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CIDC Reviews

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

    Challenging but rewarding culture

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  2.  

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

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  3.  

    Good opportunities, exciting industry

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    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
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  5.  

    My experience has been a very positive one at CIDC.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  6.  

    Company is failing apart

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA

    I have been working at CIDC

    Pros

    Competitive benefits package and that's about it

    Cons

    Company 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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    A place I would prefer to forget.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA

    I worked at CIDC

    Pros

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

    Cons

    The 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 ManagementAdvice

    Listen 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Ineffective senior management, lack of communication, poor overall strategy

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at CIDC

    Pros

    none really, nothing impressive to be very honest

    Cons

    Senior management is secretive, lack of communication, unfriendly coworkers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your directors and mid-level managers for input and to create the strategy.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    All good things must come to an end...

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  10.  

    Very good experience in an innovative and challenging environment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at CIDC

    Pros

    This is a good company for Personal development
    Cidc is also a good company for benefits
    I appreciate the good team spirit 

    Cons

    Middle management has some difficulties to accept change and to be innovative
    Middle management seems to have a lack of experience

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    This company should improve the middle management
    The middle management should embrace changes with more enthousiasm to adapt to market

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great Benefits and co-workers. Terrible management

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at CIDC

    Pros

    Great Benefits
    Smart, fun co-workers
    Good chances for promotion

    Cons

    Total and complete lack of direction
    Poor management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find a plan and stick with it.

    Disapproves of CEO

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