CDM Smith Reviews

Updated Jun 30, 2020

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3.9
84%
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96%
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CDM Smith Chairman and CEO Timothy B. Wall
Timothy B. Wall
84 Ratings
Pros
  • "Reading some of the other reviews about micromanagement and no work-life balance(in 28 reviews)

  • "Great location, work environment and employee moral(in 25 reviews)

Cons
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  1. "Working from the office and the field"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Construction Engineer/Specialist in Maitland, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    learn at a fast pace on big and small jobs

    Cons

    more guidance needed for career advancement

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  2. "Great coworkers"

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

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

    Pros

    Flexible work from home policies

    Cons

    Sometimes challenging to meet high utilization rates


  3. "great company"

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

    I worked at CDM Smith full-time

    Pros

    Supported my decision to travel to take care of emergency family situation

    Cons

    None that I can think of at this time

  4. "CDM Smith Review"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Environmental Engineer in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Benefits, open work environment, multiple projects to get engaged with

    Cons

    Strict deadlines, long hours depending on project

  5. "Comments"

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

    I have been working at CDM Smith full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Coworkers are generally very competent and reliable which leads to good teamwork. Technology seems to be on par with the ever developing tech world.

    Cons

    Have to fight for good pay raises, generally are not just given on their own.

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  6. "Excellent engineering firm"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
     
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at CDM Smith for more than 3 years

    Pros

    One of the best engineering firms to work for. Great benefits, flexible working arrangement available, able to take on the largest projects and nimble enough to take on small projects for our great clients. Work with truly great engineers that provide the client with excellent work and are pleasant to be around. Executive team is doing a great job as well, very prepared.

    Cons

    Not a huge con, but our cubes could be more substantial. It can be a major distraction when on a call or if others are taking calls.

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  7. "Great company"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Civil Engineer in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Interesting projects, great benefits and flexible work options

    Cons

    Occasionally workload can be overwhelming

  8. "CDM Smith"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Environmental Engineer in Portland, OR
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of interesting and diverse projects at the company

    Cons

    It's tough to get involved in them

  9. "Good if you are a male and engineer"

    3.0
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at CDM Smith full-time

    Pros

    There is a lot of pride in the work and company if you buy into it.

    Cons

    Still an old boys network in many locations. Lacking diversity.

  10. "cdm"

    3.0
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at CDM Smith full-time

    Pros

    flexible, has benefits, not demanding

    Cons

    not very competitive, benefits are subject to finance team's discretion

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