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CIDC Reviews

Updated November 18, 2016
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  1. "Fun while it lasted"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    - had great atmosphere
    - great colleagues

    Cons

    - waited to long to change business strategy


  2. "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


  3. "Beware of mergers"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at CIDC full-time

    Pros

    -It was a fun place to work

    Cons

    -Company merged with offshore company that eventually moved the company overseas


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  5. "Cidc"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Company has moved abroad. No longer operating in United States.

    Cons

    Company no longer operates in the US


  6. "accountant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  7. "Great Company, closed before it's time"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at CIDC full-time

    Pros

    Great culture, wonderful people, a true learning environment. Awesome perks and "fun things to do"!

    Cons

    Company closed down too soon...it would have been nice if the parent company found us alternate positions in the company or "kept us on" until we found alternate work.


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

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  9. "Software Group Manager"

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    • 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.


  10. "system administrator at CIDC"

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


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

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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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