CIDC
3.0 of 5 25 reviews
www.cidc.com Cambridge, MA 50 to 149 Employees

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Updated Mar 05, 2014

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70% Approve of the CEO

CIDC COO Tim Dent

Tim Dent

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36% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Awful place, glad it's gone now.

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

I worked at CIDC full-time for more than a year

ProsThe 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.

ConsToo 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 Senior ManagementWhat advice? They don't exist anymore.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Cambridge, MA (US)

I worked at CIDC full-time for more than 5 years

ProsGreat people, great environment, satisfying work

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

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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

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

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

ConsThe 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 Senior ManagementWish the parent company can learn the lesson.

– I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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All good things must come to an end...

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at CIDC full-time

ProsThe 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.

ConsExternal 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 Senior ManagementToo 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.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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

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

I worked at CIDC full-time for more than 5 years

ProsGreat culture and great colleagues

ConsCIDC is no longer in operation

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great people, great culture, poor upper management

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Cambridge, MA (US)

I worked at CIDC full-time for more than a year

ProsEverybody 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.

ConsUpper 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 Senior ManagementYou've got smart people, listen to them and let them innovate.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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

I worked at CIDC full-time for more than 3 years

Prosgreat co-workers, fun industry and good location

Constough marketplace - company is in financial trouble

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Ship is sinking

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Cambridge, MA (US)

I have been working at CIDC full-time for more than a year

ProsOpportunity to learn new things

ConsLeadership on all levels has no accountability

Advice to Senior ManagementLearn from your mistakes

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Senior management has no direction.

Project Manager (Former Employee)
Cambridge, MA (US)

I worked at CIDC full-time for more than a year

ProsPeople are nice and fun to work with.

ConsSenior management has no direction.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Challenging but rewarding culture

Anon (Former Employee)
Cambridge, MA (US)

I worked at CIDC

ProsThe culture and the people are superb here, there is always something fun going on.

HR are the most engaged, available and helpful I have encountered.

Talented, passionate and engaged people

Agile environment

Fun!

New direction of the company lead by a CEO that knows what he is doing

ConsThe Online gambling industry is in turmoil. It could be a tough few years but if the US market opens up it will be exciting

Some management have not accepted the Agile transformation nor the need to keep up with the industry in terms of their technology.

Advice to Senior ManagementConsider injecting some new blood in to the management/executive level to re-energize the company in terms of fresh ideas and approaches.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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