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DuPont Fabros Reviews

Updated September 15, 2017
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DuPont Fabros President, CEO, and Director Hossein Fateh
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  1. "Enjoyed it while it lasted!"

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    Former Employee - Facilities Manager in Ashburn, VA
    Former Employee - Facilities Manager in Ashburn, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at DuPont Fabros full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    The finest most generous company I ever worked for. The best group of data center professionals in the data center business. Many past AOL employees! Excellent HR department.

    Cons

    Difficult to advance in this field. There are just a fixed number of jobs available and many middle management jobs were just considered unnecessary.

    Advice to Management

    Too late for that. DFT has been Purchased/Merged by Digital Realty Trust!


  2. "Great Place to Work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great company to work for. Operates with as few employees as possible so lots of work but compensation and culture more than make it worthwhile.

    Cons

    Other than the sometimes long hours everything has been positive.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing.

  3. "Best Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at DuPont Fabros full-time

    Pros

    Great culture, great people, great benefits, great company!

    Cons

    There can be long hours at times


  4. "Good, but changing"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Nice people, relaxed atmosphere. Industry itself is booming and the company stands to benefit from the rising tide.

    Great work/life balance. Good compensation.

    Cons

    It is growing fast and culture is changing. Lot of churn in teams, HR keeps nothing a secret, so be careful with what you take to them.

    Compensation and leave is likely to change.

    Advice to Management

    Forge more cohesion between teams


  5. "Outstanding Company"

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    Former Employee - Engineer, Property (Data Center)
    Former Employee - Engineer, Property (Data Center)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Want a family, want good benefits, great holiday schedule, great pay there is more but I don't want to ruin it for. Get in.

    Cons

    None at all I need fill space so I'll just write until I have enough words here. I can't say enough

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what your doing and you'll have great employees.


  6. "Learn a lot but tons of Drama from HR and cliques"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at DuPont Fabros (More than a year)

    Pros

    This is a small company with a big footprint. You will learn a ton quickly. You will have experience that most people would have to wait to get.

    Cons

    It's a small company employee count wise. I would say the drama is equivalent to 10th grade is HS. You constantly have to worry about who you will offend. The HR leaders do very little to alleviate this. I would argue they and some other early higher employees of the company do a lot of damage to team moral by forming tight knit cliques. You don't really realize the extent of it till you have left.

    Advice to Management

    I would make sure you work to have people check their egos as the door. People who just start should be comfortable expressing their ideas instead of fear of getting someone angry for stepping on their toes.


  7. "OK."

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    Former Employee - Chief Engineer in Portland, PA
    Former Employee - Chief Engineer in Portland, PA
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at DuPont Fabros (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    They were pretty good to work for while it lasted.

    Cons

    New management doesn't seem to understand the business.

  8. "Great company to work for -"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Somerset, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Somerset, NJ
    Recommends

    I worked at DuPont Fabros (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    A company full of talented individuals.

    Cons

    N/A . . . . .


  9. "DFT"

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    Current Employee - Accounting Manager
    Current Employee - Accounting Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Growing company, high impact work, love my coworkers. It's a product that is changing the world.

    Cons

    Stable growth and risk avert company

    Advice to Management

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend - I'm optimistic about the outlook.


  10. "Property Management"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at DuPont Fabros full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits, holiday schedule and employee appreciation gestures

    Cons

    Very limited position availability, almost impossible to get promoted

    Advice to Management

    Do not change current relationship model between management and employees


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