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International Data Group Reviews

Updated 29 Jul 2019

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3.3
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International Data Group CEO Kumaran Ramanathan (no image)
Kumaran Ramanathan
3 Ratings
Pros
  • "A company that fosters work/life balance(in 19 reviews)

  • "I really enjoyed working at IDG(in 11 reviews)

Cons
  • "I honestly can't think of any negatives or cons for working at IDG(in 14 reviews)

  • "The business units don't interact enough(in 5 reviews)

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  1. "A great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at International Data Group full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    A collaborative environment where new and challenging opportunities exist where I can continue to grow and develop professionally, a place where work/life balance is appreciated and new thoughts are welcomed.

    Cons

    More employees need to keep an open mind to change

    Advice to Management

    Continue to lead by example

    International Data Group2018-04-20
  2. "Account Coordinator"

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

    I have been working at International Data Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - amazing people -great work/life balance -lot's of unpsoken perks -$500 yearly bonus -work from home one day a week

    Cons

    -small growth/ development opportunity -Managers can make or break your experience

    International Data Group2019-03-13
  3. "Great experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at International Data Group full-time

    Pros

    The culture of IDG though not quite the same as the earlier years, is entrepreneurial and encourages new ideas.

    Cons

    Facing a lot of competition.

    International Data Group2018-11-07
  4. Helpful (1)

    "Better be the boss' pet!"

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    Former Employee - Content Strategist in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at International Data Group full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Chance to work on interesting, impactful editorial projects

    Cons

    Directors play favorites with writers, editors and content strategists. If you aren't one of their favorites, you'll find yourself cut out of opportunities

    Advice to Management

    Make sure the higher-ups treat everyone equally and leave personal feelings out of assignment decisions. I saw very good editors and content strategists blackballed for things like calling in sick or not answering calls on weekends.

    International Data Group2018-05-13
  5. "Great place to work"

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     in Framingham, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at International Data Group for less than a year

    Pros

    Collaborative environment. Young and supportive

    Cons

    Repetitive, a lot of data work (scrubbing)

    Advice to Management

    great job, loved working with you all. Thank you

    International Data Group2018-04-05
  6. Helpful (1)

    "A company in transition"

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

    I worked at International Data Group full-time

    Pros

    Lots of smart, driven people working in the trenches Decent benefits package; improved HR team Depending on which team you work with, fundamental journalistic values are still important

    Cons

    Confusing messages from top levels of leadership, but I think this is a problem with all journalistic outfits these days Sales department seems rudderless

    Advice to Management

    You have solid, knowledgeable employees -- listen to them

    International Data Group2018-01-03
  7. Helpful (3)

    "Toxic and dysfunctional..breeding ground for clinical mental disorders. AVOID!!!!!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at International Data Group full-time

    Pros

    None! Honestly can't think of none. Extemely unprofessional!

    Cons

    Where should i start??? everything about this poor excuse of a company is a joke. Doesn't even deserve the 1 star. Too many discriminatory practices to mention here. Terrible hostile work environment...company fosters negative clicques although they pretend they dont they actually encourage it...its part of their culture. Psychopaths in managment roles, no morals, no ethics etc..HR is completely useless and are... bullies themselves which is why they condone this disgusting behaviour. You run a very bad operation where people are treated poorly unless they are willing to play the nasty office politics and kiss up game. Extemely lucky they haven't been sued.

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    Advice to Management

    Go back to school and take a couple of management courses to learn how to do it the right. way. Your goal is to motivate your employees, not to bully and intimidate them. How do you sleep at night???? Seriously.

    International Data Group2018-01-04
  8. "Great heritage / uncertain future"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at International Data Group full-time

    Pros

    Fair compensation, great benefits, flexibility for work/life balance, mostly professional culture and co-workers.

    Cons

    Big changes ongoing. Far from solving its business challenges. What it is now may not be same in the future.

    International Data Group2017-11-17
  9. "Sales Director"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Framingham, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at International Data Group full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great compensation and people. Large company with high visibility in tech publishing world.

    Cons

    The business units don't interact enough. Information not shared readily.

    Advice to Management

    Solicit more feedback from your employees. They are great resources.

    International Data Group2017-10-08
  10. "Finance"

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    Former Employee - Finance in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at International Data Group full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great people, healthy environment , great benefits

    Cons

    no room to growth in the company

    International Data Group2017-10-06
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