The CDM Group Reviews

Updated July 25, 2015
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  1. A great place to work and advance.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Copy Supervisor in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Copy Supervisor in New York, NY

    I have been working at The CDM Group full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    Good accountability structure, good pay, plenty of time off.

    Cons

    There are no downsides. Unless you hate New York City.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work!


  2. not much to compare with

    • 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 people, my studio manager is great to work with, understanding of personal stuff

    Cons

    HR and Finance seems to treat people like numbers


  3. Helpful (4)

    High turnover + no work/life balance

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Agency Producer in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Agency Producer in New York, NY

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

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

    Pros

    If you need experience and can't get anything else, the money isn't terrible.

    Cons

    Each person has to turn around so much work that they don't bother to get to know those around the, even one desk away. The department I was in had a 200% turnover rate in less than 2 years. If you are there 6 months, you have seniority. Because of this, no one knows how to do anything. Everyone throws each other under the bus and aggressive behavior is tolerated.

    Advice to Management

    Your best knowledge and people have already left the company because the workload and atmosphere are poor.


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  5. Helpful (4)

    If you love office politics, you'll love getting promoted.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Copy Supervisor in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Copy Supervisor in New York, NY

    I worked at The CDM Group full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    You'll learn to work with—and become—among the best of the best.

    Cons

    Popularity contests, in-fighting, backstabbing all become more prevalent with higher titles. Distracts from the creative process.


  6. Helpful (5)

    Lousy Senior Leadership

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 5 years)

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

    Pros

    Some terrific talent in the agency. Very dedicated, very spirited. Strong creative talent. Smart brand planners and strategic thinkers.

    Cons

    100% the senior leadership team. Fear-based culture driven by the top who are out for blood. Total micromanagers. Don't listen to anyone. People are total commodities and are cast out without regard.

    Advice to Management

    Get out of the way. Trust people for a change.


  7. Helpful (1)

    Really enjoyed the creativity, passion and culture

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

    I worked at The CDM Group

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Really enjoyed supporting all business units within CDM; positive teamwork, diverse culture and good client service

    Cons

    Sometimes I felt as those egos were getting in the way of peoples own work and set unrealistic expectations


  8. Overall Positive Experience

    • 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 company culture, a lot of mobility within the company, everyone is extremely friendly, motivated, and dedicated to the company.

    Cons

    There are some departments that are better to work in than others, some departments get better exposure to upper management than others.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!


  9. Helpful (2)

    AWFUL

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Accpount Coordinator in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Accpount Coordinator in New York, NY

    I worked at The CDM Group full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Very free and loose environment. Not a lot of structure.

    Cons

    Very loose and free environment. not a lot of structure. Not organized.

    Advice to Management

    Implement some structure and process. Be more aware of problems and try to fix them.


  10. Great company......Kinda

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in New York, NY

    I worked at The CDM Group full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Great culture, people and the money wasn't bad either :) as an assistant I was always paid overtime so there is opportunity for significant extra money.

    Cons

    This place has an extremely HIGH turnover rate!!!!!!!!


  11. Helpful (1)

    Giant healthcare agency

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Creative in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Creative in New York, NY

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    organized, structured, good orientation in place.

    Cons

    Too many hacks. People who talk too much and not walk. Popularity contest. Should be more about who's more creative and better at their jobs.

    Advice to Management

    Too many cooks in the kitchen especially people with fancy, senior titles.



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