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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Approves of CEO

I worked at CDM Smith full-time (More than a year)

Pros

Company does cool things (ie...gets water to people that need it) and is an environmentally sound and green firm. Work-life balance is good. If you are technical you can get paid well to work OT. If there is no budget for OT, then you are a strict 9-5er. Firm has been around for a long time and there are many that have only ever had one job at the company. Benefits are above average, although compared to other environmental companies in the industry, below average. Definitely not terrible though.

Cons

too many old timers who have been working there for 40 years dictating the environment. Company needs to seriously attempt to get current with the millennial workforce. Good people arent going to wait 20 years to become a VP and be able to have a window seat. No one talks. The place is like a tomb. That may be because Cambridge is HQ...I've heard that other offices have a much more relaxed approach. Too many managers quitting because they cant get through the mass of red tape that's required to get anything done. Company has been through 2-3 re-orgs and several transistions during the last 5 years. Kinda makes you wonder whats going on upstairs?

Advice to Management

Get some leaders in there. Don't simply promote the top engineer into a management role. Its no shock that staff leaves at such an alarming rate. Find people that are good a managing people and put them into leadership roles. There are enough engineers in the field to the heavy lifting.

Other Employee Reviews for CDM Smith

  1. Helpful (1)

    Great company!

    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Environmental Scientist III
    Former Employee - Environmental Scientist III
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of opportunity to learn and great training.

    Cons

    Too much focus on utilization and issues with too many people handling a project.

    Advice to Management

    Take some focus off utilization.


  2. Helpful (2)

    Excellent experience

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The nature of the work, the fact that the position was not for everyone. The company policies were fair and promoted someone to grow in their role.

    Cons

    The senior management is seemingly disconnected to the rest of the company.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the clients for the fate of the company rests with their opinions.


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