Charles River Development Reviews

Updated 26 Feb 2021

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3.9
82%
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Charles River Development President and Chief Executive Officer Spiros Giannaros
Spiros Giannaros
8 Ratings
Pros
  • "Charles River is a good place to work with some very smart people(in 34 reviews)

  • "The work/life balance is probably the best in the industry(in 19 reviews)

Cons
  • "There is no work from home option for people working in the lower ranks(in 19 reviews)

  • "Still transitioning from a work culture to a work/life balance culture(in 13 reviews)

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  1. "everything was good and good environment"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Charles River Development full-time

    Pros

    everything was good and good environment

    Cons

    as per my inf no cons

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    "Amazing Place to Work, if you can handle responsibility"

    5.0
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    • Diversity & Inclusion
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Implemetation Consultant in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Charles River Development full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    - Flexible work location - Not too much travel these days - generally great managers and directors - solid career growth for younger and older professionals - learning culture - friendly coworkers for the most part - large amount of responsibility

    Cons

    - product is a bit outdated in some areas and there is a massive rush to catch it up to speed technologically - some teams are a bit overworked at the moment - large amount of responsibility (can be good and bad) - there can be some overselling of the product at times that implementation and support have to deal with the consequences of

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  3. "Great Place for High Performers"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Vice President in Burlington, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Charles River Development full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Really smart, fun, good people to work with Growth environment, doing really interesting, innovative technology work as part of State Street Meritocracy - high performers are rewarded

    Cons

    Growth always brings some growing pains

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  4. "A rare meritocracy in the Fintech sector"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Content and Communications Manager in Burlington, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Charles River Development full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Employees are well compensated, recognized and rewarded for their initiative and contribution. You can truly chart your own career, limited only by the hours you're willing to work and the skills you're prepared to acquire.

    Cons

    If you're looking to socialize and make friends, you're in the wrong place.

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  5. "Good place"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Analyst in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Charles River Development full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Nice people to talk with and help you

    Cons

    Not nice office for people

  6. "One of the best company I had worked"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Principal Consultant in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Charles River Development full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    The company invests in employees and in developing their skills

    Cons

    I think there is no downside working to CRD, only pros

  7. "Good Company"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - SaaS 

    I worked at Charles River Development full-time

    Pros

    Good company vision for the future

    Cons

    HR, lack of growth to new positions

  8. "Great work/life balance"

    3.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate FIX Analyst in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Charles River Development full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The work/life balance is probably the best in the industry.

    Cons

    -Slow progression -Low salary -Low bonus -No allowance for remote working -HR department is not very good

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  9. "Unpleasant Culture - Great Benefits"

    1.0
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    Former Employee - Principal Software Engineer 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Charles River Development full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Salary is good; benefits are good; location is good; facilities are mostly pleasant.

    Cons

    I got told several times how the company president would walk down to the development team offices, start a discussion with a programmer, then get angry and fire him on the spot. This has generated a serious "climate of fear" that leads to a "every man for himself" approach, limiting collaboration and in-team support. Unpleasant atmosphere for doing real work. Culture is 45 hours per week or more.

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  10. "Decent place"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Burlington, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Charles River Development part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Smart people with lots of experience. Opportunity for lot of experience in finance domain Decent pay Transparent management

    Cons

    Repetitive work Tight deadlines many times No laptops for engineering No equity

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