CDM Smith - Stress-free work environment, but limited ability for rapid career growth | Glassdoor
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"Stress-free work environment, but limited ability for rapid career growth"

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Management Consultant in Boston, MA
Current Employee - Management Consultant in Boston, MA
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Flexible work hours
Lots of client exposure if you are extrovert

Cons

Very rigid employee development program

Advice to Management

Too many middle management employees who add little value. Ambitious young professionals leave after a couple years.

Other Employee Reviews for CDM Smith

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Toxic work environment"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    My team was talented and supportive of one another.

    Cons

    Disrespect is tolerated. Weak leadership. Head of department was unsupportive, undecisive and provided no strategic direction. Tenure rewarded over competency. Bonus plan was not competitive.

    Advice to Management

    Bring in outside leadership with deeper business experience. Hold be people accountable for their actions and bad behavior. Redesign compensation programs.


  2. Helpful (5)

    "last few years have been most difficult of my career"

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    Current Employee - No Comment in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - No Comment in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at CDM Smith full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    steady workload, annual increases though modest

    Cons

    constant badgering to complete work. no flexibility with work schedule. The new breed of project managers are lacking in technical and organizational skills (BIG TIME!!). 3D is the biggest JOKE of all time, every function group uses a different platform.
    The moral in my office is as bad across the board as i've seen in my 10+ years.

    Advice to Management

    stop with the bottom line numbers obsession and just train people properly and do things the right way. The numbers will take care of themselves if that happens. You cannot make money if you're doing everything 5 times.

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