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Great Experience

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Cincinnati, OH
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cincinnati, OH

I have been working at Cardinal Solutions full-time

Pros

Fun culture, many opportunities to learn and work with bright people. Provides tools needed to accomplish tasks without moaning about cost, but doesn't spend frivolously.

Cons

Not very much diversity in the office. No training after hire - you're pretty much thrown into the mix expected to perform. Some kind of orientation explaining procedures and processes such as Agile would have been nice.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Don't grow too fast.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

Other Reviews for Cardinal Solutions

  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Not the same company it once was

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Principal Consultant  in  Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Principal Consultant in Charlotte, NC

    I have been working at Cardinal Solutions full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Decent Benefits, Can be very understanding with regards to personal life/ work-life balance, Decent pay for some, fun company outings and events

    Cons

    Mgmt wants Cardinal to be a "big" company but has not implemented internal processes, updated systems, or changed policies to reflect the growth or enforced the ones that are currently in place at times. Discipline and rewards are not consistent throughout the company; one person will get fired for something that another person who has committed the same violation will not be fired for b/c the second person is in the good ole boys club or has a hire charge rate.
    Career and professional growth is non-existent, we are encouraged to come up with creative ways to grow our careers but at the end of the day the account managers dictate what happens, they run the office and what they say goes so if they dont like you... good luck.
    They are Extremely Reactive versus Proactive when it comes to Employee Retention, they treat you like Crap and then when they are about to lose you they throw a bunch of lies on the table to make you happy for that second.
    Consultants hitting the ceiling and them not doing anything about it (nor caring), its the perception that Leadership doesn't expect Cardinal to be a long term place for most and that is why there are no plans to update the management structure to match up with the growth of the organization. They hire people when new/interesting opportunities come in instead of rotating out their consultants to help them grow.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop the preferential treatment and update management structure to reflect growth, starting being more proactive with employee retention

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Fun for a while, but career advancement is limited.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant II  in  Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant II in Columbus, OH

    I worked at Cardinal Solutions full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Cardinal has a fun, active culture. They host a lot of happy hours and other social events to keep that culture consistent. Their college-hire salaries are decent, but that tapers off as you advance. Depending on your practice, there are some good opportunities to work with cool/trendy technologies.

    Cons

    Career advancement opportunities are limited...you basically go through levels of "consultant" with very inconsistent and unclear boundaries between levels. Though they advertise otherwise, the majority of the work is staff augmentation - sometimes very long term. They have also been going through an accelerated growth period and it has caused a lot of turnover. Compensation is not particularly good at mid-senior levels.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Figure out what you want to be. There felt like an identity crisis was occurring and some of what was initially positive about the company has been lost.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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