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Updated August 20, 2017
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Pros
  • Work/Life balance was consistently good (in 174 reviews)

  • I'm permitted to work from home full time which allows for actual work-home balance without all the commute time (in 75 reviews)

Cons
  • On occasion as with any business of our size work life balance can be a challenge - but doable (in 28 reviews)

  • Too many changes from upper management (in 53 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (13)

    "Things are changing for the better"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hungerford, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hungerford, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at CDK Global full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great colleagues, good team dynamics, drive and enthusiasm exists in key departments and changes are coming into play with a clear strategic direction from the top down.

    Cons

    There are some who have been in the org under previous ownership who do not embrace change and are failing to get onboard with the direction being pursued. There are some true stars within the business who need to be recognised more and given the chance to grow further.

    Advice to Management

    Basically we need to get rid of the dead wood, long gone are the days that long service prevails regardless of performance. Accountability is key and everyone should be held accountable for their contribution to the business.

    CDK Global Response

    Nov 14, 2016 – Director, Talent Acquisition

    Thank you for your feedback and for being part of CDK. We’re on a mission to evolve the automotive retailing experience, so it’s great to have you on board. We value our people's innovation... More


  2. "IT Support"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at CDK Global full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Laid-back work environment. Great location

    Cons

    Very difficult to advance. Little opportunity to learn new skills.

  3. Helpful (17)

    "Only if you have to"

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

    I worked at CDK Global (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good co-workers.................. Good entry level experience............work life balance is good.............. stepping stone. Location downtown is nice. Lots of bars to drink cold ones at, after a long day.....

    Cons

    Low pay. Bad upper management. High turnover. All the good employees leave because they don't get rewarded for their work instead it's like a middle school popularity contest to get promoted. "Building a plane in the air" that's the motto. I like my planes built on the ground personally and not free falling to the ground . I once got an email from Glassdoor titled 7 companies to avoid. This fit 6 of the 7.

    HR policies- you could have days of sick time readily available but can't use them or you could get fired. You can work from home a few days a month that's nice right? (Don't you dare take them the day before or after a holiday or a planned vacation tho).

    They say people leave managers not companies not in this case. Not in this case. It was the upper management/ company polices that made me leave.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees like the customer(or for Brian MaCDaddy treat them like you treat the shareholders. PS hope you're enjoying gutting the place just like at your last CEO position)

    Provide actual paths for advancement for employees instead of telling them no you can't make that pay jump to that team.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "internship experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    excellent place to work and grow

    Cons

    average pay could be higher


  5. Helpful (13)

    "Big promises, little to no delivery"

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    Former Employee - Presales Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Presales Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at CDK Global full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Easier workload with straight-forward internal processes in place; overall, a good starting point for a career.

    Cons

    A lot of promises for career advancement and personal growth, but zero to little follow up by management. You work very hard and involve yourself with a lot of projects, only to be left in the same place for years on end. The management is also looking to hire employees at lower salaries but they want top talent, in a highly competitive market.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in your employees, and do not only think about the shareholders.


  6. Helpful (15)

    "Circling The Drain"

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    Former Employee - Director in Hoffman Estates, IL
    Former Employee - Director in Hoffman Estates, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at CDK Global full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    If you are a shareholder, life is good

    Cons

    Company is being gutted and top talent is fly's out the door. Significant intellectual capital loss (via RIF's and voluntary) in an effort to drive up stock price through cost containment. 11% of company is owned by hedge funds, it is only a matter of time until it is sold off.

    Advice to Management

    As a stockholder, keep up the good work!


  7. "Just wondering"

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    Current Employee - Account Development Executive in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Account Development Executive in Orlando, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at CDK Global full-time

    Pros

    Great leadership team that care about its employees

    Cons

    Implimentation during a conversation can get challenging at times.

    Advice to Management

    I truly love my company and its employees!

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Great but too many changes"

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    Current Employee - Technical Analyst in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Technical Analyst in Cincinnati, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at CDK Global full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    great if you are starting your first office job.

    Cons

    Too many changes from upper management

    Advice to Management

    Be consistent


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to start your career."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at CDK Global full-time

    Pros

    Good people, nice environment, decent benefits.

    Cons

    None that I can think of.


  10. "CDK Global"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at CDK Global full-time

    Pros

    Work from Home Option, Floating Holidays, Team Lunch Activites

    Cons

    Old Software Platform, Big Company Feel


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