IDC (International Data Corporation) - Good people, good company, wrong direction | Glassdoor
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"Good people, good company, wrong direction"

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Framingham, MA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Framingham, MA
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

IDC is a privately held company, so it's somewhat more secure than a public company. Also, the people there are genuine, kind and hard working.

Cons

Like many other companies, IDC is outsourcing much of it's workforce to other countries, which caused many layoffs. Morale is low.

Advice to Management

Unlike public companies, IDC has a unique opportunity in this economic downturn to offer clients more value. Instead of outsourcing the workforce, causing a dissruption in service, IDC should be investing in infrastructure and offering better delivery systems to the clients. The current strategy seems penny wise and pound foolish.

Other Employee Reviews for IDC (International Data Corporation)

  1. Helpful (3)

    "Time to move on."

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    Current Employee - Economic Analyst and Culture Critic in Framingham, MA
    Current Employee - Economic Analyst and Culture Critic in Framingham, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    It was once a great company to work for with a promising future.

    Cons

    Senior management and the proliferation of dysfunctional politics at this level of the organization.

    Advice to Management

    Time to move on.


  2. "Budget cuts galore"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sydney (Australia)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sydney (Australia)
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at IDC (International Data Corporation) full-time

    Pros

    Great teams, great office location, freedom to pursue work as you see fit

    Cons

    blurred lines between editorial content and custom content, pressure to conform to advertising requirements (i.e. self censor to not report negatively on key advertising partners).

    The business is split between two presidents who dont work together - this means separate events, newsrooms, advertising teams. The lost crossover opportunities must be staggering in terms of financial loss

    Advice to Management

    reaffirm the separation of church and state (news/ads). One president (or none!) is enough. Merge newsrooms/ad teams for efficiency. A single 'IDC news portal' that crosses over computerworld, CIO, ARN and others would be a great 'one stop shop' for tech news.

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