The CDM Group Reviews

Updated July 25, 2015
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The CDM Group Chairman and CEO Ed Wise
Ed Wise
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Pros
  • Lots of structure, very smart people at different levels, and high motivation to produce solid work (in 7 reviews)

  • Work (for the most part) with very smart, talented, creative, hardworking and nice people (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • Lots of HR Turnover, better idea of a work/life balance, more availability to work in other locations with the exception of NJ/NJ (in 6 reviews)

  • Intense rivalries and internal politics distract the senior management from actually running the business (in 8 reviews)

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  1. Good Place to work for

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at The CDM Group full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good People, fun Place, energetic environment. One of the Top agencies in the town.

    Cons

    Too many shifts in the higher upper management. A lot of consolidation was going on.

    Advice to Management

    You guys started off working as a small company that acted like a big company, now that you are growing big you yet need to continue to operate like a small company to keep your employees happy.


  2. Not bad

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at The CDM Group full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    They have a very set work process in place. I liked the people.

    Cons

    Was like working in a factory when it got busy.

    Advice to Management

    Pay your people more!


  3. Receptionist

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I have been working at The CDM Group

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great exposure to clients and all levels of company, they invest in your future, only hire people in reception they see a future in the company with.

    Cons

    Not able to explore what you want to do while in reception because it is really busy


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  5. Great Place to Work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at The CDM Group

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great culture, friendly people, amazing work

    Cons

    They don't address managers who can't manage

    Advice to Management

    Managers shouldn't be able to only manage up. Be respectful to employees and act swiftly on those managers with bad feedback


  6. CDM Group

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC

    I worked at The CDM Group (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Research experience on an NIH study.

    Cons

    Manager for NIH funded longitudinal study is never in the office, which was not made clear upon appointment. Micromanages remotely, and criticizes work on email blasts to whole team.

    Advice to Management

    Need to hire a research manager who is on site daily.


  7. Account Supervisor

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at The CDM Group

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    HCP categorical knowledge Strong cross-network opportunities and diversification Theoretically process driven

    Cons

    Poor senior management and employee retention Favoritism of accounts and associated teams Lack of process Lack of growth opportunity Lack of MCM integration or analytical capabilities

    Advice to Management

    Rethink organizational structure and prioritization resources across groups. Consider bringing on new bodies with strong understanding of new technology and operational practices


  8. Client Billing Associate

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I have been working at The CDM Group full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Friendly coworkers, good benefits, and overall nice culture. They keep clients as priorities, but makes sure we can be have a life for ourselves. Definitely an atmosphere were you can learn a lot.

    Cons

    Not much opportunity after a single promotion there isn't growth unless someone leaves.


  9. I don't miss it

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at The CDM Group

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

    Pros

    good benefits, decent offices, that's all

    Cons

    TOO MANY egos, senior mgmt plays favorites, overrun by cattiness and politics, horrible project management department, pay is not competitive


  10. Account Planning

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Planning in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Account Planning in New York, NY

    I worked at The CDM Group full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Strong process, new business machine, very smart people, amazing network.

    Cons

    No real career guidance, Omnicom controls career progress in reality, not CDM managers, a little bit too rigid, clicky and people play favorites.

    Advice to Management

    Analytics and non personal promotion need significant upgrades. Project management very spotty.


  11. Account Management Intern

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at The CDM Group

    Pros

    great work, brands, people, and clients

    Cons

    sometime lack work to do



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