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CDR Associates Reviews

Updated April 11, 2017
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  1. "Recovery Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Recovery Analyst in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Recovery Analyst in Dallas, TX

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

    Pros

    I work with a great team of people. Good benefits

    Cons

    management needs to communicate better on what's expected


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Honest Review by Seasoned Employee"

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    Former Employee - Senior Recovery Analyst in Hunt Valley, MD
    Former Employee - Senior Recovery Analyst in Hunt Valley, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Flexible Schedule and generous vacation after a few years.
    - Independent work environment which is great if you can keep yourself accountable.
    - Several managers were terrific and offered fun incentives, a few were way too controlling and watched your hourly productivity.
    - If you are passionate about credit balances and reviewing hospital bills day in and day out, this will be your dream job. Could possibly lead to a revenue cycle position at a healthcare facility.

    Cons

    - No opportunity for growth or advancement.

    - Work is 100% repetitive - your job on day one will be the same on day 1,000; if you desire to advance in your career at all, stay away. If you stay too long, it may be very difficult to transition to a different industry- how applicable is hospital billing to the rest of the world?

    While the company prides itself as a CPA based firm, none of the employees I met in my time had their CPA or were considering pursuing it. Analysts review hospital bills only, nothing accounting related.

    Very little salary growth due to parent company Xerox's stronghold on CDR. Unfortunate that the business was sold several years ago and the old greener pasture days of CDR have been taken over by meeting Xerox's black and white bottom lines and quotas. I think this also puts extraordinary and at times unrealistic pressure on management.

    Advice to Management

    - Provide opportunities for advancement for high performing employees.
    - A more realistic bonus structure would compensate for the lack of salary growth (partially due to Xerox).
    - May be far fetched, but perhaps going private and buying the company back from Xerox would benefit the company and improve employee morale.
    - While not directly applicable to job as noted above, incentivize employees to get their CPA, as you state you are a CPA based firm. Will add more credibility to your name with more employees licensed and will give them a very meaningful and career-worthy goal.


  3. "Auditor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Decent coworkers and that's all there is.

    Cons

    NYC management is horrendous. They bully you, over-work you, lie to you and management will hand their work over to you and still make you feel incompetent no matter how hard you work.
    Communication style is yelling, shouting and threatening your job. Managers are not properly trained. Do not work here if you respect your time and dignity.

    Advice to Management

    Treat employees with respect, communicate by speaking properly and being respectful. Take a hard look as to why all the employees leave one after the other.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Great Place to work and grow"

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    Current Employee - N/A in Boulder, CO
    Current Employee - N/A in Boulder, CO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great staff with extensive knowledge and experience in the field. Exposure to all levels of strategy as a consultant from finding and developing clients and projects to managing those projects and ongoing relationships. Consensus and inclusive company planning. Flat organization where everyone's thoughts and efforts truly matter.

    Cons

    Difficult to work up to positions with competitive pay especially when starting below the senior level. Consultant work in general is not consistent and can be difficult especially for those early in their careers.

    Advice to Management

    Shorten the runway for new employees to managing their own projects developing their own client base.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "BEWARE. If you're not already in this industry, DO NOT WASTE YOUR TIME HERE"

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    Current Employee - Recovery Analyst in Hunt Valley, MD
    Current Employee - Recovery Analyst in Hunt Valley, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, middle management is good at putting out fires, you don't need a high level of intelligence to work here

    Cons

    No growth, training, mentoring, you will do the same exact thing repetitively every single day, talented employees with intelligence have left in recent years after the company was acquired by Xerox, the recent hiring trend has been to hire females from subservient cultures that can easily be bullied.

    Advice to Management

    Compensate employees fairly and you're save money on the turnover rate and probably have a stronger company with comparable or lower expenses at the end of the day, and learn HR skills. Bullying isn't good management.


  7. Helpful (3)

    "If you're looking for a challenging job and company to grow with, keep looking..."

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    Former Employee - Recovery Analyst in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Recovery Analyst in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    flexible hours, remote projects available, decent healthcare benefits

    Cons

    no room for advancement, monotonous work, no training program, no raises (not even cost of living raises), promised bonuses are unobtainable, clueless management

    Advice to Management

    Treat your lower level employees with more respect and compensate them fairly.


  8. Helpful (3)

    "A growing company that requires some travel & hard work, but is very fair to its staff."

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    Current Employee - Senior, Operations Manager in Hunt Valley, MD
    Current Employee - Senior, Operations Manager in Hunt Valley, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at CDR Associates full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Employees become very knowledgeable in reading contracts and medical claims. Starting salary is very competitive within the industry. It's a growing company that has grown year-over-year for over 2 decades and isn't slowing down. Offers 401k match and decent amount of time off, especially once employees hit the 4-year career mark. Lots of autonomy in the job. Almost all management positions are promoted from within. President and executive management are very fair to the staff.

    Cons

    Travel is required for much of the staff analysts. This travel can range from daily regional travel, to weekly overnight travel. Typically, you're always home on the weekends though, at the minimum. Travel isn't for everyone. As with almost all companies these days, many staff are being asked to do more in the same amount of time. Can be frustrating for some workers, but the self-motivated staff all find a way to succeed.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to promote the analysts who deserve senior analyst roles. Same for Senior Analysts who deserve management roles when they become available. Weed out the duds in the workforce. Sub-par analysts waste time and money from the hard-working, excellent analysts who deserve it.


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Overrated and unrealistic budgets"

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    Current Employee - Senior Recovery Analyst in Birmingham, AL
    Current Employee - Senior Recovery Analyst in Birmingham, AL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work remotely, salaried so set your own schedule, individual contributor so treated as an adult to setup your day as you choose

    Cons

    Low pay, high medical deductibles, no raises - ever - regardless of your employee evaluation, over staffed, potential layoffs in works, budgets not being hit by most territories, bonus IMPOSSIBLE to hit.

    Advice to Management

    Look for other employment like the rest of us.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "The work experience was a challenge with pros and cons."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hunt Valley, MD
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hunt Valley, MD
    Recommends

    Pros

    The company offers challenge and problem solving skills on a constant daily basis. Achieving these goals provides the satisfaction of resolving problems.

    Cons

    The downside of this organization is the push to reach a unrealistic goals.

    Advice to Management

    Management should also be scrutinized for the skills they scrutinize the staff they manage. It would really help if all the manager received the same training.


  11. "Very average"

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

    Pros

    Get to work from home on occasion

    Cons

    Some healthcare providers are non-compliant and make work harder to complete.

    Advice to Management

    Listen more routinely, not just when something goes awry.


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