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Updated September 13, 2018
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Daniel Jablonsky
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Pros
  • "Great culture, flexible schedules, great work life balance" (in 20 reviews)

  • "Great people, cool mission, nice atmosphere" (in 25 reviews)

Cons
  • "It is a very hostile work environment at times, coming both from the customer and management" (in 8 reviews)

  • "Senior Management does not rely on employee experience to accomplish tasks" (in 5 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Excellent!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at DigitalGlobe full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits, work environment, flexible hours and scheduling. Challenging and cutting-edge work.

    Cons

    Some misdirection at times.


  2. "Great company! So refreshing to work for a company that is as passionate about creating profits as it is in its purpose!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great facility, Caring team members

    Cons

    Maxar Acquisition starting to stifle innovation

    Advice to Management

    Focus on talent acquisition and improving processes to simplify ordering, etc

  3. "Good Company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at DigitalGlobe full-time

    Pros

    Good Company and Benefits,

    Cons

    Limited Growth in certain areas


  4. Helpful (3)

    "Great company to work for!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Westminster, CO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Westminster, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people are great - DG vets programmers and engineers carefully and hires people who truly know their field but who are also motivated to expand their skillsets. The company promotes a highly collaborative culture and workspace. Benefits are excellent. My 5 star rating is based on more than 20 years in the tech industry - there will always be specific issues that have negative impact in any corporate environment, but across the board this company is superior to any other tech company I've worked for.

    Cons

    Can take a long time to respond to external job applicants.

    Recent acquisition by Maxar seems generally positive but does still have a degree of uncertainty with respect to how the current DG infrastructure will be impacted in the future.

    Advice to Management

    Extend Agile Methodology and tools to all tech/engineering areas of the business.


  5. "Sr. Director"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at DigitalGlobe full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good people. Decent benefits. Clear mission.

    Cons

    Many aspects of "government services contractor" mentality holding back the rest of the company.

    Advice to Management

    Pursue agility more aggressively. Grow non-gov't solutions capabilities


  6. "Business Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Applications Analyst in Littleton, CO
    Former Employee - Applications Analyst in Littleton, CO

    I worked at DigitalGlobe full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good Company and very interesting images

    Cons

    Location is far from where I live


  7. Helpful (1)

    "DG Review"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at DigitalGlobe full-time

    Pros

    Good people to work with, Interesting Mission,

    Cons

    Poor management, poor compensation and minimal career advancement opportunities

  8. "Good Company, Good People"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at DigitalGlobe full-time

    Pros

    Mostly filled with people who work hard and want to do a good job

    Cons

    Company culture has become very corporate.


  9. Helpful (5)

    "Can't decide: 'it's a race to the bottom' or 'remember that time I joined a cult?'"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Longmont, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Longmont, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at DigitalGlobe full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    That experience is thankfully in my rear view mirror

    Cons

    Most of the really talented people who pioneered the industry already left this place. The 'leftovers' and/or 'late-comers', many of whom inexplicably ascended to manager and senior manager positions try to find new ways to put square pegs into round holes in hopes of discovering something new to justify their existence.
    If you know nothing about the industry you have a better than average chance of doing well here. If you have any appreciable experience you will be ignored, lambasted and/or held in contempt.

    Advice to Management

    It would be great if all of the DG management stays put so as to not mess up my new gig (or any future gigs).


  10. "Good Experience, but be Prepared for Big Changes"

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    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Westminster, CO
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Westminster, CO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at DigitalGlobe full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Some of the most fascinating technical work I have taken on in my career. Outstanding technical focus and sound technical decision making. Solid management with good (though informal) opportunities to mentor and be mentored. Occasional recognition for good work, especially for completion of large projects. Frequently fun culture, with lots of opportunities to meet people across the enterprise. Good working relationships with almost everyone I met. A focus on transparency and honesty with our clients. A high-quality product offering that I was proud of. Good work life balance. Reasonably good adherence to Agile development principles.

    Cons

    Large and frequent restructuring (including merger with Maxar) changed my role significantly, and I was left without much to do just before I left. Roles are ambiguously defined, and often leave people wondering who is supposed to be doing what. Promotions are rare in the small company, but I received a decent raise even remaining in the same role. Disconnects between sales and development seemed to be worsening in 2018. From time to time DG signs and fails to deliver on contracts because sales is unaware what is feasible and not.


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