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CDK Global Reviews

Updated August 20, 2018
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Pros
  • "Very friendly work environment and good work life balance" (in 216 reviews)

  • "I'm permitted to work from home full time which allows for actual work-home balance without all the commute time" (in 95 reviews)

Cons
  • "On occasion as with any business of our size work life balance can be a challenge - but doable" (in 38 reviews)

  • "Too many changes from upper management" (in 67 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (7)

    "I enjoy working at CDK"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Digital Advertising Strategist in South Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Digital Advertising Strategist in South Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Collaborative, helpful, and friendly coworkers; managers genuinely want to help you do you job better (without micromanaging); Opportunities for learning and growth

    Cons

    Normal frustrations of being a part of a large corporation with many departments and levels of bureaucracy .

    Advice to Management

    Focus towards making CDK a leader in digital marketing/advertising.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Reviews shouldn’t sway you"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Good pay, nice office, reasonably priced benefits, friendly co workers

    Cons

    The recent lay offs have caused a very negative look at CDK, but most people are not well informed enough to form a real opinion. Large companies go through this a lot. It’s horrible for people to lose their jobs, but sometimes it’s smart to consolidate departments and restructure.

  3. Helpful (27)

    "Constant Reorganization"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Hoffman Estates, IL
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Hoffman Estates, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent pay and benefits, great people to work with

    Cons

    constant management turnover, consultants run amok, constant reorganizations, tenured associates being let go resulting in poor client service and missed deadlines, bad morale - everyone is waiting for the ax to fall and make them the next one to be ushered out the door

    Advice to Management

    sell the company to someone else - what you're doing now is not working


  4. Helpful (22)

    "Don't Believe Reviews of Fired People... there is a reason they were fired"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at CDK Global full-time

    Pros

    The leadership of Brian McDonald since becoming CEO has been incredible. His focus on the Customer, Straight Talk, and Fixing Issues Quickly has completely revamped how CDK goes to market. Hiring Ron Frey from AutoNation as Strategy Officer has put CDK at the forefront of the automotive industry yet again. If you want to work for a company that sets the pace that the competition continually follows... work for CDK. If you want to be able to add value and feel respected for the hard work you do... work for CDK. If you want to be the industry leader in technology in automotive.. work for CDK.

    Cons

    Since CDK is the leader in automotive marketing, we sometimes get a bad wrap. And sometimes from associates that were let go, and complete a Glass Door review. The bad thing is that people who were part of the problem, and not part of the solution, under-rate CDK. I have been here for 10 years, and I can honestly recommend my neighbors or relatives to come work for CDK if you want to be treated with respect, be rewarded for your hard work and commitment, and want to make a difference in this industry. Nobody else is doing what CDK is doing in automotive.

    CDK Global Response

    Jun 28, 2018

    Thank you so much for sharing your perspective. I'm pleased to hear that CDK Global has been the place you've chosen to grow your career. We are very proud to have you on our team, and are looking... More


  5. Helpful (40)

    "Be cautious"

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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 CDK Global full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Joining the company seemed promising at the beginning with lots of opportunities however that quickly changed once a new CEO was brought in.

    Cons

    The company priority shifted to margins & making the board profitable. Everything else didn't matter anymore & the job/benefits got worse as time went on.


  6. Helpful (39)

    "Disappointed with what was a great company"

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

    I have been working at CDK Global full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Immediate coworkers and manager within our division. Truly a team.

    Cons

    Executive level does not care about the employees or customers. Only care about increasing stock price. Processes and customer support are getting worse rather than better. They are laying off so much knowledge and experience that there is no one to train the entry level people they are hiring to save costs. We are supposedly trying to streamline, but it has become more and more difficult to take pride in the experience we are providing customers.


  7. Helpful (14)

    "SMT"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hoffman Estates, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hoffman Estates, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work life balance, perks better than most companies,

    Cons

    Nepotism by managers, mass layoffs, HR & leads are just toys in Manager's hands

  8. Helpful (5)

    "Great place to start a career but not to stay."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Advocate in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Account Advocate in Detroit, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work life balance is great as many people will tell you.

    Cons

    Have to pay for your own parking in downtown Detroit which is always a good time.
    Hard to advance thus hire people from the outside to take managements roles.

    Advice to Management

    Recognize the employees who are knowledgeable and do good work and PROMOTE them.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Software Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at CDK Global full-time

    Pros

    Work Environment, team collaboration, work from home option.

    Cons

    size of the company keeps decreasing every year


  10. Helpful (49)

    "Career Suicide"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at CDK Global (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The relaxation of sick time was the only positive note that I could think of as my time at CDK came to a close.

    Cons

    Everything that the company had going for it was removed. Work parties, outings and career growth... anything to boot motivation was removed for "work faster".


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