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DigitalOcean Overview

New York, NY (US)
201 to 500 employees
2012
Company - Private
IT Service
£100 to £500 million (GBP) per year
Linode
DigitalOcean, the cloud for developers, is a dynamic, high-growth technology company that serves a passionate community of technologists around the world. We want to simplify cloud computing for every developer and are working on some of the most challenging and interesting ... Read more

Mission: Our mission is to simplify cloud computing so developers and their teams can spend more time building software that changes the world.

We’re always thinking of ways to make developers’ lives easier, including an intuitive interface and ... Read more

DigitalOcean Reviews

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Mark Templeton
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    I have been working at DigitalOcean full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    * Amazing remote culture and laser-sharp focus on making that work
    * Highly-skilled group of people who take their jobs seriously
    * Really interesting at-scale problems to solve across the entire tech stack
    * Current management is very open and honest about the challenges, no visible "head in sand" moments so far
    * I like a company that knows at which inflection points in growth changes in management are required. From what I can see, DO has no problem making those calls

    Cons

    * Rapid growth (both in head count and in product offering) have created a degree of instability and disorganization, particularly at the process level
    * The tech stack is very much in flux at the moment, with layers of legacy, experimentation, and modern sitting atop (and within) one-another; it's chaotic
    * I struggle to think of anything else worthwhile that would warrant memorializing in perpetuity. So far it's been a pretty great place to work

    Advice to Management

    Management sets the tone for the company, and Mark's optimistic yet open approach to communication has been fantastic to experience. Keep doing that at all levels, even when it's painful, embarrassing, frustrating or infuriating. Honesty is respect.

    Keep listening to the folks in the trenches. So far it seems that everyone wants to build the best bug-free, performant thing they can for the customers. PRSS is a great initiative, showing the team that their pains are both as important as, and synonymous with, the customer's pains. It only really works when both sides of the equation are satisfied.

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DigitalOcean Interviews

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    Community Manager Interview

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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at DigitalOcean.

    Interview

    This is the longest process to date, with a lot of time and energy being invested from the interviewee's stand point(especially if you don't get the job). This is a huge problem especially if the interviewee has other offers on the table, but really wants to see the outcome of this particular job.

    Applied through the website, got a call from recruiter, then had a homework assignment, then video interview if I passed, and then meeting with 5 people on site with 45 minute interviews each. A lot of redundancy in the questions, but it's good to meet the whole team you'd be a part of and working with. The recruiter stayed in touch throughout the process which was great, and very helpful.

    The reason for not hiring didn't make sense, because it seemed like they didn't even want to hire for this position and I felt like I wasted my time in the end. A proper reason would be beneficial especially if the interviewee has made a greater effort and put in so much time.

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