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"Shiny on the outside, tough on the inside"

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
Recommends
Disapproves of CEO

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

Pros

Hard-working, smart teams - day-to-day nice people
Can really learn how to do healthcare advertising right - the gold standard of expectations
Big pharma clients - opportunity to learn how the big players work
Very strong job processes in place, and good understanding of execution

Cons

Radical restructuring over the last year - no more loyalty to employees
Burnout Work model: get them young & cheap, work them very hard
Utilization pressure over creative considerations
Forced social-fun atmosphere - Kool Aid mentality
Wants desperately to be digital - not there yet

Advice to Management

Good luck with the new cutthroat model.

Other Employee Reviews for CDM

  1. "Creative atmosphere that allows growth"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Art Director in Princeton, NJ
    Current Employee - Art Director in Princeton, NJ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great creative environment. Collaboration and teamwork are pillars.

    Cons

    Lots of long night and hours.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Challenging and rewarding. Like sweeping for land mines."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Vice President in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Vice President in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at CDM full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    All of the agencies in the group have lots of talented people. The NYC headquarters has the strongest and most aggressive culture. Be aware of internal politics or better yet just don't get involved. In general, you get paid for performance and if you survive the first year, you're good for as many as you like

    Cons

    midtown east location makes for tough commutes from NJ and to certain client locations. Intense rivalries and internal politics distract the senior management from actually running the business. Your experience will vary greatly by department and/or the Partner above you.

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