Digg Reviews

Updated June 24, 2014
Updated June 24, 2014
6 Reviews
3.9
6 Reviews
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Digg Founder Kevin Rose
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  1.  

    Incredible team and culture

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    Office culture, personal and professional growth.

    Cons

    At times there was a lack of direction and vision. Needed to have a clear purpose and roadmap.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Fun While it Lasted

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Business Development Intern in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Business Development Intern in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Digg as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    I worked for someone younger than me and less experienced than me in terms of years of experience, but I learned a ton from him. He and the other employees were crazy smart, and had a great culture. I had the opportunity to meet with publishing partners to evangelize the Digg product. I was given the opportunity to evaluate a new advertising product and present to the management team.

    Cons

    Unfortunately at the time I was there, Digg was trying to balance the demands of their community with the demands of their investors. They were launching V4 of their product and had to focus on improving revenue while making the site more user friendly. It was a tough time for the company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Great little company still lacking leadership

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Confidential in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Confidential in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Digg

    Pros

    People are incredibly smart + passionate
    Pay is competitive
    Good benefits + perks
    Location in Potrero Hill is convenient
    Dog friendly
    Fairly transparent and approachable leadership
    You can make an impact because the company is still relatively small (less than 100 employees)

    Cons

    Without a CEO for months and it shows
    Too many ideas, hurting on follow through

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire a CEO
    Kevin is great to the external world and very approachable, but we are missing inside leadership.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    A fun place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Digg

    Pros

    Lots of really smart engineers. The ability to play with new technology and the company willing to take risks

    Cons

    Lacking a CEO at the moment. We need more tough calls. Need to get management to stick to ideas and execute.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stick to your guns, be more data driven and reward those who work really hard. Taking more risk is healthy never be afraid.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great people at Digg

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Digg

    Pros

    An incredibly bright, respectful and hard working group. The potential of what can happen next is very exciting. Great location, dogs allowed, food/drinks/coffee, exciting product. Very cool group of Engineers.

    Cons

    We just lost our CEO Jay Adelson, so it's a little rudderless. But they are close to selecting the next one, so things are looking up.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get a leader on board please.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    After 2 years of work and many options earned. I left digg unwilling to commit money to buy those options.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Digg

    Pros

    Good talent with lots of great ideas floating around. Office atmosphere pleasant with many comforts. Great compensation package. Medical, dental, and vision coverage top noche.

    Cons

    Many good ideas not recognized or pursued. Very non-committal senior managers - constant wavering in decisions that are made. Middle managers petty, territorial, blame-shifting and status quo.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stick to your guns when shipping a feature. Diggbar is obvious unneeded pullback. Be more open and honest with how thing operate - including open discussion with community about "Terms of Use" violations that everything is labeled with when convenient.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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