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"IDC is a dinosaur"

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Former Employee - Analyst in Framingham, MA
Former Employee - Analyst in Framingham, MA
Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

Very interesting and dedicated analysts. Being an industry analyst at a well know firm gives you a great deal of access and entry into the biggest technology companies at an executive level. Work is interesting and you can take your research agenda in any direction you want - as long as you can retain a sufficient customer base.

Cons

Very poor vision and operations - horribly inefficient and pretty poor leadership. Profitability model that charges extremely high rates to customers but squeezes P&Ls dry so it feels like you are always operating on a shoestring. Most investment decisions (including approving Blackberries to individual analysts) were made by 2-3 senior executives making it extremely difficult to innovate on business models, processes, tools.

Advice to Management

IDC needs a shake up.

Other Employee Reviews for IDC (International Data Corporation)

  1. Helpful (1)

    "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.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "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.

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