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A career at IDC enables you to sharpen your talents, working with some of the most recognized professionals in the industry. Come join our team of intelligent, collaborative and passionate individuals, just like you. Learn more about our culture and why IDC is a great place to work.

Culture
Benefits

Our greatest assets are our people

IDC cares about its employees and the community, and we are dedicated to making IDC a rewarding experience for everyone who joins our team. Words our employees most frequently use to describe working at IDC include Innovative, Friendly, Entrepreneurial, and Supportive.

Internship Program

We offer bright and motivated students and opportunity to gain real-world experience while making significant...

Internship Program

We offer bright and motivated students and opportunity to gain real-world experience while making significant contributions to projects and research in the organization. Each year IDC welcomes undergraduate and graduate students for a 10-week program across all areas of the company such as Research, Consulting, Video Production, IT Services, Marketing/Product Management, and Sales.

How will you benefit as an IDC Intern?

  • You will be working for an industry thought leader
  • You will develop your intellectual skills and business acumen
  • You can expect to be assigned meaningful and challenging projects and tasks
  • You will gain broad exposure to the IDC organization and experience working in a matrixed environment
  • You will receive regular supervision and coaching

What can you expect as an IDC intern?

  • An opportunity to work for the world leader in technology market research and make a direct impact in projects and research
  • A dedicated manager who will guide you in your work and help you to become successful at IDC
  • An Intern Ambassador, a buddy in the organization, who will serve as a mentor and resourceAmbassador, aka a“buddy”, who is another friendly face in the organization serving as a mentor and resource
  • Scheduled weekly lunches with your peers as well as Lunch and Learns on various topics
  • A Wrap up session in which you will present your project and accomplishments

What are we looking for in intern applicants?

  • 2nd or 3rd year students, or recent graduates, from a nationally recognized and accredited institution
  • Strong academic record
  • Desire to get real world experience at a world class technology research and advisory organization
  • For research positions, students with strengths in quantitative analysis, analytical thought processes, and writing skills
  • The ability to commute to our corporate offices in Framingham, MA or San Mateo, CA

What is the duration of the IDC Internship Program?

Typically, the IDC internship program runs for 10 weeks and interns work 30 hours per week in their assigned business unit.

When is the application period?

The IDC internship application process begins in January/February. Intern roles will be posted through our Careers site so please remember to check regularly. If you are interested in an intern position, please send your resume and a cover letter, highlighting your strengths and area of interest at IDC.

Reward & Recognition Program

IDC’s Reward and Recognition Program has been designed as a comprehensive reward system with the aim of reaching all of IDC’s diverse workforce.

Reward & Recognition Program

IDC’s Reward and Recognition Program has been designed as a comprehensive reward system with the aim of reaching all of IDC’s diverse workforce. Through a combination of eight major programs, IDC has incorporated awards that challenge and reward individuals for achieving excellence in different areas.

James Peacock Memorial Award

Presented to the IDC U.S. employees who make the greatest contribution in terms of organizing, conducting, and communicating the results of IDC research to clients.

Alexander Motsenigos Memorial Award

Presented to entrepreneurial IDC U.S. employees who, like our former colleague Alexander Motsenigos, demonstrate the passion, persistence and collaboration needed to launch his/her innovative vision.

Annual Research Awards

Designed to highlight IDC’s Best-Selling Authors, Most Prolific Authors, and other award categories.

Annual Corporate Services Awards

Presented to All-Star employees and a Rookie-of-the-Year within our Corporate Services groups. These awards are designed for those who have demonstrated excellence in their specialty areas throughout the year.

Research Quality Awards

Designed to recognize analysts worldwide who are writing and delivering outstanding, high-impact research documents.

Sales Awards

Designed to recognize, encourage, and reward outstanding employee performance in the sales group.

IDC Excellence Awards

To recognize, encourage, and reward employees for outstanding performance and service with IDC. The program recognizes both specific accomplishments and consistent superior performance.

Mentor Program

The IDC Mentor Program is one way IDC supports collaboration, professional development and sharing of best practices for our employees.

Mentor Program

The IDC Mentor Program is one way IDC supports collaboration, professional development and sharing of best practices for our employees.

It is a formal program in which mentor and mentees go through an application process and then are partnered together. And while employees in the Mentor Program are free to focus on any area of professional development they choose, IDC offers the following suggestions to help get them started:

  • Career management
  • Leadership skills
  • Conflict management
  • Job specific training
  • Life/work balance
  • Knowledge transfer
  • Cross-department collaboration
  • Navigating IDC
  • Professional/personal achievements
  • Team building

With over 15 years of success, IDC’s mentor program has received outstanding reviews from both mentees and mentors alike. Employee participants shared that the Mentor Program was a terrific way to create new personal and professional connections, transfer knowledge between different departments, and support the collaborative and entrepreneurial spirit of IDC.

Training and Development

IDC believes in investing in our employees through ongoing education. Although IDC offers analyst and sales training, the majority of our training programs are coordinated by IDG, our parent company...

Training and Development

IDC believes in investing in our employees through ongoing education. Although IDC offers analyst and sales training, the majority of our training programs are coordinated by IDG, our parent company. Please read below to learn more about the training programs available to IDC employees.

Analyst Education

Research analysts have the opportunity to attend ongoing skills training. Multiple sessions on grammar, writing, and forecasting are offered during the course of the year.

Sales Training

Sales training is available for all levels of the sales organization. Sales employees are encouraged to attend classes on cross and up selling, customer service, negotiating, and presentation skills.

IDG Training & Development Offerings

IDG offers Fall and Winter/Spring Training Calendars with professional, functional, and wellness classes. On-demand courses are also offered through a variety of platforms including Lynda, Code School, and News U.

Corporate Programs

New and veteran employees can take advantage of the professional and management development opportunities offered. Programs include:

IDG Compass

IDC Compass helps participants better understand IDC and IDG, gives them access to a wide range of IDC and IDG colleagues, provides dedicated time to focus on their continued professional development, and helps them identify ways to continue to contribute to their business unit and IDG.

The IDG Professional Program

The IDG Professional Program is a development program focused on immersing individual contributors in key leadership development areas with the aim of cultivating leadership at all levels of the organization.

The IDG Management Excellence Program (MEP)

The IDG Management Excellence Program (MEP) is an intensive management development program focusing on core management and leadership development skills.

The Media Management Institute (MMI)

The Media Management Institute (MMI) is a program that examines the functional operations and processes of both print and online publications across IDG business.

The Global Media Institute (GMI)

The Global Media Institute (GMI) focuses on enhancing awareness of the strategic issues and leadership challenges involved within IDC and IDG.

IDC Cares

IDC cares about our employees, clients, and our community. We have a committee of dedicated employees whose mission is to support our communities and charitable causes while...

IDC Cares

IDC cares about our employees, clients, and our community. We have a committee of dedicated employees whose mission is to support our communities and charitable causes while encouraging a sense of team unity among IDC employees. This mission is accomplished through various social events and charitable endeavors.

IDC Social Events

Each year, the IDC Cares committee plans multiple social events. These gatherings allow IDC employees to spend time socializing and making new connections, helping to make IDC a fun place to work! Some examples of past IDC social events are a Red Sox Opening Day celebration, an end of summer gathering, a Halloween party, a friendly gingerbread house competition, and a holiday brunch.

IDC Charitable Endeavors

The IDC Cares committee plans one large-scale charitable event annually, along with smaller quarterly events. In the past, the organizations who have benefited from our endeavors include Habitat for Humanity, A Place to Turn, Operation Backpack, Operation Troop Support, BuddyDog Humane Society, the Metrowest Humane Society, SMOC (South Middlesex Opportunity Council), Last Hope K9, Sterling Animal Shelter, Wheelchairs in Motion, and the Metrowest Medical Center.

IDC’s Recycling Program

IDC is doing its part to protect the environment by participating in programs such as beverage container collection for charitable donation, paper recycling, and computer systems recycling.

Values

IDC employees represent a diverse group of cultural, educational, and professional backgrounds. In addition, we possess a core set of characteristics and values, which include...

Values

IDC employees represent a diverse group of cultural, educational, and professional backgrounds. In addition, we possess a core set of characteristics and values, which include:

It is a formal program in which mentor and mentees go through an application process and then are partnered together. And while employees in the Mentor Program are free to focus on any area of professional development they choose, IDC offers the following suggestions to help get them started:

  • Intelligent
  • Forward Looking
  • Unbiased
  • Trustworthy
  • Decisive
  • Results Oriented
  • Collaborative
  • Genuine
  • Entrepreneurial

As the market fluctuates and businesses reorganize, it's up to us to focus, follow, and forecast. It's up to us to lend insight and give direction. By forecasting market trends, analyzing business strategies or supporting those that do, IDC employees have a significant role in analyzing the future. We take our Corporate Values very seriously and embed them in all that we do.

Our Corporate Values:

  1. Dedicated to the mission of providing exceptional information services on information technology
  2. Show respect for the dignity of each individual
  3. Invest in our people through training and career development
  4. Produce products of the highest quality
  5. Strive for excellence in customer service
  6. Keep close to our customers and qualified prospects
  7. Be responsive to changes in our marketplace
  8. Keep the corporate staff lean
  9. Encourage autonomy through a decentralized management style via locally managed business units
  10. Foster an action-oriented “let’s try it attitude”

Committed to employees and their family

IDC’s benefit package reflects our commitment to our employees and their families, and is designed to enhance both career and life. Effective date of hire, the plans are comprehensive and flexible, recognizing individual choice to meet unique needs. The information included is a summary of the benefits available.

Health

IDC offers employees a healthcare program that protects them with sound medical, dental, vision, and prescription benefits. This coverage is designed to provide protection for employees and their dependents when care is needed. Healthcare choices include PPO options as well as an HMO option, depending on the employee’s state of residence.

Health

IDC offers employees a healthcare program that protects them with sound medical, dental, vision, and prescription benefits. This coverage is designed to provide protection for employees and their dependents when care is needed. Healthcare choices include PPO options as well as an HMO option, depending on the employee’s state of residence.

UnitedHealthcare Choice Plus/UnitedHealthcare Choice Plus with HSA (PPO)

UnitedHealthcare’s plans offer employees the choice of a traditional PPO or a PPO with HSA. Both options offer employees a comprehensive nationwide network of physicians and hospitals to visit without referrals. Benefits are maximized within network, but coverage is also available out-of-network. Premiums are cost-shared with the employer. Bi-weekly contributions vary based on the plan selection. Pharmacy and mail-order prescription coverage is included.

Kaiser Permanente (HMO)

IDC offers an HMO option to its California employees. Under an HMO, employees choose a primary care physician to coordinate their care through the Kaiser network. Premiums are cost-shared with the employer. Pharmacy and mail-order prescription coverage is included.

UnitedHealthcare Dental (PPO)

UnitedHealthcare’s dental plan is designed to help employees and their families maintain good dental health through routine preventive measures and to assist them with dental expenses that fall under basic and major care as well as orthodontia. Coverage is based on negotiated network rates and reasonable and customary out-of-network rates. Premiums are cost-shared with the employer.

Vision Service Plan (VSP)

Vision Service Plan (VSP) provides a comprehensive eye care program to participants and covered dependents. The vision plan provides coverage for one eye exam every 12 months, contact lenses and frames every 12 months and discounts on certain cosmetic or elective eyewear options. Premiums are cost-shared with the employer.

Spousal Equivalent Coverage

IDC extends its health care offerings to qualified domestic partners of all health plan participants. Premiums are cost-shared with the employer and are subject to IRS plan guidelines.

Flexible Spending Account

A Flexible Spending Account (FSA) is an account to which employees may contribute pre-tax dollars to pay for medical and/or dependent care expenses that are not covered under the provisions of the current benefit plan. IDC offers 3 types of accounts: Medical, Limited Purpose, and Dependent Care.

Flexible Spending Account

A Flexible Spending Account (FSA) is an account to which employees may contribute pre-tax dollars to pay for medical and/or dependent care expenses that are not covered under the provisions of the current benefit plan. IDC offers 3 types of accounts: Medical, Limited Purpose, and Dependent Care.

Medical Flexible Spending Account

Available to all IDC employees, except those who have elected the UnitedHealthcare Choice Plus HSA plan. This program allows employees to set aside up to $3,050 per calendar year on a pre-tax basis to pay for eligible health care expenses.

Limited Purpose Flexible Spending Account

Available to UnitedHealthcare Choice Plus HSA participants. This program allows employees to set aside up to $3,050 per calendar year on a pre-tax basis to pay for eligible dental and vision expenses only.

Dependent Care Reimbursement Account

This program allows employees to set aside a combined household maximum of $5,000 per calendar year on a pre-tax basis to pay for dependent care expenses for qualified dependents. Elections are made once a year for the following calendar year.

Leaves of Absence & Disability

IDC understands that events occur in employees' lives that require them to be away from work for a period of time - sometimes unexpectedly. To that end, we offer comprehensive leave of absence and disability programs to protect our employees, both medically and financially, in the event a leave is required.

Leaves of Absence & Disability

IDC understands that events occur in employees' lives that require them to be away from work for a period of time - sometimes unexpectedly. To that end, we offer comprehensive leave of absence and disability programs to protect our employees, both medically and financially, in the event a leave is required.

Short-Term Disability

Short-Term Disability coverage provides up to 13 weeks of salary and benefit continuation for employees who are away from work for 3 or more consecutive days due to injury, illness, or childbirth. Certification from the attending physician is required to be eligible for this coverage. Salary continuation is based on an employee's length of service and ranges from 0% - 100% of the employee's pre-disability earnings (base pay only).

Long-Term Disability

IDC provides a long-term disability benefit to its employees through Guardian Life Insurance Company. Employees are eligible to apply for long-term disability coverage once they have exhausted the short-term disability benefit. If approved, this benefit provides 60% of base pay earnings to a maximum of $15,000 per month.

New Parenting Leave

New Parenting Leave provides employees who are new parents with 1 week of paid leave at 100% of base salary. This leave can be taken at any time during the first 90 days following the birth or adoption of a child.

Adoption Leave & Assistance

IDC provides employees who are the primary caregiver of a newly adopted child(ren) with up to 4 weeks of paid leave to care for their new child(ren). Longer leave amounts are available where required by local law. This leave must be taken within the first 90 days following the placement. Salary continuation for this leave is based on the same schedule as the short-term disability policy.

All regular full-time and part-time employees are eligible for reimbursement for adoption-related expenses. IDC will reimburse up to $4,000 per instance up to a maximum of $10,000.

Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)

The FMLA entitles eligible employees to take 12 weeks of unpaid, job-protected leave for specified family and medical reasons with continuation of group health insurance coverage under the same terms and conditions as if the employee had not taken leave. The FMLA also entitles eligible employees to take 26 weeks of leave to care for a covered servicemember with a serious injury or illness if the eligible employee is the servicemember’s spouse, son, daughter, parent, or next of kin (military caregiver leave). The FMLA may run concurrently with any applicable state leave laws.

Bereavement Leave

Employees may take up to 3 working days with full pay as bereavement leave if they experience a death in their immediate family.

Military Leave

All IDC employees who are voluntarily or involuntarily called to serve in the United States uniformed services (including active duty and inactive duty training) are granted certain benefit and reemployment rights. Employees may receive paid leave and benefit continuation for up to 13 weeks during military leave. Pay is coordinated with military pay from the government.

Jury Duty Leave

Employees may take time off from work to serve on a municipal, county, or federal jury. Your absence will be excused for the full or partial day(s) you are required to serve. You will receive the difference, if any, between the amount the government pays you for jury duty and your salary for a regular workday, for up to 30 calendar days.

Life Insurance

IDC offers our employees a comprehensive life insurance program to protect their financial resources and their families...

Life Insurance

IDC offers our employees a comprehensive life insurance program to protect their financial resources and their families' future from life's uncertainties. We offer basic life insurance, AD&D and supplemental life insurance for our employees and their spouses and/or children.

Basic Group Term Life

IDC’s life insurance plan provides employees coverage equal to two times their base salary to a maximum of $300,000. Coverage is effective on the first day of employment and is funded by IDC.

Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance (AD&D)

IDC’s AD&D insurance pays additional benefits to the beneficiary(ies) of the employee if the employee dies as a direct result of an accident. It also provides benefits if, as a result of an accidental injury, the employee loses the use of an eye, hand, foot or any combination. The benefit is equal to one times the employee's current base salary to a maximum of $300,000.

Supplemental Life Insurance

Employees may purchase supplemental life insurance for themselves in increments of $10,000 to a maximum of $500,000. Coverage is also available for the employee's spouse and/or child(ren). The cost of coverage is based on the employee's age and is taken as a payroll deduction.

Retirement Plans

IDC helps our employees plan for a financially secure future and retirement through a 401(k) Plan.

Retirement Plans

IDC helps our employees plan for a financially secure future and retirement through a 401(k) Plan.

401(k) Plan

All IDC employees are eligible to participate in the 401(k) plan offered through Voya Retirement Plans. Employees may contribute up to 100% of their total compensation to the IRS maximum. Traditional and Roth 401(k) Plans are available. Additionally, participants aged 50 and over can contribute an additional dollar amount as a "catch-up" contribution. IDC offers a discretionary match on 50% of the first 6% contributed to the plan. Loans are available from this plan.

Paid Time Off & Holidays

Everyone could use a little rest and relaxation. Our employees work hard so we give them what they need through our generous vacation and holiday schedule.

Paid Time Off & Holidays

Everyone could use a little rest and relaxation. Our employees work hard so we give them what they need through our generous vacation and holiday schedule.

Vacation

Regular full-time employees are eligible to accrue up to 15 vacation days annually during their first 3 years of service. Annual accrual rates increase with years of service beginning in year 4, and employees are allowed to carry over vacation time between calendar years.

Earned Sick Time

Employees are provided with up to 6 sick days per year to use for illness and/or personal or family medical appointments.

Holidays

IDC offers employees 12 paid holidays each calendar year.

Work/Life Balance

IDC provides work/life balance programs for the health and well-being of our employees and their dependents. The programs are free and are designed to help employees balance the many demands of their work and personal lives.

Work/Life Balance

IDC provides work/life balance programs for the health and well-being of our employees and their dependents. The programs are free and are designed to help employees balance the many demands of their work and personal lives.

Employee Assistance Program (EAP) – AllOne Health

The EAP, AllOne Health, offers employees and their dependents confidential short-term counseling, resources, and referrals to support their work/life balance. The program provides assistance with career development, emotional issues, grief and loss, relationship problems, job stress, child and elder care needs, legal issues, financial concerns, and nutrition.

Wellness Programs

Each month, wellness topics are addressed through various nutritional and activity classes, fitness challenges, and webinars. These wellness offerings support IDC's goals of health, wellness, and balance for employees. We also offer employees a live and on-demand platform, Bright Breaks, that offers 7-minute wellness breaks to help employees stay on top of their health and fitness goals.

Perks @ Work

It's the little extras that make a big difference. IDC offers our employees many benefits that take them the extra mile. The benefits listed are dependent on work location.

Perks @ Work

It's the little extras that make a big difference. IDC offers our employees many benefits that take them the extra mile. The benefits listed are dependent on work location.

  • End of year paid shutdown
  • 2 Global Unplug Days
  • 1 Paid Volunteer Day
  • Employee Resource Groups (ERGs)
  • Employee referral program
  • Global peer recognition program
  • Business casual attire
  • Hybrid culture/workplace flexibility
  • Discounted homeowners, renters, and auto insurance
  • Convenient to local shopping and restaurants
  • On-site drop off/pick up - dry cleaning, laundry, and alterations
  • On-site shipping services
  • On-site fitness center
  • Free parking

What our employees say

IDC is people-centric, which explains why a large percentage of our employees have been employed with IDC for 10 years or more. Our culture promotes engagement across the business at all levels, and we value our employees. Each individual at IDC plays a critical role in our success. Click below to hear what some of our employees have to say:

Ramon Llamas

Research Director

What has been the most unique experience or day you've had at IDC?

Presenting at Directions. It's a lot more than just going up on stage and talking through 15 – 20 slides in 35 minutes. The preparation, rehearsal, and delivery all take on a life of their own the closer we get to Directions, and everything gets magnified 100x when you're on the main stage. I'll say this much though: it's also one of the most thrilling experiences I've had.

If you had to describe IDC in three words, which would you choose?

I'm going to go with three phrases: Forward-thinking, Sound expertise, Insightful analysis.

Jitesh Ubrani

Research Manager

What has helped make you successful at IDC?

A great set of colleagues with varied backgrounds, each being highly supportive and inspiring.

What is your favorite part of your job?

The perfect mix of autonomy and teamwork. It’s rare to have such an opportunity at any other job.

Eric Newmark

Group Vice President/General Manager

What do you enjoy most about working at IDC?

I am an entrepreneur at heart, and unlike many companies that dictate a narrow path for employees to follow, IDC both encourages and rewards out-of-the-box thinking and entrepreneurism as a key attribute of analyst success.

What qualities do you think it takes to be successful at IDC?

People that succeed at IDC are highly self-motivated, well organized, out-of-the-box thinkers, who appreciate teamwork, have an innate love for technology, and are not afraid to wear several different business 'hats' simultaneously.

Kim Schuberthan

Director, Enterprise and Industry Customer Success

What do you enjoy most about working at IDC?

There are many great things about working at IDC. First and foremost is the ability to learn something new. With the world of technology constantly changing, every day is a learning experience. I feel extremely fortunate to work with amazing people, both colleagues and IDC clients as well.

What is your favorite part of your job?

In this role, there are no two days that are exactly the same. Each day I am faced with a new challenge or opportunity to learn and grow from. That is the favorite part of my job, in addition to the wonderful clients and colleagues that I work with each day!

Lidice Fernandez

GVP, WW Enterprise Computing Trackers and Americas Data & Analytics

What do you enjoy most about working at IDC?

The people!! It is amazing to be able to work with so many talented analysts and learn from them, as well as the opportunity to work with the companies that are shaping the IT world.

What qualities do you think it takes to be successful at IDC?

Willingness to learn, organization, respect to others, and team work are key to be successful at IDC.

Suzanne Denton

Sales Operations Manager

If you had to describe IDC in 3 words, which would you choose?

Entrepreneurial, Imaginative, Stimulating

What has helped make you successful at IDC?

IDC offers many opportunities for career development. I was lucky enough to be selected for the Mentor Program during my first year of employment. IDC matches you up with someone in a different department, which is a great way to learn about other aspects of the IDC business that you may not be aware of. I was lucky enough to be partnered with a wonderful mentor, and she continues to be a key part of my daily life at IDC, for guidance and as a sounding board for new ideas, even after 10+ years.

IDC is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Applicants and employees are considered for positions and are evaluated without regard to mental or physical disability, handicap, race, color, religion, gender, gender identity and expression, ancestry, national origin, age, genetic information, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, marital status or other categories protected by law. IDC participates in E-Verify. We will provide the Social Security Administration information from each new employee’s I-9 to confirm work authorization.

Accessibility Assistance

If you have a medical condition or disability and need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, call 508-935-4441 and leave a message describing the nature of your request and providing your contact information. IDC will only respond to inquiries concerning a request for reasonable accommodation from individuals who are unable to complete our online application. Please direct all other employment related questions to IDC Human Resources staffing team at 508-935-4099.

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