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CDM Reviews

Updated June 28, 2017
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Pros
  • The people are for the most part nice to work with and depending on the team a good work life balance (in 8 reviews)

  • Great people who get the job done is a heavy regulated market (in 14 reviews)

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  1. "Room for creativity"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Copywriter in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Copywriter in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    People seem really happy here. There are minor complaints here and there but I would say the culture here is positive and people are generally very approachable. Seems like a very chill place so far

    Cons

    Work that needs to be done ebb and flow - sometimes you're really busy other times very very open. Work varies by client as well

    Advice to Management

    None so far


  2. "CDM NY Review"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    The people are for the most part nice to work with and depending on the team a good work life balance

    Cons

    The work can be very boring

  3. Helpful (1)

    "svp"

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

    Pros

    one of the best creative environments to work in. office style, management, people
    make it so that it is a pleasure to come to work

    Cons

    too many issues with office politics sometimes for our clients get in the way of being the best we can be

    Advice to Management

    keep recognizing superior creative work, be more selective in which clients we agree to accept as some may be more injurious to morale than the "profits" warrant


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Dynamic place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at CDM full-time

    Pros

    Terrific mobility, terrific people and always something (good) happening. New President is a true leader and setting a great vibe around the agency.

    Cons

    Nothing I can think of


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Account Supervisor"

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

    I worked at CDM full-time

    Pros

    Management, bonuses, diverse clients, global footprint

    Cons

    Creative risk-taking, project management department

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Run. Don't hide."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Medical in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Medical in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at CDM full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good legacy creative work. Lots of perks including air conditioning and food.

    Cons

    Been in a downward spiral since a change at the top. The top people cleansed the agency of their colleagues, I guess in an attempt to grab more power and money. As a mid level employee I busted my butt only to receive the message loud and clear: you are a cog to make the CEO and president look good and get rich.

    Advice to Management

    Hire back the people who built the agency you've hijacked. Swallow your pride and tap into OHG people who are far smarter than you.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Stay away!"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at CDM (Less than a year)

    Pros

    free food and coffee; unlimited access to mens' and ladies' room

    Cons

    Hostile, snooty culture where the only time people smile is when they congratulate colleagues who have managed to find another job. Highest pressure shop in the city where 'chitchat' is frowned on. Narcissists at the top line the halls with photos of themselves at all stages of their lives -- even baby pictures. Worst shop around.

    Advice to Management

    When you fired all the upper tier folks en masse -- who built the business from the bottom up, you showed the folks in the ranks how they will be rewarded will be for loyalty and hard work.

  8. "Account Supervisor"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Supervisor in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Account Supervisor in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good people overall. Convenient location. They have many Pfizer account which are located across the street. Generally a relatively social atmosphere

    Cons

    You will be largely ignored unless you work on high profile brands. Maintenance brands have staffing issues and promotions are much more difficult. Internal financial management software and practices are tedious and cumbersome and updates are required monthly. PM department is very weak and account ends up responsible for most of their job description.

    Advice to Management

    Fix PM department, update finance software and focus on folks who keep the ship afloat and not just the giant accounts.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Unusually lovely people"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Vice President, Group Copy Supervisor in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Vice President, Group Copy Supervisor in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    People treat one another with a level of respect and kindness that is sadly, all too rare in our business. They call it GRACE and it's deemed quite important when hiring or assessing employees. It seems to be second nature for everyone and is quite infectious and makes even the tightest deadlines easier.

    Cons

    I wish I joined here years ago and can understand why people seem to stay forever. Cannot find any other cons to write about.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing. Please.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Copy Editor in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Copy Editor in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people, varied work. Great digital routing process. Good management

    Cons

    Sometimes hectic, some unexpected late nights. Dislike the goals/review process (comes from parent company)


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