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3.0 15 reviews

70% Approve of the CEO

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Michael F. Foust

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47% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    5 people found this helpful  

    Politics and Executive egos get in the way, Morale is horrible but nobody cares, Dysfunctional system continues

    Operations/Property Management (Former Employee) Dallas, TX

    ProsGood Pay
    Product is unique and is in demand
    Potential to be a huge player long term

    ConsSenior Management spend more time backstabbing each other and other employees than managing the company or the employees.

    Politics cause more people to either be forced out or leave on their own, even when they are doing their best and are actually achieving results on a quarterly basis.

    Expected to work 24/7, with no care for family obligations or personal needs - this does not apply to senior management or the sales team, but certainly applies to property management and technical operations. A normal work week is 60-70 hrs a week and includes weekends.

    There is no room for growth at Digital from a career perspective.

    It seems that HR is only there to protect the executives and when lower level employees bring challenges up to HR, they seem to be leaving the company after a month or two. Not healthy.

    The company's internal review system is not anonymous, so you are forced to provide comments that don't reflect your actual experience, both to keep face with the exec's and to hopefully get your bonus.

    Advice to Senior ManagementClean house, the company is so top heavy its almost impossible to do anything without having two or three VP's approving it, which is quite impossible given the egos and complexity of the personalities.

    Empower the people on the ground that are actually operating the product and working with customers, and then reward them.

    Stop the political backstabbing and listen to the employees.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    3 people found this helpful  

    It's common to feel frustrated and misreable everyday.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) San Francisco, CA

    ProsNot much to brag about...
    -The best thing is their product.
    -Also a plus...a lot of free lunches

    Cons-Too many Cheifs, not enough Indians.
    -No communication or respect between departments and the company does no team building to foster it.
    -Property mangement and customer service are the lowest on the totem pole and they are made to feel that way.
    -All responsibilities fall on property management regardless of the task. Everyone gets away with passing the buck. No one takes ownership.
    -No work life balance. If you have a family forget about working for this company. You are expected to jump when they say jump and be available 24/7.
    -Operates like a startup. Still hasn't found their "groove". Constantly changing processes and procedures. Poor processes in place that don't collectively benefits all teams.
    -Provides bonus at the end of the first quarter of the following year.
    -Biggest problem in SJC office is long term employees ability to walk all over people with no consequences.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet it together! Stop partying and pay attention. CEO needs to clean house with upper management. Titles are more important than actual job duties. Bring in consultants to oversee and get a handle on company operations. I have seen several people leave this company in the last year for the same reasons I mentioned and the numbers are growing. I predict if major change doesn't happen in 2013, they will loose all of their good talent to companies who respect their employees and listen to their concerns.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    • No Opinion of CEO

    4 people found this helpful  

    Strange place to work...

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Pros- good compensation (I guess it's the only pros)

    Cons- no career development opportunities (even when question asked, answers from management are blurry and unclear)
    - no space to grow
    - wasted talent inside a team
    - permanent rumbling about communication improvement in a team without any actions taken to make any improvement
    - poor information exchange between members of a team (if any)

    Advice to Senior ManagementLearn how to use talented people. Less slogans more reasonable arguments.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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