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CDM Smith is an employee-owned engineering and construction company which provides solutions in water, energy, transportation, and facilities projects for government and private clients. Headquartered in Boston, MA it employs more than 5000 people, working from offices worldwide. As an employer, the company’s goal is to provide a challenging, progressive and inclusive work environment which fosters personal leadership, career growth and development for every employee. The company is seeking to hire passionate individuals from a wide range of professional fields, who challenge the norm, deliver world-class solutions and bring diverse perspectives. CDM Smith is committed to the career development of each employee through specifically designed career paths.

Company - Private
$1B to 2B
Large
Multiple locations
Business Support Companies
1947
Stephen J. Hickox
What departments CDM Smith employees work at?
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Engineers31.4%
other occupation25.3%
Management - Other14.3%
Administrative7.7%
Scientists7.3%
Chief Executives7.1%
Computer / IT6.8%
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Professional experience

How many years of experience do CDM Smith employees have before joining?
Years of experience at CDM Smith: Newcomers: 28%, Experiencers: 17%, Experts: 16%, Veterans: 39%. CDM Smith employees have 8+ years experience on average before joining.
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Where did CDM Smith employees work before joining?
Where they've worked before CDM Smith: AECOM, ARCADIS, Black & Veatch. Typical CDM Smith employees have worked at AECOM.
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Black & Veatch
What industries did CDM Smith employees work in previously?
Industry Background: The most typical industries of CDM Smith: Building Companies, Specialty Trade Construction Companies, Engineering Firms, Electrical & Wiring Installation Companies, Residential Building Construction Companies. CDM Smith employees most likely come from a Building Companies industry background.
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Where did CDM Smith employees work before joining?
Past employers' size at CDM Smith: Small: 32%, Medium: 17%, Large: 51%. Most CDM Smith employees have previously worked at large companies.
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Educational background

What did employees at CDM Smith study?
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Where did employees at CDM Smith study?
Northeastern University
Texas A&M University-Texarkana
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Employee data

How long do people stay in a role at CDM Smith?
Time employed at CDM Smith: <1: 9%, 1-3: 20%, 4-8: 23%, 9-13: 19%, 14-20: 14%, 20+: 15%. Most CDM Smith employees stay with the company for 4-8 years which is the same as the industry average.
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How does CDM Smith rank for age & gender diversity?
Gender ratio at CDM Smith: 72.0% Male and 28.0% Female. Age ratio at CDM Smith: 16-20: 0%, 21-30: 29%, 31-40: 28%, 41-50: 21%, 51-60: 15%, 60+: 7%. CDM Smith rates - 4.0% more female than the industry average. Most CDM Smith employees are 21-30, which is below the industry median age range.
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Career advancement

How does CDM Smith rank for career advancement?
Career advancement at CDM Smith: very low. CDM Smith ranks very low for career advancement which is below the industry average.
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What companies do CDM Smith employees go on to work at?
Future employers of CDM Smith: AECOM, ARCADIS, Black & Veatch, Brown and Caldwell, Carollo Engineers. People who work at CDM Smith most typically go on to work for the AECOM.
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Dallas, TX - September 28, 2021
It could have been a lot better
2.8
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3
Professional growth
3
Salary & Benefits
4
Work-Life balance
2
Recognition & Support
2
Culture and Values
CDM Smith prides itself on being a professional and ethical construction company with experienced and professional staff. To me, it felt otherwise. Promotional opportunities were nil, senior staff politicking was high, and raises were virtually unheard of. I would recommend working here to first timers to show them how a company should not be

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Too many secrets. and hidden agendas.
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Specifications Writer
Dallas, TX - June 20, 2021
Never give you a straight answer
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2
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3
Salary & Benefits
3
Work-Life balance
2
Recognition & Support
4
Culture and Values
I joined CDM Smith with the promise I would be entering a senior level position with prestige and decision making authority. Within months I was demoted without reason, disavowed from any decision making authority, and in my 3rd year, was fired without explanation or severance.

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Flexible hours and remote work
No clear direction, unfriendly environment,
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June 3, 2021
Great and inspiring place to work
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5
Professional growth
5
Salary & Benefits
5
Work-Life balance
5
Recognition & Support
5
Culture and Values
CDM is a great place to work and advance your career. At CDM your work is always admired and has trainings and rewards for inpiration.

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Good working environment, stable job
I did not find any.
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When did they start CDM Smith?
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Benjamin Gardner3 years ago
In 1947, I believe.
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What industry is CDM Smith in?
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Liam Brown3 years ago
Construction/Facilities/Trades.
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gender breakdown at CDM Smith?
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Isabella Holmes3 years ago
gender ratio is 28.0% female, 72.0% male.
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What’s the main location of CDM Smith?
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Liam Brown3 years ago
It’s Boston, MA.
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What is the annual revenue of CDM Smith?
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Isabella Holmes3 years ago
$1b to 2b.
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What companies are similar to CDM Smith?
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Liam Brown3 years ago
AECOM, ARCADIS, Atkins, CH2M, HDR, HNTB, Jacobs, Parsons Corporation.
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Who is the CEO of CDM Smith?
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Liam Brown3 years ago
Stephen J. Hickox.
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How many years does an employee typically spend working for CDM Smith?
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Benjamin Gardner3 years ago
An employee typically spends 4-8
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what kind of companies did CDM Smith employees work for?
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Sophie Hayes3 years ago
Large companies before CDM Smith.
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How often do employees get promoted at CDM Smith ?
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Benjamin Gardner3 years ago
advancement opportunities are very low
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Top future employers of CDM Smith employees?
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Liam Brown3 years ago
AECOM, ARCADIS, Black & Veatch, Brown and Caldwell, Carollo Engineers, CH2M, Hazen and Sawyer, Stantec.
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Where did employees work before joining CDM Smith?
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Sophie Hayes3 years ago
AECOM, ARCADIS, Black & Veatch, CH2M, HNTB, MWH, now part of Stantec, URS, Wilbur Smith Associates.
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Does anyone know the average age of employees at CDM Smith?
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Isabella Holmes3 years ago
Here’s an estimate I found for CDM Smith: 21-30, 31-40.
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Where did most of CDM Smith employees go to school?
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Isabella Holmes3 years ago
Northeastern University, Texas A&M University-Texarkana, The University of Texas at Austin, University of Florida, University of Massachusetts-Amherst.
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What’s CDM Smith’s business mission statement?
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Liam Brown3 years ago
the following: "CDM Smith's core values define CDM Smith—excellence, initiative, shared commitment, integrity, and teamwork— are fundamental and enduring principles that guide our collective and individual decisions, strategies, and actions.Our VisionCDM Smith will be a global water, environment, transportation, energy and facilities firm committed to exceptional client service to improve the environment and infrastructure.".
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