Digital Management

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Digital Management Reviews

Updated November 6, 2014
Updated November 6, 2014
37 Reviews
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37 Reviews
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Jay Sunny Bajaj
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  1. 4 people found this helpful  

    Everything That Glitters Is Not Gold - DMI Is Alluring To Join, But Painful To Stay

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

    I worked at Digital Management full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Exciting industry buzz that gives the company a certain sense of notoriety in discussions with outsiders. Many of the workers, the PMs, the back office and the Proposal Shop are very dedicated, super hard working (very driven, Type A) people. Some really awesome talent within, as well. If you have the same DNA and ambitious career goals, you would fit right in. The CEO and his father the COO (Dr. Ken Bajaj...look this guy up online), are savvy and accomplished (and mega-wealthy) businessmen. Be it UP or DOWN, this company will go places, full throttle, every day. The Company grew at 1,000+ percent from 2009 thru 2013, so that should tell you something. Great facilities, excellent office perks, fun HQ office events and killer holiday party each year.

    Cons

    Deep down, there is a sense of fatigue and exhaustion from the exceptionally relentless pace this firm requires of its employees. It's NOT for everyone. Increasing trends of higher turnover (2013 and beyond) is an indicator that although DMI leadership has its foot buried firmly on the gas pedal driving growth, it comes at a cost to those in the "engine room" making it happen thru blood, sweat, tears, and ridiculously long hours week after week. Those who do no live this "all or nothing" lifestyle for the benefit of the Bajaj family quickly find themselves regarded as "not committed" or "less talented" than their peers which ultimately pushes them out. If you are a VP or above in this org, you need a personal relationship with the CEO or COO to protect your role within the firm, otherwise make your super high numbers (quota) on time and consistently or you find yourself on the curb holding your luggage while the crazy train speeds off into the night. They will forget your name and all that you have sacrificed for them and replace you before the door fully closes. Very tough place to work, and in the end, it's much tougher to stay there once on board. Expectations are far above what "normal" companies expect of its employees, and most cannot sustain these expectations, if they can reach them at all. Frankly, the firm looks better if you are an outsider looking in compared to the other way around. Also, DMI was a highly successful small firm that made it big. Now they are no longer enjoying the benefits of bidding as small, privileged firm in the federal sector leaving them to compete with the much larger and better resourced giant firms...it's not going so well and probably will never improve, especially as competition in these markets increases at alarming rates year after year. The "fun times" of rapid company growth are probably over.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To CEO: You are a great, very likable guy. But the more your dad, the COO, has become involved in day-to-day operations, the less engaged you have become. Love your vision for creating a different IT company, but miss your direct involvement at the tactical level. Also, please never forget how much the people pouring their souls into this firm do so as a choice, for your benefit. To COO, senior execs and execs: It's understood that you are all very accomplished, smart and experienced leaders in a fiercely competitive marketplace. However, the more you drive people to complete depletion (physically and emotionally) and then you routinely discard them like yesterday's newspaper is giving you a reputation across your industries as uncaring, slave drivers who only care about your personal corporate welfare. It's obvious that growing the company and advancing the business lines--and making money for yourselves--is FAR more important than the costly means it took to get there judging by the wake of human capital carnage left behind. Love your people as much as you love your success and both will be more prevalent.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Account Executive

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Executive
    Current Employee - Account Executive

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

    Pros

    If you worked at HQ the work environment was great. Great holiday parties.

    Cons

    Started with the company when they were small and there was great opportunity for growth and advancement but as the company grew they made many empty promises about your growth potential. You were expected to work long hours for terrible pay. When people quit or were terminated they expected you to pick up their slack without and question or any additional compensation. Company is full of smoke screens and empty promises. Stay away.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you are going to brag about being an employee focused company then make sure you are actually taking care of all of your employees. Take a good look at the management you have in place and hold them accountable for results. Give your sales representatives the tools they need to succeed so they can meet your lofty growth goals.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Pump and dump butts-in-seats Federal contractor looking for a payout

    Current Employee - Manager in Bethesda, MD
    Current Employee - Manager in Bethesda, MD

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

    Pros

    Great friendly CEO, great parties!

    Cons

    At DMI, people are a consumable not an asset. EXTREMELY high turnover (people quit/fired)...even in management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Sell quickly so competent management can save the few people and contracts that are left

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Strong, caring company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Alexandria, VA
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Alexandria, VA

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

    Pros

    Having come from two "Mega-corporations" (100K+ employees), I wanted to experience what it would be like to work for a smaller, more agile company. The company is very employee and client oriented. It's a pleasure to be able to pick up the phone and know how you need to talk to in order to get something done. Great balance between work and life.

    Cons

    Growing pains. I think there are times when the company has grown so fast, that it doesn't have all of the processes and procedures fully established.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure that all of the contracts and accounts are well taken care of before obtaining more business.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Snakes

    Former Employee - Sales
    Former Employee - Sales

    I worked at Digital Management full-time

    Pros

    They are a marketing machine.

    Cons

    Didnt honor their employment offer letter. Beware. Will tell customers what ever they want to hear to get business.

  7.  

    My experience was truly a learning experience, both personally and professional.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Proposals in Bethesda, MD
    Current Employee - Proposals in Bethesda, MD

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

    Pros

    DMI provided great benefits and really encouraged employees to socialize at many after work activities including happy hours, sporting events, and other events.

    Cons

    There is no true leadership. Senior/executive management is constantly at odds with each other. While each of them have valid points, they often gossip, back talk, and point fingers, behavior that you would expect from high school girls. Employees thus don't trust management, feel insecure about their work performance, and don't understand the stability of the company.

    Management hides much of the issues that are going with the company. There is no real transparency and leaves much of the employees gossiping about employment - especially when company layoffs have occurred and staff are let go frequently.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    True leadership is needed. No one acts as if there is one person that will say that their decision is the final, decision that all senior executives must adhere to. Most companies, this would be the CEO or COO. The perception is that the CEO does not involve himself in the operations of the company so that is out. The COO is his father who is living his life through his son's company/life. Many believe that he should retire, especially since he is so much older. Despite his legendary reputation of building and selling Government IT contracting companies for multimillion dollars each, it seems that the company would fair better with someone a little more in touch with the Government procurement and capture process and of today. Executives consistently work around established policies and procedures and are not held accountable for their actions. With so definitive action, perhaps standard operating procedures can be established, followed, and updated as needed. Employees would have more respect for procedures and many of the anxieties that come from a lack of structure will be eliminated.

    Management should also encourage employees to look elsewhere within the company for movement and growth. Their verbiage about this in their employee retention rate is not true. Not many people transition from their positions; the likelihood is that they leave, let go, or fired is much higher.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    If you don't get caught in politics and work hard, you will do just fine!

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

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

    Pros

    Tons of opportunity from corporate, IT government contracting on a lot of interesting contracts, to mobile focused commercial opportunities. Training dollars are available to all employees, but very underutilized. Office spaces are really nice. CEO Is fun, down to earth, smart, and visible.

    Cons

    Managers can make or break an experience for someone. Like all companies there are some great managers, but there are also some terrible managers. What is disheartening is to see some managers move up that fall into the "terrible manager" category. Career advancement can be challenging if people do not seek it out for themselves.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest more into training managers. Focus on promoting from within on the people that go the extra mile. Acknowledge achievements more often. Take a breather to fix the cracks now so the growth can continue. Politics at the top trickles all the way down.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    AVOID AVOID AVOID

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

    I worked at Digital Management full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    None. I would never, ever encourage anyone to apply to work at this company.

    Cons

    The CEO of this company is a figurehead; the COO is the one who runs the show, and encourages a culture of backbiting and mistrust. You will be told you do not know anything, you will be yelled at, and you will not have any freedom in your position. They will treat you horribly and when they lay you off (basically they find an excuse to get rid of you if they don't like you) they are really nasty. They also do some pretty shady things both during and after employment. They get rid of their best employees because these are the people who can see through their BS. You will be expected to work weekends pretty much all the time and have no work/life balance at all. Horrible company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Great place to work overall

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Lead Technical Architect in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Lead Technical Architect in Washington, DC

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

    Pros

    Personal growth, great office space

    Cons

    no company wide telework policies or bonuses

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider implementing merit base bonuses to all levels of employees, not just Sr. management

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Horrible Culture; Reactive and inept management; Execs only out to make a buck

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

    I worked at Digital Management full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Nice offices with state-of-the art amenities but it's all "show and tell" If COO had his way, the place would be filled with used desks from Craigslist.

    Cons

    Not a place to grow a career, be happy, or work with people of integrity.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be a value-based organization and build a real company. Don't just flip it and don't care about the people.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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