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CDI Corporation Reviews

Updated July 19, 2017
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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 11 reviews)

Cons
  • Frequent turnover of Upper Management and substandard IT services for office engineering staff (in 14 reviews)

  • There are NO benefits with this company (in 10 reviews)

More Pros and Cons

  1. "Not a lot of overhead management"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - IT Project Manager in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - IT Project Manager in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    You can work for your contracted company without a lot of management in CDI so you don't have 2 management chains. However it can be a con if you need them.

    Cons

    Not a lot of communication outside of weekly billing or HR issues.

    Advice to Management

    Allow more Salary positions with the holidays paid.


  2. "Contract Specialist"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Contract Specialist in Anchorage, AK
    Former Employee - Contract Specialist in Anchorage, AK
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at CDI Corporation full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Minimal micro management from CDI personnel

    Cons

    No local representative to deal with employee concerns

    Advice to Management

    Either open an office in Anchorage or hold regular meetings to deal with employee concerns

  3. "Senior Corporate Recruiter"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Corporate Recruiter in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Corporate Recruiter in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Remote position with some flexibility with your schedule. Superb boss and colleagues that are on my team. I love the CHRO and he is engaged and caring. I love my job so much- incredibly happy.

    Cons

    Workload is unpredictable so my hours get reduced frequently. It is difficult to project your workload when it changes at the drop of a hat.

    Advice to Management

    Great support and approachable. The HR team is knowledgeable and great to work with every day.


  4. "SR Citrix administrator"

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    Former Employee - Senior Citrix Administrator in Remote, OR
    Former Employee - Senior Citrix Administrator in Remote, OR

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

    Pros

    good pay with insurance and 401k

    Cons

    Your job is not secure.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "CDI"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Engineer Technician in Norfolk, VA
    Former Employee - Engineer Technician in Norfolk, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people to work with, and traveled a few times a year.

    Cons

    Government contract, when money ran out I was laid off.


  6. "Service Delivery Manager"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Service Delivery Manager in Marietta, GA
    Current Employee - Service Delivery Manager in Marietta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great company, great people. It's like working with family.

    Cons

    You have to know who you are to work here. If you aspire to manage, sell, engineer, whatever - this company will give you the oportunity. They will also let you fail for along time before you figure out who you are and who you're not.

    "Success in life comes from doing what you love and are good at, the striving to be the best. Not, trying to do what you think (or someone else thinks) you should or need to be good at." Allen Truett 07/2017

    Advice to Management

    Don't change a thing!


  7. "Senior Piping Designer"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Piping Designer in Baton Rouge, LA
    Former Employee - Senior Piping Designer in Baton Rouge, LA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great firm to work for when work is there.

    Cons

    Lack of work personel had to be laid off

  8. Helpful (6)

    "The Old Bait and Switch Routine"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Consultant in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - IT Consultant in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It sounded like a good deal when I was offered the position.........

    Cons

    There are NO benefits with this company. I was told when hired that there were health benefits. However, CDI does not contribute to the prices, instead they act as a facilitator for the insurance company who I am sure is compensating them for every employee they talk into this overpriced with high deductible health insurance. My expectation was that I would be contributing to it, not paying the whole nut. Also, paid holidays..........there are none. The benefit statement regarding such is ambivalent and vague, but when it comes down to it, there's nothing for hourly employees, salary only. As a corporation when performing a vendor to vendor contract, the expectation is that you will receive the agreed upon amount and there are no other benefits. However, as a hired employee, there IS an expectation that there are some benefits associated with the position, especially if they are touted during the hiring process. I am VERY disappointed with this company in their hiring tactics.

    Advice to Management

    Employees should be treated better than contract workers because good people jump ship quickly otherwise.


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Lead Piping Designer"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baton Rouge, LA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baton Rouge, LA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Was a great place to work before 2 years ago.

    Cons

    Potential of being sold.
    Extremely high insurance payments.
    Layoffs.

    Advice to Management

    Corporate management needs to realize, an engineering company can't be run like a staffing company.


  10. Helpful (3)

    "CDI"

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    Current Employee - Senior Aerospace Recruiter in Windsor, CT
    Current Employee - Senior Aerospace Recruiter in Windsor, CT

    I have been working at CDI Corporation (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good people and good clients

    Cons

    Lack of raises, not much PTO


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