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CDM Reviews

Updated August 17, 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. Helpful (3)

    "Art Director"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    great people
    free food and drink always
    good culture

    Cons

    cheap agency
    long hours
    low creative and recycled ideas always


  2. Helpful (4)

    "An OK experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Large company, class atmosphere, good benefits, talented coworkers

    Cons

    Long hours and weekend work, lots of internal politics and favoritism, waves of layoffs

  3. "Art Supervisor"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great agency with a lot of versatile clients

    Cons

    working a lot of hours


  4. "Business Development"

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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

    Great people to learn from and great exposure

    Cons

    Lots of work and late nights, so if you can't handle it, don't try


  5. Helpful (13)

    "Poor leadership sunk L.A"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great group of hard-working, like minded employees.
    Everyone jumped in and lent a hand when needed (except for upper management)
    Before "leadership" was in place, independent thinking was encouraged.
    Employees liked each other and were always doing things outside of work.

    Cons

    16 hour work days at least twice a week
    The 2 "leaders" lacked confidence. they were driven by fear and each client and staffing decision they made was a reflection of this.
    Management had no idea how to run a 30 person office and insisted on turning to the NY office for everything.

    Advice to Management

    Find the people who thought it would be great to have 2 "leaders" with NO experience running an agency and have them FIRED! 30 people are out on the street because of this decision.


  6. "The CDM Group"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Awesome work environment, great co-workers, room for growth in finance and other departments

    Cons

    Growth in finance department can take some time


  7. "Was a great agency to work at"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at CDM full-time

    Pros

    • management made a lot of effort to foster a great culture
    • creative-friendly, account-driven shop

    Cons

    • some groups tended to be very clicky
    • work-life balance was lacking

  8. Helpful (5)

    "CDM Los Angeles"

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

    Pros

    The CDM Los Angeles office was gifted with some really talented and hard working employees that if they were ever allowed to, would excel at their work and win new business and keep clients.

    Cons

    Sadly, the upper management was never interested to be involved enough and that led the agency to it's demise.


  9. Helpful (5)

    "Worst work and people culture I've experienced"

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

    Pros

    Can't think of any pros

    Cons

    Management incompetence, driven beyond normal. Really didn't care about its employees. Bad working culture.


  10. Helpful (7)

    "Had great potential. Now a struggling collective."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at CDM full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Friendly co-workers and extremely hard-working people all around.

    Cons

    Creative leadership is nonexistent. Rough clients who demand generic work, and management does not fight for better work. No opportunities to produce award-winning work, and clients have lost faith. Morale is very low.

    Advice to Management

    Do not be scared of clients and think twice before presenting sub-par work. It will only keep hurting the agency's life and reputation.


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