Charles River Development Reviews

Updated Jan 19, 2021

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Charles River Development President and Chief Executive Officer Spiros Giannaros
Spiros Giannaros
3 Ratings
Pros
  • "Charles River is a good place to work with some very smart people(in 34 reviews)

  • "Work happens at a good cadence so good work life balance(in 18 reviews)

Cons
  • "There is no work from home option for people working in the lower ranks(in 19 reviews)

  • "Still transitioning from a work culture to a work/life balance culture(in 13 reviews)

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  1. "co-op review"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Marketing and Data Management Co-op in Boston, MA

    I worked at Charles River Development full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    really good co-op program there

    Cons

    traffic can be really bad around office

  2. "Good Company"

    4.0
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    Former Employee - SaaS 

    I worked at Charles River Development full-time

    Pros

    Good company vision for the future

    Cons

    HR, lack of growth to new positions


  3. "Decent place"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Burlington, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Charles River Development part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Smart people with lots of experience. Opportunity for lot of experience in finance domain Decent pay Transparent management

    Cons

    Repetitive work Tight deadlines many times No laptops for engineering No equity

  4. Helpful (2)

    "Flat organization, growth opportunities"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Implementation Consultant in Burlington, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Charles River Development full-time

    Pros

    Flat organization, you can approach anyone, lots of growth opportunities, especially after state street acquisition.

    Cons

    Depth of knowledge required to succeed in any module of product. This means you will spend lots of time to learn a particular module and it's hard to then jump between different modules once you have spent so much time in one area of expertise

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  5. "Great place"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Charles River Development full-time

    Pros

    Awesome work cultures,smart ppl,good pro.

    Cons

    Nothing to list.technology stack should improve.

  6. "Decent Company"

    3.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Co-Op in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Charles River Development full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good Pay; Friendly people; Company moving towards including latest technologies

    Cons

    Most of the current work is in Old Technologies; Was not asked for any preference of projects

  7. "Great work! Great People! Lot of learning opportunities"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Burlington, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Charles River Development full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    - People are very talented and they know what they are doing. - Lot of peer learning. Financial concepts and software development process require expert knowledge and peer learning is very important. Everyone is very approachable. - Company is moving toward the newer state of the art technologies. - Challenging work to stay motivated. - Product domain company. - Great work-life balance.

    Cons

    No cons so far. Kudos to the team.

  8. "Long way to go, but heading in the right direction. Its proving to be an exciting journey!"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Client Management 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Charles River Development full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The firm continues to grown and the business is struggling to mature ahead of the growth. This creates some challenges but more importantly, offers lots of opportunities for employees to find ways to contribute in a meaningful way to our future.

    Cons

    Corporate structure and governance is a challenge that reverberates across the organization. This creates situations where it is sometimes hard to get things done that it needs to be.

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  9. Helpful (3)

    "Pros and Cons"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Finance 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Charles River Development full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Work is interesting, good place to gather industry experience Company hires great talent Most department heads are top notch

    Cons

    Lack of diversity, at management level too Still transitioning from a work culture to a work/life balance culture

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  10. Helpful (1)

    "TL"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Team Lead in Burlington, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Charles River Development full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    very very very good company

    Cons

    very very very aggressive company

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