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CDI Reviews

Updated March 2, 2015
Updated March 2, 2015
164 Reviews
2.8
164 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.  

    it have been he best thing in my life, i am so glad i am still working here.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at CDI

    Pros

    supportive place to work, all employee are friendly and works together

    Cons

    the management handles matter in a very wise and wonderful manner.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep up the good work

  2.  

    Good W2 company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Contractor - IT Project Manager in Plano, TX
    Former Contractor - IT Project Manager in Plano, TX

    I worked at CDI as a contractor (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    - I was always paid on time
    - Quick to answer any questions I had while on assignment (e.g. International travel expenses )
    - Do offer 401K if you've been working for them for 12 months

    Cons

    - No help in finding another contract position when mine expired

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Treat your contractors as an asset, when one contract ends help place them somewhere else.

  3.  

    Fair Company Fair Pay

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Contractor - Systems Administrator in Jefferson City, MO
    Former Contractor - Systems Administrator in Jefferson City, MO

    I worked at CDI as a contractor (more than a year)

    Pros

    They treated the contractors well from my experience.

    Cons

    Hard to weed through the red tape to negotiate pay increase

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    great

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Sales in New York, NY

    I worked at CDI

    Pros

    good benefits, good management, office culture is fun and exciting

    Cons

    low pay, not a lot of opportunity

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    work life balance, personal growth

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Consultant

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consultants in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Consultants in Boston, MA

    I have been working at CDI

    Pros

    Active communications between CDI and their consultants, organize.

    Cons

    Lack of benefits from the company for long term contractors.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Wasnt unhappy working there

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Technical Typist in Portsmouth, VA
    Former Employee - Technical Typist in Portsmouth, VA

    I worked at CDI full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits, continuous work, fair pay

    Cons

    Poor leadership: heavy micromanagment
    Even in employees personal lives outside of work

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Too many layoffs

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Accounting/Finance in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Accounting/Finance in Philadelphia, PA

    I worked at CDI

    Pros

    The people with whom I worked were professional and approachable.

    Cons

    Laid off due to cost cutting- had layoffs every year for the last 3 years

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to look at the the long term and stop focusing on short term.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Great place to work, but no real room to move up

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cross Lanes, WV
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cross Lanes, WV

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

    Pros

    Great environment. Friendly employees, consistent shifts, and great pay.

    Cons

    Lack of organization and lack of firm processes. No raises or real way to move up in the company for most employees.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Proceed with caution

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Beaverton, OR
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Beaverton, OR

    I worked at CDI full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    - Weekly pay
    - Generally excellent teammates: hard working, fun, collaborative, customer service-oriented
    - If you are on a supportive team (CDI and client), you will likely be happy enough to overlook the cons noted below
    - If you are willing to diversify your skillset - and speak up about it! - you'll get many chances to explore new opportunities
    - Depending on the team, there will be chances to work from home

    Cons

    - Make sure you are 100% ok being in a vendor status; you will be definitely answering to both the client, and CDI (local and corporate). There will be thrash and conflicts as a result of this. Times where you will hear CDI get zero respect, times where you'll have work-life balance conflicts in support of the client despite what's in the contract. Times where you point out that something is wrong (not illegal!) but the client disagrees and the client wins. As long as you are ok with being told no or taking action that you don't feel is wise, but stuffing your feelings inside or venting to your manager, you'll be ok.
    - Corporate benefits are paltry and health plans are overpriced.
    - Local management is often under the gun with hiring due to client demands. This results in sometimes being forced to choose the least-worst candidate out of what can be a very small pool, open a very short period of time. If your particular client/team is not supportive, and your group has under-performing teammates, you will likely feel undervalued and frustrated. There are many supportive teams locally, and as a result many long-time employees as well. Make sure you understand the nature of your expected team, role, and the client before coming on board.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Most of the local management team really cares, and it shows. They do a good job encouraging employees' personal growth, pursuing new opportunities and trying to keep spirits up with team activities/gatherings. They are all overburdened with work but generally do well at firewalling the thrash from the client, and from corporate. As a manager, I knew this all too well, but appreciated our collective attempts to make things better, where we did have influence.

    Corporate management is a joke. They are completely about the bottom line and thanks to significant layoffs over the last few years, support on any HR, recruiting or other issue is virtually nil since there literally is not enough staff. This led to local staffing delays and inaction that ultimately hurt the local teams. As others have mentioned, there are token attempts to connect but these are 90% meaningless and clearly out of touch with the reality of anyone outside middle to senior management. Granted, CDI is a large, diverse company and the Oregon teams represent a small piece of the total pie, but that pie grew by leaps and bounds during my time there: constant new business opportunities, diversified job types and employee growth, all in support of a high profile client. This group was a model for growth - and corporate acknowledged that, but in the end mostly gave lip service, just like everything else.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Worst commission plan in the industry

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Recruiter in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Senior Recruiter in Denver, CO

    I worked at CDI full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits, work from home option.

    Cons

    Top producing recruiters are not valued. Commission plan revised every year with declining incentives.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The best sales and recruiting professionals won't stay if required to work harder for less.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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