I work in sales for CDI Furniture. I was hired right out of school. It took me about 3 months to learn the product and company. I was impressed to see how a bunch of youg creatives where able to design, build and sell there furniture so passionately. I was able to fly to all these diffrent amazing cities to sell or present our product. After just 1 year of working there I started to sell to publicly traded companies. couldnt ask for a better job.
This is the worst company I have ever worked at. Young CEO has no idea about business management. QC Director & QC Manager has zero experience on furniture. There is no working system. Never feel safe working there. No benefits, no salary increase, no incentives or bonus. Headache every second during 24/7. Never respect or listen to employee, very very disorganized. You will learn nothing from here. In conclusion. In conclusion, not a company you are looking for to apply.
Manager (Former Employee) – Montréal, QC – 24 May 2018
Worst place ever to work at. CEO is so young, and not in a good way. Has no idea how to run a good company. Talks down to you all the time. Puts the job of 5 different people on one person. Zero benefits, and no hope at getting any as the company has filed for bankruptcy! Salary is good for some but not for all.
Departments are completely segregated, zero culture. Extremely poor training...good luck figuring it out while your in the fire!!!
Very very high turnover and if you work there you know exactly why!
Designer (Current Employee) – Montréal, QC – 12 January 2019
Love this job the people and the travel. I have never traveled outside of North America. With Cdi I was able to go to Paris Milan and so many parts of Asia. Management has always taken such good care of us. Especially when it comes to go restaurants and hotels
Love my team and wakes looking forward to go to work
This place is a joke, any positive reviews has to be the so called owner . The place lacks structure, organization, professionalism, culture, and leadership.
Probably one of the worst places to work in Montreal, no... Canada, no the world. Don't be fooled by any lies or fake promises. If you go to work for CDI you'll end being disappointed and leaving your own negative review.
As many have said, very high turn over. Most people do not last more than 6 months.
They go by the saying "We're a young, hip and fast paced startup".
Yes management is young, which also contributes to not having the proper experience for their role.
Hip? Nothing is hip about the culture, departments are segregated to the point where teams rarely socialize. Everyone mostly does their own thing, which gives good autonomy but delivers poor performance in the end.
Fast paced? Can't help but laugh... takes forever for approvals of simple projects or small budgets.
All in all they have vision, but ZERO experience and ability to lead to great success. Having had over 18 years experience, which is more than double theirs at growing dozens of corporations by 100s of thousands even millions... then be constantly held back, efforts cannibalized by basic bad practices that any JR marketer would know is terrible idea.
They ignore analytical reporting, and come up with excuses as to how it's not accurate. Major deception from what they claim, and what is reality.
All in all, save yourself the trouble of being pushed to the limit to only have to find a new job in a couple of months.
Coordinator (Former Employee) – Mount Royal, QC – 12 May 2018
Segregated departments to the point where new people get hired and they aren't introduced to the rest of the employees..
Salary isn't great, work load became almost non existant, no benefits (yet they'll continuously tell you they're working on it) and theres a few higher ups that have a really poor attitude and are rude and it will rub off on you if you stay long enough..
Like others have said, revolving door. Most don't stay for longer than a year.
Only positive is that it doesn't interfere with your home life which I'd gladly give up anyway to work at a better company with a better environment.
Je lis les avis négatifs et ne comprends pas. La direction de cette entreprise est, culturellement, profondément humaine. J'écris en tant que client détaillant.... L'équipe de direction est ouverte et fait tout pour aider..... Si je cherchais un emploi, j'aurai du bonheur à travailler la.
Directrice de ventes (Former Employee) – MONTREAL – 31 July 2018
J ai adore travailler a CDI pendant 5 ans . L ambiance de travail est très jeune et creative et chaleureuse . Le CEO est un jeune homme professionnel , determine ,avant-gardiste, dynamique, brillant et il sait exactement ou il s en va depuis le 1ier jour s entourant du meilleur personnel jeune et créatif . En voyageant a travers le monde il a su amener le meilleur pour les collections de meubles en cherchant qualité et prix. L équipe est très chaleureuse entoure du CEO qui est a l écoute de chaque demande du personnel . J étais obligee de quitter ce travail que j adorais car mon mari a eu un transfert de travail dans un autre pays mais ce travail me manque et j espère qu un jour j aurais la chance de revenir travailler dans ce beau milieu ou j ai tellement appris avec cette équipe fabuleuse dans les # voyages pour les # shows a travers le monde.
ambiance de travail remarquable, chaleureuse. CEO jeune dynamique a l écoute des besoins de chaque employe !
pas davantage sociaux mais ils travaillent très fort la dessus
Coordinator (Former Employee) – Montréal, QC – 18 January 2018
Do not recommend. Very bad culture and no one is happy working here. This company goes through a very high rate of turnover and the recurring postings for the same jobs every 2-3 months prove it. The only good reviews you will see are from management who try to bury the honest reviews.
I’ve workered for this inspiring cie for 6 years as a designer. I absolutely loved our team and felt my work and vision was recognized and respected. Working with the CEO on a daily basis was great. We were all like a family which made every project that much more special.
Highest turn over for employees i have ever seen. (On average 3-6 months) Employees are not rewarded for their hard work or celebrated on their birthday. There is no culture. Departments are separated. Very boring work environment (white bare walls, many empty desks and chairs) under paid and overworked. Very very very unorganized!
close to highway
poorly organized, micromanging, high turn-over rate (employees stay on average 3-6 months)
Director (Current Employee) – Montreal – 14 November 2017
CDI Furniture is a young, dynamic, and growing company. The environment is enjoyable and challenging. The office space is great and is located right on the highway - easily accessible by car (free parking) or by public transportation.