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IDC Reviews

Updated January 8, 2015
Updated January 8, 2015
26 Reviews
3.6
26 Reviews
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  1.  

    Great organization to work for and with

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at IDC

    Pros

    Collaborative, forward thinking, really works hard to take care of their core "customers", the Member Owners, strong family feel to the company.

    Cons

    The inside sales department is terrific but understaffed, Operations is working as hard at making important critical changes to make the company stronger and more efficient, but are hamstrung by a top-down management style that does not acknowledge the true nature of the organization's relationship to their core clients.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Leadership needs to continue to empower the lower levels and stop embracing the "high-rollers club" nature of executive relationship.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Great work life balance, company is struggling to find its growth path - scale and efficiency are needed.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Framingham, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Framingham, MA

    I worked at IDC

    Pros

    IDC is a great place to work in terms of autonomy and work life balance. One learns about becoming a P&L manager quickly, managing to a lean bottom line. Analysts are given a lot of free reign with not a lot of training or standards to abide by which is good and bad. Clients rely on the numbers and less on the analysis partly because of how the analysis is delivered. IDC is introducing new methodologies and research structures, trying to transform the analytical approach. Also the most senior analysts are spending a lot of time on internal issues where they could be spending more time with clients.

    Cons

    Staffing is extremely lean. Analysts are expected to do research, manage customers, drive new business, manage budgets and P&Ls and much more. The business is struggling trying to maintain relevancy and scaling. Clients like the depth but struggle with how long it takes to aggregate or get higher level strategic questions answered. There aren't a lot of new ideas being brought in because senior management has been there so long, very entrenched.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There are so many deep tech specialists who need more of a cohesive strategy on where they fit and what to focus on. There is lots of duplication of effort and inefficiencies.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Great if you don't mind your job changing every six months to a year.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Management
    Former Employee - Account Management

    I worked at IDC full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Opportunity for advancement, promote from within, great training provided

    Cons

    Weekends required, lots of travel required on not much budget (client's budget)

    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Strange but not all bad.

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    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in North Bethesda, MD
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in North Bethesda, MD

    I have been working at IDC full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    The president is a great guy to work with, lots of interesting stories and a bit of a jokester.

    Cons

    Family dynamics - it's a small family business.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get an HR department.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great company to work for!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at IDC full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great learning expereince, Flexible timing

    Cons

    Personally, I don't have anything negative to share. It is a great company to work for.

    Recommends
  7.  

    great company

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at IDC

    Pros

    great culture and great people

    Cons

    nothing that i can think of

  8.  

    Great Benefits, No growth

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at IDC

    Pros

    Great work environment that allows you to work in complete comfort

    Cons

    Dead End job that is a stepping stone at best.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    BONUSES!!!! More than a 0.5% raise just to cover the 401k increae

    Neutral Outlook
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    good place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I have been working at IDC

    Pros

    benefit is good. PTO is the top in industry. (19 days in first year, then 24 days after 5 years)

    Cons

    promotion oppotunity doesn't exist even you have top performance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    top performance employee should be rewarded or promoted

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 3 people found this helpful  

    Stupid decisions cause more stupid decisions.

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    Former Employee - IT Department in Henderson, NV
    Former Employee - IT Department in Henderson, NV

    I worked at IDC

    Pros

    Flexible hours are nice. Pleasant co-workers are interesting to work with. At least what's left of them.

    Cons

    They pay way under scale for talented employees. They let the clients dictate everything. Every day things are on fire. Everything is so "get it done" for the client, that they let the clients walk all over them, for fear of losing them, that catching up on back work is impossible.

    It's like a clique, with one group not talking or looking down at other groups. There is little to no communication between divisions. Management style is "Get just enough work done to keep your job. If someone does more work than you, make sure to make them feel guilty or try to block them." That stifles communication and inovation.

    The senior management does not know how to properly manage a company. Letting go of 30% of your staff is horrible for employee moral. It may help upper management to keep their jobs, and keep the company afloat, but it's a shell of a company then. It's slow and sloth like. You can't be decisive and agile in a shell of a company.

    They have spent over 200k on accounting hardware/software, but they are more concerned with cutting corners by releasing staff, than seeing the errors in their spending and management.

    They have a lot of employees left who are still there after the job cuts that do little to no work. They kept the ones that they like, or are in the clique, but got rid of the people who actually made a difference or people that were mavericks and thought out of the box, and "not the idc way of doing things".

    Also, they seem to have the mentality that they can continue to run a company like the 1950s and not adapt to the times and changes in technology. "We've done it this way for years, this is how we do it at IDC" is a frequently heard phrase, when they are blowing off actual ideas or plans for company growth.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of the dead weight in management, and re-hire employees who actually do work. Hire a business manager with experience running a company of your size, and let them take the reins. Obviously, you don't have what it takes...

    Doesn't Recommend
  11.  

    Nice

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at IDC

    Pros

    very good poeple, helpful and lots to learn.
    Job was exciting and freshers were also given equal importance

    Cons

    no cons as such worth specyfying. people from any state can be adapt to bangalore climate

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