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

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    Former Employee - Associate in Washington, DC (US)
    Former Employee - Associate in Washington, DC (US)

    I worked at Cadmus Group full-time (more than an year)


    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.


    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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    Add checks and balances to senior staff; even experienced people need accountability, upward reviews, and strong, regular management training (self-training doesn't count. bring in some expert trainers and do it regularly). Do not accept 2-year turnover as acceptable. The companies you bought out have better cultures and lower turnover rates; figure out what they're doing right.

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