DigitalOcean Workplace FAQ

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7 English questions out of 7

June 8, 2020

What is a typical working day like at DigitalOcean?

Pros

I feel very supported by DigitalOcean and I am pleased to say that they have lived up to their values. The vibe is great and so are the many perks, including an extremely remote-friendly environment. I would encourage others to apply.

Cons

There were a lot of organizational shifts, mostly before my time, that soured some of the longer-term employees. That's understandable. Things have since solidified and I feel like there is a lot of stability moving forward, as we continue to grow

There were a lot of organizational shifts, mostly before my time, that soured some of the longer

June 8, 2020

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December 14, 2020

What are meetings like at DigitalOcean?

Pros

Smooth onboarding process, take you through meeting the different teams in the company and everyone's roles, all-hands meetings are often and useful. The company overall seems very transparent. Culture and values are a clear priority.

Cons

Nothing to report thus far.

hands meetings are often and useful.

December 14, 2020

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September 7, 2019

What is it like working with clients or customers at DigitalOcean?

Pros

There are quiet a few, the three most important to me are trust, transparency, and love. People here love what they do, and are always jumping in to do their best everyday and be a part of strong teams. Transparency with employees and customers is always considered, and I'm trusted to come in and do my job every day without micromanagement. Other pros: great team members across all shifts, company culture and inclusion is a priority, the freedom of working remotely to travel and/or move, and work-life balance is respected and if you forget to take time off you will be reminded!

Cons

Some people may consider working remotely a con, I personally enjoy it quite a bit however I can imagine for some that like an office environment it might get lonely. There are daily video huddles to get some face time in though. Another possible con is the company is relatively young, changes are constant. I have not seen any unnecessary changes or any that didn't seen well planned out, however for change averse people that could be a con. It's difficult for me to come up with cons because I'm very happy and treated very well. And pros and cons are all quite subjective, things that I enjoy could make someone else unhappy.

Advice to Management

Keep listening to employees and doing what you're doing, it's been wonderful!

Transparency with employees and customers is always considered, and I'm trusted to come in and do my job every day without micromanagement.

September 7, 2019

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July 19, 2019

What is the work environment like at DigitalOcean?

Pros

The atmosphere is very casual and laid back, like you'd expect from a tech company. The people are fantastic - hardworking, super knowledgeable, and all are chill and welcoming. There's a lot of emphasis on communication and how it can be improved throughout the company and a lot of work is put into ensuring the employees as well as the customers feel supported, happy, and valued. Also, free lunch and unlimited vacation.

Cons

The company is growing VERY quickly and there has been some struggle to accommodate the growing number of employees/adjust processes around a larger team. I think this is a growing pain and will resolve itself, but the days of small tech startup life are definitely behind DigitalOcean.

The atmosphere is very casual and laid back, like you'd expect from a tech company.

July 19, 2019

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July 19, 2019

How is the office food at DigitalOcean?

Pros

The atmosphere is very casual and laid back, like you'd expect from a tech company. The people are fantastic - hardworking, super knowledgeable, and all are chill and welcoming. There's a lot of emphasis on communication and how it can be improved throughout the company and a lot of work is put into ensuring the employees as well as the customers feel supported, happy, and valued. Also, free lunch and unlimited vacation.

Cons

The company is growing VERY quickly and there has been some struggle to accommodate the growing number of employees/adjust processes around a larger team. I think this is a growing pain and will resolve itself, but the days of small tech startup life are definitely behind DigitalOcean.

Also, free lunch and unlimited vacation.

July 19, 2019

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