Cadient Group
2.2 of 5 42 reviews
www.cadient.com Conshohocken, PA 50 to 149 Employees

Cadient Group Reviews

Updated Mar 23, 2014
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Cadient Group President & CEO Stephen Wray

Stephen Wray

(17 ratings)

14% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Good place to get experience

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    King of Prussia, PA

    Prosvery cool atmosphere, great work environment, very flexible job, with laptops, and the ability to work from home. very creative minds coming up with good products to the clients

    Conssalary not competitive with with other companies with the same job title. ability of management not always up to par with expectations.

    Advice to Senior Managementspend money in better places in order to further the growth of this potentially great company. listen more to employee feedback.

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    wow

    Account Manager (Former Employee)
    King of Prussia, PA

    Prosalmost want to put not applicable! but i will say, most of my co-workers were cool. a lot of the people who left were great, now it seems like everyone is trying to leave.

    Consmanagement decisions, layoffs, strategic vision is hardly believable. employee morale is low. the exciting new offices are rather lame.

    Advice to Senior Managementbe honest with your employees. they don't believe what you're saying.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    work harder, not smarter

    Cadient Employee (Current Employee)
    King of Prussia, PA

    Prosit is a place to work, and they do pay you. You can pretty much get away with anything because no one pays attention to you unless you're senior management.

    ConsThe retards are running the zoo. Promotions to people who don't deserve it. They are trying to sell stuff to clients that didn't work in the 90s. Creativity is squashed in favor of strategy, and making the client happy.

    Advice to Senior ManagementReplace the CEO, start trusting the employees you hired.

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    All stick, no carrot

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    West Conshohocken, PA

    ProsCoworkers are generally very bright and fun to work with. The work is challenging and interesting, and it involves cutting-edge Web technology. The benefits package is better than adequate.

    ConsRelentless expectation (often demands) for long hours of overtime well into the night and over weekends -- including explicit instruction to cancel any personal plans -- without any additional compensation or even any possibility for comp time, coupled with hours docked from you paycheck if you sleep in and show up late in the morning. (I have seen people not only docked but actually repremanded for sleeping in and showing up at 11 a.m. after being required to work without extra pay till 2 a.m. the night before.) Lots of last-minute work done way too fast to allow for quality control, and the result is a lot of sloppy work and lost accounts. Virtually no communication from the top about important management decisions; when I was there it was impossible to get an organizational chart, and the various work groups had abstract names that had no functional meaning.

    Advice to Senior ManagementInstitute montly skip-level meetings for ALL employees, and take the feedback seriously. Stop thinking that the employees are driven to perform only for the sake of company profits, unless you can really guarantee that everyone gets a share of profit. You need to give other good motivation for people to care. FInally, stop docking time off if you won't pay overtime. You need to institute a comp time policy asap or else don't be surprised if employees get together on a class action suit to recoup their hundreds of hours of uncompensated labor.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Lacks the respect to those that keep the business afloat

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    King of Prussia, PA

    ProsCo-workers are talented and conscientious individuals. Satisfying client needs are high on employees agenda. Great place to start out a career.

    ConsSenior management looks for increased revenue while wearing down employee morale. No respect for the employees. I'd love to give my all to help the company succeed, but the lack of recognition and respect sucks you dry.

    Advice to Senior ManagementRetool the management team with new blood. The management team is completely unaware of the mood of the floor.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Strategic, yet ugh

    Account Manager (Current Employee)
    King of Prussia, PA

    ProsStrategic for the healthcare industry--good strategic leadership. Allows employees to manage their own personal schedules. Respects the biz dev process. Good research team

    ConsNot necessarily client-focused. Unimpressive creative. Allows too much flexibility of team members. Too much emphasis on internal needs rather than client growth needs

    Advice to Senior ManagementContinue focusing on ideas and new business, but allow for greater emphasis and flexibility on inline growth rather than internal processes

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Kind of, sort of...

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    King of Prussia, PA

    ProsI work with some of the best people I've ever met. I can honestly say that I've made true friends here.

    ConsI don't agree with everything that's been posted here. Our CEO is not a glorified PM, but he is a hell of a salesman (the best I've ever met). With that said, there's a big difference between being a salesman and a CEO. His recent trend of going on every little pitch and presentation that comes along suggests we are desperate. And any potential client would pick up on that. It's dangerous to establish the company's CEO as being too accessible.

    Beyond that, Cadient is clearly headed into purely consulting territory. There is very little value placed on creativity. The company does nothing to foster creative productivity or quality. Instead, it settles on mediocre product that pales in comparison to its own work just 2 years ago.

    PMs have not been properly trained. Designers are treated like children and consequently act like children.

    Advice to Senior ManagementCadient's senior management is nothing short of passive aggressive. They send out email reminders of company policy instead of speaking to the one or two employees who need to be spoken with. Management does NOTHING to enforce process, which is directly responsible for projects going overbudget (and it happens consistently). Nobody here is interested an being the authority figure.

    Blank walls, tan carpet and cubicles are not inspiring anybody. 2 years without raises or bonuses, and essentially taking a pay-cut to pay our new health insurance provider for similar coverage that we had prior to switching is not incentive for anyone to stay.

    PERCEPTION IS REALITY. If it looks like Cadient doesn't care about it's employees, it might as well not. I believe management actually does care. They can't afford not to. But they need to be more conscious of the decisions they're making.

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    What can I say?

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    King of Prussia, PA

    ProsThe people are excellent to work with.

    ConsThe management has no clue how to fix things and just make things worse.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThey need to be let go.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Good Luck

    Account Director (Former Employee)
    West Conshohocken, PA

    ProsNice coworkers
    reasonable flex schedule policy
    average compensation
    Great with providing sound strategy and decent service to Clients

    ConsLayoffs
    No solid plan for future growth
    Employee efforts are not appreciated
    Many inexperienced PMs
    Senior Management is too focused on internal operations and maintaining an unreasonable profit margin instead of Client needs

    Advice to Senior ManagementListen to the employees and the CIO. You need a CEO who understands where the industry is heading.
    Thanks for the severance.

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    Good Company

    Project Manager (Former Employee)

    ProsGreat Co-workers, colloborative atmosphere. The work was interesting and you had a flexible work environment. The company was on a growth pattern when I was there

    ConsAt times, the org overpromised capabilities or abilty to deliver. There was a always a fire and probably due to the inability manage expectations appropriately. Attention to detail and quality were sometimes lacking in some programs

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep abreast of the environment and the change in the industry landscape. Not only are traditional interactive agencies competing, but the core agencies are now in a place to take the business

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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