Compare Linode vs DigitalOcean BETA

See how working at Linode vs. DigitalOcean compares on a variety of workplace factors. By comparing employers on employee ratings, salaries, reviews, pros/cons, job openings and more, you'll feel one step ahead of the rest. All salaries and reviews are posted by employees working at Linode vs. DigitalOcean. Learn more about each company and apply to jobs near you.
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Linode

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DigitalOcean

Employee Ratings

  • DigitalOcean scored higher in 9 areas: Overall Rating, Career Opportunities, Compensation & Benefits, Work-life balance, Senior Management, Culture & Values, CEO Approval, % Recommend to a friend and Positive Business Outlook.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
4.1
(based on 35 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
4.5
(based on 156 reviews)
DigitalOcean employees rated their Overall Rating 0.4 higher than Linode employees rated theirs.
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
4.0
Career Opportunities
4.3
DigitalOcean employees rated their Career Opportunities 0.3 higher than Linode employees rated theirs.
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
3.8
Compensation & Benefits
4.4
DigitalOcean employees rated their Compensation & Benefits 0.6 higher than Linode employees rated theirs.
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
4.0
Work-life balance
4.5
DigitalOcean employees rated their Work-life balance 0.5 higher than Linode employees rated theirs.
Senior Management
Senior Management
3.6
Senior Management
4.1
DigitalOcean employees rated their Senior Management 0.5 higher than Linode employees rated theirs.
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
4.2
Culture & Values
4.4
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
Linode Ceo Chris Aker
81%
81%Chris Aker
CEO Approval
DigitalOcean Ceo Yancey Spruill
94%
94%Yancey Spruill
DigitalOcean employees rated their CEO Approval 13% higher than Linode employees rated theirs.
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
74%
% Recommend to a friend
92%
DigitalOcean employees rated their % Recommend to a friend 18% higher than Linode employees rated theirs.
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
76%
Positive Business Outlook
81%
DigitalOcean employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 5% higher than Linode employees rated theirs.

Salaries

DigitalOcean has 145 more total submitted salaries than Linode.
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What Employees Say

  • "Remote culture" was the most mentioned Pro at DigitalOcean.
  • "Growing pains" was the most mentioned Con at DigitalOcean.
Pros
There aren't enough reviews matching this company to generate pros and cons.
Pros
"Remote culture"(in 16 reviews)
"Great benefits"(in 15 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Growing pains"(in 10 reviews)
"Senior management"(in 4 reviews)
Featured Review

Current Employee - Datacenter Operations Engineer

I have been working at Linode full-time for more than 3 years

Pros

Work with talented engineers on large company wide projects across world-wide datacenters

Cons

High stress due to nature of work

Current Employee - Technical Editor

I have been working at DigitalOcean full-time for more than 3 years

Pros

Remote and flexible work. Great benefits and pay. Wonderful colleagues.

Cons

Communication seemed to go one way for a while, but that has recently been resolved.

Job Postings

DigitalOcean has 158 more recently posted open jobs than Linode.