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  1. Go if you have no other job

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    Former Intern - Intern in Davis, CA
    Former Intern - Intern in Davis, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Digital Technology Laboratory as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Small teams, Less pressure, Industry average salary

    Cons

    Product releases are painful, Managers can exert undue pressure, No cafeteria

    Advice to Management

    Please develop better softwares, The legacy softwares are very outdated


  2. The experience is different depending on your supervisor.

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    Current Employee - Developer in Davis, CA
    Current Employee - Developer in Davis, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Digital Technology Laboratory full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    International company with many great minds from many parts of the world (American, Chinese, Indian, Korean, Nigerian). I was surprised to see so many Ph.Ds under the same roof when I joined. The culture is pleasant and respectful. It can be a bit quiet for an R&D firm. Staff is challenged to deliver a lot of product, but "saving grace" is that leads are generally quite forgiving when deliveries slip due to large workload.

    Cons

    Not enough lower level staff to support development projects which leads to waste of intellectual capital i.e. having over qualified individuals work on items that a 4 year university graduate could handle. Also I see this as slowing down ability to output products to market. Some of the senior staff may be too theoretical and not practical.

    Advice to Management

    Management needs to better prioritize supported products. Many cases more important deliveries are stalled because misuse of human resource.


  3. Good at first and terrible after 3 months

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Davis, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Davis, CA
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Stable, you don't have to think because Management thought already. If you are good at pretending working hard, you are suit for this company.

    Cons

    No freedom: you are not allowed to do any decision even its your job; you have to consult with management every time you do some changes. You have to complete non-sense documents even everybody knows that it's useless and no one will use them; you get better documentation, then you have to convert to stupid format which lost the essence of the docs. Management always intervenes in new ideas and product changes, and most of them are stupid, proved by consequent results; but they still insist doing so.

    Advice to Management

    Be realistic, be agile, and be smart by not doing things you are not good at. Let people knows what to do and how to do it to do the things. Get rid of stupid and inefficient reporting system. 6 layers are too much.


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  5. Good place to work.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    good work environment: new office and office equipments.

    Cons

    The work schedule is less flexible.



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