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DG FastChannel Reviews

Updated August 8, 2014
Updated August 8, 2014
23 Reviews
2.4
23 Reviews
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  1.  

    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Plan better

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    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 an year)

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Step in when the floor gets busy

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    great place to work

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    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    listen to your workers

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Challenging

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    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)

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Poor communication of vision and strategy.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    atrocious

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at DG FastChannel full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    It's an easy paycheck, nothing more than that.

    Cons

    We've merged at least 5 times in the past 10 years, always in chaos and no communication.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Worked in the IT organization.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irving, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irving, TX

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

    Pros

    The emergence into online provided a unique opportunity to learn new technologies.

    Cons

    Investment in core platforms and technologies was minimal which meant an abnormal amount of manual processes to keep the business running.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    DG needs to invest in their loyal employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Full of lots of good people, but very poorly run at the executive level.

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    Current Employee - Software Developer in Irving, TX
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Irving, TX

    I have been working at DG FastChannel full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Mostly friendly staff and co-workers. Pay rate is average to just slightly above average. Somewhat flexible in staffing hours and PTO. Access to make lots of connections in Advertising and TV industries.

    Cons

    Projects are ill conceived and poorly executed. It's essentially an organization with a high degree of technology, but senior leadership is all from advertising backgrounds, leading to a lot of confusion, projects that have no hope of meeting deadlines and ever shifting project requirements and scope.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nurture a better "Product" team. A $1M investment into a project that takes a year to complete and which ultimately nets additionally only $5k (or less) of revenue per year is something that should never have been started. When Product says that a feature request is needed and will net $$$, make them show their work and prove that the investment is worth it. Otherwise you'll just keep running the company into the ground.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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