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CDK Global Company Culture

Culture Score

This score is derived from employee ratings & reviews
2.7/5
CDK Global's Overall Culture is rated D

Top Rated Culture Dimensions

CEO Score

Bottom 20%Bottom 20% of Similar Size Companies on Comparably
Brian Krzanich CDK Global's CEO
Brian Krzanich
60 /100

CDK Global Mission, Vision & Values

Are your company's goals clear, and are you invested in them?

Mission Statement

We are driven by our passion for the automotive industry and technology to work with our clients in evolving the automotive retailing experience.

CDK Global Culture At a Glance

122 employees at CDK Global have reviewed CDK Global across various culture dimensions, providing their opinions on items ranging from executive ratings to the pace at work. The latest review was 7 days ago.

Overall, the 122 CDK Global employees give their leadership a grade of D, or Bottom 20% of similar size companies on Comparably. This includes specific ratings of their executive team, CEO, and manager.

Employees at CDK Global are not very pleased with their total compensation at CDK Global, which includes a combination of pay, stock and equity, and benefits.

Overall, employees at CDK Global are generally satisfied with their team. 122 Participants grade the quality of their coworkers a C+. The majority believe the meetings at CDK Global are effective, and the majority look forward to interacting with their coworkers.

The majority of employees at CDK Global believe the environment at CDK Global is positive. Most Participants believe the pace of work at CDK Global is comfortably fast. About 57% of the employees at CDK Global work 8 hours or less, while 10% of them have an extremely long day - longer than twelve hours.

Overall, the employees at CDK Global are not very happy, based on their aggregated ratings of future outlook, customer perception, and their excitement going to work.

Company Information

Address
1 Cygnet Way,, Charnham Park
Hoffman Estates, IL RG17 0YL
United States of America
Website
www.cdk-global.com
Founded
1972

Company Description

CDK Global is transforming how cars, trucks and vehicles of all kinds are marketed, sold and serviced around the world.

Key Executives

Name & Title
Bio
Brian Krzanich  CEO / President
Brian Krzanich
CEO / President
Mr. Neil Packham has been the President of CDK International at CDK Global, Inc. since January 18, 2017. Mr. Packham serves as Managing Director and Vice President at CDK Global (UK) Limited. He joined CDK in July 2013 as Vice President for CDK's UK region, which encompasses UK, Middle East, Ireland and Africa. Prior to joining CDK, Mr. Packham worked in the automotive, digital and software sectors working in a variety of business areas such as business development and strategy, sales and marketing, product development and general management. He has held senior positions within a number of large corporations and start-ups.
Scott Mathews  Executive Vice President of North America Sales
Scott Mathews
Executive Vice President of North America Sales
Mr. Scott L. Mathews has been Executive Vice President of North America Sales at CDK Global, Inc. since July 1, 2016. Mr. Mathews served as the President of Digital Marketing at CDK Global, Inc. until June 30, 2016. Mr. Mathews served as the Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President of Cobalt Group Inc., since May 2002. He has 20 years of management and technology experience. He served for three years as President and Chief Operating Officer of eMerge Interactive, Inc., a technology company based in Sebastian, FL, that provides supply chain management and marketing solutions to the $40 billion beef production industry. He served as the Vice President and General Manager of Key Technology, Inc., an international equipment manufacturer and distributor in Walla, WA. He worked 14 years at General Electric Medical Systems in a variety of sales and management positions. Mr. Mathews holds an MBA from the University of Chicago and a BS from Michigan State University.
Lee Brunz  Executive VP, General Counsel & Secretary
Lee Brunz
Executive VP, General Counsel & Secretary
Mr. Lee J. Brunz as has been General Counsel at CDK Global, Inc. since September 2014 and also serves as its Executive Vice President and Secretary. Mr. Brunz served as a Vice president and Financial and Accounting Officer at CDK Global, Inc. and served as its Interim Chief Financial Officer since May 31, 2017 until August 09, 2017. He served as a Secretary of The Cobalt Group, Inc. He holds an LLM in Tax from New York University School of Law, a JD from the University of Oregon School of Law and a BA in English from Whitman College.
Daniel P. Flynn  President of CDK North America
Daniel P. Flynn
President of CDK North America
Mr. Daniel P. Flynn, also known as Dan, has been President of CDK North America at CDK Global, Inc. since December 1, 2017. Mr. Flynn served as an Executive Vice President of Business Transformation at CDK Global, Inc. since February 2, 2016 until December 1, 2017. Mr. Flynn served as Corporate Vice President of Business Transformation at CDK Global, Inc. since joined in February 2016. Mr. Flynn led company-wide, Lean Six Sigma-based process improvement initiatives at Hertz Corporation.
Jennifer A. Williams  VP, Corporate Controller & Chief Accounting Officer
Jennifer A. Williams
VP, Corporate Controller & Chief Accounting Officer
Ms. Jennifer A. Williams has been Vice President and Corporate Controller at CDK Global, Inc. since September 2014 and has been its Chief Accounting Officer since October 31, 2017. Ms. Williams was the operational controller from February 2012 to August 2014 and the controller of the Military Systems and Supply Chain divisions from February 2009 to February 2012, for the Aviation business unit of General Electric. From February 2001 to February 2009, Ms. Williams held various controllership roles, most recently, assistant controller, corporate accounting, at Delphi Corporation. From December 1995 to February 2001, she was in various roles of increasing responsibility in the Audit and Business Advisory Services Division of Arthur Andersen LLP. Ms. Williams is a certified public accountant and holds a Master of Business Administration and a Bachelor of Arts in Professional Accounting from Michigan State University.
John W. P. Holt  Senior Vice President of Digital
John W. P. Holt
Senior Vice President of Digital
Mr. John W. P. Holt serves as Senior Vice President of Digital of CDK Global, Inc. Mr. Holt co-founded Cobalt Group Inc., a holding of IntegraLink Inc. in March 1995 and served as its Chief Executive Officer and President since January 2000. He served as Vice President of Growth and Development at Oceantrawl Inc. from 1989 to 1993. Prior to Cobalt Group, Inc., Mr. Holt was Director of Affiliate Label Publishing for IVI Publishing Inc. from March 1994 to February 1995. He served as the Chairman of Cobalt Group and served as its Director since March 1995. Mr. Holt holds an M.P.P.M. degree from The Yale School of Organization and Management and a B.A. degree in English from Bowdoin College.
Yvonne M. Surowiec  Executive VP & Chief People Officer
Yvonne M. Surowiec
Executive VP & Chief People Officer
Ms. Yvonne M. Surowiec serves as the Chief People Officer and Executive vice president at CDK Global, Inc. Ms. Surowiec served as the Chief Human Resources Officer of CDK Global, Inc. Ms. Surowiec earned an MBA in Finance and a BS in Mathematics from Seton Hall University. She has also earned the Certified Compensation (CCP), Benefits (CBP), and Senior Human Resources Professional (SPHR) certifications.
Ronald L. Frey Jr.  Executive VP & Global Chief Strategy Officer
Ronald L. Frey Jr.
Executive VP & Global Chief Strategy Officer
Mr. Ronald L. Frey Jr., also known as Ron, has been Chief Strategy Officer and Executive Vice President of CDK Global, Inc. since April 17, 2017. Mr. Frey has global responsibility for strategy and business development as well as product management. Mr. Frey has been Chief Strategy Officer of Automotive Solutions at CU Direct Corporation since October 2016. Mr. Frey has spent 30 years serving the automotive and credit union industry bringing innovative business and technological advancements to the industry. Mr. Frey joined CU Direct from AutoNation, Inc., where he was Chief Strategy Officer. He served as the President of AutoNation Direct since 2007, where he focused on developing and testing bold new initiatives in transactional sales outside the traditional store environment and was later promoted to Chief Strategy Officer of AutoNation, Inc. Mr. Frey served as the Chief Executive Officer of Autoland Inc. He played an integral role in the launch of Cars Direct. Mr. Frey is an automotive innovator, beginning his career in the automotive industry in 1985. In addition, he served as the Chief Operating Officer and Partner of TRUECar.com in 2005. More recently, Mr. Frey has been providing consulting services to the automotive industry through his company, RL Frey.
Rajiv Amar  EVP/Global CTO
Rajiv Amar
EVP/Global CTO
Rajiv Amar serves as the EVP/Global CTO of CDK Global. Rajiv started at CDK Global in April of 2016. Rajiv currently resides in the Portland, Oregon Area.
Noel Andrews-Sotta  Executive Director Operational Excellence
Noel Andrews-Sotta
Executive Director Operational Excellence
Noel Andrews-Sotta serves as the Executive Director Operational Excellence of CDK Global. Noel started at CDK Global in December of 2017. Noel currently resides in the Greater Chicago Area.

HR Leaders

Name & Title
Bio
Amy W. Byrne  Executive VP & Chief Human Resources Officer
Amy W. Byrne
Executive VP & Chief Human Resources Officer
Ms. Amy W. Byrne has been Chief Human Resources Officer and Executive Vice President at CDK Global, Inc. since June 21, 2017. Ms. Byrne has nearly 25 years of experience leading large global HR teams across talent, compensation and benefits, diversity, labor relations and organizational engagement. Most recently, Ms. Byrne was with Avon Products, Inc. where she led the human resources organization for the Latin America and Global Brand Marketing businesses, supporting a region of $4.5 billion in revenues and over 17,000 employees across 12 countries. Prior to Avon, She held increasing HR roles across U.S. Foodservice, Inc., The Boeing Company, William M. Mercer, Inc., and Hay Management Consultants. Ms. Byrne started her career as a pension analyst for Hewitt. She holds a B.S. Degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.
Amy Byrne  EVP & Chief Human Resources Officer
Amy Byrne
EVP & Chief Human Resources Officer
Amy Byrne serves as the EVP & Chief Human Resources Officer of .
Roshny Archer  Vice President, HR, North America Operations at CDK Global
Roshny Archer
Vice President, HR, North America Operations at CDK Global
Roshny Archer serves as the Vice President, HR, North America Operations at CDK Global of .
Amy Smith  VP Human Resources
Amy Smith
VP Human Resources
Amy Smith serves as the VP Human Resources of .
K Kelley-Rose  Sr. Director, Human Resources
K Kelley-Rose
Sr. Director, Human Resources
K Kelley-Rose serves as the Sr. Director, Human Resources of .
Janet Chalk  Director, HR Florida region
Janet Chalk
Director, HR Florida region
Janet Chalk serves as the Director, HR Florida region of CDK Global. Janet started at CDK Global in September of 2018. Janet currently resides in the Destin/Fort Walton Beach, Florida Area.
Jzacqu Fields  Human Resources Director
Jzacqu Fields
Human Resources Director
Jzacqu Fields serves as the Human Resources Director of CDK Global. Jzacqu started at CDK Global in November of 2004. Jzacqu currently resides in the Dallas/Fort Worth Area.
Helen Michniewicz  Director, Global Head of Talent Planning
Helen Michniewicz
Director, Global Head of Talent Planning
Helen Michniewicz serves as the Director, Global Head of Talent Planning of CDK Global. Helen started at CDK Global in February of 2018. Helen currently resides in the Greater Chicago Area.
Kathleen Rackow  Benefits Manager
Kathleen Rackow
Benefits Manager
Kathleen Rackow serves as the Benefits Manager of CDK Global. Kathleen currently resides in the Greater Chicago Area.
Mary Armatys  Director Worforce Analytics and HR Technology
Mary Armatys
Director Worforce Analytics and HR Technology
Mary Armatys serves as the Director Worforce Analytics and HR Technology of CDK Global. Mary currently resides in the Greater Chicago Area.
June Marrick  Director, HR Business Partner
June Marrick
Director, HR Business Partner
June Marrick serves as the Director, HR Business Partner of CDK Global. June currently resides in the Greater Atlanta Area.
Liz Drahos  Director, HR Business Partner
Liz Drahos
Director, HR Business Partner
Liz Drahos serves as the Director, HR Business Partner of CDK Global. Liz currently resides in the Greater Chicago Area.
Mary OReilly  Director, Talent Acquisition North America
Mary OReilly
Director, Talent Acquisition North America
Mary OReilly serves as the Director, Talent Acquisition North America of CDK Global. Mary currently resides in the Greater Chicago Area.
Morgan Sweeney  HR Technology Analyst
Morgan Sweeney
HR Technology Analyst
Morgan Sweeney serves as the HR Technology Analyst of CDK Global. Morgan currently resides in the Greater Chicago Area.
Mark Connelly  Manager, Talent Acquisition
Mark Connelly
Manager, Talent Acquisition
Mark Connelly serves as the Manager, Talent Acquisition of CDK Global. Mark currently resides in the Greater Chicago Area.
Cheetra Thakkar  Recruiter III-Talent Acquisition Partner
Cheetra Thakkar
Recruiter III-Talent Acquisition Partner
Cheetra Thakkar serves as the Recruiter III-Talent Acquisition Partner of CDK Global. Cheetra currently resides in the Greater Chicago Area.
Anna Perales  Sr. Benefits Analyst
Anna Perales
Sr. Benefits Analyst
Anna Perales serves as the Sr. Benefits Analyst of CDK Global. Anna currently resides in the Greater Chicago Area.
Shipra Kamra  Strategic HR Business Partner
Shipra Kamra
Strategic HR Business Partner
Shipra Kamra serves as the Strategic HR Business Partner of CDK Global. Shipra currently resides in the Portland, Oregon Area.
Sherri Dublin  Director, Global Employee Engagement and Inclusion
Sherri Dublin
Director, Global Employee Engagement and Inclusion
Sherri Dublin serves as the Director, Global Employee Engagement and Inclusion of CDK Global. Sherri currently resides in the Greater Chicago Area.

CDK Global Employee Reviews

Positive Reviews
59%
59%
41%
Constructive Feedback
41%

Positive Reviews from Employees

What did you like most about the interview process?

Fair process, no suprises, quick turnaround

What makes you most happy at work?

Colleagues that you can lean on

What are some of the best things about your team?

Amazing people all try to work towards company goals

Constructive Feedback from Employees

What needs to change to make the company culture better?

Better HR leader that cares for culture and employees

Why do you feel undervalued and what would make you feel better about your compensation?

Portland was placed lower than Hoffman in comp range, no action was taken to correct the structure after multiple feedbacks from employees

What does the leadership team need to get better at?

Talent development, coaching, empathy, living values

A Day in the Life
A Day in the Life
CDK Global employees generally work 9.2 hrs a day
Work Hours
A Day in the Life
Employees at CDK Global report the work pace is comfortably fast
Work Pace
A Day in the Life
On a typical day, employees at CDK Global have 4+ meetings
Meetings
A Day in the Life
83% of CDK Global employees look forward to interacting with their team every day
Coworkers
A Day in the Life
CDK Global employees most often take 20-30 paid vacation and sick days each year
Perks & Benefits
A Day in the Life
52% of CDK Global employees report they are happy with their work life balance
Work Life Balance
A Day in the Life
CDK Global employees typically get valuable feedback on how to improve at work Once a year
Feedback
A Day in the Life
63% of CDK Global employees call their work environment positive
Environment

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Bottom
20%

Leadership Score

In the Bottom 20% of similar sized companies on Comparably

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58
out of 100
Executive rating?
60
out of 100
CEO rating?
70
out of 100
Manager rating?
Bottom
35%

Compensation Score

In the Bottom 35% of similar sized companies on Comparably

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Paid fairly?
Satisfied with benefits?
Top
50%

Team Score

In the Top 50% of similar sized companies on Comparably

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Coworker interaction?
75
out of 100
Quality of coworkers?
Bottom
35%

Environment Score

In the Bottom 35% of similar sized companies on Comparably

This category score has been trending down -2% since last month
7 or less
7%
8
50%
10
24%
12
9%
More than 12
10%
Work hours per day?
Extremely fast
28%
Comfortably fast
35%
Moderate
26%
A bit slow
1%
Bureaucratic
10%
Pace at work?
Positive
63%
Negative
37%
Positive work environment?
Bottom
30%

Outlook Score

In the Bottom 30% of similar sized companies on Comparably

Trending upThis category score has been trending up % since last month
64
out of 100
Future outlook?
Fantastic
11%
Good
31%
Neutral
35%
Bad
13%
Terrible
10%
Customer perception?
Excited going to work?

CDK Global H1B Visa

In 2019, CDK Global applied for 37 H1B visas. Of the work permits applied for, 95% were approved.

Work Permit Application Outcome

CDK Global has a total of 8900 employees

37
Total Applied
  • 95% Granted (35 out of 37)
  • 5% Denied (2 out of 37)
  • 0% Withdrawn Application was withdrawn by the employer before approval/rejection ( out of 37)
  • 0% Certified-Withdrawn Application was approved but later withdrawn by employer ( out of 37)

This data was calculated using publicly sourced data from OFLC Performance Data

Gender Score How positively women rate their overall experience at CDK Global

Bottom
25%

CDK Global currently ranks in the Bottom 25% of similarly sized companies on Comparably

Diversity Score How positively minorities rate their overall experience at CDK Global

Bottom
15%

CDK Global currently ranks in the Bottom 15% of similarly sized companies on Comparably

eNPS

Net Promoter Score tracks your employees' overall score to this question: "On a scale from 0-10, how likely are you to recommend working at your company to a friend?"
Bottom 40%Bottom 40% of Similar Size Companies on Comparably
-22
eNPS Score
31%Promoters
16%Passives
53%Detractors

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    59 / 100
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Perks & Benefits

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Dental Insurance
Vision Insurance
Health Insurance
Life Insurance
Paid Time Off
PTO / Vacation Policy
Paid Holidays
Maternity / Paternity Leave
Financial Benefits
401K / Retirement Plan
Tuition Reimbursement
Office Perks
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