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CDI Corporation Reviews

Updated January 22, 2017
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CDI Corporation President & CEO Scott J. Freidheim
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Pros
  • Solid work-life balance as long as you're not a project manager (in 11 reviews)

  • I get paid on time every week, assuming I submit my time cards and screenshots on time (in 9 reviews)

Cons
  • Poor decision making at upper management level (in 12 reviews)

  • No support provided by CDI other than their acting as a broker for the contract (in 9 reviews)

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  1. "Lots of churn"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    CDI is a large national company and has some pretty good large customers

    Cons

    Lots of turnover of executive management, strategy changes every 2-3 months. Executives of the company do not come from staffing and it is obvious that they don't know what they are doing.

    Advice to Management

    Hire executives that know the industry and give them time to actually execute a strategy.


  2. "Use as a Stepping Stone for Career Advancement"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    CDI Corp is a good company to begin your career with if you want to work for and create relationships within companies that carry heavy brand recognition as a contractor or vendor. Use as a stepping stone to achieve your goals of networking with extremely intelligent & gifted individuals in the companies you're contracted to work.

    My coworkers and manager are amazing people. They are inspirational, hardworking, and are goal oriented. Easily one of the best parts to working here.

    Cons

    The health benefits, no overtime, vacation policy (5 days / year) and the archaic use of Internet Explorer to perform payroll & other admin duties.

    Advice to Management

    Offer both more comprehensive healthcare plans at a lower cost to employees, and a few more day of vacation. It will not hurt anyone to have a week or two of vacation instead of burning out.


  3. "PM IV"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    - Only engaged if I contacted them
    - Quick to respond to inquiries
    - Easy onboarding process

    Cons

    - No placement help when contract ends
    - Benefits & 401k only available after 1 year of employment
    - Benefits very expensive

    Advice to Management

    Placement help for employees at contract ends


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  5. "nechanical designer"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Mechanical Designer in Lynn, MA
    Former Employee - Mechanical Designer in Lynn, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Working at cdi had flexible hours, relatively simple work consisting of drafting, fun group to work with.

    Cons

    No opportunity for upward mobility, mass layoffs, boring work. While I was there everyones hours were cut which threatened our benefits and full time status.

    Advice to Management

    no advice.


  6. "Instrument/Electrical Designer"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - E/I Designer in Orange, TX
    Former Employee - E/I Designer in Orange, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    They will try to place you.
    HR people are nice.

    Cons

    There you are nothing but a number.
    When you get laid off you get no notice.
    I was informed via a cell phone call.
    Insurance prices are outrageous.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees better.


  7. "Just A Number"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Using a W-2 less hassle than reporting on 1099 and I like my assignment at the company I report to every day. I'd give that experience a 4 star review.

    Cons

    I'm contracted out with ZERO support from CDI management. I only hear from them if I have a layoff to deal with and then it's usually weeks after any of the other contractors get their notice. No raise in over 5 years - not even an increase in days off with pay - which are only 3 sick days a year as it is. I've heard that they do not help in placing you should your contract be terminated. I've had at least 4 handlers in 5 years and they barely know my name or can answer any question I've asked, which really isn't many, probably less than 10.

    Advice to Management

    Like any other successful company, value your employees and the people who are putting money in your pocket. Extend a thank you now and again. A cost of living raise shouldn't be out of the question.


  8. Helpful (3)

    "Impersonal company lacking in vision leaking core talent"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phila, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phila, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Steady paychecks, reputable name, good stepping stone, solid experience, decent coworkers

    Cons

    Steady stream of firings and staff departures make this a scary place to work. Benefits are expensive with no sick time. Company will continue to suffer loss of quality staff as there is no plan for retaining talent.

    Get with the 21st century and offer more flex time. WFH is really frowned upon despite corporate lip service.

    Advice to Management

    Ask your people how they feel about the challenges of working in new HQ. Solicit feedback from below.

    Company needs a new BOARD after several unsuccessful exec reboots. Theyre sorely out of touch with reality.


  9. "Helpdesk analyst"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cross Lanes, WV
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cross Lanes, WV
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at CDI Corporation (More than a year)

    Pros

    Competitive pay, Opportunity to learn

    Cons

    Horrible Managment, Hired as temp without benefits.

    Advice to Management

    Fair treatment


  10. Helpful (2)

    "CDI Corporation"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    The headquarters location is brand new and very nice. Overall the people who work there are nice but there is little comradery.

    Cons

    There is significant turnover and no continuity. Most individuals, except those at the highest levels, barely show any level of motivation. There is little to no reward for a job well done and this is widely known. The benefits for employees are awful - healthcare coverage is costly for poor coverage, there are very few holidays and only paid time off, so if you have sick days, you lose time off for vacation.

    Advice to Management

    Revamp the benefits plan and be more rewarding to employees overall, not just a select few.


  11. "Insulator"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irving, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irving, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at CDI Corporation full-time

    Pros

    A great family oriented environment place to work and enjoy doing your job.Love that they care for workers enough to give up something here and there.

    Cons

    Some of the leads take their position to their head and feel as if they are not capable to talk to you in a respectful manner, trying to take Toms position.

    Advice to Management

    See that your employees are being treated as equal when they are pushing out all the work and pay more than $12 hour to take the crap.



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