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Updated July 11, 2018
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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. "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.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "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).


  4. "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.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Cool company, great mission"

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    Current Employee - Product Management in Westminster, CO
    Current Employee - Product Management in Westminster, CO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people, cool mission, nice atmosphere.

    Cons

    Pay is a little on the low side. Flat matrix organization can make getting decisions challenging.

    Advice to Management

    Keep flexible time off, make pay more competitive in the market.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Just About the Worst Professional Experience of My Life"

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    Former Employee - Product Owner in Westminster, CO
    Former Employee - Product Owner in Westminster, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You can say you work at DigitalGlobe. They sponsored my clearance.

    Cons

    No guidance from management, on any level, at all.

    Advice to Management

    You better start looking past the legacy GeoEye Cult, which comprises the bulk of the management there - you are not getting the best and brightest of the geospatial industry anymore.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Like the company and people"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at DigitalGlobe full-time

    Pros

    Awesome work environment with awesome people

    Cons

    Structured system. Hard to quickly work your way up

  8. Helpful (2)

    "DG Doing Great Things"

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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 3 years)

    Pros

    Cutting edge technology, interesting work, strong set of values, mission driven culture, smart people, new leadership since acquisition more present and involved, great benefits including flexible time off.

    Cons

    Acquired by MDA/Maxar, which means some things uncertain. Salaries lagging with job market.

    Advice to Management

    Take a hard look at what competitors are offering your talented employees, Don't cut benefits or flexible time off. Make sure DG gets to stay DG through acquisition.


  9. "business development"

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    Current Employee - Business Development Manager in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Business Development Manager in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Large enough to be stable, hungry enough to want to drive the business forward. Aggressive thinking and passion are rewarded

    Cons

    Can be hard to get things done - lots of people do meetings for the sake of doing meetings. You need to be a driver driver to get results.

    Advice to Management

    Love the recent org changes under MDA - keep it going!


  10. "Manager"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Westminster, CO
    Current Employee - Manager in Westminster, CO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company, great atmosphere, cool market and products.

    Cons

    very political work environment. lots of office politics.

    Advice to Management

    More communications about how things are going


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