IDC (International Data Corporation)

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1 person found this helpful  

good place to start as an intern

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Framingham, MA
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Framingham, MA

I worked at IDC (International Data Corporation) as an intern

Pros

Reputable Market Research Company for IT industry
Diversified Culture Background
Flexible of working time

Cons

Business Process is slow
The employee is kind of aging

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Good place to begin your market research experience but career growth is limited and risk of complacency is high.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at IDC (International Data Corporation) (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    People are respectful to each other. Good culture and easy to get use to.

    Cons

    Company does not believe in competitive salaries. Bottom line is more important than retaining good people with many years of experience.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Upper Management does not communicate well and tends not to encourage entrepreneurship. Lack of process in a mature company is described as "being entrepreneurial"

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Great place to work, but hard to figure out how to rise in the organization

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Analyst in Framingham, MA
    Current Employee - Analyst in Framingham, MA

    I have been working at IDC (International Data Corporation) full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Flexible hours - employees are measured by results rather than facetime or hours worked
    Power to influence major decisions regarding technology strategy
    Good place to become known within an industry
    Interesting travel

    Cons

    Unclear career path - promotions and advancement do happen, but it's not clear how to position yourself properly
    Very numbers driven - although the company is private, it is run strictly based on quarterly profit numbers, which makes it difficult to propose innovations that require an initial investment. Also, the company is divided into numerous P&Ls, which makes it difficult to cooperate or deliver cross-functional projects.
    Management prides itself on openness, but in practice is aloof, distant, and unclear about strategy.
    Very poor communication about layoffs and departures - often you hear about them through the grapevine, which adds to the uncertainty over how people are rewarded and penalized.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Greater transparency and openness in decision-making would be welcome.
    Find a way to give P&Ls more incentive to work together.
    Reduce the focus on quarterly profits, and allow for multi-year business plans.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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