DigitalGlobe Reviews

Updated June 18, 2015
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DigitalGlobe President, CEO, and Director Jeffrey R. (Jeff) Tarr
Jeffrey R. (Jeff) Tarr
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Pros
  • Working with smart and truly good people (in 7 reviews)

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

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

  • poor management decisions, lots of talk about values but its all lip service (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Great Benefits and Interesting Company

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

    I have been working at DigitalGlobe full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Great Benefits and time off
    Great Location
    Since the product is something that most people are interested in it makes it enjoyable to work here and discuss the new developments. There are a lot of interesting jobs and most people are more than willing to share what they work if you ask.

    Cons

    Since this is a relatively new field it seems like they are still figuring out how to best sell the product, which makes the work kind of scattered and unorganized. Sometimes its hard to keep track of all the updates and this slows down progress.

    Advice to Management

    Continue building foundations. There is a lot of potential, but it won't go anywhere without a set product and a set method of selling it.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Interesting but Chaotic

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

    I have been working at DigitalGlobe full-time

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

    Pros

    - The Satellite Imagery medium inherently creates interesting problems to solve and a wide range of global customers
    - Veteran employees are great to work with and have an extensive knowledge base in their areas of expertise

    Cons

    - Unfocused priorities and program structures. A lot of projects are started, fall behind, and are either abandoned or barely dragged across the finish line. Little follow up effort is given to improving things for internal or external customers.
    - Understaffed development teams are always overworked and pulled into 20 different directions to help design the next new project.

    Advice to Management

    Reduce the Work in Project from a portfolio level.
    Staff the technical teams to the appropriate level to support the projects underway.
    Commit to investing in a sustainable DevOps team.


  3. Accounts Payable

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

    I have been working at DigitalGlobe full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Interesting, busy, can leave it at the office.

    Cons

    can be too busy or too slow, not always consistent.


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

    I have been working at DigitalGlobe full-time

    Neutral Outlook
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Innovative company with very compelling technology.

    Cons

    Lacking a clear product vision and strategy.


  6. Sales

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at DigitalGlobe full-time

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Digital Globe was a great company to work for. Exciting industry. Great benefits. Good locations. Excellent pay and nice environment.

    Cons

    Financial management weak. They did not understand the business. Managed blindly, without any real market or customer understanding.


  7. Helpful (2)

    Center of the road company, some ups, some downs

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

    I have been working at DigitalGlobe full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Opportunities for advancement are very much available. Culture is that you should seize the moment and motivate yourself, things don't get handed to you. This makes some people upset, but it aligns with my way of thinking.

    Cons

    Pay for the same position is wonky and the range is vast. I dislike someone getting payed considerably less or more then the person next to them for doing the same job and having similar backgrounds.

    Advice to Management

    Communication company direction better. Let us know updates and the employees will be able to offer up some time to work on side projects to make us all successful. Leaving employees in the dark inevitably serves only to lower moral as negativity can't be easily combated.


  8. Helpful (1)

    Excellent team members and immediate managers; not so sure about senior leadership....

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

    I have been working at DigitalGlobe full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Even as a 24x7 shift worker, I find the work/life balance is fantastic. My managers are very family oriented themselves and have no problem when people call in with a family emergency. Some weeks are full, but other weeks you have lots of days off. Everyone I work with is competent, friendly, and relaxed. I personally do not have a bachelors degree, but I always feel that my intelligence and experience is valued more. Managers are very helpful in helping with career path and advancement. The pay and benefits are more than satisfactory.

    Cons

    Occasionally work can be slightly stressful. Too many reorganizations of structure makes for insufficient training and lack of procedure. Senior leadership seems disconnected from the rest of employee culture. It sometimes feels that corporate and company advancement takes too much resources when existing groups lack resources to fix issues.

    Advice to Management

    Be more honest about what it is you do and why. Employees feel disconnected from larger structure.


  9. Helpful (2)

    DG is a good company that pays well and offers good benefits.

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

    I have been working at DigitalGlobe full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great people
    Good pay and benefits
    Company is growing and profitable

    Cons

    Limited advancement potential without technical background
    Corporate atmosphere

    Advice to Management

    Stop bringing in so many high-paid executives and cutting costs everywhere else.


  10. Great management and exciting line of business

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

    I have been working at DigitalGlobe full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Good opportunities and competitive salaries

    Cons

    Many changes to process flow in the works


  11. Fulfilling, demanding work with great people.

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

    I have been working at DigitalGlobe full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    The people at DG are fantastic, and the work is fulfilling. The company's adopted Purpose, Vision, and Values (see company website) are taken seriously by the employees. The company has given the employees a good selection of insurance benefits to chose from, for basic health, vision, dental and life.

    Cons

    At times the work-life balance is difficult, especially for those working in the 24x7 parts of the company. Some of those teams don't have the personnel to easily accommodate someone taking their paid time off.. To compensate for that, the company has a "use it or lose it" policy on PTO. Many people across the company reach this threshold before managing to schedule time off.

    Advice to Management

    Upper management should be praised for taking steps to better understand how the employees feel about the direction of the company. Next step is to take action, and improve what it is like to work for DG.



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