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Updated February 16, 2017
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Kyle Barich
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Pros
  • Great people who get the job done is a heavy regulated market (in 13 reviews)

  • People, culture, work/life balance for some (in 7 reviews)

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  1. "Art Supervisor"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Art Supervisor in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Art Supervisor in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice colleagues, team work spirit every where you look, very talented people, easy access by train

    Cons

    The agency has changed after Omnicom took over. Very understaffed, long hours of work, the gesture of courtesy of the company covering dinner when you work around 13 hours a day are gone, replacement of local employees by outsourcing jobs overseas it's taking a toll on quality and working conditions.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "The mighty have fallen"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Copywriter in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Copywriter in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Once great agency with strong leadership.

    Cons

    New CEO and president are more focused on making themselves look good than actually servicing clients or helping employees who are nothing more than chess pieces to them.

    Advice to Management

    Raises for the underpaid. No that's not the senior people.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "A fresh coat of paint on a decaying agency"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Account Manager in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The absolute best coffee in the industry. Good legacy work.

    Cons

    They fired the smartest person at the top and replaced her with someone who looks more the part but has no clue what he is doing. Meanwhile the CEO is enjoying travelling around the world to the other failing offices. Seriously you cannot fake your way through this and it's sad to watch a once good agency make bad decision after bad deicison.

    Advice to Management

    Get back to your roots


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  5. "A good company but not always a great place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at CDM full-time

    Pros

    Great support, culture, and benefits

    Cons

    Demand long hours. Never enough to just do your job...they're always looking to have you go above and beyond.


  6. "Senior Presentation Specialist"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at CDM full-time

    Pros

    - Smart and hardworking colleagues
    - Collaborative environment
    - Challenging work
    - High standards on quality of work

    Cons

    - Work/life balance needs improvement
    - Path for career growth not always easy

    Advice to Management

    Have more open dialogue with employees.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Great culture"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at CDM full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Well defined and meaningful culture and values. Great personal and professional development. Very supportive environment. Great deal of female talent and advancement.

    Cons

    Pay tends to be less than industry standard for many positions and men seem to be better compensated than women. Recent loss of great female leadership.


  8. Helpful (2)

    "they pay me"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at CDM full-time

    Pros

    they pay me to come to work

    Cons

    they make me work every day


  9. "Great for pharma"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people who get the job done is a heavy regulated market

    Cons

    was print focused, pharma is boring and slow to move

    Advice to Management

    Push the digital envelop1


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Disappointing in the end. However I do wish them the best!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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

    Pros

    Some really great people and work. Truly. If you're in the right circle you can actually get to do some good work, however this is really rare.
    Good work life balance.

    Cons

    Really bad hires in managerial roles. (Apparently all you need is the ability to constantly compliment the right people and be a 'yes man', and you are allowed to steal/ palm off other peoples ideas and pass them off as you're own!)
    Company talks a lot about employee growth, but does absolutely nothing towards that. Managers tend to think this is not their responsibility. (obvious there are a few bad apples, and those are the ones I am referring to and was stuck with for a little too long!!)

    Advice to Management

    Pay more attention to what happenings in your groups.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Post-Transition"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Client Services Team in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Client Services Team in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great employee atmosphere
    Great benefits - Vacation, health overall, 401k
    Majority of senior management care about the growth of the employees at the mid to entry-level tiers

    Cons

    Budget cuts - consolidating services at employee expense particularly for industry experience levels 3years or below
    Transitioned from a warm and welcoming/personal CDM independent "look & feel" to a cold and colorless open floor plan with cheap office materials and resources that screams sales cold-calling center
    Lack of opportunities - While a majority of senior management seem to care about the growth of those at the mid to lower levels - issues and voice-opinions are not being addressed and instead either overlooked or disregarded

    Advice to Management

    1. Investing in employee happiness across the board will in turn generate the client love (revenue growth) you seek



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