Cadmus Group Employee Reviews about "flexible work"

Updated 14 Mar 2020

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  • "Cadmus has a very flexible work environment and staff can often work from home when needed(in 12 reviews)

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  1. "Great company with growing pains"

    3.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Research Analyst in Waltham, MA
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Cadmus Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Excellent benefits, great company mission, flexible work schedule, public transit reimbursement.

    Cons

    Managerial issues mostly related to growing pains. Most work was glorified clerical work and did not make sure of my college degree. However, the pay was about market rate, or slightly above.

  2. Helpful (7)

    "Poor Leadership"

    2.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate in Portland, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Cadmus Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Cadmus has a very flexible work environment and staff can often work from home when needed. Benefits are decent for the consulting industry. Offers recent college graduates a great place to work with some opportunity for advancement.

    Cons

    As many other reviewers have pointed out, leadership at Cadmus frequently makes questionable decisions that seem to be putting the company on the wrong trajectory. Rather than bringing in new talent with unique perspectives, leadership attempts to grow the organization through acquisitions and bringing in staff with very similar backgrounds. Another major problem is that Cadmus values time at the company and in the industry heavily in promotion decisions, not necessarily expertise or training. There are many mid- and senior-level staff that are experienced but not trained in the appropriate fields, resulting in projects being done incorrectly. Another consequence of this emphasis on time spent at the company is that very talented mid-level employees do not see viable paths to the higher positions (where they should be), so they leave for other opportunities.


  3. Helpful (7)

    "Senior Analyst"

    2.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Cadmus Group full-time

    Pros

    Strong opportunities for recent grads to gain a lot of exposure to a variety of contracts. Due to high turnover and tight budgets, junior-level employees are often given assignments or management duties far above their title position and level of experience. Colleagues are smart, hard working, and very easy to work with. Depending on the team, you are able to work on a wide variety of interesting projects. Cadmus offers good work-life balance, with good paid time off and a flexible work remote policy.

    Cons

    Due to lower than average compensation and inconsistent management, many mid-level staff leave for higher paying positions at other companies, creating a knowledge gap that junior or new employees are expected to fill. This leads to longer work weeks and poor project performance, and rarely a commensurate increase in compensation. On top of that, some teams expect employees to work 44 hours a week. This can lead to the feelings of being underappreciated and taken advantage of that others have noted in their reviews. Also noted in previous reviews, senior management seems to be out of touch and inconsistent. Recent acquisitions have created a much larger company, and it seems management is struggling to keep up with the expansion. As the company continues to grow, more and more of the existing flaws become entrenched. Any decisions that are made are done with very little transparency, which is frustrating for an employee-owned company.

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    "Senior Analyst"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Senior Analyst in Bethesda, MD

    I worked at Cadmus Group full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    - Smart, kind, and ambitious coworkers - Flexible work environment - Interesting and meaningful work

    Cons

    - Lack of diversity - Unrealistic billability targets - Lack of respect for junior staff members' time (often expected to work late with very little notice)

    Cadmus Group Response

    February 1, 2018

    Thank you for your feedback. Due to the client-based nature of our work as a consulting firm, there are times that some employees are asked to work beyond typical 9-5 business hours. We expect managers to be respectful of staff members’ other work and personal commitments. Cadmus values diversity. It is an important part of our culture and is reflected across our many offices nationwide. Please email us at HR.comms@cadmusgroup.com to share more details about your experience.

  5. Helpful (5)

    "Tons of Work - Lack of Empathy"

    2.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Engineering Technician II in Portland, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Cadmus Group full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Lots of work and flexibility to work on different projects.

    Cons

    No desire to hold staff long term. Extremely high turnover, especially on the engineering side.

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  6. Helpful (3)

    "Excellent growth opportunities for recent grads"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Associate in Waltham, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Cadmus Group for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Cadmus' Energy Services team has excellent growth opportunities, particularly for recent grads. Employees are exposed to a variety of career paths and have the freedom to choose their focus based on interests. Great place for motivated, self-starters. Really great benefits and flexibility to work from home when needed.

    Cons

    Because Cadmus hires so many self-motivated people (big pro!), there is a culture of working long hours.

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    "Not a Career Option"

    3.0
     
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Cadmus Group

    Pros

    Flexible work hours, good benefit options, great location and friendly coworkers. Cadmus also has the advantage of being in the business of doing good.

    Cons

    There is really high turnover at Cadmus, which makes planning projects difficult. These turnover issues are exacerbated by general disorganization. Not a particularly fun place to work.

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  8. Helpful (4)

    "Cadmus"

    3.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Analyst in Portland, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Cadmus Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great experience for entry-level employees, flexible work hours, your own office

    Cons

    A lot of hours expected for relatively little compensation, upward trajectory is slow

  9. Helpful (6)

    "It helped my resume, but I don't think I'd go back."

    2.0
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    Former Employee - Associate in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Cadmus Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    They accept your experience and expect you to step up from day 1. They have flex time and a flexible work schedule. Anyone Associate-level and below is great to work with and all highly motivated. If you can play the game, are self-motivated, and your are a favorite of the clients and Cadmus staff, you can learn a lot and really build your resume, but even as one of those people, I still left quickly to get out of the environment.

    Cons

    There are tons of politics at Cadmus. Key management were out for themselves and quite vindictive, causing complete distrust among the staff. Many of the upper-level folks were poor mentors and did not actually have strong skills themselves, besides general project management. This gave opportunities to younger staff, but also caused severe stress to junior staff because they weren't given helpful direction. Cadmus did have some great mentors, but they tended to be Associates who were blocked from moving up, and consequently, didn't hang around long. Compensation was moderate to low. Senior Associates expected everyone under them to turnover every 2 years -- they were very honest about this and their management style fueled the cycle. Favorites were played regularly. Clients were babied; the clients tended to be highly dramatic and the Cadmus staff would jump to please them constantly instead of having grownup, honest conversations. This caused a lot of yo-yoing to the work and pigeonholing of both "favorite" Cadmus consultants and disliked team members (favorite folks often got stuck in a niche that the client liked and disliked folks got sidelined to work where they also didn't have growth potential. Either way, you had to play the politics game hard for a balanced, interesting workload). As someone who's been in consulting for years, I was regularly shocked and frustrated by this pattern.

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  10. "High engineer turnover - Good experience opportunity"

    3.0
     

    I worked at Cadmus Group

    Pros

    Great experience on various projects throughout the country. Flexible work schedule, overall a decent entry level job for recent graduates. Benefits are nice (if you don't get trapped in the "part-time" status) Travel (if you like travel)

    Cons

    I do agree with previous reviews that Cadmus tends to take advantage of the ambitious college graduates and kind of bait them in with enticing possibilities. Pay is not included in those possibilities and is very low compared to competitors and average starting salaries in the area. Turnover is also extremely high. Over 8 engineers have moved to other jobs in the last year alone.

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