CDK Global
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Corporate environment and highly demanding

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The good part of CDK Global is the income and benefits. In this respect the company treats its employees very well. There are retirement contribution perks, great health benefits, and easy access to career development tools (e.g. certificates in tech and business, college/university accreditation) However, as a large corporation (formerly part of ADP - an even larger one) it is suffering from stagnation and short sighted vision. The company treats its employees well but also proves that the employees are disposable and the first target if costs must be cut. CDK Global continues its heritage from ADP in being focused solely on business acquisition instead of finding innovative solutions. The point is to bring in new business, sometime unethically, rather than create better products and support models so that we can offer and extract value more effectively. Lastly there is no growth opportunity en masse. There are exceptions here and there but over all, it is not a place to grow. The corporate structure and culture enforces a strong divide between staff and management, support and sales. It is very difficult to jump the fence for new hires and it is openly accepted that you will not grow out of your initial role for the first 5 to 7 years. This would not be so bad if the entry level employees were not under constant threat of redundancy. In summation, it is a typical megalith corporation, and the only value for employees is to use it as a stepping stone for getting experience in the corporate realm. This is not a company to tie yourself to.

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Solid benefits and income

Cons

No growth or security
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Excellent freedom to grow a career.

All my coworkers are excellent and willing to help out or just chat/zoom when I want. I learned a massive amount of skills as a software engineer. I have also learned about corporate structure as a whole. Management in my division is wonderful, I have an excellent manager and team director. But I take issue with corporate management as a whole, which appears to randomly absorb companies/products they think will make money, without considering if shared management between products improves or negatively effects each one. There's a long chain of command between my division and the head. It's difficult to be approved for a meaningful raise when the I've never met 10 of the people that take part in the decision.

Pros

Excellent vacation policy (unlimited), staple products in the auto DMS sector, management and teammates listen to and trust my opinions

Cons

People who don't know you make decisions about your pay, Strategic decisions are made without considering impact on application design
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Good company to work with.

Good management, kind hearted and supportive Director and colleagues. Work done always appreciated by the management. Very support director, project managers and co workers. Overall the best company to work with.

Pros

Perfect work culture

Cons

Nothing
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Challenging job that isnt for most...

This job does ask a lot from you. You will work long hours some days, (Paid overtime). you will travel across your region many times a month. You are alone in your work, and will not really have any co-workers to lean on. But if you can manage that, you stand out as a strong, capable field tech. There are ample area to move into when it comes time to look for a new opportunity in the company as well. A lot of reviews complain about the company, but that was post recession and under the old management. The New (Current) CEO is driving the company forward.So if you can handle working hard, no boss hanging over your shoulder, and lots of overtime ($$$) then this might be a job for you. Assuming you can deal with technical issues and come up with solutions.

Pros

Lots of Overtime

Cons

Not many breaks, Lots of Overtime
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Great company !!

Great company to work for and excellent benefits. I loved this job and would have stayed if not for health reasons. Management is absolutely amazing, they are very understanding of employees personal situations and very positive.
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Firme américaine située à Chicago Traductions de l’anglais vers le français dans les domaines de l’informatique, comptabilité, automobile, juridique, à partir d’un bureau en satellite. • Unique traductrice professionnelle attitrée de CDK Global en Amérique du Nord (firme américaine internationale de logiciels de gestion des concessionnaires d’automobiles, comptant plus de 60 000 employés de par le monde). • Mise sur pied du service de traduction de CDK : gestion des demandes de traduction et révision, gestion de l’équipe de huit traducteurs-pigistes, traduction vers le français de logiciels, sites Web, guides de l’utilisateur et cours sur l’utilisation des logiciels et du matériel, ainsi que de documents de tous ordres (informatique, pièces d’automobiles, services et ventes • Création de la banque de terminologie ADP/CDK anglaise-française. • Rapports de gestion : rapports mensuels et annuels de production, de facturation, d’évaluation.
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Management is horrible

It's hard to trust management, they don't have the customer or employees in mind. Brian McDonald only cares about himself and getting his yearly bonus. He does not have the associates of CDK Global in his best interests.
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Unfortunate waste of talented people

CEO goal here is to ensure company is financially attractive for sale and this means that product quality suffers and strategy suffers and ultimately employees and customers suffer.
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Culture organisationnelle

Très grosse entreprise qui a fait plusieurs acquisitions depuis quelques années et qui se cherche une identité. Les sondages internes démontrent un faible niveau de satisfaction et d'engagement des employés.

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3.4 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
3.3 out of 5 stars for Salary/Benefits
2.7 out of 5 stars for Job security/advancement
2.7 out of 5 stars for Management
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