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DigitalGlobe Reviews

Updated July 27, 2014
Updated July 27, 2014
65 Reviews

3.2
65 Reviews
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DigitalGlobe President, CEO, and Director Jeffrey R. (Jeff) Tarr
Jeffrey R. (Jeff) Tarr
31 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work/life balance was highly promoted by all levels of management (in 4 reviews)

  • I like the people I actually work with, they are nice, courteous and overall good people (in 6 reviews)


Cons
  • Senior Management does not rely on employee experience to accomplish tasks (in 4 reviews)

  • Launching satellites creates a specific culture of thoroughness and rigor rather than around 'failing fast' and iterations (in 3 reviews)

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  1.  

    A place that encourages employees to do their best work

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

    Pros

    DigitalGlobe’s growth creates an environment which is constantly evolving. This evolution provides multiple benefits but one of the most compelling is the opportunity to be an active participant in continuing to build a great company that is shaping the industry. This build mentality and culture creates tremendous professional growth and the opportunity to work on projects and initiatives that are unparalleled. No two days are the same.

    Cons

    Rapid growth and change leads to a chaotic environment at times which can detract from doing your best work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to focus on building a culture that values employees and creates opportunities for professional growth. Great progress has been made over the last two years - keep it up!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Bad experience, left after two weeks.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant  in  Longmont, CO
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in Longmont, CO

    Pros

    Nice culture, decent pay, good benefits, casual dress, easy to get to HQ location. Will be moving to a more central location sometime around the end of 2015.

    Cons

    On day one was given different manager and job duties than what I was offered or accepted. No one even explained this to me, it just happened. When I asked about it I was told change is inevitable and constant. I never would have chosen to work for the manager I was assigned, for many reasons. When I expressed concern that my skills would go unused, they did suggest perhaps there were some solutions in the future. However, my manager was so abusive to the team, even in the two weeks I was there, I knew I couldn't wait it out. Disorganized, inconsistent corporate policy. Large job turnover, disguised in the growth. No time to ramp up or train in new job, I can self-start, but this was extreme.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat employees well, no matter what their level. Value employees enough not to bait and switch them, or just tell them change happens. Be honest. Also, don't advertise vacation when you really offer PTO. The two are very different.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Dynamic and fast paced technoogy company making an impact in the world.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Longmont, CO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Longmont, CO

    Pros

    The commitment to the company's Purpose of Seeing a Better World is sincere. I believe that employees are aligned behind the belief that everyone's contribution counts and can make a positive difference in the world. Benefits and compensation are good. The people are some of the smartest and most talented. Senior management is very vocal about expressing appreciation for individual contributions formally and informally. Corporate values are more than words on paper and the commitment to strive to live the values is part of the culture in every day interactions.

    Cons

    Company is constantly changing and adpating to changing competitive environment and with that comes a lot of stress and uncertainty. Not enough time to pursue available development opportunities.
    Enterprise tools and systems limit productivity and efficiency.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Walk around more. Be more visible. Some leaders have open door policies and others don't.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Fast-paced, dynamic work environment with varying sub-cultures

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

    Pros

    Cool technology, smart people (both business and technical), a strong focus on Purpose, Vision and Values at all levels of leadership, great benefits and competitive pay, little perks that sometimes get lost in the shuffle like bagel tuesdays, local discounts, peer recognition, etc..

    Cons

    Fast-paced with a lot of change to ingest all at once. Company is still working to put scalable structures into place to support the growth. Many sub-cultures exist so experience can greatly differ based on where in the company you work and/or who you work with/for.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue investing in people and rapidly responding to changes in the market. Don't underestimate the value that shifts in culture can have on productivity/effectiveness.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Best place I ever worked

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director of R&D  in  Longmont, CO
    Current Employee - Director of R&D in Longmont, CO

    Pros

    Jeff Taar has set the purpose and values for the company that drive each one of us. It is a wonderful place with great benefits and culture. Global leader in earth observation industry and pioneered the start of commercial remote sensing industry.

    Cons

    Hectic work environment that demands 100% effort.**

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Smitten by space with great tech and vision

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Longmont, CO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Longmont, CO

    Pros

    If you want to work on things that are significant and change the world, this is the place. There is a huge opportunity to understand what is going on around the world at any given time since the business is inherently global. DigitalGlobe is a big(ish) company that operates similar to a startup where everyone feel like they are in this together and are aligned every quarter and every launch. Very interesting tech problems are solved here from launching satellites to distributing PBs of content, to analyzing and understanding what is going on inside those PBs.

    Cons

    United mentality has too many people focused on the quarter rather than on internal metrics. Launching satellites creates a specific culture of thoroughness and rigor rather than around 'failing fast' and iterations.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow employees to take ownership of things they are passionate about.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    The DigitalGlobe Experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager  in  Longmont, CO
    Current Employee - Manager in Longmont, CO

    Pros

    DigitalGlobe's Purpose, Vision, and Values (PVV) is one of the best thought out and designed systems I've ever experienced. The talent of people is top notch and the work we do is critically important to our customers.

    Cons

    The commute is long for me, but that will change with the move of HQ closer to Denver in 2015. Since the combination there have been process improvements, but there are several things that hinder employees being effective workers between offices around the globe.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Interesting job scope

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

    Pros

    Get to interact with customers from all over the world

    Cons

    Company is always pressured to meet quarter financial goals

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Values driven company with a strong sense of purpose

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Operations  in  Longmont, CO
    Current Employee - Operations in Longmont, CO

    Pros

    The Company has a strong set of Purpose, Vision, and Values and makes sure that Employees are aware of the positive impact the imagery and services we provide help people to save lives and make the world a better place.

    Cons

    Very fast pace. The Company has gone through a lot of change in the last year, but is making an effort to address cultural issues that impact employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue investments in developing employees and in providing career opportunities and stretch assignments for high performers. Keep focused on the top priorities and getting flawless on execution of those strategies. React quickly to changing market conditions.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Challenging and dynamic work environment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Longmont, CO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Longmont, CO

    Pros

    Interesting, smart, hardworking people; good pay/benefits; challenging and dynamic work

    Cons

    Management sometimes sends mixed messages; lots of longtime employees, so you have to work hard to move up

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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