CIDC

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CIDC Reviews

Updated August 5, 2014
Updated August 5, 2014
27 Reviews
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27 Reviews
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  1.  

    Great Company, closed before it's time

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at CIDC full-time

    Pros

    Great culture, wonderful people, a true learning environment. Awesome perks and "fun things to do"!

    Cons

    Company closed down too soon...it would have been nice if the parent company found us alternate positions in the company or "kept us on" until we found alternate work.

    Recommends
  2.  

    A good company

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    Former Employee - Interactive Designer in Cambridge, MA
    Former Employee - Interactive Designer in Cambridge, MA

    I worked at CIDC as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Stress free, smart, friendly work environment. Great work life balance. Possible opportunities for personal growth. Fun projects to work with.

    Cons

    It could be a bit boring if you work fast because they may not have enough work for you.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    system administrator at CIDC

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA

    I have been working at CIDC full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great culture, flexible schedule, smart passionate people, fun work

    Cons

    The parent company in France didn't know how to direct the company and made too much swing on the goal. I wish they listen to the Cambridge management and let the upper management here in US be in control earlier.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Wish the parent company can learn the lesson.

    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great people, great culture, poor upper management

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    Former Employee - Release Engineer in Cambridge, MA
    Former Employee - Release Engineer in Cambridge, MA

    I worked at CIDC full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Everybody at CIDC pulls together, and is a joy to work with. I have never felt more friendly with my co-workers than I did there.

    Cons

    Upper management was completely unable to determine a goal for the company, and repeatedly switched among them multiple times just in my ~2.5 years there.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You've got smart people, listen to them and let them innovate.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Challenging but rewarding culture

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    Former Employee - Anon in Cambridge, MA
    Former Employee - Anon in Cambridge, MA

    I worked at CIDC

    Pros

    The culture and the people are superb here, there is always something fun going on.

    HR are the most engaged, available and helpful I have encountered.

    Talented, passionate and engaged people

    Agile environment

    Fun!

    New direction of the company lead by a CEO that knows what he is doing

    Cons

    The Online gambling industry is in turmoil. It could be a tough few years but if the US market opens up it will be exciting

    Some management have not accepted the Agile transformation nor the need to keep up with the industry in terms of their technology.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider injecting some new blood in to the management/executive level to re-energize the company in terms of fresh ideas and approaches.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    My experience has been a very positive one at CIDC.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA

    I have been working at CIDC

    Pros

    Benefits
    Co-Workers
    Flexible Work Schedule
    Location
    Opportunity to Learn
    Fun Atmosphere

    Cons

    Too many leadership changes in the past couple of years, however, much better with Tim Dent as the CEO.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to listen to the employees' ideas on how to make this company a success!

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Very good experience in an innovative and challenging environment

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at CIDC

    Pros

    This is a good company for Personal development
    Cidc is also a good company for benefits
    I appreciate the good team spirit 

    Cons

    Middle management has some difficulties to accept change and to be innovative
    Middle management seems to have a lack of experience

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    This company should improve the middle management
    The middle management should embrace changes with more enthousiasm to adapt to market

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    CIDC is a good place to work. High pace, but at times frustrating with extreme deadlines

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at CIDC

    Pros

    If you want to work in one of the fast moving industries this is the place. It is in a new industry that is rapidly changing, which is both challenging and frustrating at one time. At CIDC talent will be given lot of responsibility and it is a good place to grow your career if you are dedicated and keep your eyes open as the organisation continuously evolves.

    After summer of 2010 there is a new management in place, who is more visionary and give clear communication of what is expected of the company and each division within the company.

    Cons

    Development projects can be a challenge due to complex data structure. There are not a lack of projects at CIDC, but more lack of resources to get them completed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to work together with employees to build the roadmap for the upcoming years. There is a large internal talent base who is interested to contribute.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    good company to work for

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    Former Employee - Quality Assurance Engineer
    Former Employee - Quality Assurance Engineer

    I worked at CIDC

    Pros

    CIDC is the best company that I have ever worked before. It was a young, growing, enthusiastic, international, friendly, fun work environment. They (at least, in my department) treated employees well and my work was always recognized and appreciated.

    Cons

    Because of the nature of the industry and to complete with competitors, there are lots of goals and tasks set by upper management but those were often not realistic and there were lots of schedule changes. This might not be true since the company was partially bought since I left the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It has been 2 years since I left so I don't have anything to say to the management.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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