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IDC (International Data Corporation) Reviews

Updated Jul 17, 2014
IDC (International Data Corporation) – Singapore – “IDC”

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3.1 120 reviews

42% Approve of the CEO

IDC (International Data Corporation) President and CEO Kirk S. Campbell

Kirk S. Campbell

(62 ratings)

55% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Very professional colleagues, Flexible Work-Life Balance(in 17 reviews)

  • Flexible working hours and Work-From-Home benefits(in 16 reviews)


Cons
  • An Excel P&L run company where numbers come before people(in 8 reviews)

  • remuneration, career development, senior management, benefits(in 7 reviews)

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    3 people found this helpful  

    VERY Mixed Bag

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsMost analysts are smart and have been in their space for many years. If in the right team work can be intellectually stimulation.

    Relaxed work atmosphere. Flexible working hours. Fairly good benefit package.

    ConsMany analysts and managers have been in their position for many years and are not *really* innovative and out-of-the-box thinkers as they think they are.

    Strong focus on quarter-to-quarter profitability stands in the way of innovation and long term strategic planning. Fragmented and complex P&L structure leads to inefficiencies, turf protection and makes it difficult for clients.

    Business practices and IT systems are very behind.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPractice what you preach to clients: use relevant business metrics, long term strategic planning, invest for the future.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

     

    great work life balance

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsHours are flexible; team work spirit is good; managers are nice and supportive; work environment is friendly

    ConsLimited career growth; no advice; lack of young employees to add more energy to the environment

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    good place to start as an intern

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Framingham, MA

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

    ConsBusiness Process is slow
    The employee is kind of aging

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

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

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

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

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

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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

    Analyst (Current Employee) Framingham, MA

    ProsFlexible 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

    ConsUnclear 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 Senior ManagementGreater 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.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Lots of work.

    Research Manager (Current Employee) Framingham, MA

    ProsYour work schedule is flexible, which means that if you are up to date on your work, you may or may not need to come into the office. Working from home is also a decent option. There are many opportunities to shine, and the work can be challenging and fulfulling in and of itself.

    ConsThere is often more work than one full time employee can handle, so you end up working late, even when officially there are "early release Fridays" during the summer. It's a similar story with holidays - you get quite a few of them, and a week off between Christmas and New Year's; however, you often end up working during the holidays anyway. While you get as much as 6 weeks of PTO, many employees are constantly maxed out on their PTO accrual and unable to take time off due to the heavy work load.

    Advice to Senior ManagementHire more people.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Flexible work schedules/locations; lack of unity/common vision within the organization

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Framingham, MA

    ProsVery flexible working conditions; very supportive of virtual work environments. Employees typically like the benefits offered - and bonuses can be lucrative.

    ConsThe company operates as a group of individuals moreso than as a company. There is a fair degree of in-fighting that is not managed actively. The organization tends to operate in consensus mode - which makes decisions very slow; tends to be change averse.

    Advice to Senior ManagementLack of cohesiveness in senior leadership team is very apparent throughout the organization. This leads to mixed messages, lack of trust between divisions, and a general lack of unity throughout the ranks.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Stable work environment.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) San Mateo, CA

    ProsGreat colleagues. Generous PTO and paid holidays. Opportunities to learn new skills. Ability to work from home. Challenging work. Opportunities to participate in focus groups.

    ConsLack of onsite IT support in satellite offices. Don't find value in financially supporting holiday parties or team building. Some managers don't seem to appreciate the support jobs.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    great work life balance

    Senior Market Research Analyst (Former Employee) Framingham, MA

    ProsWhile there are definitely some tight deadlines and very high pressure situations, this is a very good opportunity to balance personal and work life.

    ConsSalary levels are pretty stagnant, so push hard at the beginning, and don't expect your salary to change all that much even with promotions.

    Advice to Senior ManagementWorry about profit, but don't make short term profit the priority it its.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Made it through Great Recession and looking forward to the future

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Framingham, MA

    ProsWork/family balance including flextime and telecommute option

    ConsCompany run by the numbers does not allow enough innovation and collaboration

    Advice to Senior ManagementFind ways to support innovation and collaboration

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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