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- "Mistakes are not actively punished but are very clearly not allowed by management." (in 11 reviews)
- "The only thing at the core of all leadership does is profit." (in 8 reviews)
- "For example, leadership was adamant that there would not be layoffs, and two months later they conducted a RIF in the most inhumane way due to poor leadership choices made years prior." (in 7 reviews)
- "The CEO seemed to imply that these were never meant to be permanent, but the company never communicated the expectations clearly." (in 4 reviews)
- "Tyrannical and ignorant executive leadership who can't be bothered to understand their business well enough to know how to lead it successfully." (in 4 reviews)
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- 5.0Sep 29, 2020Senior Software Engineer ICurrent Employee, more than 3 yearsAmsterdam
Not high-pressure unless you want it to be
Senior management is uninspiring, only managing the money
- 5.0Sep 22, 2022Senior Software Engineer IICurrent Employee, less than 1 yearDenver, CO
Loads of appreciation felt for the work I do on the team. Tons of 'DOLove' shared with employees that's 'baked into' the culture here. Definitely cutting edge tech combined with highly industry-relevant work with personal instant opportunity to positively effect customers with the work that I do. Senior management that really cares about employees and really cares about creating an excellent, focused strategy for DO that's based on customer research. Fully remote work opportunities. Great benefits and competitive pay.
There are challenges with a fully remote work environment, particularly around building relationships. But this is not isolated to DO these days. Honestly, I have not hit any real issues working at DO yet. I'm very pleased.1
- 3.0Nov 12, 2018Senior Software EngineerCurrent Employee, more than 1 year
fast paced, risk embracing, developer centric culture trying to build a platform that punches up against the competition. lots of energy, good culture initiatives and flexible work life balance
due to the rate of growth in hiring there's a constant churn of new folks which can make finding the right team to engage difficult. Due to rate of change in environment there is a lack of formalized process in many areas. Senior Management often presents a less than crisp vision of where projects are headed4
- 5.0Jan 17, 2016Vice President StrategyFormer Employee, more than 1 yearNew York, NY
I was a pretty early employee at DigitalOcean (~25) and worked in the senior management team for over 2 years. I most recently helped with product and people operations. I found working with Ben to be relatively easy - he gave me a lot of room to grow and learn. If you're someone who learns by doing, DigitalOcean is a good place and you'll have a lot of flex to take initiative and run with it. The company generates really great revenue for such a young business and the venture partners are world class.
I can understand how less experienced folks might get frustrated working at DO as it's generally finding itself all around, however I'm not sure what you'd expect from a massively successful venture backed startup. If you're looking to be with world class mentors, DO is probably not the place for you - you need to excel at learning by yourself and growing yourself. The result of this can manifest as a perceived chaos and instability, in reality it's mostly rapid growth all around.4
- 1.0Oct 27, 2019Anonymous EmployeeFormer Employee, more than 1 year
Free food, various employee perks, growth industry
Poor management, senior management still in start-up mentality.6
- 1.0Mar 11, 2023Software EngineerFormer Employee, more than 3 years
Individual contributors and line managers are generally onboard with company values. The hiring process tends to result in good company value matches. The pay is roughly competitive with comparable employers.
Upper management doesn't live up to company values, doesn't prioritize customer experience, chronically under-staffs product and infrastructure teams, and generally creates an environment that leads people who actually do work at the company to repeatedly burn out. The CTO doesn't hold himself accountable for understanding information passed up to him by his direct reports and misleads the rest of senior management with his misunderstandings of key metrics.11