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Charles River Development Reviews

Updated May 10, 2017
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Pros
  • Charles River is a great company filled with very smart people (in 27 reviews)

  • Good work / life balance (45 hour, not terrible) (in 11 reviews)

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  1. "4 star place"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    people are generally nice here.

    Cons

    the company is located far from the city


  2. "Senior Consultant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I have been working at Charles River Development full-time

    Pros

    Industry-leading product, smart colleagues, good collaboration when needed, but a lot of independence to work on your own.

    Cons

    Raises are nominal, not much transparenecy in project assignments

    Advice to Management

    Give real raises and standardize pay tiers.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Sr Software Engineer"

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

    I have been working at Charles River Development (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    If you like Finance and problem solving this is the place for you. Smart people and lots of learning opportunities. Agile is practiced very well.

    Cons

    Advancement to the next level is difficult.

    Advice to Management

    It would be better if the company organized more social events for the teams.


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  5. "Product Specialist"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Charles River Development full-time

    Pros

    nice people, flexible hours, good life work balance

    Cons

    not challenging and somewhat boring


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Ask around before joining this firm"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales
    Former Employee - Sales
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    smart and talented workers, good benefits and salary

    Cons

    senior management is totally autocratic, company is mature & lacking innovation, line staff and middle mgt are indiscrimately fired, high turnover, senior mgt are not client focused, only care about the bottom line

    Advice to Management

    start focussing on your current clients in a meaningful way


  7. "Charles River Development"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Charles River Development full-time

    Pros

    Good team, smart people, hosted services business growing rapidly, not much in the way of politics. Good base salary.

    Cons

    No career progression path, too much micro management from team leaders, management won't invest in technology when necessary, prefer freeware for everything. Poor benefits in terms of evening\weekend work\bonus.

    Advice to Management

    Stop talking, start doing, change in practices is not happening fast enough for CRD to cope with rapid growth.


  8. Helpful (3)

    "Challenged company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Charles River Development full-time

    Pros

    Great software - timely to the market and focused on client needs. Strong employee base with good industry knowledge.

    Cons

    Poor internal governance and processes that directly impacts employee satisfaction. Frequently antagonistic relations between employer and employee.

    Advice to Management

    Reengineer the company using industry best practices, time to stop acting like a small company


  9. "Good solution"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good solution, powerful compliance, good toolkit

    Cons

    Bad management, no leadership or small pipeline


  10. "Nice environment, if a bit old-fashioned."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Charles River Development full-time

    Pros

    Professional colleagues. Nice office.

    Cons

    Rather old fashioned. Emails and phone calls all day long.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in your employees!


  11. "Great products, smart people, competitive base salary and good life and work balance"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Charles River Development full-time

    Pros

    Great products, smart people, competitive base salary and good life and work balance

    Cons

    No bonus, product is pretty complicated, can get a little boring after a while

    Advice to Management

    More incentive to employee


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