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CIDC Reviews

Updated November 18, 2016
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  1. "Great Culture"

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    Former Employee - Quality Assurance Specialist in Somerville, MA
    Former Employee - Quality Assurance Specialist in Somerville, MA

    I worked at CIDC (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Excellent place to work, work hard, play hard, great corporate culture

    Cons

    Budgets and money are worrysome


  2. "accountant"

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    Former Employee - Accountant in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Accountant in Chicago, IL
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at CIDC full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Fellow employees are lots of fun and willing to do anything for each other with lots of happy hour hour time.

    Cons

    management has no clue and the company is not very well funded always cutting cutting cutting.


  3. "Awful place, glad it's gone now."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at CIDC full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The team I worked with was good and I enjoyed working with them. Company ethics towards most employees was pretty decent altogether and company wasn't greedy in certain ways.

    Cons

    Too many to list. Here are the worst offenders:

    1. awful manager (perhaps the worst I ever had). He was out to prove he's worthy of his job by making his employees' lives difficult
    2. boring responsibilities - nothing exciting to do at all. Really yawn-inspiring all-around
    3. upper management smart enough to sink the entire company within a few years
    4. they screwed me with salary promising one thing at first then after trial period was over they offered less than our original agreement was

    Advice to Management

    What advice? They don't exist anymore.


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  5. "Software Group Manager"

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    Former Employee - Software Group Manager in Cambridge, MA
    Former Employee - Software Group Manager in Cambridge, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at CIDC full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great people, great environment, satisfying work

    Cons

    CIDC is being closed down by its parent company. There is no future.


  6. "system administrator at CIDC"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at CIDC full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great culture, flexible schedule, smart passionate people, fun work

    Cons

    The parent company in France didn't know how to direct the company and made too much swing on the goal. I wish they listen to the Cambridge management and let the upper management here in US be in control earlier.

    Advice to Management

    Wish the parent company can learn the lesson.


  7. "Great work experience, awesome colleagues, fatally flawed upper management."

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Cambridge, MA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Cambridge, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at CIDC full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great culture and great colleagues

    Cons

    CIDC is no longer in operation


  8. "Great people, great culture, poor upper management"

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    Former Employee - Release Engineer in Cambridge, MA
    Former Employee - Release Engineer in Cambridge, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at CIDC full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Everybody at CIDC pulls together, and is a joy to work with. I have never felt more friendly with my co-workers than I did there.

    Cons

    Upper management was completely unable to determine a goal for the company, and repeatedly switched among them multiple times just in my ~2.5 years there.

    Advice to Management

    You've got smart people, listen to them and let them innovate.


  9. "Ship is sinking"

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Cambridge, MA
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Cambridge, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at CIDC full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Opportunity to learn new things

    Cons

    Leadership on all levels has no accountability

    Advice to Management

    Learn from your mistakes


  10. "review of cidc - hope it is helpful"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at CIDC full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    great co-workers, fun industry and good location

    Cons

    tough marketplace - company is in financial trouble


  11. "Senior management has no direction."

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Cambridge, MA
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Cambridge, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at CIDC full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    People are nice and fun to work with.

    Cons

    Senior management has no direction.


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