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OK place to work

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA

I have been working at CDM Smith full-time (More than 5 years)

Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO
Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Decent salary, privately held, improving R&D program

Cons

Pigeon Hole, management promoted based on "metrics" and not leadership skills, no bonuses for mid-level and below.

Advice to Management

Production centers are NOT the future. Moving headquarters to the suburbs will cripple the company, no one under 30 will want to work out in the sticks.

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  1. My experience working for CDM Smith has been positive.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Orlando, FL

    I have been working at CDM Smith full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Many career paths. Company owned. Flexible work hours. Highly skilled technical staff.

    Cons

    There's some red tape as can be expected with a large company but, overall, it's a well managed company from top to bottom.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to embrace and implement change. In a rapidly changing world environment our ability to change and change rapidly is vital to our long term success.


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    Excellent until they got bigger, and became more worried about the bottomline and not who they were promoting

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA

    I worked at CDM Smith full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Various types of projects A large pool of talent, knowledge, and experience Great mentors among senior managers Employee training was handled well

    Cons

    No work/life balance Definite favorites among employees Technically behind the times

    Advice to Management

    Go back to the days of mentoring junior staff. Really invest in software and training for said software. It was not until I left CDM that I realized how behind the times they were with the use of AutoCAD Civil 3D and the general practice of getting drawings complete. I was spending HOURS on a drawing that using the software effectively could have taken me just an hour. Senior managers and client service managers were getting laid off. Leaving a large hole of adequate mentors. The attitude should not be 'anything to get the job done' which it became towards the end of my employment.


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