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CDM Princeton Reviews

Updated August 12, 2017
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Pros
  • Work life balance is fully achieved here with flexible work hours, great benefits, and office incentives (in 9 reviews)

  • Great people who get the job done is a heavy regulated market (in 16 reviews)

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  1. "Fabulous Place!"

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    Former Freelancer - Editor in Princeton, NJ
    Former Freelancer - Editor in Princeton, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at CDM (More than a year)

    Pros

    Talented professionals thrive in a forward-thinking environment

    Cons

    None that I can think of.

    Advice to Management

    Keep on doing what you're doing!


  2. Helpful (4)

    "Lol lol lol."

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    Current Employee - Senior Vice President in Princeton, NJ
    Current Employee - Senior Vice President in Princeton, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great values. They talk about them and post them everywhere. You can't miss them.

    Cons

    Follow their values until the numbers don't look good. Not so graceful then

    Advice to Management

    Grow up

  3. Helpful (9)

    "Work Environment"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Princeton, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Princeton, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at CDM (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Convenient location to shopping and very well stocked pantry. Offices are cool and have a creative vibe

    Cons

    Phony and clueless upper management. Micro managers with no ability to manage clients and their unrealistic expectations.

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to an average loss of 2+ employees per week. Provide a work environment that allows a true work/life balance. Empower middle management to manage client relationships


  4. "Full of talent, low on new blood"

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    Current Employee - Mid-Level in Princeton, NJ
    Current Employee - Mid-Level in Princeton, NJ
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits
    Good location
    Solid reputation
    Omnicom network gives access to training, resources etc
    High standards for performance
    Perfect on-boarding process
    Digital capabilities are decent for a traditional AOR
    Promotions
    Collaboration across departments
    Bonuses

    Cons

    Dated processes and lack of differentiation from other agencies
    Top heavy
    More mentorship programs and practices needed
    Too many veterans
    Limited development/growth opportunities
    Lack of self-awareness


  5. "Great NJ Agency"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Princeton, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Princeton, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at CDM full-time

    Pros

    Smart, collaborative people, always pushing for great creative work

    Cons

    getting back the focus again


  6. "Princeton: finding our way"

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    Former Employee - Account in Princeton, NJ
    Former Employee - Account in Princeton, NJ
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at CDM full-time

    Pros

    Great talent; great clients and brands. Resilient in the face of much change over last few years.

    Cons

    Princeton Culture is under attack; new leadership focused on $ vs the great creative we were once known for.

    Advice to Management

    If you (let your young talented and creative) build it, clients (and $) will come.


  7. Helpful (6)

    "Top-heavy company buried in politics"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Princeton, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Princeton, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Opportunities to work on myriad brands and projects alongside young talent

    Cons

    Little to no support, particularly from the top down. HR is absent, certain departments favored over others (eg, creative and account). Lack of opportunity for career advancement despite senior leadership continuing to receive promotions and praise.

    Advice to Management

    Start appreciating and rewarding your masses before they all jump ship.

  8. "Company encourages employee growth through cultivating a culture of learning and new, interesting thinking."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Princeton, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Princeton, NJ

    I have been working at CDM full-time

    Pros

    Smart people in a great environment where learning is encouraged. Leadership is concerned with providing high quality work AND is interested in staff personally. You feel that people really care about helping you build your career here.

    Cons

    Not located in NYC. Great energy, but located outside major metro area. If you don't need to be right in the city, it's hard to beat CDM Princeton.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work!


  9. "Fast paced with limited worklife balance."

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    Current Employee - Manager in Princeton, NJ
    Current Employee - Manager in Princeton, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Friendly environment, with lots of leftover food and free coffee. Many talented people to interact with.

    Cons

    Limited worklife balance with little with little to no best practices or structure. Limited privacy, even when scheduling to be out of the office. Poor onboarding process.

    Advice to Management

    Keep working hard to bring in more business, but also consider investing into a growth program for all employees.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Feels like home"

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    Current Employee - Art Director in Princeton, NJ
    Current Employee - Art Director in Princeton, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Highly collaborative, highly creative, highly challenging and highly rewarding. Can't imagine working anywhere else.

    Cons

    None that I can think of.

    Advice to Management

    Keep pushing to greatness.


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