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21 days ago

Research Analyst, WW Mobile Phone Tracker

IDC San Mateo, CA

IDC’s Worldwide Tracker research group is looking to fill the role of **Research Analyst, Worldwide Mobile Phone Tracker**. The primary function of…

30+ days ago

Research Director, Mobile Enterprise Software & Applications

IDC San Mateo, CA

IDC is seeking a Research Director for its Mobile Enterprise Software team. This position requires deep knowledge of mobile application developer…

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International Data Group Chairman and CEO Pat McGovern
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    Good place to grow

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    I have been working at International Data Group full-time


    This privately held company was founded by one of the most influential and well-respected business leaders, Pat McGovern. He was a man of great vision and sponsored entrepreneurship among each of the media brands that were created underneath the IDG umbrella. Each business unit runs differently and is able to operate in a very agile manner, which to me is a positive thing. There is a lot of room for personal and professional growth; there are a handful of leaders that are willing to mentor and help guide young professionals in their career journey; and the major IDG brands like CIO, Computerworld, DEMO, etc. are widely respected in the industry. The flexibility and work/life balance is great.


    The company is decentralized and poses conflicts in the marketplace when running your day-to-day business. At times you may be competing against your sister brands for revenue and that's not necessarily a healthy model. The company is old. It is respected, but there is no hiding that it is old. There is a lot of work that needs to be done to attract the right talent, pay for the right talent, retain them, and pave a new future. Majority of the workforce at IDG is well tenured and they could use a breath of fresh air. Senior leadership is certainly a boys network that will be hard to break in the years to come but you will see some progress there. At times it seems like the business unit leaders do not cut bait when the time is right - whether it's a business opportunity or personnel. The offices are very old and need a major revamp to meet 2014. You would hesitate to bring a client in for a meeting at the Framingham HQ.

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    Refresh the company image to attract the talent that you need in today's marketplace. Pay people well and give them the right opportunities to grow into leadership positions. You have a great place to nurture young talent and the opportunity to groom them into leadership positions, but you miss the boat. They end up taking what they've learned and move on to competitors, start-ups, or new age companies that give them that next step.

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