CIDC Reviews

Updated 5 August, 2014
Updated 5 August, 2014
27 Reviews
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27 Reviews
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  1.  

    Great Company, closed before it's time

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at CIDC full-time

    Pros

    Great culture, wonderful people, a true learning environment. Awesome perks and "fun things to do"!

    Cons

    Company closed down too soon...it would have been nice if the parent company found us alternate positions in the company or "kept us on" until we found alternate work.

    Recommends
  2.  

    A good company

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    Former Employee - Interactive Designer in Cambridge, MA (US)
    Former Employee - Interactive Designer in Cambridge, MA (US)

    I worked at CIDC as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Stress free, smart, friendly work environment. Great work life balance. Possible opportunities for personal growth. Fun projects to work with.

    Cons

    It could be a bit boring if you work fast because they may not have enough work for you.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Awful place, glad it's gone now.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA (US)

    I worked at CIDC full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The team I worked with was good and I enjoyed working with them. Company ethics towards most employees was pretty decent altogether and company wasn't greedy in certain ways.

    Cons

    Too many to list. Here are the worst offenders:

    1. awful manager (perhaps the worst I ever had). He was out to prove he's worthy of his job by making his employees' lives difficult
    2. boring responsibilities - nothing exciting to do at all. Really yawn-inspiring all-around
    3. upper management smart enough to sink the entire company within a few years
    4. they screwed me with salary promising one thing at first then after trial period was over they offered less than our original agreement was

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    What advice? They don't exist anymore.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Software Group Manager

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    Former Employee - Software Group Manager in Cambridge, MA (US)
    Former Employee - Software Group Manager in Cambridge, MA (US)

    I worked at CIDC full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great people, great environment, satisfying work

    Cons

    CIDC is being closed down by its parent company. There is no future.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    system administrator at CIDC

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA (US)

    I have been working at CIDC full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great culture, flexible schedule, smart passionate people, fun work

    Cons

    The parent company in France didn't know how to direct the company and made too much swing on the goal. I wish they listen to the Cambridge management and let the upper management here in US be in control earlier.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Wish the parent company can learn the lesson.

    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    All good things must come to an end...

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at CIDC full-time

    Pros

    The employees were its best assets. They were committed to see the company succeed. Management was cognizant of work/life balance. Flexibility in allowing employees to work remotely when needed.

    Cons

    External market forces caused profitability to suffer. Questionable decisions were made by some members of Senior Management (who were not familiar with our core business) that ended up costing the company financially and set the table for its decline. There was a perceived lack of support from our European parent company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Too late now... but if they (our parent company) left our Senior Management in place instead of bringing in inexperienced managers we would still be viable.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great work experience, awesome colleagues, fatally flawed upper management.

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Cambridge, MA (US)
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Cambridge, MA (US)

    I worked at CIDC full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great culture and great colleagues

    Cons

    CIDC is no longer in operation

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great people, great culture, poor upper management

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    Former Employee - Release Engineer in Cambridge, MA (US)
    Former Employee - Release Engineer in Cambridge, MA (US)

    I worked at CIDC full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Everybody at CIDC pulls together, and is a joy to work with. I have never felt more friendly with my co-workers than I did there.

    Cons

    Upper management was completely unable to determine a goal for the company, and repeatedly switched among them multiple times just in my ~2.5 years there.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You've got smart people, listen to them and let them innovate.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Ship is sinking

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Cambridge, MA (US)
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Cambridge, MA (US)

    I have been working at CIDC full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Opportunity to learn new things

    Cons

    Leadership on all levels has no accountability

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn from your mistakes

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    review of cidc - hope it is helpful

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA (US)

    I worked at CIDC full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    great co-workers, fun industry and good location

    Cons

    tough marketplace - company is in financial trouble

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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