One of our team members once said, “At CDI, you don’t have to choose between being a good mother and being a good engineer.” The quote is representative of how CDI approaches our team members and their responsibilities—we never want them to feel they need to choose between personal and work commitments. CDI offers flexible working hours, allowing team members to adjust their own schedules to balance their personal and work commitments.
All team members are encouraged to get involved in organizations outside of CDI, as we believe it fosters networking, leadership, and professional growth opportunities. Team members are also encouraged to actively participate in CDI-sponsored events, and flexible hours are offered for both event times and work schedules to help ensure every team member has access to these opportunities.
“I believe our culture sets us apart—we care about each other as whole people, understanding that work is only one aspect of your life. At the same time, we spend a lot of our day at work—it can be positive and focused on the difference that we make in our community…Work can be different and we want it to be different here.”
Alison Graves, St. Louis
“One of the best things CDI has to offer is their respect towards work-life integration…They respect their team members’ personal time, just as they would their own family’s time. At CDI, we all realize the work that needs to be accomplished, but we have a work hard, play hard mentality that I really cherish.”
Andrew Fry, Collinsville
“Some places I’ve worked expect that if it’s during your specified work hours, and not at a lunch break, you need to be at your desk hard at work. But the creative and design process tends to flow differently…It’s nice to be able to wander into the lunchroom and work on a puzzle or grab a snack. Rather than expecting people to clock in and clock out at the same time every day, having just the expectation that you’ll get your time in makes a huge difference in productivity and contentment.”
Maureen Kastl, Effingham