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Updated Jul 20, 2014

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2.9 65 reviews

68% Approve of the CEO

DigitalGlobe President, CEO, and Director Jeffrey R. (Jeff) Tarr

Jeffrey R. (Jeff) Tarr

(31 ratings)

51% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

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

  • I like the people I actually work with, they are nice, courteous and overall good people (in 6 reviews)


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

  • Launching satellites creates a specific culture of thoroughness and rigor rather than around 'failing fast' and iterations (in 3 reviews)

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    Great work life, bad systems

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsWork schedule, vacations, staff and co workers

    Conssystems not stable, same issues keep reocurring

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    A place that encourages employees to do their best work

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsDigitalGlobe’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.

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementContinue 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!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Longmont, CO (US)

    ProsThe 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.

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Fast-paced, dynamic work environment with varying sub-cultures

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsCool technology, smart people (both business and technical), a strong focus on Purpose, Vision and Values at all levels of leadership, great benefits and competitive pay, little perks that sometimes get lost in the shuffle like bagel tuesdays, local discounts, peer recognition, etc..

    ConsFast-paced with a lot of change to ingest all at once. Company is still working to put scalable structures into place to support the growth. Many sub-cultures exist so experience can greatly differ based on where in the company you work and/or who you work with/for.

    Advice to Senior ManagementContinue investing in people and rapidly responding to changes in the market. Don't underestimate the value that shifts in culture can have on productivity/effectiveness.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Best place I ever worked

    Director of R&D (Current Employee) Longmont, CO (US)

    ProsJeff Taar has set the purpose and values for the company that drive each one of us. It is a wonderful place with great benefits and culture. Global leader in earth observation industry and pioneered the start of commercial remote sensing industry.

    ConsHectic work environment that demands 100% effort.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Smitten by space with great tech and vision

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Longmont, CO (US)

    ProsIf 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.

    ConsUnited 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 Senior ManagementAllow employees to take ownership of things they are passionate about.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    The DigitalGlobe Experience

    Manager (Current Employee) Longmont, CO (US)

    ProsDigitalGlobe'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.

    ConsThe 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.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good company and benefits

    Director (Former Employee) Herndon, VA (US)

    ProsA lot of good satellite based work.

    ConsNot much in terms of growth.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNone

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Lots of change so make sure you are okay with that!

    Manager (Current Employee)

    ProsGrowth, new products and services, benefits, smart people, CEO lives the purpose vision and values.

    ConsCan get tiring at times, too much to do at times as well.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBuild something well or fix it once with an eye to the future. Build consistent, repeatable systems.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Interesting work

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsSome very intelligent people that were committed to doing quality work. I learned a lot from working at DG - lots of great people doing very cool things.

    ConsThe culture was very uncertain. People always seem worried as to how long they will have their job. I know many people that are still there that are looking for other jobs.

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