DigitalOcean FAQ

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October 2, 2019

Does DigitalOcean offer any other benefits?

Pros

- Interesting, very intelligent colleagues - Great perks and benefits, lots of flexibility - Room for growth and lots of opportunity - Opportunity to share ideas and suggestions with leadership - Great company culture

Cons

- Start-up growing pains - Years of experience is sometimes held with more weight than skillset -High turnover rate -Not always a clear path for career progression

- Great perks and benefits, lots of flexibility

October 2, 2019

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November 6, 2019

Does DigitalOcean pay for a gym membership?

Pros

Great benefits. Snack packs sent to remote workers. $100 headphone credit. Paid gym membership. Unlimited PTO. Swag. Free Kindle.

Cons

Not really a con but new organization with growing pains. Which is to be expected

Paid gym membership.

November 6, 2019

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December 4, 2019

Does DigitalOcean offer paid time off?

Pros

* Solid remote work culture * Great brand * Unlimited vacation * +Golang on backend+ (Some scattered ruby, python, rust, etc) * Competitive base salaries * Shark week (week long event where everyone gets together to work and play)

Cons

* Multiple changes in executive leadership since I've been here * Multiple changes in mangement * Red flags regarding stability or quality of projects are raised and nothing is done about it * Cronyism * Stock Options instead of Restricted Stock Units (you have to purchase your stock) * Little accountability for underperformance * Bonuses are few and far between * Many systems are fragile and feel duct-taped together * You will spend many days dealing some someone else's failing system * The core values seem hypocritical at times; do what you say and say what you do

Advice to Management

"Move fast and break things" is not good advice. Build quality software and hire people who care about quality.

* Unlimited vacation

December 4, 2019

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April 9, 2019

Does DigitalOcean offer a wellness program?

Pros

I worked in tech for years, but went fully freelance after hitting a window of burnout (following a depletion of work/life balance, wearing all the hats, and having no true time off to travel). I was self-employed for more than two years after that and established the geographic independence I'd long dreamed of when I was presented with an opportunity at DO. But, I was hesitant to accept a full-time offer with a tech company. I didn't want to burn out again. After talking to countless folks across various teams, the sense of happiness and work/life balance was evident. And the role could be remote. So I accepted. Since starting, I have nothing but wonderful things to say about DigitalOcean: — a great salary — amazing benefits (healthcare, 401K, stock options, unlimited PTO, wellness stipend) — wonderful perks for remote employees (coffee/snack deliveries, the ability to work in NYC if you'd like, corporate apartments for those visits, internet/coworking reimbursement) — the ability to attend one conference a year, or continue your education with a learning stipend — a very supportive and comprehensive onboarding process — teams that truly care about your happiness and well-being — a Slack channel for the digital nomads, dog lovers, and even us crystal freaks — an amazing office in NYC (kombucha on tap, incredible views of the city, a space for yoga) — management that values your work, dreams, and wellness

Cons

I can't think of a single thing.

— management that values your work, dreams, and wellness

April 9, 2019

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October 2, 2019

How are career development opportunities at DigitalOcean?

Pros

- Interesting, very intelligent colleagues - Great perks and benefits, lots of flexibility - Room for growth and lots of opportunity - Opportunity to share ideas and suggestions with leadership - Great company culture

Cons

- Start-up growing pains - Years of experience is sometimes held with more weight than skillset -High turnover rate -Not always a clear path for career progression

-Not always a clear path for career progression

October 2, 2019

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