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Cadmus Group Overview

Waltham, MA
201 to 500 employees
Company - Private
Business Services
$50 to $100 million (USD) per year
Cadmus offers its clients the technical mastery to address an ever-expanding array of challenges and the communications strategy to deliver a solution. These services are executed by seamlessly integrated teams, custom assembled to meet the needs of each client and ... Read more

Mission: We create social and economic value, improve the quality of people's lives, and protect the natural environment by delivering best-in-class advisory services and solutions that ensure our clients achieve their goals.

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  • Cadmus announced today that it has appointed Helle Huxley as its first chief marketing officer. Huxley will lead Cadmus’ corporate marketing and communications functions.

    Cadmus Appoints Helle Huxley as Chief Marketing Officer - Cadmus

    Tweet WALTHAM, Mass., February 23, 2017-The Cadmus Group, Inc. (Cadmus) announced today that it has appointed Helle Huxley as its first chief marketing officer. Huxley will lead Cadmus' corporate marketing and communications functions. "Adding Helle to Cadmus as our first chief marketing officer is a significant milestone for our company," said President and CEO Ian Kline.

  • We're proud to help our partners The Nature Generation, Charles River Watershed Association, and Morrison Child & Family Services on #GivingTuesday & every day! Learn more on our website:

    Corporate Citizenship

    Our commitment to creating social value pervades our relationships with the communities in which we live and work. Just as we work with all of our clients to improve people's lives, we pursue the same goal in our company initiatives and community actions.

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Cadmus Group – Why Work For Us?


At Cadmus, in partnership with our government and commercial clients, we deliver services and solutions that transform markets and behaviors, create social and economic value, and improve people’s lives.  We emphasize technical excellence and believe deep technical expertise is critically important. But we’ve also repeatedly proven that the most effective results are achieved when experts across diverse disciplines work together to dramatically expand the solution set available to our clients.

That is the collaborative consulting environment we’ve created at Cadmus, leveraging exceptional expertise in the physical and life sciences, engineering, the social sciences, strategic communication, architecture and design, law, and policy analysis to support our clients and advance social good. In the future, we aim to continue to expand the capabilities and expertise we offer our clients to ensure we can support their goals on any issue that advances their interests and the interests of society at large.

Sustainable Practices

Sustainability in our Built Environment

Cadmus’ LEED-CI Gold certified headquarters in Waltham, Mass.

Cadmus has made a commitment to achieving healthy, productive, high performing office environments that create a smaller environmental footprint in all of its major offices. To accomplish this, in our search for new office space, we prioritize and choose ENERGY STAR® certified buildings, LEED® certified buildings, or similarly high performing buildings whenever possible. In some cases, we've transformed the efficiency of entire buildings through the concerted efforts of our staff.

Green Power Purchases

EPA Green Power PartnerWe purchase energy from renewable sources equal to 100 percent of our electricity consumption for all of our office locations as a participant in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) Green Power Partnership. Cadmus’ green power purchases avoid an estimated 700 metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions each year, according to EPA’s Green Power Calculator.

Sustainable Commute Benefits

Best Workplaces for CommutersSince 2004, Cadmus has been proud to be ranked among the one percent of U.S. businesses known as Best Workplaces for Commuters for meeting the National Standard of Excellence in commuter benefits created by EPA and the National Center for Transit Research. We select office locations that maximize opportunities for public transportation and shorten commutes, and provide subsidies to our employees for using mass transit.

In 2014, Cadmus was recognized by the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments’ Commuter Connections program for our outstanding transportation incentives. We’ve also received MassCommute’s Excellence in Commuter Options (ECO) Award.

We encourage commuting to work on bike by subsidizing the purchase of a bike for each employee, offering an annual bike maintenance stipend, and installing bike parking and storage for all our offices. Thanks to the subsidies for mass transit passes and other commuter benefits we offer our employee-owners, Cadmus is helping to reduce traffic, cut traffic-related pollution, and improve our staff’s quality of life.

Partnerships in the Community

Cadmus has formed partnerships with select organizations to provide financial, material, and in-kind support for activities that align with our strategic vision to create social value through actions that protect the natural environment and improve people’s lives.

The Charles River Watershed Association (CRWA) is active in the Boston area that is home to Cadmus’ headquarters. Founded in 1965, CRWA is one of the nation’s first watershed organizations, dedicated to using science, advocacy, and the law to protect the 80-mile-long Charles River and its 308-square-mile watershed. Cadmus has supported and actively participated in CRWA’s annual Charles River Cleanup since 2007.

Morrison Child and Family Services delivers specialized support services to children and families in the Portland, Ore., area who are coping with adversity and trauma. Cadmus has been a proud partner of Morrison since 2000. Members of our Portland staff are involved in activities with Morrison on a regular basis, including a monthly employee donation, garden clean-ups at the Morrison Center, and supply drives throughout the year.

The Nature Generation (NatGen) is a national organization dedicated to inspiring responsible environmental stewardship in the nation’s youth. NatGen’s annual Green Earth Book Award acknowledges authors who write and educate about the environment for school-age children. Through our partnership with NatGen, Cadmus supports and leads educational programs in the Greater Washington Metro Area near our Arlington, Va., and Bethesda, Md., offices. Many of our executive leadership team members serve on NatGen’s advisory and executive boards; staff at all levels volunteer to lead environmental education games, maintain a local nature trail, fundraise, and more.

Employee-Directed Charitable Giving

Our employee-directed charitable giving program was launched in July 2006 by president and CEO Ian Kline, who believed we could expand the social value created through the firm’s charitable activities by allowing our amazingly engaged employees to direct some of our resources to organizations they care about deeply. This program allows our employee-owners to be directly involved in deciding how and where Cadmus provides charitable support. Because the applications are strengthened by employees’ active involvement with the programs and organizations in question, the program also gives Cadmus the opportunity to encourage the good works that Cadmus’ employee-owners support with their own time and donations.

The employee-directed charitable giving committee, composed of employee representatives from throughout the company, meets quarterly to consider staff recommendations for charities and nonprofit organizations to receive one-time contributions from Cadmus. Through careful consideration of all proposals received, the committee works to reflect the wide-ranging interests and values of Cadmus’ employee-owners.

Past recipients include:

  • a Washington, D.C., garden that Cadmus staff volunteer at together
  • a fund that pays school fees for children in Ethiopia
  • organizations that raise funds for research into diseases such as multiple sclerosis and breast cancer

Cadmus currently has 16 offices spanning the United States, from Oakland, California, to our corporate headquarters in Waltham, Massachusetts (just outside Boston!). While we do not always have openings in every location, each office brings a unique flavor to the Cadmus mission and vision. 

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    Meaningful work - Cadmus provides its employees with the opportunity to work on a variety of projects, gaining skills that they wouldn't have been able to gain elsewhere.

    Supportive team - Cadmus hires some of the most talented, hard-working people in the industry - creating a well-oiled machine when it comes to getting tasks and projects completed. Supervisors take the time to mentor junior staff.

    Benefits galore! - Cadmus offers an impressive health/wellness benefits package and offers incentive to stay physically and emotionally healthy (e.g. bike subsidy, personal development funds, etc.)

    Flexibility - Cadmus offers WFH and relocation opportunities. Flexible arrival timing helps manage family and work effectively

    Compensation - meets industry standard


    Needs a better onboarding process for new hires

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    I absolutely love my manager. A direct reflection of her manager trickling up to the CEO. Very kind, and willing to mentor anyone at a drop of a dime, personable, and approachable.

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    I applied online. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Cadmus Group.


    Started with phone screening from recruiter, then progressed to a one-on-two phone interview with hiring managers, and finally an on-site interview with 4-5 members of team. Before the final round, there was a writing assessment. No aspects of any interview were particularly technical. Team was very friendly, and showcased wide range of possibility.

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Cadmus Group Awards & Accolades

  • Top 200 Environmental Firms, Engineering News-Record (ENR), 2015
  • Bicycle Friendly Business (Silver), Arlington Transportation Partners, 2015
  • Employer Recognition Award, Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments, 2014
  • Best Places to Work for Commuters, National Center for Transit Research at USF, 2012
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