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Updated February 17, 2018
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Pros
  • Good work life balance, very flexible company (in 196 reviews)

  • I'm permitted to work from home full time which allows for actual work-home balance without all the commute time (in 83 reviews)

Cons
  • On occasion as with any business of our size work life balance can be a challenge - but doable (in 31 reviews)

  • Too many changes from upper management (in 61 reviews)

More Pros and Cons

  1. "Loving It Here So Far"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Advocate I
    Current Employee - Account Advocate I
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great management, great culture, great perks

    Cons

    Tuition reimbursement isn't enough to cover a degree (my last job was 10x more)


  2. Helpful (25)

    "Rollercoaster ride"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer III in Hoffman Estates, IL
    Current Employee - Software Engineer III in Hoffman Estates, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    base pay is good
    people are great (at least in R&D)
    there are some good benefits that remain

    Cons

    Benefits keep getting taken away
    moral is non-existent
    constant uncertainty
    layoffs every few months
    the long rumored looming sale has everyone worried
    ZERO direction
    priorities change constantly often the same day
    promotions for developers aren't very frequent, individuals will get stuck at a position and never promoted even when they should be
    most developers get stuck at SEIII
    CEO is here to cut cut cut cut cut, he is not a leader
    Nobody has any answers to serious questions or concerns

    I could go on and on

    Advice to Management

    Does it really matter what I write here? Management doesn't care. Even if they read it, no action would ever be taken.

  3. "Client Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay is not too bad

    Cons

    Can't be sure if your job is stable.


  4. "It was OK"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Accound Advocate in Detroit, MI
    Former Employee - Accound Advocate in Detroit, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at CDK Global full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The younger crowd is fun and relatable. There are nice perks like snacks on Fridays, holiday parties, fun events.

    Cons

    Senior leadership changed and so did everything else. Everyone seemed to lose their moral. They took away bonuses and changed insurance policies.


  5. "Working at cdk as an intern"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Cool office and alot of fun activities for interns

    Cons

    Overall dysmal environment. Everybody is afraid due to constant layoffs


  6. "Solid company"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at CDK Global full-time

    Pros

    Good people overall and good culture

    Cons

    Getting away from core principles that made them successful.

    Advice to Management

    Stop trying to be like competitors


  7. "How its going so far"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The environment is great, the pay is consistant. Managers are very helpful when it comes to answering questions.

    Cons

    Parking. We have to park Downtown, Detroit and pay at least $200 a month to park, in which takes away from our hourly. So its not like we get paid as much as we are.
    The uncertainty of job security. Alot of vet employees think that they can be gone at any time.

    Advice to Management

    Please make sure your communicating to employees of job performance, before they are terminated give them a chance to fix the issue.

  8. Helpful (26)

    "A great company gone downhill"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Web Developer IV in Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Web Developer IV in Miami, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    CDK Global was the former Dealer Services division of the great and venerable ADP, Inc. It spun off into it's own company in 2014 and it's been downhill ever since.

    Cons

    Since spinning off from ADP, what was a great benefits package is now a shadow of that. They have been engaging is downsizing and offshoring since the spinoff as well. You are told you are achieving all your goals one week, and laid off the next. I would't go back if it were the last place on Earth.

    Advice to Management

    Stop lying to your employees.


  9. "Good company"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good technologies, salaries and opportunities

    Cons

    Outsourcing, micro-managing and working on holidays

    Advice to Management

    None


  10. Helpful (4)

    "Lots of favoritism that happens in management"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Client Technical Analyst in Detroit, MI
    Former Employee - Client Technical Analyst in Detroit, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at CDK Global full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great group of colleagues that are willing to help out when possible.

    Cons

    Management has their favorites, and it's very noticeable. The atmosphere has changed drastically since the transition to the new CEO Brian MacDonald. The Detroit office parking is a joke. The Client Technical Analysts department is treated like the bottom of the basket. So many broken promises

    Advice to Management

    Stop having your favorites. Learn to listen to your team as they are the ones that handle the calls. Stop making promises that you do not keep.


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