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IDC (International Data Corporation) Reviews

Updated September 17, 2017
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IDC (International Data Corporation) President and CEO Kirk S. Campbell
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Pros
  • Company is flexible with remote employment and values work/life balance (in 39 reviews)

  • Very flexible work from home program (in 23 reviews)

Cons
  • Zero work life balance, no one values your dedication (in 8 reviews)

  • minimal direction from the senior management (in 13 reviews)

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  1. "Great place to work!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Technologies/areas of research. Great benefits. Colleagues are smart and work hard. Company is stable. Challenging work. Early release Fridays in the Summer.

    Cons

    None that I can think of.

    Advice to Management

    Hire more in the areas that are stretched thin.


  2. "Good opportunity to learn"

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

    I worked at IDC (International Data Corporation) full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Smart co-workers, interesting work, mostly great clients. Good benefits. Many positions have the option of working remotely on a full or part-time basis.

    Cons

    Lots of travel to customer sites and events, which can be a pro or a con depending on your personal situation

    Advice to Management

    Streamline the granular P&L structure to provide more flexibility and collaboration in product creation and delivery

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Great company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    There are a number of positives working for IDC. Digging into area of research that interest you, becoming industry experts and owning an area of coverage, presenting at conferences, traveling to new places, meeting new people, publishing research, maintaining industry models. Being an analyst is a multifaceted career full of interesting things to do. Great benefits. Good pay.

    Cons

    Can be fast paced, meeting multiple deadlines, multitasking is a necessity, working with demanding clients at times. 401K match below industry average.

    Advice to Management

    Provide more vision for the company. Improve 401K match.


  4. "Bad Management, no support"

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    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Framingham, MA
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Framingham, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    In general, the people outside my group were great and helpful.

    Cons

    Hiring Manager was a control freak providing no support and expecting 10-12 hour days.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Good company to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Opportunities to grow. Decent pay and benefits. Good working environment. Chance to work in latest technologies. Nice place to start in finance industry

    Cons

    This place is not for everyone, only for them who can deal with challenges that come with working in large organization.

    Advice to Management

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  6. Helpful (2)

    "Could be great"

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

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

    Pros

    People that work at IDC are nice. They have really good benefits. Very low turn over

    Cons

    They were just sold and future direction is very uncertain. Management is very slow to change and don't invest. Most of the senior managers have been there for 20+ years and only really know IDC. Management has little business experience There is a culture of mediocracy at the company because of the very low turnover. They are not very competitive with pay.

    Advice to Management

    Need to raise the bar for the research and sales. Bring in new leadership, people and change culture


  7. "Approach to Quality"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Value teh brand and all it takes to maintain it

    Cons

    good place to learn but senior people who make to much dont get to stay

  8. Helpful (3)

    "Horrible Place to Work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    The pay is good, but the work environment is toxic and the workload is unreasonable

    Cons

    Politics, politics, politics. IDC is a toxic work environment - with long term employees threatened by newcomers. High turnover of talent - those who have been there the longest tend to remain and be promoted - but not because they deserve to be.


  9. "analyst"

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

    I have been working at IDC (International Data Corporation) (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    big multinational company with many offices globaly

    Cons

    many structural changes causing lay offs


  10. "IDC All Star"

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    Current Employee - Client Service Representative in Framingham, MA
    Current Employee - Client Service Representative in Framingham, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Professional atmosphere, wonderful receptionist, family first, client is alway right, product data on point, great benefits, IDC is always celebrating from the small to the greatest!!

    Cons

    Personally I haven't come across any cons that have any real merit to them, but if I do I'll let you know.


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