CDK Global Reviews

Updated May 9, 2021

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  • "Work life balance and latest technologies usage(in 318 reviews)

  • "Great pay and you work from home(in 126 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Only takes once to leave an impression of upper management(in 83 reviews)

  • "As a former leader at Cobalt, I'll provide just one example that summarizes everything: under(in 52 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Great place to work

      Feb 9, 2021 - Account Executive 
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      Pros

      Good work life balance and culture

      Cons

      Limited in person interaction with colleagues

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    2. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Love my job!

      May 9, 2021 - Teamleader in Valdosta, GA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Advancement opportunities. Open line of communication and Open door policy. Benefits start day 1 and there is now a policy available that the company pays for. Good starting wage. Good bonuses that are easy to make. Attendance policy and shift trades. Diverse atmosphere.

      Cons

      Employees are treated like children by some management.

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    3. 2.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      A Mixed Bag

      May 8, 2021 - Software Engineer V in San Jose, CA
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      Pros

      There are some very talented engineers. Many of the more senior engineers have been with the company for an impressive number of years. Some projects are interesting, and may allow engineers to try new things.

      Cons

      You're going to have Zoom meetings at inconvenient times, no matter where you are. Development teams will have members in the U.S. Pacific and Central time zones and in India. This is the worst on for those in India (evening meetings) and in California and Oregon (early morning meetings, as early as 6 a.m.). Since everyone is working remotely, there's not much chance as an incoming employee to get to know your teammates, or to have them get to know you. Under these circumstances, you might find that longer-tenured employees are supportive on the surface, but not really supportive. Agile development: it's followed in name, mostly in the guise of Scrum; but it's just skin deep. The company on the whole is more Waterfall-oriented. There aren't any professional Scrum Masters, only engineers with an interest and (maybe) training. Also, managers like to participate on all of the Scrum ceremonies; in no sense are such teams self-organizing or self-managed. An incoming engineer at a senior level is expected to absorb a great deal of organizational and domain-specific knowledge in a hurry and quickly become a major contributor to multiple projects. That may work out, or not. If it doesn't, don't expect to hear anything about it from your management until it's too late to correct course. Engineers don't get promoted readily. There are very high achieving engineers with a massive number of years in the company who only have a middling rank. Diversity in U.S. hiring is a goal, but not as much of a practice as in many other technology companies. If your goal is to make the world appreciably better, you might not be satisfied here.

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    4. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      Sad

      May 7, 2021 - Managenment in Norwood, OH
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      Pros

      Company does not value employees, tends to chew great people up and spit them out...talks a good game, but this place will not value you nor your contributions...the pros will be very short lived

      Cons

      The only way to succeed in this company is if you are willing to give up any resemblance of professionalism and resort to developing a junior high, backbiting, deceitful, mentality and have zero consideration for others...then you will do well

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    5. 5.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Good place to work

      May 7, 2021 - Technical Analyst 
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      Pros

      It’s a good company to work for.

      Cons

      I can’t think of any

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    6. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Great interview process

      Apr 29, 2021 - Product and Technology in San Jose, CA
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      Pros

      be yourself! they want to know how your work is a part of you

      Cons

      It can be difficult to check in on the status of the role- be patient

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    7. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      A breathe of fresh air next to my last company

      Mar 9, 2021 - Laser Artwork Specialist II 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      With all honesty, previous companies I worked with made me resent corporate America. I took a chance with CDK and they took one with me. This company is truly night and day compared to other elitist profit maximizing companies. They are constantly asking what they can do to better our work environment and are actually considering things we suggest. Any changes coming up they are completely honest and upfront with. I never feel like my needs as an employee are overlooked, and they are constantly preaching the need for us to address our physical and mental health, and how we NEED to take vacation. I didn’t think a company like this actually existed until now

      Cons

      Some of their systems are outdated, making some work processes more difficult that it needs to be

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    8. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      Review

      Apr 29, 2021 - Forms Programmer in Cincinnati, OH
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      Pros

      Good job experience for the resume

      Cons

      The position can be demanding and stressful

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    9. 3.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Good overall comapny

      May 5, 2021 - Customer Success Manager in Arlington, TX
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      Pros

      Strong company that has been around a long time. Tied to automotive business so has stayed strong over the past few years.

      Cons

      Big company that always seems to be changing direction. Hard to determine where you will be from month to month.

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    10. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Pretty good place to work

      Jan 13, 2021 - Implementation Consultant II in Hoffman Estates, IL
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      Pros

      Unlimited sick and PTO Work from home Health and 401k benefits are slightly better than average Team work is great and we support one another well Good Covid19 plans

      Cons

      Salary is still on the lower end need Need better yearly raises to make up for low pay Wish 401k was 100% instead of tiered down Management needs to listen to its people and be more active in software issues.

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