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CDS Office Technologies Reviews

Updated September 22, 2017
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  1. "Great Company"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at CDS Office Technologies full-time

    Pros

    Family owned, and family atmosphere. Owners door is always open, and they are always willing and open to employee suggestions. Team mentality, and the cohesiveness is passed on to the customer

    Cons

    Reviews of this company. I have been at CDS for 5+ years, and of course some things don't go the way you want them, but CDS has the ability to work though almost any situation with an employee

    Advice to Management

    none, Keep up the good work!


  2. "Account Executive"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at CDS Office Technologies full-time

    Pros

    Commisions are paid at a good rate

    Cons

    No direction when you get started and resources are little to none to start your product training. They pretty much want you to just go prospect for meetings without knowing what you need to know to ask the right questions to gain the meeting and truly engage the customer.

  3. "CDS Office Technologies"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at CDS Office Technologies full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    CDS is a great company to work for. They have provided me many opportunities to learn and grow as en engineer.

    Cons

    They keep me real busy, which is a great problem to have.


  4. "Freedom to Succeed or Fail"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Representative
    Current Employee - Sales Representative
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at CDS Office Technologies full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The ownership and sales management staff is laid back and does not micro-manage. They give the sales team freedom to prospect and call in to different territories where you have business contacts. The sales quotas are not unreasonable and the perks of a vehicle/gas card is a life saver.

    Cons

    Little to no leads
    and leasing rates could be more competitive but I have seen worse.


  5. "Sales"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - National Accounts Manager in Schaumburg, IL
    Former Employee - National Accounts Manager in Schaumburg, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at CDS Office Technologies (More than a year)

    Pros

    good benefits package
    good work life balance

    Cons

    No support and poor comp package

    Advice to Management

    Pay more and value employees


  6. "Owners were nice to work for - supervisors under them, not so much."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Free Wifi, Hour lunch, don't clock in or out, President and CEO are easy to approach and understanding

    Cons

    Salesmen are almost impossible to please, supervisors go on power trips


  7. "One of the best opportunities, if you are entrepreneurial."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at CDS Office Technologies full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Atmosphere. If you are willing to put the effort and time in, you can succeed. If you are not prepared to work hard especially for the first three years this is not the place for you. Just like all businesses which focus on sales and service in the IT vertical, the responsibility lies on the person to make the best of the opportunity.

    CDS provides you with the resources to succeed in many areas, putting those to good use is the challenge.

    Cons

    It can test anyone's work ethic. Most people who fail, blame the entity not themselves. Training may be a concern, but once again you must take that responsibility on yourself and seek out your particular niche. CDS will not confine you to a sole product or line, but to there entire portfolio which is on par with any VAR. The employee needs to dive in and not count on hand holding.

    Advice to Management

    Realize who are the ones working the hardest for you and reward them. Trust those who are successful.

  8. "Years of my life I will never get back..."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at CDS Office Technologies full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Better than being unemployed. Well, some people might argue that... Got a good feel for what I DIDN'T want in my next employer.

    Cons

    VERY high employee turnover, low morale. Referred people AWAY from working there even when I worked there. Agree with disorganization at the highest levels as well as a combative culture where it tries to build distrust between employees and making employees suspicious of the person in the cubicle next to them instead of trying to foster team atmosphere. Constantly changing job functions, pay structures. Try to sell everything to everyone while providing training on little to nothing except the people who don't need / use it. Very "Good ol' boy" company bordering on hostile to minorities and definitely a 'glass ceiling' for females.

    Advice to Management

    Sell the company to someone who cares about employees and customers. It should no longer be a family business. Very bad reputation in headquarters town. Sad for what the company could have been if it didn't run off so many talented people at all levels / positions over the years.


  9. "Potential is definitely there but there's a lot of work that needs to be done"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Field Service Technician
    Current Employee - Field Service Technician
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at CDS Office Technologies full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Company car along with gas card and park garage credit card.

    Cons

    Little structure and sometimes frighteningly disorganized. They keep saying they want to bring in the right people to help the company grow but they do nothing to make them want to stay. Outdated technology for technicians (old, slow and heavily used laptops, flip phone.... Go figure for a technology company)

    Advice to Management

    Hire qualified people and spend the money needed on training. Don't throw the weight of an entire branch on one manager. Provide reviews monthly and annually.


  10. "At the time 1998 their focus was on copiers. They hired me to perform PC support but they could not develop the market"

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    Former Employee - Consultant in Champaign, IL
    Former Employee - Consultant in Champaign, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at CDS Office Technologies full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Sandy was a great office manager. Friendly!

    Cons

    The Sales Manager and their senior tech at the time made the work environment impossible

    Advice to Management

    CHANGE!!!!


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