Charles River Development

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Charles River Development Reviews

Updated January 22, 2015
Updated January 22, 2015
113 Reviews
3.4
113 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Lots of smart people around and a flexible workplace environment (in 15 reviews)

  • Understanding about work/life balance (in 5 reviews)


Cons
  • No tuition reimbursement other than CFA (in 6 reviews)

  • Work/Life balance can be very difficult (in 6 reviews)

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  1.  

    Analyse business trend, product, client and solve problems.

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    Former Employee - Analyst in Burlington, MA
    Former Employee - Analyst in Burlington, MA

    I worked at Charles River Development full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Good people, good compensation and good work-life balance.

    Cons

    No free lunch, no fresh fruit.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Very positive.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burlington, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burlington, MA

    I have been working at Charles River Development full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Very smart people; challenging work and all are friendly and willing to help. As the company grows, there is more internal mobility/career options. There is not a lot of extraneous process and politics.

    Cons

    You work very hard most of the time and because the work is challenging, there are some long days.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't lower your standards. Management should practice more MBWA

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    BA - Charles River Development

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    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Burlington, MA
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Burlington, MA

    I worked at Charles River Development as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    It was a great experience working as an intern with the company. Lots of smart people around and a flexible workplace environment. Really liked the mentorship program they have within the company.

    Cons

    Nothing. I loved my work at the company

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  5.  

    CRD provided a great work and learning environment for my time there.

    Former Employee - Software Engineer Co-Op in Burlington, MA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer Co-Op in Burlington, MA

    I worked at Charles River Development as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Friendly and helpful people, interesting work, good pay. Has a gym on site. I worked here on co-op and was given plenty of time to get up to speed with the technology and systems I'd be working with. It was a fantastic learning experience over six months.

    Cons

    Environment is certainly not as relaxed as some tech companies, which isn't necessarily a bad thing but is something to consider. For the industry they're in though, being too relaxed would appear unprofessional.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not for the faint of heart

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burlington, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burlington, MA

    I worked at Charles River Development full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    You get to work with some very smart people
    It will raise your game
    Great product with a sterling clientele list
    Generally veyy good execution of the strategy
    Does not tolerate slackers
    Truly driven by the long term plan and not just focused on the quarterly numbers

    Cons

    You won't cut it if you can't hack it -the place does not tolerate slackers (see benefits!)
    9 hour workday

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue the trend of recognizing the hard work that everyone is putting in.
    Reduce some of the silos

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Interesting, challenging and opportunity for knowledge and career growth

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Charles River Development full-time

    Pros

    The work is interesting and challenging. Contains qualified and talented people and very supportive and friendly work atmosphere.

    Cons

    Travelling to office can get tiring sometimes.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    I work with the best and brightest in a very successful company!

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    Current Employee - Senior Corporate Recruiter in Burlington, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Corporate Recruiter in Burlington, MA

    I have been working at Charles River Development full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    This company has the smartest people with whom I have ever worked. Everyone is focused on the task at hand. As a Recruiter, I get great cooperation form the hiring managers and the interview teams. We hire only the best and brightest and that is a real recruiting challenge but that's what makes the company so successful!

    I have a great Manager who effectively directs the Recruiters and provides constant guidance, assistance, and leadership. Having been with CRD for over 10 years, he offers great advice with any issues relating to candidates or the hiring process.

    Cons

    None that are worth mentioning.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None that are worth mentioning.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Very smart people and complex product

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    Current Employee - Product Manager in Burlington, MA
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Burlington, MA

    I have been working at Charles River Development full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The product is very complex and you are challenged on a daily basis. It's hard work but fun.
    For the most part, you can set your own work schedule ==> Good Work - Life balance.

    Cons

    Development departments work in silos. There is no VP providing leadership across all departments

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Great co-op experience, learned a lot

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    Current Employee - Software Development Co-op in Burlington, MA
    Current Employee - Software Development Co-op in Burlington, MA

    I have been working at Charles River Development full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Experience in C# and java, as well as many other technologies. Also finance and investing are great to learn about. Great pay too!

    Cons

    enterprise software is limited by the customers desires, not as fast paced development as a young mind such as myself may want. The clients may not ask for cutting edge developments because they are stuck in their ancient ways.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management is great, the company is great for what it is and I have no complaints about the management. Scrum/Agile methodology is sometimes a hindrance to real work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great! Welcoming environment

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    Former Employee - Product Specialist in Burlington, MA
    Former Employee - Product Specialist in Burlington, MA

    I worked at Charles River Development as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Learned a lot about agile dev, and product lifecycle

    Cons

    Not much space to move up the ladder

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You guys are awesome!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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