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CDK Global Reviews

Updated 22 Aug 2019

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CDK Global CEO Brian Krzanich
Brian Krzanich
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  • "No communication between departments or from upper management to certain departments(in 75 reviews)

  • "As a former leader at Cobalt, I'll provide just one example that summarizes everything: under(in 52 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (21)

    "Too much"

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    Former Employee - Minion in Portland, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at CDK Global full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Many wonderful coworkers, or at least there used to be. Longtime workers have decent vacation time. They need it. In a chaotic, changing environment like this, there are sometimes opportunities to carve out a special path for yourself. Departments are trying to move forward into this century.

    Cons

    Morale is really low. Dedicated people who used to pump massive energy into their work have mentally cried uncle and given up. Those that are not in a good position to leave have had to quit caring about the work they do, just to protect their sanity. For people who normally take pride in their work, this is a sad, difficult thing. Workload is over the top. Constant fear of being laid off. Critical brain drain...

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    CDK Global2019-08-11
  2. "FP&A in Prague"

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    Current Employee - FP&A Manager in Prague
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at CDK Global full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    - great onboarding first in Prague and then in the Chicago area - support of the Leadership team (training, availability, travel to Prague's office) - opportunity to travel - no micromanagement - CDK is Corporate, but we have relatively small FP&A team, it is easier to get to know everybody and get things done compared to other big Corporations working in matrix structures - people - supportive and smart - diverse...

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    Cons

    - two offices in Prague, in 2020 all teams should move to 1 office - different tools used in North America and International, systems should be harmonized in 2 years

    CDK Global2019-08-22
  3. Helpful (13)

    "Company is in a Constant State of Flux"

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    Former Employee - Project Manager 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at CDK Global full-time

    Pros

    Leader in the automotive retail industry, Global organization

    Cons

    Company has been in a constant state of flux since 2014. Each CEO stirs up a flurry of activity (new sr mgmt, new vision, realign depts) but doesn't improve the company's product offerings. Operations are very lean; the insufficient number of individual contributors results in over-worked employees

    Advice to Management

    Reversing the stance on flexible work arrangements such as ability to work remote / work from home is resulting in disgruntled employees.

    CDK Global2019-07-26
  4. "Flexibility and learning in the role but some silos and finger pointing"

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    Current Employee - Project Manager 
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at CDK Global full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    I appreciate the flexibility in the job role and ability to travel a bit. I have learned a lot and manager over 30 accounts simultaneously. Sometimes the teams work very well with each other and support one another. Good recent changes in leadership and positive to where the company is going. Use of new technology.

    Cons

    Silos, finger pointing, CYA, and lots of "that's not how we do it here"; I'm not saying that's from everyone or every department, but enough so that it trickles to the projects and affects the clients. I know where the company is trying to go with their recent changes in leadership, and they have made some headway! But there is a lot of disconnect between leadership and the front line. Also, I use my personal...

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    Advice to Management

    There needs to be more initiative to discuss what really happens on the front line! We should not be running so lean and even though you are working to rehire after last year's RIF, the stress, hostility, and exhaustion is still present. Better compensate your employees, especially based on where they live; not all COL are equal. Regarding the use of new technology - while there has been positive headway with new technology...

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    CDK Global2019-08-20
  5. "Industry Leader"

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    Current Employee - Digital Marketing Consultant in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at CDK Global full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great Company well Respected industry Leader

    Cons

    Big company some restriction lack of flexibility like all big companies

    Advice to Management

    Stay on the road your on

    CDK Global2019-08-14
  6. "Created Actual Products that will be deployed to market"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer(Internship) in Portland, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at CDK Global for less than a year

    Pros

    - Flexible hours - Work in teams other interns and management has you create actual products that get pushed to market - Great internship coordinator

    Cons

    - Wish the coffee was better but other than that it was an amazing experience.

    CDK Global2019-08-14
  7. "Great people and great company striving to be even better."

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    Current Employee - Technical Project Manager in Plymouth, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at CDK Global for less than a year

    Pros

    Autonomy, freedom to work as a professional without being micromanaged.

    Cons

    Limited opportunities in the Twin Cities to become a permanent placement employee.

    Advice to Management

    Management is on a roll, filled with professional leaders and dedicated to continuous improvement. Keep doing what you are doing.

    CDK Global2019-08-14
  8. Helpful (2)

    "Enjoying my time"

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    Former Employee - Former Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at CDK Global full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great employees who give their all

    Cons

    No flexible at all want you to work on their terms and really don't care too much about their employees, too money driven and not customer focused

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees and bend a little and try to accommodate them

    CDK Global2019-08-07
  9. Helpful (17)

    "Once great company, now an empty shell. Well, empty parking lot"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Hoffman Estates, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at CDK Global full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    The place is air conditioned.

    Cons

    Greedy upper management with a hack and slash mentality. They are shaving our salaries and benefits each year. Forced us out of our semi private cubes and into public noisy spaces that resemble pig pens.

    Advice to Management

    Sneak into Lucifer's house and try to steal back your soul.

    CDK Global2019-08-05
  10. "great atmoshpere"

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Valdosta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at CDK Global full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    great pay check to cash in

    Cons

    strict policies to abide by

    Advice to Management

    na

    CDK Global2019-08-09
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