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DigitalPersona Reviews

Updated August 4, 2017
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  1. "Great Company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great company, great people. Original CEO great.

    Cons

    HP Changed once new CEO took over.


  2. "General comments"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at DigitalPersona full-time

    Pros

    Good people to work with

    Cons

    Culture changed after company was sold

  3. "Sales"

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    Former Employee - Sales
    Former Employee - Sales

    Pros

    Great technology and a great people with whom to work.

    Cons

    Constant struggle for focus between OEM and Enterprise software. Cultural shift when founders left the organization


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Could Have Been A Great Company"

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

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

    Pros

    Very good biometrics technology and products
    Friendly and flexible work environment
    Competitive base salaries

    Cons

    Lack of senior management communication to rank in file due to recent acquisition by private equity firm
    Low morale due to recent layoff


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Original people and management good to work with; weak Marketing Dept"

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    Former Employee - Sales and Marketing Management in Redwood City, CA
    Former Employee - Sales and Marketing Management in Redwood City, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at DigitalPersona full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Interesting biometrics products.
    Good reputation for Customer Service; great customers.
    Many good people to work with.
    Always made the best fingerprint readers for commercial applications in the industry.

    Cons

    Culture has changed in the last year, due to being acquired by Private Equity firm.
    Marketing has not improved product strategy or execution, and communications with employees and customers non-existent.
    New management team has created a negative culture; people are afraid to ask questions.
    Merger with CrossMatch has resulted in lay-offs.

    Advice to Management

    Improve Marketing by hiring people who understand the biometrics market and care about communication, both internally and externally.
    Products are outdated; need to be innovative again.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Good overall company"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Friendly environment. Understandable managers and execs. Company is fairly flexible and fellow employees are great for the most part.

    Cons

    Compensation is fair, not great. Office culture is quite boring so it can be hard to remain motivated. For a company being in the heart of silicon valley it is run "old school" and lacks a lot of energy.

    Advice to Management

    Share more information regarding goals and long term planning.


  7. "I had a great time at DP"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    My boss was very flexible and helpful

    Cons

    Promotions from within group was slow

  8. "Experience"

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    Former Intern - Marketing Intern
    Former Intern - Marketing Intern

    I worked at DigitalPersona as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - Hands on experience
    - Friendly and easy to approach managers
    - Diverse projects

    Cons

    - Too little work given for the long mandatory hours


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Changes to senior management eliminated important positions."

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    Current Employee - Sales in Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - Sales in Redwood City, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good culture, some nice colleagues, some jerks that management puts up with.

    Cons

    16 years in business, growth stalled.

    Advice to Management

    Buying Authentec was a good move, get a VP of Marketing who has a clue, increase size of sales department.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "bad leadership team"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The company has a biometric technology which could help them to stay as market leaders provided they invest heavily in innovation.

    Cons

    The current company leaders and their strategy is not right for the company

    Advice to Management

    Stop bulling the employees and bee practical with your long term strategy