings in is not new. Try to stick with a model for more than 2 years.



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