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Digital Realty Reviews

Updated September 27, 2014
Updated September 27, 2014
19 Reviews
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19 Reviews
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A. William Stein
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  1.  

    Fantastic

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Digital Realty full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Amazing people. Fantastic market positioning, and we've only scratched the surface of what we can do in the marketplace for our customers and our investors.

    Cons

    This is a small organization in terms of the number of employees for the size of market cap of the company. This leads to the need to work hard. Very hard. That's as close to a con as I can come.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Ineffective local management, Out of touch regional management.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Digital Realty full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Staff was hard working and dedicated. Good people to work with.

    Cons

    Local management was inept at best. They refused to lead, accepted all the credit and deflected all the blame to staff. Local leadership talked about the # of unread emails in their inbox as though that was a reflection of importance and work load. Reality is that they were out of their league and were ineffective on a good day. Time-off was required for any amount of time out of the office but o/t was not acknowledged.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    When there is significant turnover at a site, it would be a good idea to look closer at local management rather than assuming that bad hiring decisions were made.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Worst manager ever

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Digital Realty full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good benefits and mostly great people

    Cons

    Managers more than willing to step all over you to make themselves a name

    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 3 people found this helpful  

    Heading in the wrong direction

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Digital Realty full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Large and highly visible, being with the company opens up many opportunities.

    Cons

    Micro managing and chaos is understated, it is complete chaos. The different assets are ran differently from building to building and sometimes conflict. As a customer in multiple sites, you will need to learn the different rules for each site even though the different data centers are located within the same city.
    There is absolutely no professionalism within the property teams as they speak badly about other sites as well as on other departments. The REM would tell her staff that her boss has no backbone and that he should be working for her and not the other way around.
    If you were to present new ideas on how to make the job more efficient, you would be told that this is nice but the processes that are in place are there because that is how it has always been done.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    A cleansing needs to occur. New management needs to be brought in to replace managers who have been doing the same job the same way for years.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Property Assistant

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    Former Employee - Property Assistant
    Former Employee - Property Assistant

    I worked at Digital Realty full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    A lot to learn about data center management. Good co-workers as long as they are on the same level.

    Cons

    Managers haven't figured out how to delegate and step back and let you do the job you were hired to do. There is constant micro-managing. They assign tasks and then you research and document only to find out that they did it anyway and wasted your time. There is ALWAYS a crisis and the entire office turns into panic-mode. Management sends out mixed signals.... They encourage "TEAM" but there is no such thing. The mood of the office depends on the manager's mood. It's only okay to joke if he/she is in a good mood. The managers badger the Assistants and belittle everyone. They beat you down and don't "get" how to build up morale. It seems like nothing is ever good enough. One minute, there is too much talking and the next minute it's too quiet

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let your staff do the job they were hired to do without micro-managing. Teach your managers how to manage rather than beat down and intimidate the staff. "Thank you" goes a LONG way. There is an "open door policy" but someone forgot to read that memo. Any "issues" are often turned around on you and there is no resolution. There are some very good and talented people that go unrecognized and unappreciated. As a result, you ultimately lose good people and then have to spend time and money retraining new unsuspecting staff.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 3 people found this helpful  

    Director, Operations, Support, and Project Management

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    Current Employee - Director  in  Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Director in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at Digital Realty full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Pay well
    Stable Company
    Room for Growth

    Cons

    Senior Management bully their employees. Teams are over-worked. Always pointing fingers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Trust their employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 4 people found this helpful  

    Rather not say.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Digital Realty full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Really great people to work with as long as they are on the same level as you.

    Cons

    Inconsistent direction from multiple managers. Too many Chiefs and not enough Indians. Training is non-existent, yet you are expected to know procedures. Too many power-hungry managers wanting to throw their weight around and make the staff feel like they've wasted their time. Hard work is rarely appreciated. They preach "TEAM" but it's never the same team. You are given a task, only to find out that the person who assigned you the task, went ahead and did it anyway. Lots of wasted time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get your act together and learn how to motivate the staff without tearing them down. Give your people under you, the desire to do their best to make you shine. Give them some self-worth instead of bringing them down. Work on commeraderie. HR needs to be there for the employees

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

    Awesome Place to Work - Great Company and Great People!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Digital Realty full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Financially stable and growing company with global career growth opportunities.

    Cons

    None - You will be rewarded for your hard work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 4 people found this helpful  

    Get ready to hit the ground running

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Real Estate Manager
    Current Employee - Assistant Real Estate Manager

    I have been working at Digital Realty full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Huge room for growth. This company is investing all over the world and it's not unusual for your boss and his/her bosses to ask if you want more responsibility. More work = more pay.

    Cons

    No time for on-the-job training. Get your s**t together- day 1.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None. Hire more help for the bottom feeders.
    Create a sense of comeradery for the teams and things will get done.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 5 people found this helpful  

    Former Employee

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Digital Realty

    Pros

    Friendly staff. No glass ceilings.

    Cons

    No work-life balance. Start-up mentality, even though almost 10 years old. Extremely fast-paced. Absolutely no attention made to equal opportunity employment. Staff almost 65% Caucasian, 30% Asian, and 5% African-American. Outsourcing key roles to India.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get your act together.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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