Digimarc

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A quiet place to earn a decent income

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Staff Software Engineer in Burlington, MA
Current Employee - Staff Software Engineer in Burlington, MA

I have been working at Digimarc

Pros

Good salary and an excellent benefits package.

Cons

There's no adequate carreer growth opportunities

Advice to ManagementAdvice

The senior management makes a great deal of trying to communicate with the dispersed teams. However, sometimes it can come across as condescending, particularly all of the recent communications dealing with L-1 acquisition. Again and again it is repeating the same language to us "now is the time to focus," "This is a recognition of your efforts,", "Until done it is a business as usual", and repeating our "purpose" over and over has worn out and become meaningless when it appears the same way in coutnless meetings. With expectation of the reorganization and a real possibiltiy to go through layoffs again it does not make everyone feel better.

Recommends
Disapproves of CEO

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    Generally Positive Experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Business Development Manager in Tualatin, OR
    Former Employee - Business Development Manager in Tualatin, OR

    I worked at Digimarc

    Pros

    Excellent intellectual property team. Fantastic engineering team. Good people working at the company.

    Cons

    Huge gap between employees and CEO. CEO quite introverted with little willingness to finance productization of his technology. However he has created quite a lot of value for shareholders through various non product related business deals so can't complain too much.

    No opinion of CEO
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    A small company that feels like an Aristocracy

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    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer
    Former Employee - Software Engineer

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

    Pros

    Digimarc has a friendly atmosphere and free coffee. The management style is mostly hands-off and their technology is interesting.

    Cons

    Most small companies can move quickly. At Digimarc, this was not the case. The company has a chain of command that feels like the military, where too often, ideas that would increase work quality, organization and employee satisfaction would be shot down without debate.

    Workstation policies were frustrating, an example was not being able to get a second monitor. More frustrating was that management didn't understand or care about the productivity increase that a 2nd screen would bring.

    Management favors written policy over common sense and makes employees take multiple choice exams to prove that they've committed the policies to memory.

    If you are a high performance worker then look elsewhere for a more performance-based compensation plan. At Digimarc, more value seemed to be placed on looking busy and being available for meetings than on producing output.

    Pay raises were not given despite excellent performance reviews. Instead, employees are rewarded with company stock whose 2 year vesting date is contingent on them still being an employee.

    401k matching was 3%.

    Meetings were overbooked with very little relevant content.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let your engineers drive more product features, they're your biggest fans.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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