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Natick, MA
1 to 50 employees
1971
Company - Private
Business Services
$1 to $5 million (USD) per year
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Since 1971, VDC Research has delivered in-depth market insights to technology vendors, end users, and investors across the globe. VDC's coverage of AutoID, Enterprise Mobility, Industrial Automation, and IoT & Embedded Technology is among ... Read more

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VDC Research Reviews

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    I have been working at VDC Research full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I recently started working at VDC as a junior analyst, and my experience has been very positive.

    The firm is split into multiple, small, extremely focused practices that are jointly overseen by the two EVP's who run the company. Many of the past Glassdoor reviews reflect the poor leadership and management of the CEO who has stepped away from the company to pursue other opportunities.

    Because each practice area is so specialized, the quality and relevance of the research is extremely high. The senior analysts are experts in their fields, they work hard, and they have high but realistic expectations of new employees and interns. I was sitting in on small meetings and engaging with very large clients within the first week of joining.

    There is a good mix of custom consulting projects as well as syndicated, general research. This leads to healthy work hours, as you will not be expected to wait hand and foot on clients all of the time, as you would in IB or big 4 consulting.

    Because the firm is so small, the personality of each analyst is very important in the overall makeup of the company culture. Every employee is earnest and ethical. This makes for a great company culture with no drama and no misgivings about the company's reputation.

    The dress code is great, hours are flexible (as long as you get your tasks done), benefits are on-par with any other company.

    Overall a very healthy work environment at an honest company that has done well to carve out a relevant niche in the tech market research industry.

    Cons

    There is no formal training, but this doesn't matter too much do to the fact that you're immediately working on projects and learning from coworkers who are always willing to take some time out to help.

    Some of the tools we use are outdated.

    The brand could be a lot stronger with some modification to the public-facing tools such as the website, social media, business cards, even just putting a sign outside the building.

    Advice to Management

    Great job turning the company around so far from what I can see. Looking forward to helping the company grow.

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VDC Research Interviews

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    Application

    The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at VDC Research (New York, NY).

    Interview

    If one word could describe how I felt about my interview process, it is "amused." This company acts like a top tier management consulting company in the recruiting process. The logo looks like it was designed in Microsoft Paint. I'm pretty sure I know what font it is. It is Telegramo A in bold.

    The interview itself was conversational in nature, and my interviewee was good at answering questions. However, it takes them a long time to respond to email, which struck me as slightly unprofessional.

    * I "didn't get an offer" because I withdrew my candidacy halfway through the interview process. Not worth it for a backup job.

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