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A quiet place to earn a decent income

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  • Comp & Benefits
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Current Employee - Staff Software Engineer in Burlington, MA
Current Employee - Staff Software Engineer in Burlington, MA

I have been working at Digimarc

Recommends
Disapproves of CEO
Recommends
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

Good salary and an excellent benefits package.

Cons

There's no adequate carreer growth opportunities

Advice to Management

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.

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  1. Difficult times ahead

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

    I have been working at Digimarc full-time

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

    Pros

    Very nice work environment. Middle-management does their very best to keep their teams happy and productive. Interesting technology that feels unique and presents a variety of good challenges. Strong emphasis on work-life balance.

    Cons

    Very little career growth opportunity. Compensation did not keep pace with market values. No cohesive approach to marketing/selling product meant multiple changes in priorities and direction.


  2. A small company that feels like an Aristocracy

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

    I worked at Digimarc full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

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


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