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At DigitalOcean, we are striving to create a positive candidate experience, starting with providing actionable feedback.
At DigitalOcean we’re simplifying the complexities of infrastructure for software developers. Here, you'll get to work with some of the smartest and most interesting people around, all focused on offering a simple and robust platform to easily launch and scale applications. If you get excited about stretching yourself in new ways, developing yourself to your fullest potential with amazingly supportive friends and colleagues, we want to talk to you!
In our New York HQ office and our Cambridge office, our employees are given opportunities to bond on fun, casual terms. Whether its a hackathon, end of week happy hour, a "Formal Friday" where we host a fun and fancy soiree, or a "Free Your Feet Friday" where employees don office-issued slippers of their choice, we make sure our employees enjoy a relaxing and playful end to their extremely productive weeks.
At DigitalOcean, we strive to find creative ways of bringing our all-inclusive culture to the employees moving our company forward from the comfort of their own homes. Our "remotees" are always invited to every office outing—and are often the initiators of our planned events. Our remotees can expect to receive regular deliveries of surprise snacks packages or movie tickets to enjoy.
Working at DO means making sure our employees always get the support they need. Here are some of the benefits we offer:
I have been working at DigitalOcean full-time (Less than a year)
There are too many to list here, but I'll break down the points that had the most impact for me:
- In everything I've done, I've felt respected and cared for. There was a table full of swag ready for me before I got to the office for my first day, I've been given every possible opportunity to succeed, and I've never felt pressured to do anything if I didn't think it would help me be successful.
- The perks are incredible. I work here, and I still have a hard time believing how good the benefits are. My friends actually don't believe me. Commuter benefits for remote employees, plenty of really nice swag, workstations and peripherals ... it's just awesome.
- I'm really surprised at how well everyone communicates remotely. I don't even need to ping people most of the time - people are frequently checking any slack channels with new messages, so I can just leave a message and someone will get back to me in a few minutes. I haven't ever worked in a remote culture that feels this good.
- I'm constantly encouraged to fix any problems I discover. I manage my goals and projects, and everyone trusts me to know what I'm doing. I'm given a lot of responsibility, but in turn, I feel empowered and eager to improve the product.
The amount of responsibility I'm given is not something I'm used to from my previous position. At first, I didn't know what to do - I was told, "We're experiencing problems in this area. Talk to some people, come up with a proposal for a solution, and write up some stories."
It didn't take too long for me to feel empowered by this approach, but coming from a company that took a more overbearing approach ("We have decided that you will solve these stories, based on problems that we don't think you need to know details about"), it was a bit of a culture shock. It's overall a positive point, but the onboarding learning curve was a little steeper than I'm used to.
Advice to Management
The culture of trust, love, and empowerment is overwhelmingly positive. From what little I know of the past DO, I believe that we're moving in a great direction, and I hope to be a part of it for a very long time. Keep the culture positive and continue to empower engineers. While most of my friends are not looking for jobs, my stories of working at DO actually have convinced some of them to consider being referred.
Very positive reaction to the interview process, well coordinated and provided great insight. While the process is quite lengthy, I appreciated all of the conversations and the different perspectives I was able to gather around the company. Hiring top notch people, not just for their skillset, but for their aptitude to learn, collaborate, and foster a healthy environment comes through as a priority in the interview process.
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