Cadmus Group

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Low Salary and No Career Progression

Analyst (Former Employee)

ProsGood healthcare and benefits – You pay relatively low premiums for good benefits.
Smart Peers – Most of your peers are bright and energetic people (but this doesn’t last very long after arriving at Cadmus).
Good learning experience – If you’re an entry-level candidate, you’ll learn quickly enough to get a new, better job.
Not all of the teams are the same, so some may have different experiences than others.

ConsVery low salary – Cadmus pays approximately 20-25% lower than market value. They don’t even entertain the possibility that they may be underpaying you and barely give you a 2-3% raise each year, if you’re lucky. There is no salary adjustment based on location, even in the Washington DC metro area.

High Turnover – Cadmus recruits a lot of people right out of college that are eager to learn and succeed, so the staff is very motivated. Eventually, however, being overworked and underpaid makes them leave. Mid-level and junior-level turnover is extremely high – it is understood that no one stays more than a year or maybe two.

Stressful schedule and raise structure – You must bill 44 hours a week (you are not told this during the interview) to make the company competitive. If you don’t, you are reprimanded, even if there is no work. While this is not officially required, you won’t get promoted if you don’t do it. If you do work the 44 hours, however, there’s no guarantee you will get promoted since management tends to pick favorites. People end up working 50-60 hours a week and get burned out quickly.

Terrible management – Senior managers have no idea what they are doing, are not trained on how to manage staff, are unable to communicate effectively, and generally make up things as they go along. Frankly, they don’t care about you as long as the work gets done.

Inconsistent policies – As Cadmus has grown, there has been very little effort to revisit/revise company policies and corporate structure. Also, managing projects and project work varies from group to group without any level of consistency.

No opportunities for professional growth – There is no effort to encourage employees to participate in any professional growth opportunities. In fact, the policy usually is that if it costs Cadmus money, don’t do it. Cadmus has many different service areas but you’re pretty much confined to working on your team. There is also little opportunity to move up for most staff.

Dull work and lack of work – The work is so administrative and boring. There is little room for growth. Lay-offs across different teams are not uncommon because of the lack of work.

Advice to Senior ManagementIf you want to keep staff around, you have to invest in them and treat them like individuals.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    2 people found this helpful  

    Good learning opportunity - Poor salary and senior management

    (Former Employee) Arlington, VA

    I worked at Cadmus Group


    Pros: I learned a lot, feel prepared for anything that my next job throws… Cons: High turnover: Saw average annual turnover of 100% among junior staff and 150% turnover in junior and mid-level staff combined. At one point, we lost… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More
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    4 people found this helpful  

    Over Worked - Under Paid

    Associate (Current Employee) Waltham, MA

    I have been working at Cadmus Group full-time for more than 5 years


    Pros: The best part of cadmus is the health care benefits. Out of pocket costs are very minimal. You can generally come in and leave when… Cons: They "suggest" you work 44 hours per week. Though it is not required, they base your annual performance on how many hours you've billed versus… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More
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