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Updated February 20, 2017
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DigitalGlobe President, CEO, and Director Jeffrey R. (Jeff) Tarr
Jeffrey R. (Jeff) Tarr
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Pros
  • The work/life balance is amazing and I hear very few complaints about the work itself (in 16 reviews)

  • good people, fairly open communication (in 21 reviews)

Cons
  • No one was safe regardless of good performance (in 7 reviews)

  • Work life balance doesn't exist for many roles (in 4 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "former intern"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Intern in Westminster, CO
    Former Employee - Intern in Westminster, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at DigitalGlobe (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Very nice people, nice building

    Cons

    not many other young people

    Advice to Management

    na


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Fast Paced, Different Every Day"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at DigitalGlobe full-time

    Pros

    Challenging, Authority to make decisions, People are awesome

    Cons

    Upper management does not make decisions quickly


  3. "DG"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at DigitalGlobe full-time

    Pros

    Great atmosphere, Great culture, easy going

    Cons

    We don't get Christmas bonuses


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Unless you can't find other work, don't go there"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Longmont, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Longmont, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fascinating work and some really great people.

    Cons

    People are treated as commodities, not real live human beings. If you manage to pull off a miracle everyone loves you but getting to that point is more than difficult. Too many projects have to start as "skunk works" because management isn't willing to take the risks that actually supporting a project would involve. And when they do, it becomes bloated and over complicated way too fast - it is the worst development environment I've ever seen. Too many managers and directors are more interested in empire building than in finding the best way to get things done. It can become depressing.

    Advice to Management

    Stop bringing in so many "outside experts" and consultants and start trusting the people who actually understand the business. DG is NOT Amazon and what works there can never work in a world that requires the precision necessary to maintain spacecraft in orbit.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Great Place to Work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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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 DigitalGlobe full-time

    Pros

    There is never a lack of new things to work on. The opportunity to advance your technical skills is incredible. If you express an interest in learning something new the opportunity to do so is always there.

    Cons

    Heavy work load makes work/life balance difficult.

    Advice to Management

    Establish clear role definition and develop those roles following Agile principles.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "A good place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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

    Good pay, decent benefits, nice atmosphere/location, fun culture, covered parking

    Cons

    Cube environment, senior leaders can get into the weeds sometimes, the culture can be a little too sensitive about hurting feelings


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Recommended"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at DigitalGlobe full-time

    Pros

    Very interesting, and chalanging work

    Cons

    Adapting to latest technologies in leaps and bounds


  9. Helpful (1)

    "DG Review"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operations Engineer in Longmont, CO
    Current Employee - Operations Engineer in Longmont, CO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Bagel and donuts on Tuesdays. Friendly employees. Workplace has a lot of creature comforts for the staff.

    Cons

    Not much transparency from the senior leadership. Communication could be better in general.

    DigitalGlobe Response

    Dec 13, 2016 – Sr Manager, Talent Development

    Thanks for your feedback. We are thrilled that you are engaged and challenged in your role at DigitalGlobe. We are proud of the fact that we have so many smart people creating cool things, too.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Great Place"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at DigitalGlobe full-time

    Pros

    Great environment; Nice people; Good opportunities to learn

    Cons

    Had to acclimate quickly to a lot of information at once


  11. Helpful (5)

    "A great place to grow and develop, and a great place to stick around."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Human Resources Coordinator in Westminster, CO
    Current Employee - Human Resources Coordinator in Westminster, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The benefits are great and the people are even better! DigitalGlobe cares about its employees and I believe they do a great job showing it.

    Cons

    I have no real cons about DigitalGlobe. The only thing I could really complain about is the location change that made my commute longer, but the job is worth the lengthy drive.

    DigitalGlobe Response

    Nov 21, 2016

    Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We are happy to have you as a team member and thank you for your feedback. We work very hard to offer our employees top-notch benefits. We also agree ... More



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