CIDC
3.0 of 5 25 reviews
www.cidc.com Cambridge, MA 50 to 149 Employees

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Updated Mar 5, 2014

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70% Approve of the CEO

CIDC COO Tim Dent

Tim Dent

(10 ratings)

36% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Awful place, glad it's gone now.

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Cambridge, MA

I worked at CIDC full-time for more than a year

ProsThe team I worked with was good and I enjoyed working with them. Company ethics towards most employees was pretty decent altogether and company wasn't greedy in certain ways.

ConsToo many to list. Here are the worst offenders:

1. awful manager (perhaps the worst I ever had). He was out to prove he's worthy of his job by making his employees' lives difficult
2. boring responsibilities - nothing exciting to do at all. Really yawn-inspiring all-around
3. upper management smart enough to sink the entire company within a few years
4. they screwed me with salary promising one thing at first then after trial period was over they offered less than our original agreement was

Advice to Senior ManagementWhat advice? They don't exist anymore.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Company is failing apart

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Cambridge, MA

I have been working at CIDC

ProsCompetitive benefits package and that's about it

ConsCompany is in complete disarray
Communication is non-existent
Sick corporate culture - its not what you know, its who you know
Planning is irrational
Success is not rewarded, failure is accepted

Advice to Senior ManagementClean house at the top, the current management has clearly failed repeatedly
Share information with individuals and give suggestions a fair hearing

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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awful place to work

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at CIDC

Prosinteresting industry if you are into online gambling and poker

Consmanagement on all levels including aymeric are incompetent, hypocritical, impossible to work with. seems to be no direction in the company and no body is on the same page. work is meaningless, oftentimes my direct manager and even senior management doesnt seem to know the significance of our work. as a result, the company is directionless, and has gone nowhere but down. the company has been a mess.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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A place I would prefer to forget.

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Cambridge, MA

I worked at CIDC

ProsThe location was good in some ways. Benefits package was satisfactory. Majority of the coworkers were nice people and good to work with.

ConsThe senior management managed to completely screw up the company within 2 years. Not only that, my immediate supervisor was absolutely awful and a pure pain to deal with. While growth opportunities were present they were quite limited mostly consisting of doing more of the same thing for a little more money. I was lied to about the salary from the get-go as well and ended up to be somewhat underpaid (although admittedly not by a huge amount). Altogether a place I would rather forget.

Advice to Senior ManagementListen to smart people within the company, they know what's going on. Oh wait, vast majority of them already got fired or left on their own accord.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Great work experience, awesome colleagues, fatally flawed upper management.

Software Engineer (Former Employee)
Cambridge, MA

I worked at CIDC full-time for more than 5 years

ProsGreat culture and great colleagues

ConsCIDC is no longer in operation

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Ship is sinking

Project Manager (Current Employee)
Cambridge, MA

I have been working at CIDC full-time for more than a year

ProsOpportunity to learn new things

ConsLeadership on all levels has no accountability

Advice to Senior ManagementLearn from your mistakes

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Senior management has no direction.

Project Manager (Former Employee)
Cambridge, MA

I worked at CIDC full-time for more than a year

ProsPeople are nice and fun to work with.

ConsSenior management has no direction.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Was doing better a couple years ago, but not anymore

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at CIDC

ProsGood benefits (20 PTO for start)
Fun industry
Good location (it's right near the Alewife station; has own big parking lot)
Still some nice people there

ConsManagement is awful in all levels
A lot of resignations, firings and lay-offs
Salaries are below market
They lost leadership position in their industry
A lot of suspicious positions and employers are kept

Advice to Senior ManagementThey don't listen anyway.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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No fun anymore

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at CIDC

ProsPeople, location, fun industry, and euro focus

ConsTerrible senior management. Company has managed to squander leadership position.

Advice to Senior ManagementClean house at the top and stop cutting at the bottom

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Good employees, but poor management

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at CIDC

ProsCompetitive benefit, the place to meet many nice/talented people. I've enjoyed my role at CIDC and they will give you opportunities to learn.

ConsPoor communication in whole entire company, there should be major improvement in senior management.

Advice to Senior ManagementShould listen to each employees' feedback closely.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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