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Updated June 18, 2018
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Pros
  • "Great people who get the job done is a heavy regulated market" (in 17 reviews)

  • "The people are for the most part nice to work with and depending on the team a good work life balance" (in 8 reviews)

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  1. "intern"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at CDM full-time

    Pros

    easy to work in this place

    Cons

    Hard to learn it all


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Miss it!"

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    Former Employee - Account Executive in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Account Executive in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There is a culture at CDM that you can not take for granted. I worked there for a little over 2 years and was constantly around people that made my day enjoyable. It can be a lot of work, but the pros of this company out weight that.

    Cons

    Long hours. I would work well into the night at times. However, they do allow you to be remote and work from home

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up.

  3. "developer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at CDM full-time

    Pros

    They really try to hire great people

    Cons

    no strategy and no direction


  4. Helpful (3)

    "Junior Art Director"

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    Current Employee - Junior Art Director
    Current Employee - Junior Art Director
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great environment and people always good work and life balance, you will still have late nights but people do not question and 100% respect hardstops and all vacation time without feeling threatened.

    Cons

    Bad IT and minor occasions (but often) lack of communication between art and account.

    Advice to Management

    Nothing! Ted and Chris do their best to keep all employees happy, healthy, respected while also producing great work. Always showing they care and they're intune with what's going on and willing to show they're just lack us often taking a back seat and putting employees first.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Worthy work"

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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, innovative shop. Strong creative.

    Cons

    Recruitment needs to increase significantly.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Growing with an optimistic outlook!"

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

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

    Pros

    I've stayed at CDM Princeton for the past 4 years because of the collaborative, team player environment, and the bar we set for ourselves to create award-winning, lifechanging experiences. When everybody lives up to our core values (substance, style, conviction, and grace), this place runs like a well-oiled machine, turning around great work for every client.

    Cons

    Like I said, I've been here 4 years, but in the past 6-8 months, I've experienced an all-time low in work/life balance. Besides needing to handle some clients better (I think this is every agency), we are GROWING, which means we have more work than we have people to handle it. In 2017, we had a 75% pitch win rate, and senior leadership is actively working to fill in the gaps with people that live up to our values and fit into our culture.

    Advice to Management

    I know growth is good, and I don't know if there's a solution for this because we don't necessarily want to turn away work, but maybe there's a way to be more transparent with clients so they know the resources we have available to us for the amount of work we're being given right now.


  7. "Worst job"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at CDM full-time

    Pros

    Free fruit and booze to keep employees happy. Not working .

    Cons

    Very clique group will never take blame for anything and point the finger at someone else. Upper management is the worst. Not a surprise they keep losing business and not winning any pitches.

    Advice to Management

    Wake up!!

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Great Clients, Great Work, Great People"

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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 (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Fact-paced agency doing some great strategic and creative work in the Princeton, New Jersey area. Everyone is invested in making the agency and work great.

    Cons

    Definitely a bit crazy at times, with a less than ideal head count.

    Advice to Management

    Need better recruitment efforts focused on the NJ area.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Top caliber creative"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Princeton, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Princeton, NJ
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at CDM full-time

    Pros

    It's intense, but the creative work is outstanding. If you want to learn from the best, spend some time here. Consider it advertising bootcamp. You'll be impressed. And you'll be surrounded by some amazingly talented people, and build your resume and portfolio. Bonus: great location, excellent benefits, plus lots of time off including between Christmas and New Years.

    Cons

    Like I said, it's intense.

    Advice to Management

    Staffing is critical.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "A new regime"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Good location, lots of beer/wine, and fresh fruit daily.

    Cons

    New president and new leadership were brought in to salvage the remaining talent, but this has only driven more away. Another omnicom company has joined the floor, further feeding into the low morale. Glory days are over. People are overworked and not getting promoted. Some are being forced out of the agency. The toxicity is infectious.

    Advice to Management

    Value your employees and take care of them. It's not all about you and saving yourselves. Have some character.


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