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Good company

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at Charles River Development full-time

Pros

- Leading vendor in the investment management space with highly respected name in the industry
- Strong growth even through the financial downturn
- Selective hiring and low tolerance for incompetency means high caliber colleagues
- They cover the gamut of financial investments so lots of challenges and opportunities to learn
- Management focused on continual improvement to efficiency and processes
- Commitment to long-term growth and invests in projects that will not have a return for years out

Cons

- Deliberately decentralized structure so the employee experience varies considerably depending on the department and immediate managers

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Overall good place to work, with some flaws

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    Former Employee - Implementation Manager
    Former Employee - Implementation Manager

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

    Pros

    --Compensation very competitive
    --Benefits package solid
    --A lot of talented, bright people will be your cohorts
    --Training is emphasized and encouraged
    --A lot of chances for different projects and job roles
    --Some good managers

    Cons

    --For IM's and IC's - heavy travel (but you know that going in)
    --Middle management has the typical tech company problem - people promoted into management because they were good at the job, not because they will be good managers - with predictably poor results
    --Upper leadership seems to drift a lot, somewhat directionless

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    --If you have a pool of people doing a job, the person who is best at that job MAY NOT necessarily make a good MANAGER of those people. Different skill sets.
    --Set some kind of meaningful, strategic direction for the company, communicate it, and stick to it

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great to work with talented people

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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 for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Charles River attracts talented and hghly motivated individuals.

    Cons

    Office in the burbs not ideal unless you live north of Boston

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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