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Good people, good company, wrong direction

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Framingham, MA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Framingham, MA

I have been working at IDC (International Data Corporation)

Pros

IDC is a privately held company, so it's somewhat more secure than a public company. Also, the people there are genuine, kind and hard working.

Cons

Like many other companies, IDC is outsourcing much of it's workforce to other countries, which caused many layoffs. Morale is low.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Unlike public companies, IDC has a unique opportunity in this economic downturn to offer clients more value. Instead of outsourcing the workforce, causing a dissruption in service, IDC should be investing in infrastructure and offering better delivery systems to the clients. The current strategy seems penny wise and pound foolish.

Disapproves of CEO

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    IDC is a good place to work if you are good at taking care of yourself.

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    Former Employee - Analyst
    Former Employee - Analyst

    I worked at IDC (International Data Corporation)

    Pros

    IDC offers great work life balance - much more life than (hard) work, it is an entrepreneurial environment, there is lack of maangement oversight, allows you to build your own network, great clients, and smart people. You get to travel to a lot of places and meeting very interesting partners and customers and conduct very interesting research.

    Cons

    Management continues to be challenged in running a global company. Promotes too many incompetent people. Lack a clear career path for talent outside of HQ. Has little recogniztion of global expertise unless they move to Boston. Too many lead analysts have experience in the 'customers shoes'.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn how to manage outside of Boston.

    Disapproves of CEO
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    Time to move on.

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    Current Employee - Economic Analyst and Culture Critic in Framingham, MA
    Current Employee - Economic Analyst and Culture Critic in Framingham, MA

    I have been working at IDC (International Data Corporation)

    Pros

    It was once a great company to work for with a promising future.

    Cons

    Senior management and the proliferation of dysfunctional politics at this level of the organization.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Time to move on.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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