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Interesting company, but primarily government contractor

Former Employee - Marketing
Former Employee - Marketing

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

Pros

Ambitious growth path, amazing technology

Cons

Hard to serve commercial customers

Other Reviews for DigitalGlobe

  1.  

    Great opportunities but chaotic environment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Longmont, CO (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Longmont, CO (US)

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

    Pros

    -Competitive Salary (especially compared to cost of living and the range of options on safe places to live, great schools)
    -Great benefits
    -Plenty of PTO (if you can find the time to use it)
    -Relaxed dress (jeans and flip flops are standard fare)
    -Phenomenal location (beautiful mountain view, lots of road biking/hiking/skiing coworkers)
    -Supervisor/Coaching training: upper management finally instituted coaching training for all supervisors and the positive change for teams is already apparent.

    Cons

    -Dangerously dynamic environment: with the merger, new technology becoming available, and new systems ALL THE TIME, sometimes I just don't know what to expect when I come to work in the morning... you have to be a roll-with-the-punches type of person to work at DG.
    -Still getting comfortable with shift workers: if you are signing up for shift work, be aware that the company is still trying to find a good balance between its regular workers and shift workers (who now amount to nearly 1/3 of the company), there are a few wrinkles to iron out.
    -Certain departments are a hot mess due to flaky leadership (IT, IS, etc) while other departments seem to really provide an amazing place to work (SatOps, MCC, Production, etc)... choose wisely.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop feeding employees all information all the time. It is up to management to filter out what is important to remember and what the employee needs to know for their job. With a constantly changing environment, it grows frustrating, and impossible to remember what is happening vs what is not (especially when you are not one of the people making these decisions).

    And stop promoting people based on technical excellence only - managers should have major people skills and be able to coach/lead, not just boss around and throw fits. There are quite a few unprofessional managers in certain departments.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Crazy Internal Problems & Finger-Pointing

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Longmont, CO (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Longmont, CO (US)

    I have been working at DigitalGlobe full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good Benefits, Adoption Assistance, Fair compensation

    Cons

    US Security Clearance required (pain)
    Management Problems
    Big Communication Problems
    Blame & Finger-Pointing

    They actually tell you in "onboarding" that you should delete your Facebook account and that you are EXPECTED to place the company's needs and interests ahead of your own (to include family)!

    Rude management with unreasonable expectations of employees, 12+hr shifts, under-staffed and overloaded, HR problems

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get new management

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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