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I have been working at VDC Research full-time (Less than a year)
I recently started working at VDC as a junior analyst, and my experience has been very positive. The firm is split into multiple, small, extremely focused practices that are jointly overseen by the two EVP's who run the company. Many of the past Glassdoor reviews reflect the poor leadership and management of the CEO who has stepped away from the company to pursue other opportunities. Because each practice area is so specialized, the quality and relevance of the research is extremely high. The senior analysts are experts in their fields, they work hard, and they have high but realistic expectations of new employees and interns. I was sitting in on small meetings and engaging with very large clients within the first week of joining. There is a good mix of custom consulting projects as well as syndicated, general research. This leads to healthy work hours, as you will not be expected to wait hand and foot on clients all of the time, as you would in IB or big 4 consulting. Because the firm is so small, the personality of each analyst is very important in the overall makeup of the company culture. Every employee is earnest and ethical. This makes for a great company culture with no drama and no misgivings about the company's reputation. The dress code is great, hours are flexible (as long as you get your tasks done), benefits are on-par with any other company. Overall a very healthy work environment at an honest company that has done well to carve out a relevant niche in the tech market research industry.
There is no formal training, but this doesn't matter too much do to the fact that you're immediately working on projects and learning from coworkers who are always willing to take some time out to help. Some of the tools we use are outdated. The brand could be a lot stronger with some modification to the public-facing tools such as the website, social media, business cards, even just putting a sign outside the building.
Advice to Management
Great job turning the company around so far from what I can see. Looking forward to helping the company grow.
Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at VDC Research (Boston, MA).
Phone interview with the Marketing Director and Sales Director for the first round. Skype Interview with the two Executive Vice Presidents. These were super casual interviews that were more interested in knowing more about your character and have you ask more questions.
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