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IDC (International Data Corporation) Reviews

Updated 6 Aug 2019

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  • "lack of promotion opportunities as mid and senior management has been with the company 15(in 15 reviews)

  • "Organisation is too centrally run, the small P&L focus results in a lack of long term strategy(in 13 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (3)

    "Market Leader in Tech Research"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Framingham, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at IDC (International Data Corporation) full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Smart people, great benefits. The company is hiring in several departments: research, sales, marketing. Recently did an employee engagement survey; action items are being taken by management! Not just empty words. New President is Crawford DelPrete. He has been the COO and Chief Research Officer. He's great. Will lead IDC well into its next chapter.

    Cons

    Wish the 401K match were more often than once a year.

    IDC (International Data Corporation)2019-02-21
  2. "Great company"

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    Current Employee - Research Director in Framingham, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at IDC (International Data Corporation) full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Well respected research company, great people

    Cons

    Increasing amount of metrics that management is tracking

    IDC (International Data Corporation)2019-06-23
  3. "Market Research coop"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

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

    Pros

    Good team to work with

    Cons

    A lot of remote employees in my team, hard to communicate

    IDC (International Data Corporation)2019-02-08
  4. "Great place to work - smart colleagues"

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    Former Employee - Director 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good work life balance at IDC

    Cons

    Deadlines imposed can be stressful

    IDC (International Data Corporation)2019-02-08
  5. Helpful (2)

    "10 years behind"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Framingham, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at IDC (International Data Corporation) full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Collaborative team support. Generous PTO.

    Cons

    Siloed departments with little to no consistency among similar groups. Very informal training. Limited opportunity for growth unless you are in sales.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to feedback and encourage problem solving and collaboration among managers.

    IDC (International Data Corporation)2018-10-29
  6. "Okay"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

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

    Pros

    Week off at the holidays is great, and early release

    Cons

    A lot of the senior team is adverse to change.

    IDC (International Data Corporation)2018-04-25
  7. Helpful (2)

    "manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at IDC (International Data Corporation) full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits and flexible work schedules. Lots of remote employees so it's possible to create own schedules within reason and with the agreement of your manager.

    Cons

    The autonomous nature of the business groups means there isn't always cooperation and cross-selling. At times, business groups seem to compete with each other or undercut pricing. Over time, some fringe benefits have disappeared.

    Advice to Management

    Reevaluate adding some benefits in response to changing /improving market conditions. Encourage promotions from within.

    IDC (International Data Corporation)2018-01-29
  8. Helpful (8)

    "Dysfunctional, Deceptive, & Outdated"

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

    I worked at IDC (International Data Corporation) full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Worked with a smart team of analysts.

    Cons

    A 50 year old company that lacks process, lives in the past, and management can't be trusted to be honest upfront about expectations to employees and customers alike. Rather than focus on generating reliable data, it's business as usual in rushing to publish documents that typically lack scrutiny and value.

    Advice to Management

    Time to retire, you've all been there too long. Be sure to take the next two tiers of management with you too. You talk about being entrepreneurial, but you're stuck in the past. Tell customers about the lack of process and the low confidence level in the data that you publish.

    IDC (International Data Corporation)2018-02-23
  9. "Changing times"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people to work with

    Cons

    Lots of restructuring and lack of understanding of future

    IDC (International Data Corporation)2018-01-26
  10. Helpful (4)

    "Recent massive layoffs. Acquired by Chinese Company. Not good"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at IDC (International Data Corporation) full-time

    Pros

    Great people working there.

    Cons

    Low base salary. Reviews don´t help you getting a salary increase or promotion. A lot of uncertainty about the future of the company.

    IDC (International Data Corporation)2017-11-28
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