CDM Reviews

Updated Jun 9, 2020

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3.2
62%
Recommend to a Friend
67%
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CDM CEO Kyle Barich (no image)
Kyle Barich
35 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great people who become great friends(in 19 reviews)

  • "I have never worked somewhere where there is a better collection of smart AND nice people(in 14 reviews)

Cons
  • "Expect to work long hours, be sold stories of promotions(in 24 reviews)

  • "Things take reallly reallllyyyy long to happen (promotions/moving to a new team) Upper management doesn't care all that much(in 13 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Great Company"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Recruiter in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at CDM full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great people, resources . An awesome company.

    Cons

    One terrible SVP, who made the place a mess

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  2. "Good First Job"

    2.0
    Former Employee - Brand Marketing Coordinator in New York, NY

    I worked at CDM full-time

    Pros

    worked amongst many different departments

    Cons

    no direction when trying to grow

  3. "Not perfect, but pretty close"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Art Director in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at CDM full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    I see it like this: you've got 5 things to look for in a job– people, pay/benefits, the work itself, company culture, and team culture. CDM has 4/5. - Caring coworkers and friendly colleagues in general - Generous benefits: PTO, healthcare coverage, summer fridays - Company culture really is not bad but also not super noteworthy; not bad is a win - Great communication and transparency from higher-ups

    Cons

    - As an art director, there's limited creativity but that's expected in healthcare - More late nights than expected in comparison to consumer

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  4. "Great People, Very Challenging Environment"

    3.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at CDM full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    - Genuinely some of the best and brightest teammates I've ever worked with - Generally speaking, there's a high level of talent across the board - The agency has a strong reputation (largely from past accomplishments, however), and high standards as a result - If you are the aggressive type, you'll probably go far. But if not, perhaps look elsewhere

    Cons

    - Staffing is a shell game. Staffing plans are set up months in advance, finances are constantly scrutinized, BUT when activity actually spikes and you need support, you'll be told resources are suddenly limited (and you'll just have to do everything with a short staff). - Due to the above staffing challenges, you will work late constantly, and no one will care - Omnicom (parent company) takes forever to approve raises and promotions, and it also takes a long time to be recognized in the first place (again, you have to be very aggressive) - In recent years, they've taken on some nasty clients for the sake of bottom line, resulting in day-to-day turmoil, staffing turnover and constant issues management

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  5. "Big player in Pharma"

    3.0
    Former Employee - Senior Vice President in New York, NY

    I worked at CDM full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Work hard play hard culture

    Cons

    Senior level people didn't have experience outside of CDM

  6. "Glad to leave"

    3.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at CDM full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Smartest people in the business.

    Cons

    Remnants of the old-strong culture exist but it's dwindling with no new direction. Not innovating fast enough. They believe they are better than they are. New CEO is questionable.

  7. "Decent bonus, but not worth the work load they put you through."

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Account Executive in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at CDM full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Bonus and office location near Grand Central.

    Cons

    You'l be overworked, will need to put in long hours, with little to zero recognition. Terrible managers, they do not stand up for their employees. Clients first.

  8. "Low Salary and Support"

    3.0
     

    I have been working at CDM

    Pros

    Nice people Nice people again.

    Cons

    Low Salary, they don't keep your salary competitive. If you are not managed by a high level manager your promotion may never happen. A lot of politics to get more visibility and easier path to be promoted

  9. "Poorly Structured"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Supervisor in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at CDM full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Talented individuals make up amazing teams. Good creative.

    Cons

    Bad office space. Lower level staff is over allocated and work long hours.

  10. Helpful (1)

    "Overall great place to work"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Executive 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at CDM full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    A great environment with a good work life balance - some months are busier than others but it all balances out. Good extras like summer Friday's and 2 days per month WFH.

    Cons

    Technology frequently didn’t work, hard time promoting within

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