Digital Realty Reviews

Updated May 8, 2015
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  1. real estate manager

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO

    I worked at Digital Realty full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Well funded and an industry leader in the development of data centers

    Cons

    company has reached an age of its maturity where the original founders are being forced out and the emphasis is now strictly on the returns of investment, making it a difficult company to be working for at this time.

    Advice to Management

    Your employees are your greatest asset and senior leaders to be more aware of them


  2. Helpful (2)

    Worst manager ever

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

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

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits and mostly great people

    Cons

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


  3. Helpful (4)

    Property Assistant

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

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

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

    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 Management

    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.


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  5. Helpful (5)

    Director, Operations, Support, and Project Management

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

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

    Pros

    Pay well
    Stable Company
    Room for Growth

    Cons

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

    Advice to Management

    Trust their employees


  6. Helpful (5)

    Rather not say.

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

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

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

    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 Management

    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


  7. Helpful (5)

    Former Employee

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

    I worked at Digital Realty

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    Get your act together.


  8. Helpful (3)

    "The Oracle of Data Center Companies"

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

    None - They wouldn't listen anyway


  9. Helpful (4)

    Property Assistant

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

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

    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 Management

    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.


  10. Helpful (3)

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

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

    I have been working at Digital Realty full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Huge company that is successful with a booming product type

    Cons

    They work you to the bone

    Advice to Management

    Hire more people


  11. Good and crazy place to work!

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Digital Realty

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very entrepreneurial, well capitalized, C-level exec know what they are doing. Strong financial management and very high potential as a company

    Cons

    Very political, lack of clear career path, HR policies lacking



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