Digital Realty
3.0 of 5 15 reviews
www.digitalrealtytrust.com San Francisco, CA 500 to 999 Employees

Digital Realty Reviews

Updated May 15, 2014

Be The First To
Add Photos

All Employees Current Employees Only

3.0 15 reviews

                             

70% Approve of the CEO

(no image)

Michael F. Foust

(10 ratings)

47% of employees recommend this company to a friend
7 Employee Reviews Back to all reviews
Relevance Date Rating
in
    • Culture & Values
           
    • Work/Life Balance
           
    • Senior Management
           
    • Comp & Benefits
           
    • Career Opportunities
           
    • No Opinion of CEO

    1 person found this helpful  

    Property Assistant

    Property Assistant (Former Employee)

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

    ConsManagers 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 Senior ManagementLet 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.

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

    Was this review helpful?
    Yes | No
    Add Employer Response Flag Review
    • Culture & Values
           
    • Work/Life Balance
           
    • Senior Management
           
    • Comp & Benefits
           
    • Career Opportunities
           
    • No Opinion of CEO

    3 people found this helpful  

    Director, Operations, Support, and Project Management

    Director (Current Employee)
    Dallas, TX

    ProsPay well
    Stable Company
    Room for Growth

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementTrust their employees

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

    Was this review helpful?
    Yes | No
    Add Employer Response Flag Review
    • Culture & Values
           
    • Work/Life Balance
           
    • Senior Management
           
    • Comp & Benefits
           
    • Career Opportunities
           
    • No Opinion of CEO

    3 people found this helpful  

    Rather not say.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

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

    ConsInconsistent 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 Senior ManagementGet 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

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

    Was this review helpful?
    Yes | No
    Add Employer Response Flag Review
  • We want your feedback – Are these company reviews helpful to you?  Yes | No
    • Culture & Values
           
    • Work/Life Balance
           
    • Senior Management
           
    • Comp & Benefits
           
    • Career Opportunities
           
    • Approves of CEO

    5 people found this helpful  

    Former Employee

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsFriendly staff. No glass ceilings.

    ConsNo 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 Senior ManagementGet your act together.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

    Was this review helpful?
    Yes | No
    Add Employer Response Flag Review
    • Culture & Values
           
    • Work/Life Balance
           
    • Senior Management
           
    • Comp & Benefits
           
    • Career Opportunities
           
    • Disapproves of CEO

    3 people found this helpful  

    "The Oracle of Data Center Companies"

    Sales (Current Employee)
    San Francisco, CA

    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 Senior ManagementNone - They wouldn't listen anyway

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

    Was this review helpful?
    Yes | No
    Add Employer Response Flag Review
    • Culture & Values
           
    • Work/Life Balance
           
    • Senior Management
           
    • Comp & Benefits
           
    • Career Opportunities
           
    • Approves of CEO

    4 people found this helpful  

    Property Assistant

    Property Assistant (Former Employee)
    San Francisco, CA

    ProsGreat 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.

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

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

    Was this review helpful?
    Yes | No
    Add Employer Response Flag Review
    • Culture & Values
           
    • Work/Life Balance
           
    • Senior Management
           
    • Comp & Benefits
           
    • Career Opportunities
           
    • Approves of CEO

    3 people found this helpful  

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

    Analyst (Current Employee)
    Dallas, TX

    ProsHuge company that is successful with a booming product type

    ConsThey work you to the bone

    Advice to Senior ManagementHire more people

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

    Was this review helpful?
    Yes | No
    Add Employer Response Flag Review
RSS Feed Embed

Worked for Digital Realty? Contribute to the Community!

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.

Glassdoor is your free inside look at Digital Realty reviews and ratings — including employee satisfaction and approval rating for Digital Realty CEO Michael F. Foust. All 7 reviews posted anonymously by Digital Realty employees.