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DigitalGlobe Reviews

Updated 28 January 2015
Updated 28 January 2015
78 Reviews
3.3
78 Reviews
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DigitalGlobe President, CEO, and Director Jeffrey R. (Jeff) Tarr
Jeffrey R. (Jeff) Tarr
39 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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  1.  

    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

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

    Solid Company with Unlimited Potential

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

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

    Pros

    Leadership from the CEO, CHRO, and other Senior Leaders support the strong set of Purpose, Vision & Values that drive the company and attract/retain highly competent employees

    Cons

    Too heavily focused on government contracts and need more investment in commercial offerings to the market

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus less on R&D/satellites and more on non-government customers to drive business growth while maintaing a positive work environment for employees

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    used to be better

    • 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

    many good people, interesting work, benefits are not bad, depending on which department you work in, you can get a lot of experience

    Cons

    management doesn't care about the people doing the work, just about their own career growth, too many people in change and nothing actually gets accomplished, self promotion gets you farther than actual good work, "do as I say, not as I do" managers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    be more concerned with how the company as a whole is doing, not just your own career or hiring your buddies

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Life at DigitalGlobe

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at DigitalGlobe

    Pros

    Good Salary, Benefits, people are friendly

    Cons

    Remote office
    Too dependent on the government

  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Frustrating

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

    I have been working at DigitalGlobe

    Pros

    unique and amazing product. Company knows where it needs to be, just doesn't seem to know how to get there.

    Cons

    Sr Mgmt lacks following through on automation. Company is growing too large to sustain manual operations and will soon find itself with a big problem. The executive leadership is really out of touch with what is really possible.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    A geospatial company should be using geospatial tools, not spreadsheets.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Opportunities and Challenges

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at DigitalGlobe

    Pros

    You have lots of opportunities

    Cons

    There are more than the average number of challenges

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make decisions

  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good benefits, overall dissatisfied

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

    I worked at DigitalGlobe

    Pros

    interesting technology, PTO, about 60% of the people are fun to work with.

    Cons

    i watched DG go down from day one working there. Management became less personable, coworkers became more stressed, and turnover was rampant towards the end of my tenure because of the stress and lack of new support. While 60% of coworkers are good to work with, there's the other 40% who, under stress, are terribly difficult to work with. Some meetings are pretty verbally combative. It's unfortunate.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on the little people. The tiny people. You know, your employees who make the company money.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Good company

    • 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

    Pros

    Busy workload most of the time

    Cons

    Good company as long as your not a contractor

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get to know your employees

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 4 people found this helpful  

    Not flexible for work/life balance

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

    I worked at DigitalGlobe

    Pros

    Cool company for whom to work - interesting business

    Cons

    Management was not flexible to allow a brief move to part time status while going through a major life event.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Note that not everyone can work full-time for their entire career and some need to take care of personal things to recharge and give 100% to their employer.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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