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Helpful (2)

Dysfunctional atmosphere - lack of planning, organization and structure.

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Former Contractor - Verification Engineer in Longmont, CO (US)
Former Contractor - Verification Engineer in Longmont, CO (US)

I worked at DigitalGlobe as a contractor (Less than a year)

Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Contractor pay was good.
Bagel day was good.

Cons

- Disorganized.
- Lack of planning.
- No structure.
- Non-existent schedules.
- Not friendly to contractors.
- Sweat shop.
- Disgruntled employees.
- High turnover.
- System non-functional most of the time due to only one environment shared by development, test and production.
- Employees so worried about looking good to management, they are careful whom they associate with.
- Very competitive atmosphere.
- A lot of time is wasted here.

Advice to Management

Implement structure, organization and planning. Stick to schedules. Ensure there is an operational system by adding multiple environments (development, test, production).

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  1. Helpful (1)

    Interesting domain, but horrible development processes (or lack thereof)

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Contractor - Senior Java Developer in Longmont, CO (US)
    Current Contractor - Senior Java Developer in Longmont, CO (US)

    I have been working at DigitalGlobe as a contractor (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Some really good people, interesting domain

    Cons

    Understaffed, too much reliance on heroic efforts by a few developers to meet goals, and process is virtually non-existent.

    Advice to Management

    Realize that the domain is one that requires considerable experience to grasp well. Don't expect that staff aug contractors will be able to sufficiently come up to speed in less than six months or so. Focus on filling the holes in the management chain and actually do some medium term planning -- too many projects (virtually every) put on hold because issues that should have been expected created emergency situations.

  2. Helpful (1)

    Good learning opportunity

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    • 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
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great people. Casual atmosphere. Lots of technology to play with. Good salaries.

    Cons

    Management does not know how to make the best use of its talented people. Career advancement can be very difficult if you don't know the right people.

    Advice to Management

    Get to know your employees. Learn what they want to do with their careers and put them where their strengths can be put to best use. It will be a win-win for everybody.

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