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CDR Associates Reviews

Updated November 25, 2014
Updated November 25, 2014
11 Reviews
2.4
11 Reviews
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    A growing company that requires some travel & hard work, but is very fair to its staff.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior, Operations Manager in Hunt Valley, MD
    Current Employee - Senior, Operations Manager in Hunt Valley, MD

    I have been working at CDR Associates full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Employees become very knowledgeable in reading contracts and medical claims. Starting salary is very competitive within the industry. It's a growing company that has grown year-over-year for over 2 decades and isn't slowing down. Offers 401k match and decent amount of time off, especially once employees hit the 4-year career mark. Lots of autonomy in the job. Almost all management positions are promoted from within. President and executive management are very fair to the staff.

    Cons

    Travel is required for much of the staff analysts. This travel can range from daily regional travel, to weekly overnight travel. Typically, you're always home on the weekends though, at the minimum. Travel isn't for everyone. As with almost all companies these days, many staff are being asked to do more in the same amount of time. Can be frustrating for some workers, but the self-motivated staff all find a way to succeed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to promote the analysts who deserve senior analyst roles. Same for Senior Analysts who deserve management roles when they become available. Weed out the duds in the workforce. Sub-par analysts waste time and money from the hard-working, excellent analysts who deserve it.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    The challenge was the monotony, not in learning new skills.

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

    I worked at CDR Associates full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The people were okay, and usually treated each other respectfully.

    Cons

    There is isn't room for growth, so there are no opportunities to learn new things, or develop new skills. What I learned in the first month was the same exact task I was doing till my last day. The bonus structure is more of a quota system, which became unattainable for the work I was given.

    Also, I was guilted for not working on Christmas. Its not a life or death situation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take initiative in your employees and it will pay off in the long run.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Credit Balance Hell

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

    I worked at CDR Associates full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Not much, as this was a terrible environment. Sounds good right out of college, but beware.

    Cons

    Middle management was lacking. Employees were overworked.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat you employees better

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Recovery Analyst

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

    I worked at CDR Associates full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The job can be flexible sometimes

    Cons

    Terrible benefits, upper-management doesn't care about bottom employees (many of them are not professional), rules are different for different people, no growth, a lot of travel

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give better benefits, appreciate your employees, and be more professional! I took on a better job with better benefits because of the way bottom employees are treated!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Mixed bag, great for recent college grads

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

    I have been working at CDR Associates full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The starting salary is okay. Management does not micro-manage you. You learn the ins and outs of the healthcare industry mainly on the financial side while dealing with several insurance companies. The work is somewhat challenging once you learn the industry (I guess this could be a con too).

    Cons

    No training program at all. You job shadow someone for a few months, then they throw you to the wolves. Benefits are terrible compared to when I started a few years ago. No raises either, unless you get promoted, and good luck with that because there is no upward mobility with this company. Also the bonus structure is completely unobtainable, as they will promise you the ability to make bonus every quarter, etc. (Not going to happen, so don't count on this) Many mixed directives from upper management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    GET A TRAINING PROGRAM!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Overrated and unrealistic budgets

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Recovery Analyst in Birmingham, AL
    Current Employee - Senior Recovery Analyst in Birmingham, AL

    I have been working at CDR Associates full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Work remotely, salaried so set your own schedule, individual contributor so treated as an adult to setup your day as you choose

    Cons

    Low pay, high medical deductibles, no raises - ever - regardless of your employee evaluation, over staffed, potential layoffs in works, budgets not being hit by most territories, bonus IMPOSSIBLE to hit.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look for other employment like the rest of us.

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

    Good company

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

    I have been working at CDR Associates full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Flexible, small company, great interaction with both peers and managers. The work is interesting and changes all the time and is a great job for someone who wants to learn a variety of aspects of the healthcare, insurance or consulting industries.

    Cons

    The salary isn't the greatest for the amount of work and travel that I've had to do. If a person needs direct contact with management, this might not be the right job for you.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    The work experience was a challenge with pros and cons.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hunt Valley, MD
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hunt Valley, MD

    I worked at CDR Associates

    Pros

    The company offers challenge and problem solving skills on a constant daily basis. Achieving these goals provides the satisfaction of resolving problems.

    Cons

    The downside of this organization is the push to reach a unrealistic goals.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management should also be scrutinized for the skills they scrutinize the staff they manage. It would really help if all the manager received the same training.

    Recommends
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    All about the $, pyramid scheme, horrible job

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

    I have been working at CDR Associates full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Independent, Per Diem, travel pay, hotel perks, XRX stock.

    Cons

    Middle man of credit balances, company has zero employee welfare, zero appreciation from home office, get ready to work hard and always be asked from your manager how much $ you can get and how fast can you get it. This company is a pyramid scheme, the Recovery Analyst position is horrible! HSA, insurance (what insurance) 401k match 4% (the gove reimburses 4%) long story short, CDR is all about CDR and only about CDR, classic East Coast slave driver, dirty diry Maryland mentality, don't waste your time with this company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Who is management, like really? 3 years with the company, how many times have you contacted auditor and actually thanked them for driving their own personal cars 40,000 miles a year.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Mixed~not a bad spot for beginners;management is sketchy at best

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Staff Auditor
    Former Employee - Staff Auditor

    I worked at CDR Associates

    Pros

    If you enjoy traveling, this can be a good spot. For those with limited healthcare experience, it can be a good learning process.

    Cons

    long hours, bonus structure changed 4 times in less than a year & 3 times within the calendar/active year. Poor communication & training is still be developed. This is a company that's been specializing for years & the training should already be in place.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I believe management should be responsible for ALL their employees. Not just pass out "senior management" directives. Everyone needs to own their own jobs, including managers.

     Get a real training program in place. If you're going to audit for amounts paid contractually, provide the contract built into your programs, don't just expect your employees to dig them out of the facilities.

     Provide a bonus structure that is fair. It's no fun to watch others get protected & coddled when they don't put in full days or do full, correct work efforts.

     Watch the "boys club". Male employees taken out on the town by visiting management when the females are not leads to an uncomfortable work environment. Treat all your staff the same. If expense reports for those visiting auditing sites are reviewed, you can see the men go out to the basketball games and dinner, while the working women aren't included. This went on from day 1.

    Doesn't Recommend

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