Digi International

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Digi International Reviews

Updated October 30, 2014
Updated October 30, 2014
40 Reviews
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  1.  

    Great Company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineering Intern in Minnetonka, MN
    Former Employee - Software Engineering Intern in Minnetonka, MN

    I worked at Digi International as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    It is a great company to work for . Learnt a lot being an intern

    Cons

    Being a small company , the job guarantee for an international is not that great

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    A ship without a rudder...

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Mid-Level Manager in Minnetonka, MN
    Former Employee - Mid-Level Manager in Minnetonka, MN

    I worked at Digi International full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Nice group of people in the HQ office, don't know much about other offices.
    Solid benefits package.
    Good work/life balance.

    Cons

    Sr. Management seems to be totally disengaged from the organization.
    Company is trying to get into new markets but they are not seeing any success/revenues.
    Frustration is growing at management level and that is starting to work it's way down through the organization.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus, focus, focus.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    If you are content with settling great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Minnetonka, MN
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Minnetonka, MN

    I have been working at Digi International full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Growing technology leaves the potential of the company high, great coworkers, and they treat you well around the holidays, plus the cafeteria is amazing

    Cons

    No potential to move up, not opportunity to make a lot of money, micromanagement, the vision of the company is forever moving, those who have been there for a long time have a huge seniority and nosey complex.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Good company not living up to possibilities

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Minnetonka, MN
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Minnetonka, MN

    I have been working at Digi International full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    - Great work/life balance
    - Get to work with amazing people
    - Interesting problems
    - Freedom on what to use when designing a new application

    Cons

    - Upper management completely divorced from engineering. Sit in a black box reassuring each other that impossible deadlines will be met and the result will be perfect
    - Unrealistic expectations
    - Poor interteam communication

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Quit scaring people beneath you from giving you feedback

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    What a recent mess!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Engineer in Minnetonka, MN
    Former Employee - Engineer in Minnetonka, MN

    I worked at Digi International full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits. Great co-workers. Used to be a great environment that may be capable of restoring

    Cons

    The organization is a rudderless ship with senior leadership at the helm. They have lost all focus on what made the organization successful. They are ridding the company of successful products and focusing on failing ones.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Retire and/or re-invest in your core.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    The Greatness that Could Have Been

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Product Manager in Minnetonka, MN
    Former Employee - Product Manager in Minnetonka, MN

    I worked at Digi International full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    I worked at Digi for 15 years, nearly at every level of the organization. Digi is an organization that genuinely cares for its employees. There is excellent mentorship, work/life balance, and excellent global opportunities for those who want to seek them. Digi has made a series of conservative choices which have allowed it to enjoy relative stability in the turbulent high tech firm. It is a very self reliant organization.

    Digi is a highly international company – if you want to spend time abroad and work in a medium sized company, this is the firm for you!

    Cons

    Digi suffers from a number of cultural and strategic challenges. First and foremost is a lack of strategic clarity and communication of this strategy beyond a small group of executives. All the important decision making happens in 10 hours of continuous meetings between the same small group of individuals. The strategy must be shared internally (to create momentum) and externally (to create market interest). Digi is a firm that does not know how to communicate. If you want to make a difference, crack into the executive group and bust it open. Second, Digi sees itself as hamstrung to its shareholders. In order to grow and thrive (vs. merely survive) it should consider growing a ventures arm or spin-out some of its lower margin businesses in order to allow them to find Digi's next innovative set of products and customers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create a spin out in a market that is more attractive to top talent on one of the US coasts.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Digi is Floundering

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    The industry is always changing
    Plenty to do - the shifting priorities provide for lots of learning opportunities

    Cons

    Complete lack of vision from top management
    Execs so focused on investors that they have no idea what customers really need
    Very rarely do they advance from within--better be content with the role you start with

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to employees
    Quit pretending that you are cutting edge

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    No clue

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Digi International

    Pros

    Decent PTO policy and most people other than managers are good to work with. Quite a variety of products developed.

    Cons

    The company seems to have no clue what they are doing, They want to do medical but invest nothing in getting the correct people to do the work, instead expect line level employees to know what to do with no experience or training.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop throwing darts at the board on what the company is doing.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Very pleasant yet the dysfunctional parts were quite apparent

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Engineer in Minnetonka, MN
    Former Employee - Engineer in Minnetonka, MN

    I worked at Digi International as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    The engineers there are top notch and really good at what they do. Always very willing to help and teach.

    Cons

    Management moved like peanut butter. There didn't seem to be much growth opportunities. The technology isn't exactly cutting edge.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take all your meetings and cut them in half. Spend more time with your team.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Better opportunity if you're at HQ and have a family.

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

    I worked at Digi International full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Can be pro-family though not always open to extended vacations. If you catch senior management's eye good prospects until the next management change.

    Cons

    Not working in HQ will keep employees sidelined.
    Purchases companies to expand business line without willingness to gain an understanding of how the industry works, timelines for projects, product adherence and decisions, and can be impatient for success without sufficient time/presence in a marketplace.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fully commit to an industry/marketplace before purchasing companies and dismantling the senior management and staff who don't tell you exactly what you want to hear- dissension can mean a different or better view, not just refusal to drink the punch.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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