IDC (International Data Corporation)

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If you like to learn, IDC's a good place to work.

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  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Research Manager in Framingham, MA
Current Employee - Research Manager in Framingham, MA

I have been working at IDC (International Data Corporation) full-time (More than 5 years)

Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO
Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

Pros

You learn domain expertise, you learn from your very intelligent colleagues, you learn from leaders in the IT field about current and future technologies. And you are able to use your knowledge in a variety of ways, whether it's through writing documents, creating forecasts, or working on a Tracker service.

On the personnel side, the benefits are ok -- not great, not terrible. However, most managers/directors/VPs take IDC's work/life balance pretty seriously and support their staff in achieving and maintaining a good balance.

Managers/directors/VPs also usually take an interest in their employees' career paths, and do what they can to encourage them both to succeed at IDC and to achieve their personal career goals.

Cons

Salary isn't on par with the rest of the industry, so you do the same amount of work for less cash.

If you're in research and not working exclusively on a Tracker, expect to travel, although the amount you travel will vary depending on how much demand there is for you by clients.

If you're a minority or a woman, don't expect to ever achieve upper echelon status here: it's not going to happen.

The majority of women working for IDC in its WW HQ are at lower level positions in research or in administrative and support roles. Only in the marketing organization do women have parity with their male counterparts.

And if you're a minority or immigrant and not East Asian or Central Asian, you're out of luck: in the US, African American employees represent a fraction of a percent of total employees, and other minorities are even less visible except in low level support roles.

Advice to Management

Could we please see some diversity in the leadership roles at the highest level?

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  1. Helpful (2)

    Great work-life balance, poor internal structure and communication.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in San Mateo, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in San Mateo, CA

    I have been working at IDC (International Data Corporation) full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - Good overall compensation, benefits and work-life balance
    - Products are up to par and needed by the market
    - Friendly colleagues
    - Not cutthroat

    Cons

    - Lack of internal communication and accountability
    - Department decentralization
    - Poor internal regulations- especially in sales organization
    - Zero training
    - Old school

    Advice to Management

    - Need to take an extensive look at sales organization and compensation
    - Old rules and regulations need to be changed
    - Need to work on updating image and market abilities in better ways


  2. Helpful (2)

    Bureaucratic Company with few job opportunities

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Program Director in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Program Director in Boston, MA

    I have been working at IDC (International Data Corporation) full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Decent salary, flexible work life, stable clients, good brand, smart colleagues

    Cons

    Org is run as P/L and quarterly profit focus. Consequently under investment in training, people and systems

    Advice to Management

    Empower HR to ensure talented folks remain and are offered lateral or upward mobility, rather than quit due to favoritism.


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