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Digital Realty Reviews

Updated August 31, 2014
Updated August 31, 2014
20 Reviews
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A. William Stein
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Worst manager ever

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

    I worked at Digital Realty full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits and mostly great people

    Cons

    Managers more than willing to step all over you to make themselves a name

    No opinion of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Property Assistant

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Property Assistant
    Former Employee - Property Assistant

    I worked at Digital Realty full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    A lot to learn about data center management. Good co-workers as long as they are on the same level.

    Cons

    Managers haven't figured out how to delegate and step back and let you do the job you were hired to do. There is constant micro-managing. They assign tasks and then you research and document only to find out that they did it anyway and wasted your time. There is ALWAYS a crisis and the entire office turns into panic-mode. Management sends out mixed signals.... They encourage "TEAM" but there is no such thing. The mood of the office depends on the manager's mood. It's only okay to joke if he/she is in a good mood. The managers badger the Assistants and belittle everyone. They beat you down and don't "get" how to build up morale. It seems like nothing is ever good enough. One minute, there is too much talking and the next minute it's too quiet

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let your staff do the job they were hired to do without micro-managing. Teach your managers how to manage rather than beat down and intimidate the staff. "Thank you" goes a LONG way. There is an "open door policy" but someone forgot to read that memo. Any "issues" are often turned around on you and there is no resolution. There are some very good and talented people that go unrecognized and unappreciated. As a result, you ultimately lose good people and then have to spend time and money retraining new unsuspecting staff.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 3 people found this helpful  

    Director, Operations, Support, and Project Management

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Director in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at Digital Realty full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Pay well
    Stable Company
    Room for Growth

    Cons

    Senior Management bully their employees. Teams are over-worked. Always pointing fingers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Trust their employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 4 people found this helpful  

    Rather not say.

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

    I worked at Digital Realty full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Really great people to work with as long as they are on the same level as you.

    Cons

    Inconsistent direction from multiple managers. Too many Chiefs and not enough Indians. Training is non-existent, yet you are expected to know procedures. Too many power-hungry managers wanting to throw their weight around and make the staff feel like they've wasted their time. Hard work is rarely appreciated. They preach "TEAM" but it's never the same team. You are given a task, only to find out that the person who assigned you the task, went ahead and did it anyway. Lots of wasted time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get your act together and learn how to motivate the staff without tearing them down. Give your people under you, the desire to do their best to make you shine. Give them some self-worth instead of bringing them down. Work on commeraderie. HR needs to be there for the employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 5 people found this helpful  

    Former Employee

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Digital Realty

    Pros

    Friendly staff. No glass ceilings.

    Cons

    No work-life balance. Start-up mentality, even though almost 10 years old. Extremely fast-paced. Absolutely no attention made to equal opportunity employment. Staff almost 65% Caucasian, 30% Asian, and 5% African-American. Outsourcing key roles to India.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get your act together.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 3 people found this helpful  

    "The Oracle of Data Center Companies"

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Sales in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Digital Realty full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Very up front with expectations
    - Good Compensation
    - Prestige within industry
    - 800 LB Guerrilla
    - Sales is always "invited to the dance"
    - Not afraid to spend money when it's appropriate
    - Customer confidence in product & operations

    Cons

    - Company Politics (Internal, between locations, etc.)
    - Very little room for advancement
    - Very stressful environment

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None - They wouldn't listen anyway

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 4 people found this helpful  

    Property Assistant

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Property Assistant in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Property Assistant in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Digital Realty full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great opportunity to learn and get a great understanding about Datacentres and Property Management. This is a great company for somebody who is self-motivated and doesn't mind seeking out new things to learn and explore.

    Cons

    PM teams are very overworked and work under very tight deadlines. It's not a surprise to get 5 different Excel spreadsheets asking f or the same information or to see your peers pulling regular 12 hour days. There is very little to no training.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    DRT is a very top management heavy and would be a good idea to provide more help to their management teams and not overwork them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 3 people found this helpful  

    Lots of work. Lots of pressure. Access to you at all times

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Analyst in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Analyst in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at Digital Realty full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Huge company that is successful with a booming product type

    Cons

    They work you to the bone

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire more people

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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