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CDI Corporation Reviews

Updated September 18, 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)

  • "Professional, provided everything that you needed as a contract employee, paid on time, all financial documents were on time" (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. "Health insurance premiums thru the roof but pay was well"

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    Current Employee - Citrix Engineer in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Citrix Engineer in Detroit, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The salary ranges are realistic.

    Cons

    No paid time off. High insurance premiums.

    Advice to Management

    Offer premium benefits such as PTO


  2. "Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at CDI Corporation full-time

    Pros

    Some of the best people.

    Cons

    Management is short sided and tactical

  3. "Salary at CDI Corporation"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at CDI Corporation full-time

    Pros

    Good Company. Unlike any other staffing, they consider the employee needs. Their Clients have good impression compared to other agencies.

    Cons

    Stingy when it comes to employee benefits.

    Advice to Management

    You should work more towards the employee benefits


  4. "DBA"

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    Former Employee - Operations Manager in Lanham, MD
    Former Employee - Operations Manager in Lanham, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at CDI Corporation full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Highly intuitive, fastpased environment, highly demanding and good atmosphare

    Cons

    It was far from home


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Just a place to make money, nothing more."

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    Former Employee - Engineer in Springdale, OH
    Former Employee - Engineer in Springdale, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Hourly pay (the overtime adds up quickly)
    - PTO is fairly generous
    - Somewhat flexible schedule
    - Interesting work
    - Friendly engineers and designers
    - Most people besides management are very knowledgeable
    - Free fruit & coffee

    Cons

    - Impossible work loads prevent you from ever using PTO, except when you run out of work due to lack of projects/funding
    - Work loads were poorly managed/delegated such that you are either buried or have no work at all
    - 60 hrs/week is expected
    - A job well done only earns you more work
    - No training or development
    - A well-designed product takes a backseat to making things look good (from a liability standpoint) on paper.
    - Company makes money based on hours, meaning there is no incentive to get a job done quickly.
    - Management is terrible at communicating crucial project information and blames others for mistakes made on their part
    - Everything is micro-managed. Nobody is trusted by management
    - You are held accountable for things outside of your control (funding, shifting project deadlines, changes in design scope, broken computers, etc.)
    - No incentives, raises, promotions, or other growth potential
    - Inefficiencies due to the customer's stringent, lengthy, and sometimes self-conflicting requirements
    - Misleading recruiters that feed blatant lies about the position and benefits
    - Benefits (besides PTO) were sub-par. 401(k) match was below industry average and had 3 year vesting.
    - Your job security is based entirely on whether funding continues to flow from the single client company.
    - High turnover due to reasons above has created a turnover mentality in management/recruiting (ie, employees are just numbers)

    Advice to Management

    Listen to and trust employees. Provide some system to reward employees for quality work. Do not be afraid to weed out bad managers. Be honest when recruiting new employees. Do not lie about the benefits, the hours, the position, etc.


  6. "Benefits"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at CDI Corporation full-time

    Pros

    Work, Flexibilty , many hours for technician

    Cons

    Benefits, Low pay, Poor 401k ,Very low opportunity of advancing

    Advice to Management

    Pay employees what they are worth.


  7. "Great Company - Great Benefits"

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    Current Employee - Litigation Paralegal in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Litigation Paralegal in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at CDI Corporation full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Well organized, and well managed. Very friendly and professional.

    Cons

    Thus far, I don’t see any.

  8. "Accounting"

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    Former Employee - CPA in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - CPA in Philadelphia, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    we are paid on time

    Cons

    benefits horrible, company has been sold to private equity firm

    Advice to Management

    None


  9. "CDI is super representing me as an IT Contractor"

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Loveland, CO
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Loveland, CO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at CDI Corporation full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great communications. Assignment of a central point of contact who responds to my queries quickly. Great supporting team. Very happy to get competitive benefits through CDI.

    Cons

    None so far. But recognize that CDI represents me as a contractor to other companies so I can not say much about career opportunities.

    Advice to Management

    Continue with the great communications which is essential to great rapport.


  10. "Flexible hours"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at CDI Corporation full-time

    Pros

    Their hours are flexible. You can plan your time yourself. They just have to add up to 40 hours per week as a full time employee.

    Cons

    Communication with customers can be improve.


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