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"Over Worked - Under Paid"

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Current Employee - Associate in Waltham, MA
Current Employee - Associate in Waltham, MA
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I have been working at Cadmus Group full-time (More than 5 years)

Pros

The best part of cadmus is the health care benefits. Out of pocket costs are very minimal. You can generally come in and leave when you want to as long as you get your work done.

Great office locations: Boulder, Portland, Boston (Waltham). Offers flexibility if you want to relocate to a different office or anywhere for that matter. Several staff work remotely from all over the US.

Cons

They "suggest" you work 44 hours per week. Though it is not required, they base your annual performance on how many hours you've billed versus how many hours you took time off for or were not billing clients. The 10% over a typical 40 hour work week over the course of the year, adds up to roughly the same amount of time you get for vacation and holidays. So essentially, they want you to work additional hours to compensate for the time you take for vacation or get for paid holidays.

The age of staff is generally young (fresh out of college). Cadmus loves to hire these people because they can pay them low wages and work them to the bone since they have a lot of ambition just getting out of college. This often results in a lot of inexperience around the work place.

Almost always, projects are never completed ahead of time and are always pushed to the last minute (and yes people sleep at work sometimes) in order to meet unrealistic deadlines.

There is absolutely no work/life balance. Lots of people work 60+ hours, staff are consistently in the office on the weekends, and some even do more work when they get home after dinner since the workload is so intense.

This relates to poor management, work distribution and overall staffing.

You annual evaluation is a "black box calculation" at best. Favoritism is certainly apart of Cadmus and more so during annual reviews. You never really have a clear expectation of your performance or how they will evaluate you, which correlates to not knowing if you will get a raise/promotion. Raises are usually less than 3% per year if you dont get promoted. And even then, a 10% or great raise is not likely.

There is no office comradery or team building exercises to help you get to know your fellow employees. It costs Cadmus too much money to not have staff billing time, so they would rather have you be working and billing hours than to reward you with something fun in the afternoon and leaving the office early.

Turn over rate is high.

Very great company if you want to work long hours, feel stressed and under pressure due to poor workload management, get small raises annually and feel under appreciated on a weekly basis.

Other Employee Reviews for Cadmus Group

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Ambition is key"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Analyst
    Current Employee - Analyst
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cadmus Group full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great opportunities to grow, experience various sectors of the industry.

    Cons

    Need ambition and self motivation to take advantage of opportunities. Lower level staff is over worked.

    Advice to Management

    Needs better staff management and delegation skills, too much micromanagement.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "High quality energy consulting and a growing business"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Waltham, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Waltham, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cadmus Group full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    High standards and growth in the energy business, many of the methods and staff lead the energy efficiency industry
    Many opportunities for motivated staff who want to learn
    Flexible hours particular flexibility for late risers or those with early morning day care responsibilities. Some staff roll in at 10:00 and take care of their work later
    Benefits vary by title but in general are good and include perks like bike tune up allowances and funding for gym memberships.
    Waltham office has small gym and showers and a bike rack for bike commuters. Office backs up onto 300 aces of park land.

    Cons

    Uneven direction for employees, although this is changing as the company grows
    Some long hours typical of consulting

    Advice to Management

    Develop more standard methods for work

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