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Chaotic in QA

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Former Contractor - QA Engineer in Longmont, CO (US)
Former Contractor - QA Engineer in Longmont, CO (US)

I worked at DigitalGlobe as a contractor (More than a year)

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Recommends
Positive Outlook

Pros

Loved what we worked on, satellite imagery. Not many other places you can do that. Good people, super smart. Felt like we were doing cool stuff. Relaxed dres.s, bagels on Tuesdays, pay was decent.

Cons

Stressful, QA management would never say no or stand up for their team. Employees on QA team did not feel appreciated. Lot of turnover in team management. Newest manager decided employees make too much and cut raises very low. Have started cutting benefits since they went public.

Advice to Management

Stop thinking of QA as a money waster and treat them like a valued part of the team.

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    Look elsewhere if you want to advance.

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    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Denver, CO (US)
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Denver, CO (US)

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    I like the people I actually work with, they are nice, courteous and overall good people.

    Cons

    No room for advancement, management does not want to promote anyone. Do not expect to be paid for the job you do. They will load on the responsibilities without any additional compensation. If you complain they just say wait until your next review, then nothing. I haven’t received a promotion in 6 years, but have a ton of responsibility!!!!

    Advice to Management

    We are people, not human capital!!!

  2. Helpful (1)

    Growing too fast - scarily unstable

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    Former Employee - Manager in Longmont, CO (US)
    Former Employee - Manager in Longmont, CO (US)

    I worked at DigitalGlobe full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Awesome people. Picnics, bagels, social activities. Amazing work - satellite imagery is cool.

    Cons

    Disconnect between senior leadership and workforce.
    No insight into the real problems of the workers.
    Disgruntled workforce - even more so after the merger.
    Lots of business management not enough experienced technical management. Running good technical managers out by expecting too much in too short a time.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your workers - your TECHNICAL workers - when they tell you that things aren't working well. With a technical environment this large, you should have a fully functional test AND development environments.

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