CDK Global Reviews

Updated 29 May 2020

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3.0
52%
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CDK Global CEO Brian Krzanich
Brian Krzanich
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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Good culture on a verge of disruption"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Consultant in Pune
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at CDK Global full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good, open culture. Flexibility to WFH, to introduce new technologies, to discuss new ideas. Focus on good programming practices (more in talks than in code). A few very good leaders and engineers driving most of the 'pros'.

    Cons

    Newly hired people are trying to disturb good culture to their benefits and management is letting it happen as they are more concerned about their own growth. The technical stack is old; in a few years, it would be ancient unless fixed. Most of the projects are in the maintenance phase, the company only needs good enough engineers to keep it running as-is. Due to the continuous attrition of product managers, vision is not solid enough. More focus on talks than actions. If you can speak about some 'keywords' you can get away with bad work or even no work. Some people who literally focus only on buttering the managers are being rewarded in last few years, ruining the good culture the teams have had as newly joining people are realizing what is being rewarded and acting accordingly. The recruitment process is in shambles. Some managers are putting their ego above everything. Managers hold a lot of meetings just to talk about something that never gets implemented, to talk about feedbacks that they never work upon or just to feed their ego.

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    CDK Global2020-05-11
  2. "Cool Company to work"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff in Hyderābād
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    1.Good work life balance. 2.Learning 3. Culture

    Cons

    There are no major cons

    CDK Global2020-05-10
  3. "Care about employee"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Technical Support in Prague
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good paid job, good location, chance to make career

    Cons

    Everyday learning and long for info

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    CDK Global2020-05-06
  4. "Work culture in CDK is very good"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant in Pune
    Recommends

    I have been working at CDK Global full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Work culture is good. You can learn new things.

    Cons

    Uncertainty and some managers are not good.

    CDK Global2020-05-02
  5. Helpful (3)

    "Climate of fear, no forward outlook"

    2.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Technical Analyst in Hungerford, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at CDK Global full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great colleagues Work from home 2 days per month Free E Learning suite

    Cons

    Climate of fear, lay offs every few years to save $ No forward thinking, always reactive to market needs API programme opening up application - will eventually become just a database & integration enabled Not best in class DMS - Just happens to have multiple OEM endorsements/groups reluctant to change No career progression

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    CDK Global2020-05-10
  6. Helpful (1)

    "Average Company"

    3.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Pune
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at CDK Global full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Work life balance is great

    Cons

    no innovation in day to day work

    CDK Global2020-04-23
  7. "No job security"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Implementation Consultant in Hoffman Estates, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at CDK Global full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    -Travel across the US -Daily Per Diem (Use it or lose it, and don't expect to use the full daily amount, or you will be harassed by management) -Corporate cards

    Cons

    -The software is extremely buggy and far from perfect -Micromanagement -High turnover and constant layoffs -Internal backstabbing and politics -Toxic managers and work environment -Extremely long hours, expect to work upwards of 90 hours per week -Salaried and no overtime pay -Intensive re-orgs, and will be put under different managers/directors which hinders your yearly performance reviews since new managers will be clueless about your progress -Are expected to travel and leave home at 2:00AM on Monday mornings, be at a client's location no later than 12:00PM and work until midnight -On non travel days, you will be required to be onsite by 9:00AM and will be pulling 10-15 hours shifts due to technical issues -Will get harassed by upper management if you get onsite after 12:00PM, even though flights may be delayed or cancelled due to weather or technical issues -Are expected to work Friday's until 12:00PM, and travel back home after 4:00PM -Expect to arrive home on Friday's by midnight or Saturday mornings -Contractors who are assigned on your projects will compete and discredit your work to upper management in order to get a chance to become a direct hires -Job roles are being outsourced to Infosys -Managers will do surprise on-site visits or send out spies to check on you

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    CDK Global2020-05-29
  8. Helpful (1)

    "Beware"

    1.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cincinnati, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Location close to where I lived, clean facility, free bagels on Monday, covered parking

    Cons

    Mass layoffs put everyone on edge, people quitting was so normal that you actually wished you were them and could escape, supervisors don't know how to do the job of their direct reports, training was unprofessional and unorganized with both of the departments I worked in, no one there has faith in the company but some will fake it and put on a smile, my role was underpaid for what we were expected to do.

    CDK Global2020-05-23
  9. "Lots of opportunity - Changes Necessary"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Hoffman Estates, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at CDK Global full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Flexiblity, ability to learn, wear many hats

    Cons

    Old fashioned, top down management style, way too many men and white men in leadership. Alienating.

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    CDK Global2020-04-15
  10. "Good company"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Principal Consultant in Hyderābād

    I have been working at CDK Global full-time

    Pros

    Good company to work for

    Cons

    It is still growing company

    CDK Global2020-04-14
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