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CDI Corporation Reviews

Updated May 17, 2018
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CDI Corporation President, Interim CEO and Chief Financial Officer Michael Castleman
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Pros
  • The company offers work/life balance - you work hard when you need to, but it is very reasonable especially as a consulting company (in 14 reviews)

  • Was able to work from home and do lots of different kinds of work over several years (in 12 reviews)

Cons
  • Frequent turnover of Upper Management and substandard IT services for office engineering staff (in 16 reviews)

  • Employee morale is and has been extremely low for the past few years with little to no hope of improvement (in 7 reviews)

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  1. "Excellent Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at CDI Corporation full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good people, hard workers, good place to work.

    Cons

    I found nothing wrong with this company.

    Advice to Management

    Keep caring about your staff.


  2. "Recruiter"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at CDI Corporation full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits, good work environment

    Cons

    Commission structure lacking , senior individuals not compensated accordingly

  3. "Aviation"

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    Former Employee - Engineer in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Engineer in Phoenix, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at CDI Corporation full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Last day of work with CDI

    Cons

    Unethical slimy dishonest executive leadership.


  4. "Good people, poor upper management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at CDI Corporation full-time

    Pros

    Good people working in the field

    Cons

    Too many poor decisions by upper management have handcuffed the field from bein successful.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Great work/life balance"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at CDI Corporation full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good initial pay, organization and training. Was able to work from home and do lots of different kinds of work over several years.

    Cons

    Subsequent raises and COLA adjustments are difficult to come by...but not impossible.

    Advice to Management

    Raises and COLA adjustments are among the most important ways to prove you are investing in your people.


  6. "Corporate Employee"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at CDI Corporation full-time

    Pros

    Good, hard working employees, high margin business

    Cons

    Constantly changing strategy and senior executive turnover

    Advice to Management

    Sell the business- they did!


  7. "Not a great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Windsor, CT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Windsor, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at CDI Corporation full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good people and benefits. Branch GM is also great

    Cons

    Management is not caring and HR is very harsh

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Dead End Job"

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    Current Employee - Service Desk Analyst in Cross Lanes, WV
    Current Employee - Service Desk Analyst in Cross Lanes, WV
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at CDI Corporation full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Beats being unemployed, decent staff.

    Cons

    No raises, ever. No room for advancement unless you’re friends or family to management.

    Advice to Management

    Take care of your seasoned employees.


  9. "Senior Designer - AutoCAD"

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    Former Employee - Legal Administrative Assistant in Pascagoula, MS
    Former Employee - Legal Administrative Assistant in Pascagoula, MS
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at CDI Corporation full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Steady Employment; cutting edge technology; national defense; competitive pay & benefits; local employment; community involvement; opportunities for advancement.

    Cons

    Cons are the same as working anywhere else: attitudes of some people can make working environment uncomfortable.

    Advice to Management

    Provide venues to improve the "con" mentioned above without threat of discipline - i.e. fair and open discussions & treatment at all levels. Promote environment to ensure job satisfaction and teamwork for best production of the product.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Beware!"

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    Former Employee - Engineer in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Engineer in Phoenix, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at CDI Corporation full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I was a former Engineer at the Phoenix location (aerospace division) before acquisition by Belcan. Upper management (only the Engineering Manager and former Director) were great people. They would always have a positive attitude towards employees and would maintain constant communication with employees. I appreciate the employment opportunity.

    Cons

    1. Terrible employee culture and values
    2. Employees would make comments targeting specific ethnic groups (african americans) and minorities
    3. Employees would openly express their political views at the work place with offensive comments for anyone that disagreed.
    4. Zero opportunities for growth at this company. Resources were extremely limited and a negative attitude towards new hires by other employees.

    Note: If you think that you are superior because of your ethnicity and political affiliation then this is the right place for you. Only the individuals with the same metality have stayed at this company.

    Advice to Management

    I hope this is eliminated by the new acquisition.


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