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David P. Waldherr
22 Ratings
  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work!!!"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Cambridge Educational Services full-time

      Pros

      Cambridge has a fantastic mission with passionate and hardworking employees. Everyone here works as a team and is always willing to step up and help one another. This is also a place where employees will grow and learn skills through unique opportunities that most other companies do not offer. Lastly, the company is very flexible with days off and last minute situations.

      Cons

      Since Cambridge is a rapidly expanding company, employers need to know how to work independently and be flexible. They try to meet the needs of as many customers as possible which means that sometimes this can get tricky.

      Cambridge Educational Services2018-10-18
    • Helpful (2)

      "Abusive CEO. Unorganized company. Unwilling to take action to improve."

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

      I worked at Cambridge Educational Services full-time

      Pros

      With much life and career experience, I can honestly state that there are zero Pros to working at Cambridge.

      Cons

      In addition to those listed above, read all other negative reviews here and you will read my exact feedback. None of the negative reviews are exaggerations and none should be taken lightly. BEWARE: any positive review on here from a current or former full-time employee is extremely misleading and is an attempt to discredit anyone leaving a negative review. There are only a handful of full-time employees at this company...

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      Advice to Management

      Sell the company to someone who can handle it.

      Cambridge Educational Services2019-02-20
    • "my review was removed...."

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

      I worked at Cambridge Educational Services full-time

      Pros

      you can gain experience in all departments if you are young, fresh, and need to figure out what to do with your life

      Cons

      i wrote a very detailed and honest review earlier, evaluating all the positives and negatives of working here. that review was removed and a day later, a five star review was posted. fishy.

      Advice to Management

      advice will be lost to management so i'm not going to type everything out again

      Cambridge Educational Services2018-12-18
    • Helpful (2)

      "Do not work here"

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

      I worked at Cambridge Educational Services full-time for more than 2 years

      Pros

      None, run for the hills

      Cons

      - Owner treats employees terribly, tries to psychoanalyze people and dehumanize workers - Saw multiple people demeaned to the core, crying - Every day was like walking on ice, waiting to be yelled at for no apparent reason - Poor organization -- "meetings" to be yelled at were called at any time, "meetings"(particularly at the end of the day on Fridays) ran over with regularity - No rigid role structure -- They try...

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      Advice to Management

      Treat people with a modicum of respect.

      Cambridge Educational Services2018-12-16
    • Helpful (3)

      "Great Job and Internship Opportunities"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Cambridge Educational Services part-time for more than 2 years

      Pros

      *There is a very positive work atmosphere. You work with amazing people – everyone on the staff is friendly and more than willing to help at any time! *The benefits are among the best I have seen. *The entire training program has been very recently restructured to ensure both new and old employees are set up for success. *There is a great balance of independent work and team work. Employees are allowed to independently...

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      Cons

      As mentioned, every work place has its cons. At Cambridge, you are definitely expected to think outside the box and contribute to developing ideas and improving the workplace. Some may view this is a con, but I think it gives all employees a great opportunity to learn, share, and be heard. With our current staff and company structure, I personally find working here very enjoyable.

      Cambridge Educational Services2018-01-30
    • Helpful (2)

      "Opportunities to Grow"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Cambridge Educational Services full-time for more than 20 years

      Pros

      Cambridge provides everyone with direct access to all facets of operations. You gain a ton of experience in a short period of time. Company is expanding educational offerings so you have opportunities to grow by giving your input to various departments. Employees are trusted with independent decision-making. You can travel to any part of country if you want to expand customer base, attend trade shows or give educational...

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      Cons

      Lots of responsibility as you have direct input to direction of company. High expectations. Customer service is number one priority so you have to make sure the customer is always happy. Education is seasonal so there are months where workload is much higher than other months. Interns are expected to contribute to company mission. Sales has requirements to get incentives and bonuses.

      Advice to Management

      Continue to allow new employees to contribute to company mission. This is a positive change.

      Cambridge Educational Services2018-01-11
    • Helpful (5)

      "Applicants Beware!"

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

      I worked at Cambridge Educational Services full-time

      Pros

      Literally none. You might think "oh it's a job, even if it's bad at least I have money coming in, I just need something on my resume" but it's NOT worth it.

      Cons

      Literally everything every other negative review has said. Don't even bother interviewing.

      Cambridge Educational Services2017-04-24
    • Helpful (3)

      "Internship + part time work"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I have been working at Cambridge Educational Services part-time

      Pros

      Lots of experience in your field Given access to high quality projects Can advance if willing to put in the work

      Cons

      Micromanaging Needs middle management Slow progress because of lack of middle management

      Advice to Management

      More decision making power could be given to dept. heads to advance projects more quickly

      Cambridge Educational Services2017-02-06
    • Helpful (12)

      "Sabotage"

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

      I worked at Cambridge Educational Services full-time

      Pros

      +The printers +You'll get your own office in 2-3 weeks +Parking on Saturdays +$3 is too expensive for bottled water, free is too cheap, but $.50 is #Goldilocks +Free leftovers when someone quits and forgets their old lunch +Great for saboteurs looking for stuff to mess up!

      Cons

      -Sales are down a crippling amount in 2016 and Q1 2017 -You won't learn any real-world skills -You will be yelled at, made to cry, debased in front of others -You will receive zero training -You will be expected to perform better than your predecessor immediately -You will be a tenured employee after 3 months (obscenely-high turnover) -Not even the best, most loyal employees receive recommendations after leaving...

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      Advice to Management

      You're trying to drive an overly-moist pineapple upside down cake through an 17" snowdrift on Mars at 88mph to recreate the film Back to the Future. It's just NOT WORKING. Stop hiring under-qualified, inexpensive, right-out-of-college kids for your churn-and-burn HR strategy. Hire mid-level executives who will be able to oversee and grow departments. Delegate responsibility to other executives. Treat employees with respect...

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      Cambridge Educational Services2017-03-01
    • Helpful (21)

      "This company demages your self-esteem, literary ruins you! Run!"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Disapproves of CEO

      I worked at Cambridge Educational Services full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      Most of the coworkers are amazing people! The cause of the c

      Cons

      There are two-three people in the company that are back-stabbing, sneaky, and condescending. And then of course is the president. He is something else. His style of managing is border line harassment. I mean if you don't want to be ruined for life, have your confidence totally bruised, please run away as far as you can from this company.

      Cambridge Educational Services2015-12-15
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