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DigitalGlobe Reviews

Updated 13 November 2014
Updated 13 November 2014
69 Reviews
3.3
69 Reviews
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DigitalGlobe President, CEO, and Director Jeffrey R. (Jeff) Tarr
Jeffrey R. (Jeff) Tarr
35 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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    More than Satisfied

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

    I have been working at DigitalGlobe full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Consistent Challenging, cutting edge opportunities

    Cons

    I have Nothing to complain about

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I have been an employee for almost ten years here at DG and have been afforded a handful of opportunities to excel and push innovation within the satellite imagery industry. I hope to be here 10 years from now!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Love/hate experience

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

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

    Pros

    Working with smart and truly good people. I gained a lot of experience and some personal friendships during my time there. Interesting industry.

    Cons

    Chaotic and stressful environment which caused some really great employees to burn out or move on in order not to burn out.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Walk your talk.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Good Company

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

    I worked at DigitalGlobe

    Pros

    High Tech on the cutting edge of imagery.

    Cons

    Too far from Denver to Longmont

    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. 3 people found this helpful  

    Enjoyed my position until the merger eliminated my position.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Mission Manager in Dulles, VA (US)
    Former Employee - Mission Manager in Dulles, VA (US)

    I worked at DigitalGlobe full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    I worked for GeoEye before the merger. The compensation was competitive and I really loved working satellite operations. The company provided a very fair severance package and did offer job placement assistance.

    Cons

    I don't believe that DigitalGlobe fully appreciated the quality of the operations team they inherited from GeoEye and were too optimistic about how easy integrating the operations teams and satellite systems would be.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I am not familiar enough with DigitalGlobe management to give good advice. I wish them luck in navigating the company through the rest of the merger.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 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 an year)

    Pros

    Work schedule, vacations, staff and co workers

    Cons

    systems not stable, same issues keep reocurring

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 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
  9. 5 people found this helpful  

    Bad experience, left after two weeks.

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

    I have been working at DigitalGlobe full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Nice culture, decent pay, good benefits, casual dress, easy to get to HQ location. Will be moving to a more central location sometime around the end of 2015.

    Cons

    On day one was given different manager and job duties than what I was offered or accepted. No one even explained this to me, it just happened. When I asked about it I was told change is inevitable and constant. I never would have chosen to work for the manager I was assigned, for many reasons. When I expressed concern that my skills would go unused, they did suggest perhaps there were some solutions in the future. However, my manager was so abusive to the team, even in the two weeks I was there, I knew I couldn't wait it out. Disorganized, inconsistent corporate policy. Large job turnover, disguised in the growth. No time to ramp up or train in new job, I can self-start, but this was extreme.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat employees well, no matter what their level. Value employees enough not to bait and switch them, or just tell them change happens. Be honest. Also, don't advertise vacation when you really offer PTO. The two are very different.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 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
  11.  

    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

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