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what promise, only if it was all true

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Longmont, CO

Pros-salary
-benefits
-coworkers
-bagels
-imagery is cool to look at

Cons-Internal development is a mess. There is no sense of beginning and end to project lifespan. Management is no position to be proactive and the overall development process is at best adequate for handling of defects only. New development is a patched together and any architect that has come into the company has left. The management team is disconnected from the program management and the chaos and reliability of systems shows. Overall the internal issues with the systems are ignored and everything that is addressed is done so with a band-aid.
-resources and talent is underused and unfortunately the story you are told on the way in is nothing like the reality of the situation. This is a classic bait and switch opportunity and it truly isn't fair to anyone entering the company.
-real career stopper. No real chance to be promoted or opportunity to learn new technology. The few that do get the opportunity have done so through undesirable means. Overall a career stopper. Contractors are treated better than full time employees.
-bonus program is not as promised. Forget about what you are told by HR, look to get any promise in writing.Otherwise come bonus time you will be very disappointed.

Advice to Senior Management-Quit the firefighting, understand that firefighting is a result of terrible management and processes.
-Growing the company is only making things worse. The company is not scalable as is and any more growth at this time will break the only employees that matter.
-Extremely disgruntled work force across the board. No survey is going to help this workforce, in-action in the past does nothing to build confidence that the leaders know what they are doing. Overall the leadership is viewed as disconnected and not concerned or able to solve the problems.
-quit the bait and switch hire people to do a job and don't change it on them, if you hire them for a development position don't tell them they have to provide on-call support.
-Hire true architects to solve problems don't just convert spaghetti programmers into architects. That doesn't solve the issues.
-Lastly hold managers accountable for their failures. Look at your planning and implementation record. Things may in the end work but throwing all hands on deck to get something done is a terrible approach and also it just breeds additional issues.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    1 person found this helpful  

    Interesting domain, but horrible development processes (or lack thereof)

    Senior Java Developer (Current Employee) Longmont, CO

    I have been working at DigitalGlobe as a contractor for more than a year


    Pros: Some really good people, interesting domain Cons: Understaffed, too much reliance on heroic efforts by a few… Advice to Senior Management: Realize that the domain is one that requires considerable experience to grasp well. Don't expect that staff aug contractors will be able to sufficiently come… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company… More
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    2 people found this helpful  

    Dysfunctional atmosphere - lack of planning, organization and structure.

    Verification Engineer (Former Employee) Longmont, CO

    I worked at DigitalGlobe as a contractor for less than a year


    Pros: Contractor pay was good. Bagel day was good. Cons: - Disorganized. - Lack of planning. - No structure. - Non-existent schedules. - Not friendly to contractors. - Sweat shop. - Disgruntled employees. - High turnover. - System non-functional most of the time… Advice to Senior Management: Implement structure, organization and planning. Stick to schedules. Ensure there is… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company… More
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