DigitalOcean Work Life Balance FAQ

Read what DigitalOcean employees think about work life balance at the company and make sure this fits your lifestyle. Employees have questions about everything from the work from home policy, overtime and flexibility.

DigitalOcean has a work life balance rating of 4.5.

All answers shown come directly from DigitalOcean Reviews and are not edited or altered.

See questions about:

(select only 1)
Benefits
Career Development
Compensation
Coworkers
Culture
Management
Senior Leadership
Work Life Balance
Workplace

3 English questions out of 3

December 4, 2019

What is working from home like at DigitalOcean?

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.

Solid remote work culture

December 4, 2019

See 12 more answers

February 23, 2021

How is the work/life balance at DigitalOcean?

Pros

Love the work culture , Balance in work and personal life , Best Manager ever. Happy to be the part of DO.

Cons

No cons , everything is awesome

Advice to Management

Keep Growing ,

Love the work culture , Balance in work and personal life , Best Manager ever.

February 23, 2021

See 10 more answers

September 16, 2019

How flexible is your schedule working at DigitalOcean?

Pros

Good if you can get into a team you like, good flexibility

Cons

Low Pay, not engineering focused enough

Advice to Management

Increase pay for engineers lest you want more turnover

Good if you can get into a team you like, good flexibility

September 16, 2019

See 2 more answers

3 English questions out of 3