CDM Smith - Merger and regional reorganization has left the company adrift. | Glassdoor
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"Merger and regional reorganization has left the company adrift."

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

I have been working at CDM Smith full-time (More than 5 years)

Pros

There are no longer any good reasons to work for CDM Smith.

Cons

total focus on billability and utilization instead of trying to win more work or distribute regional work to keep people employed. The merger with Wilbur Smith, the fracture of the western region into areas that include geographically dissimilar states, complete lack of career paths, and total emphasis on the bottom line has alienated employees and clients. Office moral is at an all time low. Layoffs have created a snowball effect, where everyone else is leaving or looking to leave. A vibrant office environment of dedicated professionals doing create community work has been decimated.

Advice to Management

The culture of sucking every last time out of clients over providing value and the total emphasis on "utilization" or else needs to change. Create regions that make sense geographically. Allow employees to work across regions. Reward Customer Service Representatives based on how well a project performs, not just on the sale. Allow all participating employees to benefit financially from well run projects. Allow time spent on working to win work to count as "utilization"

Other Employee Reviews for CDM Smith

  1. Helpful (3)

    "The merge destroyed the name"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Engineer II in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Engineer II in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very stable life and career style before CDM merges with Wilbur Smith to form Wilbur Smith.

    Cons

    The merge/acquisition destroyed everything. They closed down a field office which included a lot of PEs and EITs. It actually happened for the benefit of me since my new job had a 30% salary increase. Still, having worked for CDM for four (4) years, it really hurts to see the company going down the hill.

    Advice to Management

    Review system is unfair to the new kids.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "It is ok but there must be better"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at CDM Smith full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    good benefits and flexible (I can work from home often), but because I have a job that requires a lot of traveling.

    Cons

    very demanding company, working nights and weekends very often. Management Takes care of numbers more than their employees. Horrible atmosphere at the office. A lot of pressure to meet numbers. A lot of employes burnt out or are about to


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