DigitalPersona Reviews

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Richard Agostinelli
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  1. Helpful (3)

    Changes to senior management eliminated important positions.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales in Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - Sales in Redwood City, CA

    I have been working at DigitalPersona full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good culture, some nice colleagues, some jerks that management puts up with.

    Cons

    16 years in business, growth stalled.

    Advice to Management

    Buying Authentec was a good move, get a VP of Marketing who has a clue, increase size of sales department.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Original people and management good to work with; weak Marketing Dept

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales and Marketing Management in Redwood City, CA
    Former Employee - Sales and Marketing Management in Redwood City, CA

    I worked at DigitalPersona full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Interesting biometrics products.
    Good reputation for Customer Service; great customers.
    Many good people to work with.
    Always made the best fingerprint readers for commercial applications in the industry.

    Cons

    Culture has changed in the last year, due to being acquired by Private Equity firm.
    Marketing has not improved product strategy or execution, and communications with employees and customers non-existent.
    New management team has created a negative culture; people are afraid to ask questions.
    Merger with CrossMatch has resulted in lay-offs.

    Advice to Management

    Improve Marketing by hiring people who understand the biometrics market and care about communication, both internally and externally.
    Products are outdated; need to be innovative again.



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