IDC (International Data Corporation)
3.1 of 5 118 reviews
www.idc.com Framingham, MA 1000 to 5000 Employees

IDC (International Data Corporation) Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Jun 6, 2014
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Program Director Interview

Program Director

I applied online and the process took 2 months - interviewed at IDC (International Data Corporation).

Interview Details – Multiple Interviews and long drawn out process. Took 2 months after start of the process

Interview Question – Why IDC -- Internally folks do not believe talented people can opt to join IDC   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – No negotiation. Market was tough.

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Client Services Interview

Client Services
White Plains, NY

I applied through an employee referral and the process took a day - interviewed at IDC (International Data Corporation) in June 2009.

Interview Details – Interview was very easy went well great boss to work for.

Interview Question – None   Answer Question

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Program Director Interview

Program Director

I applied through other source and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at IDC (International Data Corporation).

Interview Details – Overall, the process was very relaxed and informal: one phone interview with recruiter, one long face to face informal interview with hiring manager, two short face to face informal conversations with executive management. Fairly efficient in scheduling the interviews. The company does not have a standard screening process and it mostly depends on the hiring manager position. .

Interview Question – Very informal. No difficult or unexpected questions.   Answer Question

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Research Analyst Interview

Research Analyst
Framingham, MA

I applied online and the process took 6 weeks - interviewed at IDC (International Data Corporation).

Interview Details – Initial phone interview with HR. than a phone interview with the hiring manager. later on i was given a presentation and an excel test. The feedback was positive but they were looking for someone with greater quantitative skills.

Interview Question – None in particular   Answer Question

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Research Manager, IDC Google and Facebook Company Analysis Interview

Research Manager, IDC Google and Facebook Company Analysis
San Mateo, CA

I applied online and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at IDC (International Data Corporation) in October 2012.

Interview Details – Hiring process required being interviewed by Framingham-based HR specialist who then set up an interview with a San Francisco, California-based hiring manager. Position had been open since July.

Interview Question – How would you advice one of the business monoliths, such as Verizon, Comcast, IBM, etc., to strategically leverage new-age players like Amazon.com, Apple, Facebook or Google?   View Answer

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Director Interview

Director
Framingham, MA

I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at IDC (International Data Corporation) in August 2011.

Interview Details – Everything was pretty straightforward. The HR person set up the phone interviews with the hiring manager. IDC offers a good working environment where people can work from home when needed. They also offer good benefits and has a good work culture.

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Software Developer Interview

Software Developer
New York, NY

I applied through a staffing agency and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at IDC (International Data Corporation) in January 2011.

Interview Details – Honestly it was not good experiance, loss of time, effort and money, result zero
I got the first round of telephonic other side guy had heavy accent asked very typical kind of questions on swing like what are the three top level containers in swing and low level API's of swing and some general questions of EJB's etc...
then they called me for in-person round they gave me the question and laptop to write jtree and jtable and add it to JSplitPan and upon selection of a leaf, data should get populated in table, I coded and tested that in approx 90+ min. then he asked me to add some enhancements to it, like make cell selectable not the row or when select few cell show the selected data in console, I added the specific method print it on console etc. then he started asking to add more enhancements bla bla, then I felt like is it a fake interview or real, however I did 50% and missed 50% because i didnt wanted handle his more his more enhancements request since already more than 150 minutes were passed, but I tried to make him happy and ended the conversation. then they called me for the next round new guy asked me very idiotic and non practical and non industry standard kind of questions on java and he tried proving that he knows more, and heights of hypothesis he had he wants to create the 3 millions of objects of some class,
another one he wants to clone the object in user defined generic class, more or less here is there system desing front end Swing, server side EJB and swing is making direct call to EJB thats also stateless session bean, i asked how do you maintain the session he said he has one Statufull Bean and thats working faster than the stateless :) but that didnt sound satisfactory answer to me, then he asked me the transaction attrib, requires, requires new etc. i didnt remember that and their behaviour, because I havent worked on ejb from past 4 years :), that is very much clear in my resume, he asked me questions on java, Hibernate, EJB's {and wow database lastly he ended up by asking up to table partioning } //thats not my area dude, for me this was my valuable time, I took ouple of day off from work, and I am consultant, lost two days of billing, wasted my time, every one knows development field has been expanded too much its not practical to remember syntax, attributes and api's and bla bla, not a good experiance

Interview Question – data base table partitioning   View Answer

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Research Interview

Research
Bedford, MA

I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at IDC (International Data Corporation) in May 2009.

Interview Details – HR phone screen. Onsite, 3 people. Then asked to prepare presentation with slides. Did this for 6-8 people! All good. Then called back to meet w/2 more, told I got the job. Then they went dark. Found out HR person had been laid off and the job itself had been "deferred", but I had to call to find this out, no one told me.

Interview Question – Create a presentation   View Answer

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Research Analyst Interview

Research Analyst
Dubai (United Arab Emirates)

I applied online and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at IDC (International Data Corporation) in January 2014.

Interview Details – They have data and writing tests for analysts. Be ready for Excel test. 3 stages of interviews, with HR, manager and senior management besides the tests. Quite structured and good running process

Interview Question – i didnt like the weaknesses question   Answer Question

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Accepted Offer

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Research Analyst Interview

Research Analyst
Prague (Czech Republic)

I applied through a staffing agency and interviewed at IDC (International Data Corporation).

Interview Details – nothing special, but I would expect to get recruitment little bit earlier than almost two months. Also during the interview hiring manager tells you a lot of fascinating stuff, but once you join the organization you will shortly find out all you have to do is crunch data and don't ask too many questions

Interview Question – willingness to travel, but I was never traveling   Answer Question

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