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DigitalGlobe Reviews

Updated June 13, 2017
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Pros
  • Good work/life balance despite the sometimes high work load (in 18 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. "Great Company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Talent Acquisition in Westminster, CO
    Former Employee - Talent Acquisition in Westminster, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very interesting work, beautiful new building.

    Cons

    at times there can be a lot of red tape.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to empower employees. Good culture.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Meh"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Director in Broomfield, CO
    Former Employee - Senior Director in Broomfield, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It was - once - a great place to work. From what I gather now the place has changed so much as to unrecognizable to the company I once worked for - sad to see.

    Cons

    At the time the only downside was the location in Longmont - that has since changed with their new digs in Broomfield.

    Advice to Management

    I dont know them or the business any more so I have no advice to give.


  3. Helpful (9)

    "I wish I liked this job... It was a truly amazing opportunity"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • 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
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at DigitalGlobe (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Really amazing business model and innovative technology.

    Cons

    In my interview, I was warned that the company makes satellites really well, everything else not so well. I should have listened. The employee dysfunction of the department I was in was unbearable. Lying, manipulation and general meanness was rampant.

    Advice to Management

    Godspeed. Honestly if I were you I would fire a majority of the people I worked with, start entirely from scratch. I hope things got better.


  4. Helpful (3)

    "Imagery Support Representative"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Imagery Support Representative in Westminster, CO
    Current Employee - Imagery Support Representative in Westminster, CO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at DigitalGlobe full-time

    Pros

    Highly technical, Fun environment, Cool building. The game room and cafe are top notch, and the open work environment promotes collaboration.

    Cons

    Corporate red-tape, Lack of communication, No Christmas parties. It can feel like the management is trying to take things away that they used to offer for free. There is also an expectation that you work harder for the same pay.

    Advice to Management

    Pay your employees better. And communicate to the entire company better. There is just a lack of communication all around.


  5. Helpful (4)

    "Good place to work"

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

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

    Pros

    Very bright, motivated people. Cool technology. Work has meaning.

    Cons

    Company course changes directions too frequently. Very fast -paced.There never seems to be time for professional development and training and process refinement.


  6. Helpful (6)

    "Little to No Integrity from Leadership"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - All Source Analyst in Herndon, VA
    Former Employee - All Source Analyst in Herndon, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at DigitalGlobe full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great people, good benefits, good work-life balance

    Cons

    Lack of integrity from Leadership, coupled with continuous layoffs made this place seem like more of a game of survivor. You never saw it coming until you got that email from HR calling you to the carpet so to speak. No one was safe regardless of good performance. Things were a lot better prior to the merger with GeoEye.

    Advice to Management

    You owe it to your employees to demonstrate your so-called value of integrity. I suggest you open a dictionary and look the word up for starters before demanding it from those that cover your 6 to both your government and commercial customers day in and day out.


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Great Place to Work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tampa, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at DigitalGlobe full-time

    Pros

    Great Mission & Great People. It is easy to wake up and go to work everyday when you serve mission-focused customers and feel like you are making a difference.

    Cons

    The company consistently invests in developing tools its own analysts can't or don't use.

    Advice to Management

    Focus more training and professional development and invest in it by allowing time for it during regular work hours.


  8. "Account Service Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Service Manager in Westminster, CO
    Current Employee - Account Service Manager in Westminster, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Modern, friendly work environment with some very smart employees. The company does some amazing things with technology and has the potential to have a very large impact.

    Cons

    Internal processes are disorganized and restrict project development within the company. The company is trying to define their role in the industry outside of government contracts

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees more and concentrate your efforts


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Great Company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Westminster, CO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Westminster, CO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    good people and cool tech

    Cons

    Executive management heavy and cant find the right direction to take the company


  10. "Interesting industry"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Senior Director in Fairfax, VA
    Former Employee - Senior Director in Fairfax, VA

    I worked at DigitalGlobe (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Offers interesting work, relevant client solutions in Earth Observation, talented colleagues and satisfactory working environment.

    Cons

    Reliant on US government business, a focus on quarterly revenue, high turnover in talent and management, traditional approach to investing in large scale satellite systems versus small sats.


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