CDM Smith

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Good Company, Excellent for Entry/Mid Level Engineers

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  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX

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

Pros

Great Colleagues
Semi-interesting Projects
Strong Presence in Texas Market
Great Relationship with Clients which leads to more work
Decent Pay

Cons

Slightly high turnover rate considering pros
Worklife balance is manageable, but could be much better
Need more mid to senior level staff. Most employees leave when they get to this level

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Encourage new ideas.
Tailor managing styles to assigned staff. Not everyone needs babysitting.
More transparency in project management would help profitability
Pay could be better.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    CDM Smith in transition

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Irvine, CA

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

    Pros

    There are many talented and dedicated expert individuals in this organization. I learned much and appreciate the time spent there.

    Cons

    The economic downturn of 2008 finally caught up with CDM Smith as the backlog of projects decreased. A tremendous amount of focus is on personal utilization and projected billable hours, so staff who may be meeting or close to their utilization goals but have a decreasing projected long-term workload are susceptible to facing initial reduction in hours or being laid-off.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reduce costs at upper management levels especially in Cambridge and build up talent within Client Service Managers. Build up transportation practice beyond just transportation planning.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    A great place to work/intern. CDM Smith really cares about their employees."

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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