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"Great professional services firm with a social good mission"

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Cadmus Group full-time

Pros

Interesting, meaningful work; fantastic colleagues; high standards of quality and client service; flexible, collegial environment; opportunities to learn and grow professionally; outstanding support if you ask for what you need; smart, motivated, engaged people throughout the organization; ready access to anyone at any level; great benefits.

Cons

Work can be demanding, pay is good but not the highest

Advice to Management

Do a little more managing by walking around - get out among the staff, chat informally, ask how people are doing and what you can do to help.

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  1. Helpful (6)

    "Low Salary and No Career Progression"

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    Former Employee - Analyst
    Former Employee - Analyst
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Cadmus Group full-time

    Pros

    Good healthcare and benefits – You pay relatively low premiums for good benefits.
    Smart Peers – Most of your peers are bright and energetic people (but this doesn’t last very long after arriving at Cadmus).
    Good learning experience – If you’re an entry-level candidate, you’ll learn quickly enough to get a new, better job.
    Not all of the teams are the same, so some may have different experiences than others.

    Cons

    Very low salary – Cadmus pays approximately 20-25% lower than market value. They don’t even entertain the possibility that they may be underpaying you and barely give you a 2-3% raise each year, if you’re lucky. There is no salary adjustment based on location, even in the Washington DC metro area.

    High Turnover – Cadmus recruits a lot of people right out of college that are eager to learn and succeed, so the staff is very motivated. Eventually, however, being overworked and underpaid makes them leave. Mid-level and junior-level turnover is extremely high – it is understood that no one stays more than a year or maybe two.

    Stressful schedule and raise structure – You must bill 44 hours a week (you are not told this during the interview) to make the company competitive. If you don’t, you are reprimanded, even if there is no work. While this is not officially required, you won’t get promoted if you don’t do it. If you do work the 44 hours, however, there’s no guarantee you will get promoted since management tends to pick favorites. People end up working 50-60 hours a week and get burned out quickly.

    Terrible management – Senior managers have no idea what they are doing, are not trained on how to manage staff, are unable to communicate effectively, and generally make up things as they go along. Frankly, they don’t care about you as long as the work gets done.

    Inconsistent policies – As Cadmus has grown, there has been very little effort to revisit/revise company policies and corporate structure. Also, managing projects and project work varies from group to group without any level of consistency.

    No opportunities for professional growth – There is no effort to encourage employees to participate in any professional growth opportunities. In fact, the policy usually is that if it costs Cadmus money, don’t do it. Cadmus has many different service areas but you’re pretty much confined to working on your team. There is also little opportunity to move up for most staff.

    Dull work and lack of work – The work is so administrative and boring. There is little room for growth. Lay-offs across different teams are not uncommon because of the lack of work.

    Advice to Management

    If you want to keep staff around, you have to invest in them and treat them like individuals.


  2. 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.

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