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Cardinal Solutions Reviews

Updated Jun 17, 2019

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Cardinal Solutions CEO Kelly P Conway
Kelly P Conway
95 Ratings
Pros
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  • "Easy to place consultants in 'staff-aug' roles & leave them there(in 7 reviews)

  • "As the title says, Cardinal was little more that a staff augmentation shop when I was there, there was very little actual "consulting" work to be had(in 6 reviews)

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  1. "Great, secure place to work"

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    Current Employee - Architect I in Cincinnati, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cardinal Solutions full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great "bench" policy unlike other contract firms. Challenging work. Deployment to great local companies.

    Cons

    Challenging work; Cardinal does not silo people based upon experience. People are all awesome and highly capable IT professionals, but they are either treated largely as Swiss Army Knifes or the types of work available are not consistent. This leads to a bit of a stressful situation.

    Advice to Management

    Keep nurturing the awesome culture and environment through (and beyond) the acquisition. Also, figure out how resources can be positioned more and more as Consultants. Focusing individual work load may facilitate growing these kind of resources and reduce the stress created by steep tech on-boarding.

    Cardinal Solutions2019-02-20
  2. "Great Company Culture"

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    Former Employee - Consulting in Charlotte, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Cardinal Solutions full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Work-life balance and company culture

    Cons

    advancement in career and feedback system

    Cardinal Solutions2019-06-17
  3. "I'm optimistic for the future"

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    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cardinal Solutions full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The people are outstanding. They are sincere and I trust them.

    Cons

    The quality of work has at times been very poor.

    Advice to Management

    Management knows about the quality-of-work issue. They are open and honest about it. Follow through.

    Cardinal Solutions2019-02-21
  4. "Cardinal Solutions"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Cardinal Solutions for less than a year

    Pros

    Unbelievable culture and people. Flexibility and work/life balance is unparalleled.

    Cons

    Could have more opportunity for growth.

    Cardinal Solutions2018-09-10
  5. "Project Management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Cardinal Solutions full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    People are great Salary is decent Benefits are good

    Cons

    Salary could be higher Staff aug work

    Advice to Management

    Better bonuses!

    Cardinal Solutions2018-09-14
  6. "Good place to be"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Cardinal Solutions full-time

    Pros

    Positive work environment, great communication

    Cons

    Not many to speak of

    Cardinal Solutions2018-08-21
  7. Helpful (1)

    "Positive experience"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cardinal Solutions full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Friendly culture, emphasis on always learning and improving your craft.

    Cons

    Consultants are highly encouraged to attend events and meetups outside of their 40 billable hours, leading to unpaid overtime of 3-5 hours/week.

    Cardinal Solutions2018-08-02
  8. "Great Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Cardinal Solutions full-time

    Pros

    Great culture and benefits company wide

    Cons

    No real cons i can think of

    Cardinal Solutions2018-08-01
  9. "Awesome Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cardinal Solutions full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Cardinal is a great company with a great culture. It urges employees to have great work/life balance and genuinely cares for the people. The people is it greatest assets, which is evidenced how it has always treated it's employees.

    Cons

    Not one con to list

    Cardinal Solutions2018-08-01
  10. "Good place to be a consultant"

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    Current Employee - Managing Consultant in Raleigh, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cardinal Solutions full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good benefits; lots of perks and lots of company events.

    Cons

    Teams are too fluid and formed dynamically as projects arive. Therefore teams only form-and-storm and rarely norm-and-perform. The culture is only as good as the events and sideshows allow since the project work is rarely rewarding.

    Advice to Management

    Strategic direction is narrowly focused on skill-sets (e.g. Microsoft) which are too broadly available in the market to get command higher bill rates (and thus salaries/benefits). Its simple supply and demand. Diversify into specializations and/or domains that command higher value in the market.

    Cardinal Solutions2018-08-12
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