I wanted to thank you for taking the time to talk with me today. I sincerely appreciate the time you spent reviewing my career goals and recommending strategies for achieving them. Your advice is very helpful and gives me a new perspective on available opportunities. After meeting with several employment firms since relocating to Phoenix I was beginning to feel overwhelmed and discouraged. Again, thank you so much. I greatly appreciate your generosity. Looking forward to working with you and your team during this process. Best Regards
Posted: 2/04/2013 • Link to this review
CDR delivers what they say, if you are willing to put forth the effort and use the product they provide. They tailored a program to meet my needs and gave me the contacts I needed. They can't open the door to a job, but they will help show you where the door is. The rest is up to you...
Posted: 6/25/2012 • Last edited: 7/17/2012 • Link to this review
I started with CDR after my recent employer was forced to close their business because of the economy. After months of looking on my own I was approached by CDR. At first I was skeptical but felt I had nothing to lose. CDR was the answer. They generated leads, gave me support but most important...prepared me for each interview I went to. Yes there was work on my part as well- I couldn't just sit back and hope that a job would fall in my lap. I had to work the process they laid out for me. I would recommend getting help and following up on each lead. Thanks to CDR I am happily employed and making more money than before!
Posted: 6/02/2012 • Last edited: 7/17/2012 • Link to this review
After reading the reviews, I thought maybe I would be one of the lucky ones. I was not. 6 months later, I am unemployed despite the high marks they gave me on my marketability. I suppose if you complain about this type of service, you are made out to be angry, crabby, unemployable. I can assure you that I was positive and willing to jump through all of the hoops they wanted. The problem started with my assigned consultant. When I wanted to add or edit , he became defensive and angry. Recently I found out he left the company. Maybe I wasn't the only client to have problems. However, no one from CDR has taken the time to call me, update me on my case or tell me who should be my point person. The communication issues for a business such as this, are deplorable.
Posted: 9/25/2011 • Last edited: 7/17/2012 • Link to this review
I would tell anyone considering using their service this: You can literally do everything they are doing yourself. Here is what they do... First they will listen to you, they will pay close attention to what you are looking for and where you want to go. They will then tell you how they are tailored to suit people just like you, they will even craft their response to suit what you just told them. Then you will fork over a chunk of your hard earned money, and fill out a 26 page job application. Then you will meet with one of their career advisors and they will show you a power point presentation that is "customized for you". In reality it seems like they just change the name on the title page, cut and paste some stuff from your application, and then call it good. They will then hand you a long listing of companies, most of which don't necessarily have jobs available. They will ask you to highlight the companies you are interested in working for. They are in industries you expressed an interest in when you filled out the application. Then what they do is print up resumes and cover letters addressed to the theoretical decision makers in those companies. Every two weeks they will give you about 20 of them. You send them out wait a couple days, call them and follow up. IT IS NOT WORTH YOUR MONEY.... You can look up SIC codes yourself, find out who works in HR, and print resumes yourself.
Posted: 12/18/2010 • Last edited: 7/17/2012 • Link to this review
In response to the above complaint, CDR has provided Mr. Robert Sullivan employment support services as outlined in our business agreement that supports our company's policy and procedures.
Mr. Sullivan entered into a contract with CDR on July 7, 2010 and was given the Career Analysis Profile form to complete and return to our office. An all day executive session was scheduled for July 19, 2010, which had to be rescheduled to July 23, 2010, as Mr. Sullivan did not return the profiles in time to prepare for the full day session.
To date CDR has provided Mr. Sullivan with 96 leads, cover letters and resumes.
We have rewritten Mr. Sullivan's materials several times and everything is a "rough" draft until he approves it. Mr. Sullivan's last request was to" not prepare any more leads."
Mr. Sullivan has made continuous reference to individuals being able to provide the service for themselves. He chose to work with us because he does not have a research facility, creative and administrative support and 8 hours a day to manage this effort. Mr. Sullivan did not carry through with his side of the working relationship and wants to shift all the blame to our company. Mr. Sullivan took his complaints to the BBB for arbitration and the ruling was that services were provided and his complaints were invalid. Further investigation suggests that Mr. Sullivan secured employment and was attempting to recover his fee.
I was contacted today by a company called Global Solutions/CDR Group saying that they had received my resume and wanted to ask me a few questions about my last employer. I answered the questions thinking that they were one of the many companies that I sent resumes. The caller then wanted me to set an appointment regarding the position I applied for. I was glad that I was getting a response to my resume and I was looking forward to an interview. I am very disappointed to find out that this company IS NOT an employer responding to my resume but a company that wants me to pay them money to find a job. I despise the deception of this company. I NEVER sent a resume to this company. If you are looking for a hiring service maybe this company is for you. Otherwise, ask questions to protect yourself and your hard earned money. CDR stated that I sent my resume to them, this is a lie!!!! I wouldn't trust this company.
Posted: 3/31/2010 • Last edited: 7/17/2012 • Link to this review
CDR responds only to those individuals that have sent a resume to us in response to one of our ads. Our ads have a link that says "learn more about this company", plus a link to our web site. There is absolutely no deception. ManagementPro sounds like a staffing firm that is trying to discredit our business.
I think we're all aware of how tough it is to find a job with the current market conditions. I thought I had exhausted all options, but then a friend recommended the CDR Group to assist me in my search. After utilizing their services, I am now very confident, and have no doubt, that I'll be able to secure a position in my career field. I can't thank the CDR Group enough.
Posted: 2/18/2010 • Last edited: 3/02/2010 • Link to this review
Don't get caught up in the hype that sales and marketing give you here. They don't deliver. I have generated more in my own searches than CDR group did from their proported quality mailings. May work for lower level positions, yet, on an executive level, total waste of money. Be sure you read their contract fully. They get your money and YOU do all the work and there is additional expenses. Also, I notice that 2 of the reviews on this sita have been written by the CEO(B Randall and Exec VP( R Schindler) of CDR with no mention that they are from actual people that used their services. Ratings on this are exceptional- of course. This would appear to be false information without reference or written by a specific person.
Posted: 12/08/2008 • Last edited: 3/02/2010 • Link to this review
Mr. Pollman came to us after trying on his own for a period of time. He was a senior person within the mortgage business. He was told and we agreed that he would not find new employment in the mortgage arena in 2008-2009. Contrary to our agreement he refused to look outside of the financial area. We generated more than 200 openings and opportunities for him in different industry sectors. Mr. Pollman was content to send out letters and wait for responses which will not work at the level we had targeted. The only work Mr. Pollman was committed too was to mail out his leads and do the follow -up. Apparently this was too much work for him.
When I met with CDR, they stated "their job is to get me an interview". In six months, they got me a total of zero interviews. Their "system" consists of writing form letters and sending them blindly to area executives (information you can get free on the web) with no specific job lead. They did not even seem to have any business contacts for informational interviews whatsoever. They sell you the moon and deliver nothing. My advice: work with a recruiter that represents the company you are interested in. They get paid by that company and don't make any money unless they place you, therefore, they are much more motivated.
Posted: 9/10/2008 • Last edited: 11/01/2010 • Link to this review
We do not have a client" schoggi"! and we do not get interviews for our clients. This individual does not know or understand our business model. Recruiters work for and are paid by companies that will commit 20-40% of the hiring budget to the recruiter, which will come out of the hired persons first year income. We work for and are paid by job seekers and our fees range from 0-4% of the persons most recent income.
While unemployed I had a call from someome saying they'd like to schedule an interview for a job. I agreed to a time, but when I looked-up the company, I didn't recognize it as one I had applied. I called them back and they confessed they have no job for me. They also said they wanted my money for them to "look for" a job for me. They were very sly in trying to get me in for their sales pitch, but they weren't selling anything that I didn't already have: job leads (free online).
Posted: 8/12/2008 • Last edited: 7/17/2012 • Link to this review
Platinumgray must have sent their resume in response to our ad. Like all respondents we ask them to come in and learn about our unique employment services, and a date is set. Our ad states very clearly who we are and what we do. Unfortunately, most job seekers do not read the ad in its entirety but only read the position descriptions and then click and send. After the appointment is set they run to the internet, read our web site, and conclude correctly, that we do not have jobs for them. The result is insulting responses such as the one above.