Digineer Reviews

Updated September 26, 2014
Updated September 26, 2014
18 Reviews
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  1.  

    EXCELLENT

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

    I have been working at Digineer

    Pros

    After the company meeting last night, you can feel the energy and strong leadership we have at the helm of Digineer! So proud to work here!

    Many people have grown their careers here, starting at junior levels and now leading charges or are MVP's for Microsoft! Digineer is about company and personal growth together!

    Cons

    We are working on our benefit options.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Good things are happening and will be happening. Keep up the great work!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Not what they say they are

    Former Employee - Business Analyst Consultant in Plymouth, MN
    Former Employee - Business Analyst Consultant in Plymouth, MN

    I worked at Digineer (more than an year)

    Pros

    Nice parties, can have work-life balance depending on where they are placed.

    Cons

    This company is not so much consulting as it is staff augmentation. They drive you out to a client site and drop you off, never to speak to you again. The staff is immature and lacking in the skills necessary to do their jobs. They promise benefits which consist of helping to find an individual medical and dental plan. Oh! And they'll match your 401K after 3 years.

  3.  

    Best Move I Ever Made

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

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

    Pros

    The people who make up Digineer is the best reason for me to work here. Corporate does a really good job of planning after hours events so you feel like part of the company even though everyone is placed with different clients. (e.g. sporting events, cook offs, kickball, etc.) Also, when I had a personal crisis, the leadership team was extremely compassionate and understanding. I much prefer this type of work environment to a sterile corporate setting.

    Cons

    Because it is a smaller company, it is more directly impacted by the economy than a larger corporation would be.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    My advice would be to continue going in the same direction. I've never been so inspired to work this hard and be so loyal to another employer.

    Time off- Management is very flexible. Professional development - You are encouraged to work on your professional development, when you are in between engagements, which allows the consultants to stay current with industry standards. Benefits: You get to choose your own medical coverage.

    We are in the process of getting access to a travel management company, for business and personal use, so that is another perk of working for Digineer.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    No reason to leave

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

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

    Pros

    You own your career at Digineer. By taking the initiative to step up and lead on internal projects/engagements and been awarded with further opportunities to grow and have amazing engagements with our clients
    - Talented People
    - Variety of engagments
    - Strong Delivery Teams

    Cons

    - Small company challenges, yet they are overcome able
    - Latch on to tenured employees who are stagnate in there desire to grow
    - Opportunity for improvement in Account Management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Leverage experience of consultants, partners, and clients. Look for some more outside talent to lead the organization to the next level.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Digineer East - The energy is tangible!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Totowa, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Totowa, NJ

    I have been working at Digineer

    Pros

    The Digineer east coast branch is growing very quickly and is full of exciting opportunities. The perks of being close to Manhattan and the shore make it very desirable. The sharp and nimble east coast team are a pleasure to work with. Everyone here works hard, plays hard. The management is world class. The benefits & compensation are comparable to competitors.

    Cons

    Not many cons other than the typical entering a new market challenges.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to grow your east coast team and region with 'A' players. There so much opportunity for growth and experience. The corporate team should take the time to visit and experience more of the east coast.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    A company that cares about its employees and a good employee experience

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

    I have been working at Digineer full-time

    Pros

    Personal experience and ability to bring up any concerns I have.
    Exciting opportunities for those that want to take them on.
    Amazing people and culture.
    Support for me to grow my career and ability to get as involved as I would like.

    Cons

    Leadership decision making can take longer than I would like.
    A few key clients, but it appears to be getting better.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep listening to your employees and finding great work. The team here is amazing and it is exciting to see where it will be in the future! Stay focused on the culture as you continue to grow.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Solid Consulting Talent, Extremely Poor Leadership

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Digineer

    Pros

    Digineer has had a solid track record of acquiring talent.

    Cons

    Don't buy into the message Digineer gives. Digineer tells you that the culture is fantastic and that there are opportunities for growth, training, professional development, great project work, etc.... which is all a compete joke. All they care about is making sure you are 100% billable regardless if it is work that you want to do so they can achieve their ridiculous margin goals.

    I have never seen a company this small be so political. My guess is this is due to how the CEO operates.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Giving advice to management to improve Digineer is pointless as people have done it time and again and nothing changes. They give the same message over and over and the results never change.

    if you want to grow your company you need to stop being so greedy on margins, invest more on something that you can actually sell instead of people and reduce your overcompensated administrative overhead.

    Put QUALIFIED people in leadership roles. Stop putting people in major decision making roles out of blind loyalty. Over half of the current management team should not be in the roles they are in.

    Stop hiding behind your culture, think it is the be all end all and it can compensate for the lack of opportunities, professional growth and constant personal sacrifice that consultants make.

    Admit who you are - You're a staffing company and nothing more.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    A career builder for those who want to work.

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

    I have been working at Digineer full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The opportunities abound for those who are willing to work for it. Promotions, raises and personal and professional growth part of how we improve our whole team.

    Cons

    You will work more and harder than you ever have. We have momentum, making change slower than we'd like, but the level of strategic planning for a company our size is unlike any I've seen.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep focused on changing and moving faster. Admit mistakes, change, and move on.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Bad Experience

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Management in Plymouth, MN
    Former Employee - Project Management in Plymouth, MN

    I worked at Digineer full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Met some really great and dedicated people.

    Cons

    Accepting a position with Digineer was the worst career choice I have made. Turnover is alarmingly high! Hard to find any employees that have worked there for more than 1 year.

    There is a huge disconnect from "what they say they are" to "what they are"

    Only have a small client list which leads to high turnover and many people being on the bench.

    Often given conflicting input and advice from management. I was told to "stay late and take on at many projects as possible" the next day I was told to make sure to "focus on the responsibilities you have and do not bill over 40 hours per week"

    Work life balance is preached by leadership but is horrible within clients. Our project team worked over 8 hour days every weekend over the summer. We were often told to be "on call" and asked to give an hourly break down of our weekend on Fridays, we were told that the expectation was if we were called over the weekend we would be available to work within 30 minutes. One team member was asked to check his phone every time he turned his riding lawn mower in case he was needed. This was not just this project, many consultants were working 80 hours + per week and compensated at 40 hours.

    Bottom line is I would not recommend Digineer to anyone. Very negative experience.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need a huge change in culture and environment. Digineer has a very negative reputation and it will continue until there is a conscious change in culture. Not more parties or events, real change.

    Find a way to get in with the large companies so turnover can be reduced.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Digineer Response

    Jun 11, 2014VP Human Resources

    I am sorry to hear that you did not have the positive experience that most people have had by choosing Digineer for their career. It sounds like you received mixed messages and for that, I ... More

  11. 3 people found this helpful  

    Staff augmentation, not consulting

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

    I have been working at Digineer full-time

    Pros

    A lot of nice, talented, and professional people work there. 80% of the employees are great or would be great if management would get out of the way.

    Cons

    - Super unprofessional management, rather insulting to the intelligence of the employees
    - Treat employees poorly, very willing to toss employees under the bus
    - They are a staff augmentation organization, not consultants
    - A lot of long-term corporate employees have the mentality that they know the way consulting is supposed to work and refuse to make changes because it doesn't fit their poorly formed ideas of what a consulting company should be.
    - Corporate culture very closed to change
    - Super high turn over for a very good reason

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of 90% of your current management, they are doing your company no favors

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Digineer Response

    Apr 22, 2014VP Human Resources

    Thank you for taking the time to share your views and concerns. I and the rest of the leadership team take your concerns seriously and I’d like to connect with you offline about your dissatisfaction ... More

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