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Digital Realty Reviews

Updated August 7, 2017
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Pros
  • Great people, exciting changes are taking place within the company being driven by some very innovative people in the right positions (in 13 reviews)

  • Great data center provider that I'm proud to work for (in 10 reviews)

Cons
  • Work life balance is very challenging due to the nature of the business and expectations surrounding 7x24x365 operations (in 12 reviews)

  • There is no work life balance at all (in 6 reviews)

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  1. "Marketing Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Digital Realty full-time

    Pros

    I feel fortunate to work with a team full of smart, talented, yet humble people. If you have creative idea and are willing to explore and make a difference to the way how B2B marketing works, that's place you want to be.
    This is also a company which emphasizes work-life balance.

    Cons

    The mission could be more clearly defined and delivered to the individual contributor level.

    Advice to Management

    1) Excellent product strategies, however go-to-market strategies should start with a global vision.
    2) Recommend 360 review, a professional feedback opportunity that enables a group of coworkers to provide feedback on an employee's performance. Coworkers who participate in the 360 review usually include the boss, several peers, reporting staff, and functional managers with whom the employee works regularly.


  2. "Assistant Real Estate Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Digital Realty full-time

    Pros

    Good pay and opportunity for advancement. Stable job and supportive environment.

    Cons

    Being such a big company makes it easy to get stuck into one specific, repetitive role and could halt advancement if you don't take ownership and move forward to higher level responsibilities.

  3. "A Great Place to Grow a Career!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Digital Realty full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    I have worked at Digital Realty for coming up on five years now and it has been a great experience. The company has evolved and expanded a lot since I came on board, and there have certainly been growing pains, but overall I would say I have learned a ton and had the opportunity to contribute to some important initiatives and programs. There are many talented, supportive and fun people throughout the organization. Demand for data centers is only going up as mega trends including the Internet of Things, Artificial Intelligence, the Cloud and Big Data take hold. Digital Realty is well positioned to support these developments around the world. In short: This company has legs!

    Cons

    The pace at Digital Realty is breakneck at times and individuals who need a lot of handholding and guidance struggle.


  4. "Technician II"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Field Technician in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Field Technician in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Digital Realty full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Digital Realty is a great place to expand your knowledge of the communication world. I have expanded my knowledge and moved up in the ranks just from my on the job training (along with training courses and certification's provided through Digital Realty).

    Cons

    Digital Realty provides theirs customers with quality services. If you are not up to the challenge it is a full time job constantly learning and making sure the customer is 100 percent satisfied.

    Advice to Management

    Management has done a wonderful job on informing their employees of the companies transitions (inquiring Telx and DFT) and I am sure they will continue to do that. People seem to stress in these transitions and worry about cuts, it may be a good idea to reach out to the employees and assure them as long as you are performing at 100 percent you will always have a place of employment with Digital Realty.

    Digital Realty Response

    Jul 7, 2017 – Recruiting Coordinator

    Thank you for your feedback. At Digital, we strive to provide an environment where associates feel they’re valued, treated fairly, and respected. Taking care of our people is one of our core values... More


  5. "Great place to call home!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Digital Realty full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Work/ Life Balance, Great people, Great Industry

    Cons

    A few growing pains, but they're being addressed


  6. "Great Challenge"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Digital Realty full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    A constantly evolving and growing portfolio and processes.
    Opportunity for advancement
    Industry Leading
    Generous PTO package/ plan

    Cons

    A constantly evolving and growing portfolio and processes can overwhelm those not prepared for the challenge.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to improve employee development
    Keep growing the portfolio and services

    Digital Realty Response

    Jun 12, 2017 – Recruiting Coordinator

    Thank you for your 8 years of service and this glowing review! I’m happy to hear that you enjoy your job and being a part of the Digital family. Employee Development and training is important to us... More


  7. "Working at Digital Realty and Trust"

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    Former Employee - Engineer in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Engineer in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Digital Realty full-time

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits.

    Cons

    Some management making problems for all.

    Digital Realty Response

    Jul 7, 2017 – Recruiting Coordinator

    Thanks for the review and for all your hard work I see you've moved on from Digital, but we wish you the best of luck in your next opportunity

  8. "Great Place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director
    Current Employee - Director
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Digital Realty full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible work hours, Great Benefits, ability to grow in your postion

    Cons

    Growing company so can be short staffed sometimes

    Advice to Management

    Stay focused on cost management and growing the business

    Digital Realty Response

    May 31, 2017 – Recruiting Coordinator

    Thank you for your feedback! We are happy to hear that you are enjoying your employment with Digital Realty. Keep up the great work!


  9. "Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Digital Realty full-time

    Pros

    Great people to work with

    Cons

    No major downsides noted yet

    Digital Realty Response

    Mar 8, 2017 – Digital Realty Human Resources

    Thanks for the feedback!


  10. "Review"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Digital Realty full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits and growth in the industry

    Cons

    Long integration process and cultures not aligned

    Digital Realty Response

    Mar 8, 2017 – Digital Realty Human Resources

    Thanks for the feedback!


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