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Very pleasant, challenging and rewarding place to enjoy a career

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  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Sales Management in Framingham, MA
Current Employee - Sales Management in Framingham, MA

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

Pros

Company strategy, direction, people, work/life balance

Cons

Historically, the IDC compensation model has not been on par with the market. That has been corrected in the past 6-12 months.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Continue the investment and focus on the strategic growth areas.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Smart people, quality research, flexible work but highly inefficient processes and unnecessary internal battles.

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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

    Flexible hours and work location, competitive salaries, good benefits, combination of vacation and sick time into PTO bucket (so, if you don't get sick, you have more vacation time), smart (and many really nice) people, ability to do your job your way (no micro-managing), somewhat entrepreneurial (but not nearly as much as management believes).

    Cons

    Lack of structure, too many competing silos, extremely inefficient processes (and good SOPs are not followed), disconnected management, too much in-fighting/internal competition, some really belligerent and aggressive people who create a toxic/hostile work environment, very limited collaboration, weak global capabilities (in spite of large network of local analysts/resources), annual layoffs (which undermine ability to reach $ goals while also creating an environment where people are afraid of losing their jobs), too many unhappy employees who complain and are overloaded, limited innovation, penny-wise approach to technology so LOTS of things done manually and slowly reactive versus being proactive.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    1) Leverage structure and some centralization of lower-level functions to improve efficiency and effectiveness; 2) reduce employee workload (i.e. increase headcount) to improve responsiveness to clients, collaboration, innovation and ensure continued revenue growth potential; 3) fix financial incentives to stop sandbagging/stealing and achieve collaboration needed to succeed in a market which requires matrix (not siloed) intelligence.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Great place for Interning

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Treat they're interns really. Willing to help them and teach them stuff. If someone is interested in getting to know more about the career of a consultant its a great place to start.

    Cons

    Inspite of their intern friendly environment, interns do get tend to be ignored, especially when the office is busy closing some ongoing project.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Great leadership team. Maybe you could design some sort of training for interns instead of trying to find work for them after they join offie

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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