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Updated December 12, 2017
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Pros
  • Great culture, flexible schedules, great work life balance (in 19 reviews)

  • Relatively good benefits, with flexible work arrangements allowed (in 21 reviews)

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

  • It is a very hostile work environment at times, coming both from the customer and management (in 7 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Challenging and dynamic work environment"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Longmont, CO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Longmont, CO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at DigitalGlobe full-time

    Pros

    Interesting, smart, hardworking people; good pay/benefits; challenging and dynamic work

    Cons

    Management sometimes sends mixed messages; lots of longtime employees, so you have to work hard to move up


  2. "Values driven company with a strong sense of purpose"

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    Current Employee - Operations in Longmont, CO
    Current Employee - Operations in Longmont, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The Company has a strong set of Purpose, Vision, and Values and makes sure that Employees are aware of the positive impact the imagery and services we provide help people to save lives and make the world a better place.

    Cons

    Very fast pace. The Company has gone through a lot of change in the last year, but is making an effort to address cultural issues that impact employees.

    Advice to Management

    Continue investments in developing employees and in providing career opportunities and stretch assignments for high performers. Keep focused on the top priorities and getting flawless on execution of those strategies. React quickly to changing market conditions.

  3. "DigitalGlobe has excellent management, high levels of respect throughout the company, and values that employees support."

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

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

    Pros

    The high caliber workforce, respectful work environment and purposeful mission and vision combine to form a great work environment and an excellent company team. Many employees come onboard for the exciting imagery industry and then also find that the senior management and quality colleagues make the work experience even more than they had anticipated--and better than can be found in other companies.

    Cons

    The exciting challenges of a growing technical industry create a dynamic workplace. For those who thrive on growth, purpose and an evolving industry it is a great place to be! This is not likely the industry choice for one seeking a constant work environment throughout the duration of a career.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to lead through the guiding Purpose, Vision and Values, and continue the connections with the workforce to ensure alignment at all levels torward the company strategy, goals and objectives.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "More than Satisfied"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Imagery Analyst in Longmont, CO
    Current Employee - Senior Imagery Analyst in Longmont, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Consistent Challenging, cutting edge opportunities

    Cons

    I have Nothing to complain about

    Advice to Management

    I have been an employee for almost ten years here at DG and have been afforded a handful of opportunities to excel and push innovation within the satellite imagery industry. I hope to be here 10 years from now!


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Solid Company with Unlimited Potential"

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

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

    Pros

    Leadership from the CEO, CHRO, and other Senior Leaders support the strong set of Purpose, Vision & Values that drive the company and attract/retain highly competent employees

    Cons

    Too heavily focused on government contracts and need more investment in commercial offerings to the market

    Advice to Management

    Focus less on R&D/satellites and more on non-government customers to drive business growth while maintaing a positive work environment for employees

    DigitalGlobe Response

    Mar 18, 2015 – Manager, Talent Acquisition

    Thank you for your feedback. As part of our corporate strategy, we are committed to being market customer focused; driving products and solutions that leverage our powerful constellation comprised... More


  6. Helpful (1)

    "My experience working with this company was good."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Receptionist/Security Assistant in Herndon, VA
    Former Employee - Receptionist/Security Assistant in Herndon, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people to work with.

    Cons

    I do not have anything negative to say.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Good place to work."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tampa, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    DigitalGlobe in Tampa is different from other locations of the company. Tampa is mostly government services (DoD). If you want a geospatial career, this is a good place to start. DigitalGlobe will get you experience right away and it awards initiative and creativity.

    Cons

    It's smaller than many of the companies they compete against, so they don't have some of the resources.

    Advice to Management

    Don't be afraid to get rid of the under-performers.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Good Company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Geospatial Software Engineer in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Geospatial Software Engineer in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great personal growth opportunities. The health care is the best I have had in the DC metro area. The 401k and salary are above the industry standard.

    Cons

    The only con I have found so far is that you are only allowed to carry two weeks of vacation.

    Advice to Management

    Allow more employees to have stock options and profit sharing.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "A very interesting place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Mission Planner in Longmont, CO
    Current Employee - Mission Planner in Longmont, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The culture and people in the company are among the best I've ever worked with. The work/life balance is amazing and I hear very few complaints about the work itself. There is also lots of mobility and opportunities to learn other positions and move within the company.

    Cons

    There is a ton of red tape with trying to get anything changed or truly moving.
    Although the overall culture is good, some departments are much more toxic compared to others.

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to the employees and their ideas and continue to bridge the gap between the upper management and the worker bees.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Director"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director in Lorton, VA
    Former Employee - Director in Lorton, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at DigitalGlobe (More than a year)

    Pros

    I worked for GeoEye which was bought out by Digital Globe. It's a great environment where you learn a lot and actually are driving towards a mission need.

    Cons

    At times work could be stressful requiring weekend work.

    Advice to Management

    No issues when I was there.


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