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CIDC Reviews

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

    Software Group Manager

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    Former Employee - Software Group Manager in Cambridge, MA
    Former Employee - Software Group Manager in Cambridge, MA

    I worked at CIDC full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great people, great environment, satisfying work

    Cons

    CIDC is being closed down by its parent company. There is no future.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    All good things must come to an end...

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at CIDC full-time

    Pros

    The employees were its best assets. They were committed to see the company succeed. Management was cognizant of work/life balance. Flexibility in allowing employees to work remotely when needed.

    Cons

    External market forces caused profitability to suffer. Questionable decisions were made by some members of Senior Management (who were not familiar with our core business) that ended up costing the company financially and set the table for its decline. There was a perceived lack of support from our European parent company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Too late now... but if they (our parent company) left our Senior Management in place instead of bringing in inexperienced managers we would still be viable.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    A roller coaster ride for the last several years, with its ups & downs; definitely on the up in 2012.

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    Current Employee - Software Product Development in Cambridge, MA
    Current Employee - Software Product Development in Cambridge, MA

    I have been working at CIDC

    Pros

    Some people describe CIDC as a 10 year-old start-up. What they mean is that CIDC needs to behave like a start-up and get back into business growth mode. Be company-wide focused with
    flexibility, adaptability, and innovation.

    But CIDC is10 years old, with a talented workforce, a depth of domain expertise, an enterprise approach to their online gaming platform and services, and a healthy respect for their players.

    It is this combination that makes CIDC a challenging, and also great, place to work.

    Cons

    The executive management and corporate ownership changes of the recent years have had their toll on the company's morale, its ability to maintain focus, its ability execute. CIDC is not for the faint of heart.

    In October of 2011 CIDC became a stand-alone company again, with a new CEO (a 10 year CIDC veteran) and a charter to runs its own business. Early results indicate the previous downsides are being eliminated.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stay the course.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Good opportunities, exciting industry

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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

    Good benefits
    Product are exciting (Online Poker and Casino)
    Good opportunities for employee to grow
    Huge potential for growth (US) in the coming years

    Cons

    Market are tough right now in Europe, everyone is waiting for the US to regulate, but the strategy about it is not extremely clear.
    Top management changes too often, complete lack of decision between June and October 2011
    Integration with the sister companies of the group is tough.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    In 2011 Group decisions were very disruptive for the company, multiple change of top management, reorganization, ...
    Aymeric provided a good dynamic to the company and made meaningful changes but struggled with Group decisions that was not clear and constantly changing.
    The company need some stability at the top management level.
    The company need to improve the middle management

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    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
  7.  

    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 a 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
  8.  

    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
  9.  

    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 a 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
  10.  

    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
  11.  

    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

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