The CDM Group
3.5 of 5 77 reviews
www.thecdmgroup.com New York, NY 1000 to 5000 Employees

The CDM Group Reviews

Updated Apr 10, 2014
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3.5 77 reviews

                             

83% Approve of the CEO

The CDM Group Chairman and CEO Ed Wise

Ed Wise

(53 ratings)

76% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Work (for the most part) with very smart, talented, creative, hardworking and nice people"
    in 5 reviews
  • "great people, my studio manager is great to work with, understanding of personal stuff"
    in 4 reviews
Cons:
  • "No respect for the work/life balance"
    in 4 reviews
  • "Long hours, creative complain all the time, very structured, your first weeks are hard"
    in 5 reviews
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Great until the end

Senior Account Executive (Current Employee)
New York, NY

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

ProsVery supportive of internal growth

ConsPoor salary and yearly bonus

Advice to Senior ManagementRegain the culture previously established

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great way to start a career

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at The CDM Group full-time

ProsBeing in an entry level position it's a learning experience in an environment that makes the learning fun and enjoyable.

ConsI have only been with the company for a couple of months so it is hard to say.

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Great place to work

Vice President, Art Supervisor (Current Employee)
New York, NY

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

ProsGood work, good culture, good people. Very supportive atmosphere. People care about you and your career growth.

ConsNone that I can think of, other than that the pay seems to run a bit low compared to other places I know of.

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the good work.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Good company. Strong leadership

Account (Current Employee)
New York, NY

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

ProsHigh quality work for clients

ConsOften too driven by the long time employees and cliques

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at The CDM Group full-time

ProsDefinitely made really good friends

ConsThey do not promote quickly

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Feels like home

Art Director (Current Employee)
Princeton, NJ

I have been working at The CDM Group full-time for more than 10 years

ProsHighly collaborative, highly creative, highly challenging and highly rewarding. Can't imagine working anywhere else.

ConsNone that I can think of.

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep pushing to greatness.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Flexibility, but you pay a price.

Senior Presentation Specialist (Former Employee)
New York, NY

I worked at The CDM Group part-time for more than 5 years

ProsFlexible, a lot of talented individuals to work with. Some really really great people.

ConsManagement at the top is a revolving doorr. Your reward for a job well done is more and more work. No respect for the work/life balance. If you had any criticisms, you were deemed negative.

Advice to Senior ManagementRealize the people that are truly great at their professions and give them the credit they deserve, in the forms of recognition, compensation, etc. you try but it just doesn't quite feel true.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Overall very good company

Medical Copy Editor (Former Employee)
New York, NY

I worked at The CDM Group full-time for more than a year

ProsPrioritizes training and in-house promotion. Lots of opportunity for career development.

ConsIt's advertising--short notice overtime, weekend work, can be very demanding deadline work. If the client needs it, you do it. But it pays overtime so there is opportunity for significant extra money.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Extremely efficient and well organized agency. Mangers distribute tasks fairly and aren't afraid to get involved.

Senior Account Executive (Current Employee)
New York, NY

I have been working at The CDM Group as a contractor for less than a year

Pros-Teams work together to really address client needs, rather than the politics that usually plague agencies. The processes they employ also keep all work moving making it clear where there are weak links for even better results moving forward.

Cons-Freelance direction on contract start dates and end dates are a bit hazy
- Not a lot of room for negotiation for freelance wages

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Account Supervisor (Current Employee)
New York, NY

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

Prosgreat company to work at- great culture

Consmanagement has to give opportunities for junior staff

Advice to Senior Managementneed to grow staff more

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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