DigitalGlobe Reviews

Updated 7 April 2015
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DigitalGlobe President, CEO, and Director Jeffrey R. (Jeff) Tarr
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  1. Featured Review

    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)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.

  2. Helpful (2)

    Center of the road company, some ups, some downs

    • 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)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Opportunities for advancement are very much available. Culture is that you should seize the moment and motivate yourself, things don't get handed to you. This makes some people upset, but it aligns with my way of thinking.

    Cons

    Pay for the same position is wonky and the range is vast. I dislike someone getting payed considerably less or more then the person next to them for doing the same job and having similar backgrounds.

    Advice to Management

    Communication company direction better. Let us know updates and the employees will be able to offer up some time to work on side projects to make us all successful. Leaving employees in the dark inevitably serves only to lower moral as negativity can't be easily combated.

  3. Helpful (1)

    Excellent team members and immediate managers; not so sure about senior leadership....

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Even as a 24x7 shift worker, I find the work/life balance is fantastic. My managers are very family oriented themselves and have no problem when people call in with a family emergency. Some weeks are full, but other weeks you have lots of days off. Everyone I work with is competent, friendly, and relaxed. I personally do not have a bachelors degree, but I always feel that my intelligence and experience is valued more. Managers are very helpful in helping with career path and advancement. The pay and benefits are more than satisfactory.

    Cons

    Occasionally work can be slightly stressful. Too many reorganizations of structure makes for insufficient training and lack of procedure. Senior leadership seems disconnected from the rest of employee culture. It sometimes feels that corporate and company advancement takes too much resources when existing groups lack resources to fix issues.

    Advice to Management

    Be more honest about what it is you do and why. Employees feel disconnected from larger structure.

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  5. Helpful (2)

    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)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great people
    Good pay and benefits
    Company is growing and profitable

    Cons

    Limited advancement potential without technical background
    Corporate atmosphere

    Advice to Management

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

  6. 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)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Good opportunities and competitive salaries

    Cons

    Many changes to process flow in the works

  7. 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)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Long hours during certain projects

  8. Helpful (1)

    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)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Work schedule, vacations, staff and co workers

    Cons

    systems not stable, same issues keep reocurring

  9. Helpful (1)

    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)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    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!

  10. 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)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

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

  11. Helpful (1)

    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)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

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

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