The CBORD Group

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The CBORD Group Reviews

Updated September 10, 2014
Updated September 10, 2014
23 Reviews
2.9
23 Reviews
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  1.  

    Amazing people, too bad for the corporate cuts, cuts, cuts

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at The CBORD Group full-time

    Pros

    People who work here, middle management. New salaried employees get 3 weeks off, 2 weeks for hourly employees. Ithaca is a great place, surrounded by mountains and water. While the corporate culture is taking over, remanence of the family culture still exists.

    Cons

    Since being purchase by a corporate giant, the 401k benefit has been slashed and even includes fees to participate. The health plan is now incredibly inferior, and positions are being restructured to reduce wages - including the change of some positions from salaried to hourly.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    They Give You a Shot!

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    Current Employee - Senior Technical Support Specialist  in  Ithaca, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Technical Support Specialist in Ithaca, NY

    I have been working at The CBORD Group full-time

    Pros

    -- Most positions are living-wage.

    -- Will hire people without degrees, even if the Job Requirements may demand so. The company values job experience.

    -- Growing company with many possibilities for advancement.

    -- Many positions allow for frequent travel, should you wish to do so.

    -- Genuine effort is made to provide good benefits (though it could be better).

    -- Growth and Job experience is second to none. A job here will put you in position to advance in the company or seek advance employment elsewhere.

    -- Reasonable office hours.

    -- Main office is located in a business park which has an adjacent pond. Walks around the business park campus can be de-stressing.

    Cons

    -- Office politics can adversely affect evaluations.

    -- Company was once privately owned. Since acquisition by a larger public corporation, the company is slowly losing some of it's once-excellent culture.

    -- Company has cut back on opportunities to work from home or remotely (especially in support positions). The quest to increase productivity unfortunately hurts morale.

    -- Base pay is below that of similar companies with comparable positions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find ways to increase efficiency and productivity without wiping out, or dramatically reducing, the things that can make a company fun to work for.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    I learned so much and grew so much at CBORD.

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    Former Employee - Technical Support Specialist II  in  Ithaca, NY
    Former Employee - Technical Support Specialist II in Ithaca, NY

    I worked at The CBORD Group full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    If you like being busy and continuously learning and challenging yourself CBORD is the place to work. I worked there for 3 years and the environment and teamwork was unbeatable.

    Cons

    You must know how to multi-task and be responsible for your success and failures. Confidentiality is a must working with their high profile clientele.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep being a caring and family oriented environment. "Treat your employees like they matter and they will"...You already know this tho, because you treated me great and had faith in me and with this I grew and learned more than even I knew I could.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Top heavy

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Ithaca, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ithaca, NY

    I have been working at The CBORD Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    there are a lot of caring, dedicated employees and great clients. Ithaca is a cool place to live

    Cons

    Too many managers. Some departments have more managers than employees with each employee reporting to someone different. No paid training. Raises barely cover cost of living increases.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take a long hard look at some of your management and cut the dead weight. Invest in training and development.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    southwest account manager

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    Former Employee - Southwest Account Manager  in  Scottsdale, AZ
    Former Employee - Southwest Account Manager in Scottsdale, AZ

    I worked at The CBORD Group full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    supportive to giving you the tools to be successful

    Cons

    location, thats all, none other, fine, happy

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    No longer customer-focused company.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Ithaca, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ithaca, NY

    I worked at The CBORD Group full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    I would say their greatest assest is their great employees - they have really good people working for them.

    Cons

    The Management Team needs a major overhaul.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees and your customers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Wonderful CBORD experience

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    Current Employee - Training  in  Ithaca, NY
    Current Employee - Training in Ithaca, NY

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

    Pros

    Diverse individuals that work for and play hard a great group of people

    Cons

    No cons with this job

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Software Development Intern

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    Former Employee - Software Development Intern  in  Ithaca, NY
    Former Employee - Software Development Intern in Ithaca, NY

    I worked at The CBORD Group as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Very nice Manger.Everybody know each other by first names.warm welcome. Appreciating and acknowledging

    Cons

    It was internship so don't know about benifits.

    Recommends
  10.  

    I feel both valued and valuable here.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Ithaca, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ithaca, NY

    I have been working at The CBORD Group full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    One of the best things about this company is that everybody is willing to listen to each other, and constructive input is always accepted and considered even if it comes from other departments. The corporate policies foster a friendly and co-operative environment, allowing new employees to feel at home very quickly - which in turn maximizes everyone's productivity.

    Cons

    In my opinion, we too often operate on a 'slow and steady wins the race' philosophy - which has certainly positioned us well, but it would behoove us to go for the grand slam at times, rather than being content to hit singles all day long.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    While co-operation is strong here, I believe we still have some employee-specific skills and knowledge going to waste - let's continue to build solid internal communication so that we've exhausted internal possibilities and resources before we outsource any projects.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    We got screwed out of overtime pay, and then we got screwed out of being compensated for it

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    Current Employee - Systems Support  in  Ithaca, NY
    Current Employee - Systems Support in Ithaca, NY

    I have been working at The CBORD Group full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Lots of time on the road

    Cons

    Didn't get paid for most of the time on the road. No pay for travel time or workdays longer than 12 hours (which were the norm). The position couldn't legally be a salaried job, so the company got sued and decided to only back-pay employees for the last year- meaning those of us who got screwed prior didn't get one red cent.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay up.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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