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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. "Software Group Manager"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  3. "Good opportunities, exciting industry"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits
    Product are exciting (Online Poker and Casino)
    Good opportunities for employee to grow
    Huge potential for growth (US) in the coming years

    Cons

    Market are tough right now in Europe, everyone is waiting for the US to regulate, but the strategy about it is not extremely clear.
    Top management changes too often, complete lack of decision between June and October 2011
    Integration with the sister companies of the group is tough.

    Advice to Management

    In 2011 Group decisions were very disruptive for the company, multiple change of top management, reorganization, ...
    Aymeric provided a good dynamic to the company and made meaningful changes but struggled with Group decisions that was not clear and constantly changing.
    The company need some stability at the top management level.
    The company need to improve the middle management


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  5. "A roller coaster ride for the last several years, with its ups & downs; definitely on the up in 2012."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Product Development in Cambridge, MA
    Current Employee - Software Product Development in Cambridge, MA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Some people describe CIDC as a 10 year-old start-up. What they mean is that CIDC needs to behave like a start-up and get back into business growth mode. Be company-wide focused with
    flexibility, adaptability, and innovation.

    But CIDC is10 years old, with a talented workforce, a depth of domain expertise, an enterprise approach to their online gaming platform and services, and a healthy respect for their players.

    It is this combination that makes CIDC a challenging, and also great, place to work.

    Cons

    The executive management and corporate ownership changes of the recent years have had their toll on the company's morale, its ability to maintain focus, its ability execute. CIDC is not for the faint of heart.

    In October of 2011 CIDC became a stand-alone company again, with a new CEO (a 10 year CIDC veteran) and a charter to runs its own business. Early results indicate the previous downsides are being eliminated.

    Advice to Management

    Stay the course.


  6. "All good things must come to an end..."

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at CIDC full-time

    Pros

    The employees were its best assets. They were committed to see the company succeed. Management was cognizant of work/life balance. Flexibility in allowing employees to work remotely when needed.

    Cons

    External market forces caused profitability to suffer. Questionable decisions were made by some members of Senior Management (who were not familiar with our core business) that ended up costing the company financially and set the table for its decline. There was a perceived lack of support from our European parent company.

    Advice to Management

    Too late now... but if they (our parent company) left our Senior Management in place instead of bringing in inexperienced managers we would still be viable.


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