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International Data Group Reviews

Updated March 23, 2017
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Pros
  • Work life balance is decent because no one cares enough to work hard (in 14 reviews)

  • Great culture, terrific colleagues, good benefits (in 8 reviews)

Cons
  • There also isn't much room for growth (in 3 reviews)

  • Poor internal communication from senior management, decentralization leads to lack of shared resources and unequal benefits (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "great company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at International Data Group full-time

    Pros

    smart and very creative teams

    Cons

    not a lot of growth potential


  2. "Good but not great"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Java Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Java Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at International Data Group full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Stable job. People are friendly. Many subtle perks like going to the movies or to lunch in group. The office is nice.

    Cons

    Old technology stack and not enough drive to improve it. Also, the team is highly hierarchical, and that's a big minus.

    Advice to Management

    IMHO the company is giving away the best it had for the sake of selling ads.


  3. "Vice President"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Framingham, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Framingham, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at International Data Group full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Private, ESOP, Freedom to start businesses and innovate

    Cons

    Changed when Founder Pat McGovern passed away

    Advice to Management

    Remember the Founder's principles.


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  5. "loved this company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Medway, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Medway, MA

    I worked at International Data Group (Less than a year)

    Pros

    the co-workers were awesome and as an intern they let me have actual responisibilty which was awesome.

    Cons

    there were no cons working here


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Director"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at International Data Group (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Smart people. Challenging projects. Financial transparency. Good benefits.

    Cons

    None that I can think of at the moment.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "GREAT"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Irvine, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at International Data Group (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Fun environment and fun office

    Cons

    No chance of moving up

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  8. "analyst"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    relaxe culture and friendly people

    Cons

    unstructured on boarding process and lack of training opportunities


  9. "Sinking faster than the Titanic"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at International Data Group full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Work life balance is decent because no one cares enough to work hard... people are great though

    Cons

    Absolutely no room for growth. Work culture is a complete joke since the company is too stingy to spend ANY money on their employees. Company is old-school and systems/mindset are extremely outdated yet the company likes to claim it's "innovative" (another joke amongst its employees). Management is pretty bad and revenue is the worst it's been ever. The company is completely short-staffed since the mentality is "we're getting bought out soon so let's not replace the 60 people who have left in the past three months."


  10. "Lpn"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    I really enjoy the atmosphere. Love the residents. Work really tries hard to to help.

    Cons

    Unable to change schedules. Changes in policy often. No other known negatives.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Program Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at International Data Group full-time

    Pros

    Opportunity to work with high-profile clients.
    Flexibility to work remote.
    11 paid holidays plus Christmas-New Years week off.

    Cons

    Minimal career growth opportunity.
    Rare opportunities to work with peers as a team.
    Lack of transparency between competing departments.

    Advice to Management

    Develop an on boarding plan for new hires.
    Create a org chart.
    Invest in your employees through better pay.
    Hire more people. Everyone at IDG seems to work 50+ hours per week.



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