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A great place to work/intern. CDM Smith really cares about their employees."

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Current Intern - Addministrative Assistant in Carbondale, IL
Current Intern - Addministrative Assistant in Carbondale, IL

I have been working at CDM Smith as an intern (more than 5 years)

Pros

Great pay for internship in the area. Amazing, friendly, and intelligent co-workers.

Cons

Not very many hours offered. There isn't always a consistent flow of work for interns, practice the art of looking busy sometimes.

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  1. CDM Smith

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    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Pros

    Very intelligent and articulated coworkers. Corporate structure encouraged new and exciting employee development. I enjoyed working there with the right mix of entry level engineers through experience engineers. Very efficient and effective engineering processes, after 100 years of business this company has a lot to offer and to learn from. Great engineering culture and business management.

    Cons

    Margins are razor thin in the industry and billable hours were very important to keep high as a new engineer. Jobs are very related to the amount of work being "won".

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work! Keep up the great job in attracting talent and creating an engineering culture.

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    They don't care for their employees

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    Former Employee - Water Resources Engineer in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Water Resources Engineer in Indianapolis, IN

    I worked at CDM Smith full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Good place to start your career if salary is not a big concern.
    - Interesting projects to engage. Convincing your group leader, project managers to let you try them is a different story.
    - There are a lot of nice folks in the organization.

    Cons

    - You will get typecast in the long run.
    - They'll expect you to work beyond the 40 hr limit. Which is legit if there are deadlines. But when it comes to CDM, they expect it every week, round the year.
    - There are a few bullies who will burn out the younger professional.
    - If you happen to be a foreign national on H1B visa and you encounter visa approval issues when you are abroad, be very worried. They will abandon you. It happened to me.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't just say you care for your employees. Act like you mean it.

    Doesn't Recommend
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    Disapproves of CEO
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