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DigitalGlobe Reviews

Updated 24 February 2015
Updated 24 February 2015
21 Reviews
4.0
21 Reviews
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DigitalGlobe President, CEO, and Director Jeffrey R. (Jeff) Tarr
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21 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Working with smart and truly good people (in 7 reviews)

  • Work/life balance was highly promoted by all levels of management (in 4 reviews)


Cons
  • Senior Management does not rely on employee experience to accomplish tasks (in 4 reviews)

  • The lack of utilization of the remainder talent identified as important to the merger was non-existent (in 5 reviews)

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  1.  

    DG is a good company that pays well and offers good benefits.

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

    I have been working at DigitalGlobe full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great people
    Good pay and benefits
    Company is growing and profitable

    Cons

    Limited advancement potential without technical background
    Corporate atmosphere

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop bringing in so many high-paid executives and cutting costs everywhere else.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Great management and exciting line of business

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

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

    Pros

    Good opportunities and competitive salaries

    Cons

    Many changes to process flow in the works

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    Fulfilling, demanding work with great people.

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

    I have been working at DigitalGlobe full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    The people at DG are fantastic, and the work is fulfilling. The company's adopted Purpose, Vision, and Values (see company website) are taken seriously by the employees. The company has given the employees a good selection of insurance benefits to chose from, for basic health, vision, dental and life.

    Cons

    At times the work-life balance is difficult, especially for those working in the 24x7 parts of the company. Some of those teams don't have the personnel to easily accommodate someone taking their paid time off.. To compensate for that, the company has a "use it or lose it" policy on PTO. Many people across the company reach this threshold before managing to schedule time off.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Upper management should be praised for taking steps to better understand how the employees feel about the direction of the company. Next step is to take action, and improve what it is like to work for DG.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great place to work!

    • 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 (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The technology, benefits, pay and people make this a great place to work.

    Cons

    Long hours during certain projects

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great work life, bad systems

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at DigitalGlobe full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Work schedule, vacations, staff and co workers

    Cons

    systems not stable, same issues keep reocurring

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    A place that encourages employees to do their best work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    DigitalGlobe’s growth creates an environment which is constantly evolving. This evolution provides multiple benefits but one of the most compelling is the opportunity to be an active participant in continuing to build a great company that is shaping the industry. This build mentality and culture creates tremendous professional growth and the opportunity to work on projects and initiatives that are unparalleled. No two days are the same.

    Cons

    Rapid growth and change leads to a chaotic environment at times which can detract from doing your best work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to focus on building a culture that values employees and creates opportunities for professional growth. Great progress has been made over the last two years - keep it up!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Seeing A Better World

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    The problems being tackled at DigitalGlobe are not easy ones, and there is no doubt it takes hard work and dedication to achieve our goals. DG is therefore a high energy and innovative place to work, and a place where hard efforts manifest into real outcomes that benefit the world around us in non-trivial ways
    For those wanting a challenge in the aims of achieving greatness...step right up!

    Cons

    DigitalGlobe plays in a market that is rapidly evolving and staying focused becomes understandably difficult. This unfortunately gets trickled down throughout the company by the way of uncertainty, and uncertainty is counter-productive in an inherently fast paced work environment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take notice at what work is actually being done at the lower levels and by whom

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Dynamic and fast paced technoogy company making an impact in the world.

    • 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 (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    The commitment to the company's Purpose of Seeing a Better World is sincere. I believe that employees are aligned behind the belief that everyone's contribution counts and can make a positive difference in the world. Benefits and compensation are good. The people are some of the smartest and most talented. Senior management is very vocal about expressing appreciation for individual contributions formally and informally. Corporate values are more than words on paper and the commitment to strive to live the values is part of the culture in every day interactions.

    Cons

    Company is constantly changing and adpating to changing competitive environment and with that comes a lot of stress and uncertainty. Not enough time to pursue available development opportunities.
    Enterprise tools and systems limit productivity and efficiency.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Walk around more. Be more visible. Some leaders have open door policies and others don't.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Smitten by space with great tech and vision

    • 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

    Pros

    If you want to work on things that are significant and change the world, this is the place. There is a huge opportunity to understand what is going on around the world at any given time since the business is inherently global. DigitalGlobe is a big(ish) company that operates similar to a startup where everyone feel like they are in this together and are aligned every quarter and every launch. Very interesting tech problems are solved here from launching satellites to distributing PBs of content, to analyzing and understanding what is going on inside those PBs.

    Cons

    United mentality has too many people focused on the quarter rather than on internal metrics. Launching satellites creates a specific culture of thoroughness and rigor rather than around 'failing fast' and iterations.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow employees to take ownership of things they are passionate about.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    The DigitalGlobe Experience

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

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

    Pros

    DigitalGlobe's Purpose, Vision, and Values (PVV) is one of the best thought out and designed systems I've ever experienced. The talent of people is top notch and the work we do is critically important to our customers.

    Cons

    The commute is long for me, but that will change with the move of HQ closer to Denver in 2015. Since the combination there have been process improvements, but there are several things that hinder employees being effective workers between offices around the globe.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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