CDI Reviews

Updated March 23, 2015
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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)

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

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  1. Valued and appreciated

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Desktop Support Technician in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Desktop Support Technician in Philadelphia, PA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    structure is highly valued and policies are actually held in place and to standard (and followed, too)

    Cons

    Haven't encountered any thus far!

    Advice to Management

    keep it up!

  2. Preferred IBM provider.

    Former Contractor - IBM Contractor
    Former Contractor - IBM Contractor

    I worked at CDI as a contractor

    Pros

    Hands off - you are mostly reporting to the company that you are sub-contracting with.

    Cons

    Same as pro - they provide little guidance or feedback.

  3. While working at CDI I programmed and operated CNC mills and EDM's.

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    Current Contractor - CNC Programmer in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Contractor - CNC Programmer in Cincinnati, OH

    I have been working at CDI as a contractor (less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Working at CDI provided an opportunity to learn and grow.

    Cons

    Working at CDI sometimes presented goals that were constantly changing.

    Advice to Management

    Please hire more people!

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  5. 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 Management

    keep up the good work

  6. Helpful (1)

    Horrible corporate culture

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    Former Employee - Director in Phila, PA
    Former Employee - Director in Phila, PA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    1. Middle managers are great - supportive and proactive in career planning, 2. work-life balance

    Cons

    1. Horrible corporate culture, offices/cubicles at corp HQ and Market St in Philly are 50%+ vacant, 2. perennially in cost cutting mode - in my 7 yrs there, experienced salary reductions, withdrawal of water coolers, no more color printing, reduction of mobile phone allowance, etc, 3. senior mgmt.'s inability to stick with a business plan for more than 2 years and therefore unable to successfully implement to drive growth, 4. Company has been implementing tactics as strategy, 5. benefits are quite expensive

    Advice to Management

    Define a long-term business strategy to drive continuous topline growth that is flexible to adjust to peaks and valleys of business cycle. Do not overact and overadjust.

  7. Helpful (1)

    Vice President

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Vice President in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Vice President in Philadelphia, PA

    I worked at CDI

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent Business Model; great customer base. Plenty of opportunity fro growth.

    Cons

    Poor execution and treatment of people.

    Advice to Management

    Get Creative; invest in operations; trust the team.

  8. Fair Company Fair Pay

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    • 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)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    They treated the contractors well from my experience.

    Cons

    Hard to weed through the red tape to negotiate pay increase

  9. Good W2 company

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    • 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 Management

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

  10. Consultant

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    Current Employee - Consultants in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Consultants in Boston, MA

    I have been working at CDI

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Active communications between CDI and their consultants, organize.

    Cons

    Lack of benefits from the company for long term contractors.

  11. 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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

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

    Cons

    low pay, not a lot of opportunity

    Advice to Management

    work life balance, personal growth

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