IDC (International Data Corporation)

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Good people with a passion for doing a great job for clients.

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Former Employee - Senior Analyst in Framingham, MA
Former Employee - Senior Analyst in Framingham, MA

I worked at IDC (International Data Corporation)

Recommends
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Approves of CEO

Pros

*Visibility to industry trends
*Easy for competent people to climb the corporate ladder
*Good international travel opportunities
*Excellent brand
*Good resources - sales, conferences, etc
*Relationship with sister publications (e.g. CIO, Infoworld, etc)

Cons

Very P&L focused
Poor strategic planning
Myopic focus on near term profits
*Pressure not to criticize vendors (clients)
*Too much focus on vendor vs practitioner issues
*Difficult process to get numbers to add up

Advice to Management

You're doing a good job but you've missed some opportunities to be a significantly larger and more profitable company. Ironically, you're short term profit focus has caused you to miss some huge profit opportunities in the research, advisory and publishing business.

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  1. Helpful (2)

    Good for work/life balance not for career development

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    Current Employee - Account Manager in Framingham, MA
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Framingham, MA

    I have been working at IDC (International Data Corporation)

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    work like balance is favorable

    Cons

    salaries are low and career development opportunities are limited to two paths, sales, or analyst roles.

    Advice to Management

    restructure.

  2. Time to Make the Donuts

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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)

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    IDC has an excellent work / life balance -- this is probably the single best feature of the company. The business processes and mgmt ethic have a quaint feel about them.

    Cons

    To thrive at IDC, you need to be seen and not heard. Do your job, don't make waves, make your numbers and keep your clients happy.

    Advice to Management

    The competition operates on the basis that the "brand" and the people together are what creates leadership. IDC embraces the brand, but does not adequately reward the top 10% performers.

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