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"A good place to cut your teeth if nothing else"

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  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

Pros

The product is excellent. The IT/developers are amazing and the staff is young, fun, and capable. I gained a lot of experience here as a young professional.

Cons

The company has trouble transitioning from a startup to a full-fledged company but demands the benefits of both. For example, it's hard to know what is expected of an employee since workplace titles are constantly changing and job descriptions are purposely vague. They like the jack-of-all-trades employee, but this is confusing when you could be admonished for not performing tasks that are outside the scope of your responsibilities and never communicated by leadership. "Stepping up" to distinguish yourself is great, but going above and beyond within the scope of your perceived responsibilities seems to go unnoticed. How exactly an employee should go above and beyond is difficult to identify and often unintuitive, but the management still seems to think that it's the employees who are not catching on instead of realizing that these unspoken expectations are extremely counterproductive. The "we'll-make-it-big-one-day" mantra keeps the young base working long hours with what I thought was uncompetitive pay compared with similar positions in the same geographic marketplace.

Advice to Management

The younger work base needs satisfactory guidance and mentorship to make the company great. Don't leave it to them to ask questions they might not know to ask and then blame them after the fact. Compensate employees fairly. They might be young and replaceable, but the company won't be able to retain quality talent over a long period of time otherwise.

Other Employee Reviews for Digital Roots

  1. Helpful (4)

    "Hard Work Doesn't Pay"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    employees get big expectations for major clients. Casual dress code. Most people are social, fun to be around. Fun clients. new office. Employees involved in causes. environmental

    Cons

    Hard work not more important then being liked by CEO. Favoritism. Bad business like family/friends of owners getting paid more for less work. Employees considered disposable. wanting fair salary is "greedy." Culture of do more with no explanation. email monitoring by execs

    Advice to Management

    Run the company like a Google/Yahoo, not your own place. Ask for suggestions instead of demanding all are/should be happy. Invest in employees, not cars/decorations. Be present


  2. "Digital Roots"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Management in Northville, MI
    Current Employee - Account Management in Northville, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    If you are the type of person that likes to push the status-quo, Digital Roots is the place for you. The social media software solution is built on artificial intelligence and has been proven to be the most efficient solution for our global clients. The people are down to earth, smart, and supportive. Bonus, the location is in a hip workspace in downtown Northville that does not contain cubicles. You have the opportunity to be a direct contributor to the company's success. Work/life balance options are supported.

    Cons

    As with any software company, to fit in with the culture, you must be willing to work in a fast-paced environment and be flexible to change.

    Advice to Management

    By far, the best work experience I've had yet... keep up the good work!


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