CDI
2.7 of 5 112 reviews
www.cdicorp.com Philadelphia, PA 5000+ Employees

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Updated Mar 21, 2014

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CDI President and CEO H. Paulett Eberhart

H. Paulett Eberhart

(33 ratings)

39% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Pros:
  • "Paid on time is all I came up with"
    in 3 reviews
  • "Work from home for most of the time"
    in 3 reviews
Cons:
  • "It's a contract job no benefits, no paid time off, health insurance is full price"
    in 6 reviews
  • "Rubbed it right in the faces of those who were forced to take the furlough"
    in 3 reviews
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BRM (Former Employee)
Fort Worth, TX

I worked at CDI full-time for more than a year

ProsCDI has an online university that provides hundreds of educational tools and resources.
My recruiter was professional and friendly.
CDI is very organized technically in their communications to the contractors.
CDI bends over backwards to make sure you do not miss or forget to submit your hours.

ConsTheir medical insurance is very high and I have always had and still do have a clean bill of health.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Body Shop pure and simple

Senior Developer (Contract) (Former Employee)
Austin, TX

I worked at CDI as a contractor for more than 5 years

ProsThey are one of 3 preferred placement firms for the corporation I was contracting at. That said, they do provide benefits and give you a W2.

ConsThey provide benefits and W-2's only because they are a preferred partner with large corporations, and are probably required to. Almost no interaction with employess once they are in place, on location at the customer site. No assistance what-so-ever to determine hourly rates. Actually slowly shave the rates every couple of years in response to customer cost cutting demands.

Advice to Senior ManagementYou may have hitched yourself to the wrong wagons.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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OK - they did find me a job - so I cannot complain too much.

Software Consultant (Former Employee)
Denver, CO

I worked at CDI as a contractor for more than a year

ProsThey did find me a job.

ConsPretty high infrastructure - had to talk to different people for different things - and that individual kept changing.

Advice to Senior Managementlower your infrastructure and thus lower cost.

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One of the better contracting firms

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at CDI

ProsVery responsive to my requests, returns calls and email in a timely manner

ConsNone that I can think of...

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Enjoyed the work, but they could not keep me busy.

Project Manager (Former Employee)

I worked at CDI full-time for more than a year

ProsOpportunities to work on different types of projects with different companies.

ConsKept asking for more to do and it was promised, but the work never materialized, at least in the IT area. Sometimes no or conflicting direction from management.

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Enjoyable. Paid travel and paid parking at worksite.

Documentation Specialist (Former Employee)
Washington, DC

I worked at CDI full-time for more than a year

ProsStaff was friendly and worked well together.

Cons4l01K and educational benefits are below par ( about 1/3 of what other companies offer).

Advice to Senior ManagementNone. Enjoyed my working relationshiop with Management.

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Good co-workers but unstable work environment

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at CDI full-time for more than 3 years

ProsGood pay. Good office environment.

Conslay offs seem to happen too often, making it an unstable work environment. Not a lot of room for growth. Crazy expensive benefits for those with families.

Advice to Senior ManagementSeriously consider providing better benefits for your staff employee, allow for consistent telecommuting options and please slow down on these lay offs. You may keep your people longer.

– I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great people to work with.

Maintenance (Former Employee)
Irvine, CA

I worked at CDI part-time for less than a year

ProsFlexible people who are willing wit work with you.

ConsVery secretive and does things without letting the contractee know within reasonable timing.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Great company that really seems to care about its employees.

Mechanical Engineer (Current Employee)

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

ProsI've worked for CDI for about 8 months and it has been a great experience. They have decent pay and benefits. I also feel that they really care about their employees and try everything they can to help improve the experience.

ConsThe only real downside I have about this job is that you have to use your PTO on holidays if you want to be paid on them.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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I am in CDI from past almost 3 years

SAP FSCM Consultant (Current Employee)
Jersey City, NJ

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

ProsI love CDI Because of its integrity

ConsIt's a honour to work with CDI

Advice to Senior ManagementAll is good

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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