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Dysfunctional atmosphere - lack of planning, organization and structure.

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

I worked at DigitalGlobe as a contractor for less than a year

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 ManagementAdvice

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

Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Its aliright

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at DigitalGlobe

    Pros

    Pretty good benefits, 4 weeks paid time off is nice.

    Cons

    No sick leave, and loss of Christmas vacation

    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Interesting domain, but horrible development processes (or lack thereof)

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    Current Employee - Senior Java Developer  in  Longmont, CO (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Java Developer in Longmont, CO (US)

    I have been working at DigitalGlobe as a contractor for more than a year

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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