DG FastChannel Reviews

Updated July 21, 2015
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DG FastChannel Chairman and CEO Scott K. Ginsburg
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  1. Loved it

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at DG FastChannel

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

    Pros

    Great co-workers, folks experienced in the industry and wanting to get the job done. Generally good salaries, concern for employees, and some flexibility with schedules.

    Cons

    Disorganized, slow response from Development and Engineering, company got acquired by competitor.


  2. Review

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at DG FastChannel

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

    Pros

    It was a great place to work until many of us were sacrificed to fix a poor decision.

    Cons

    Operations was always a mess. Engineering seemed to be better managed from top to bottom.

    Advice to Management

    Advice to management? How about not selling off an entire division to your rival which will lay off 80% of the work force on day one.


  3. great people striving to give the best possible service

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at DG FastChannel full-time

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

    Pros

    Great coworkers, acceptable pay. Decent benefits including health, dental and vision plans. Some great managers and good leaders. Tons of clients.

    Cons

    Evolved to be too corporate in feel, more about shareholder value than providing excellent service, with some antiquated systems and poor utilization of a workforce with varied talents forcing everyone to conform to a specific model. Some hostile and negative management styles.

    Advice to Management

    Focus more on your employees and update inefficient systems to enable better service to your customers. Make efforts to improve morale and atmosphere.


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  5. DBA

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    Former Employee - Database Administrator in Irving, TX
    Former Employee - Database Administrator in Irving, TX

    I worked at DG FastChannel full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Really good management. Company seemed very strong until they were bought. Implemented two data centers. Flexible hours. Great benefits.

    Cons

    Very hectic growth. Hard to keep up with work. No work from home policy. Large management turnover.

    Advice to Management

    Plan better


  6. Typical corporate environment with adequate pay.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Friendly atmosphere and a decent cubicle. Nice not to have someone always looking over your shoulder. Paid time off and health insurance packages are good.

    Cons

    Things seem to be going downhill for DG. No room for advancement. Some of the members of the management have a really poor attitude.

    Advice to Management

    Hire proper management. Don't just promote people who were successful in that department.


  7. Working Knowledge

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    Former Employee - Network Engineer in Irving, TX
    Former Employee - Network Engineer in Irving, TX

    I worked at DG FastChannel full-time (More than 8 years)

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

    Pros

    Great benefits from company and great work environment. This was the start of a wonderful relationship at the company and they helped to grow me as employee.

    Cons

    The company does not live up to the promises, it was issues with with management who would make statements about payments, assistance with school and even raises and no follow through.

    Advice to Management

    Please consider allowing them to not make decisions about employees based on emotions but based on work performance.


  8. No loyalty to workers

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    Former Employee - Client Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Client Manager in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at DG FastChannel full-time (More than 8 years)

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

    Pros

    Good Pay Busy Fun coworkers Casual dresscode Flexible hours

    Cons

    Treated unfairly No room to grow No help from management poor communication Losing business

    Advice to Management

    Step in when the floor gets busy


  9. great place to work

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Production in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Production in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at DG FastChannel full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    great people, lots of stuff to learn and keep busy. over time available always, the pay wasn't the best but it was a great place to work

    Cons

    not a lot of room for advancement, late hours sometimes, workload not balanced

    Advice to Management

    listen to your workers


  10. Challenging

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at DG FastChannel full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    Friendly environment, interesting industry and lots of good people on the staff.

    Cons

    Poor communication of vision and strategy.


  11. I learned a lot about myself

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    Former Employee - Technical Lead
    Former Employee - Technical Lead

    I worked at DG FastChannel full-time (More than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    For a long time they were the industry leader, so there was a certain amount of prestige that came with that.

    Cons

    They did not treat their personnel as anything but numbers to squeeze so the shareholders could benefit. They treated each acquisition as a numbers game to mismanage. With a few exceptions, there was no collaboration with personnel, just a dictation of will.

    Advice to Management

    Now you know how it feels to be treated the way you treated everyone else.



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