- Former Employee, less than 1 year★★★★★
Work-Life Balance is UnparalleledJan 20, 2023 - Anonymous EmployeeRecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
DigitalOcean was a pretty wonderful place to work. Some of the best parts of working on my team in particular was the work-life balance. My team and I felt fully supported in our personal lives and were encouraged to focus on working enough to get our work done, but were never once micromanaged to any extent. The senior leadership I worked with are wonderful human beings and genuinely cared about my growth as a person. I was fully supported throughout my time, even during my last two weeks before I moved on to a different company. Benefits are pretty standard for the tech industry, and more than adequate. Love the company’s values and the way it ties into the culture on a day to day basis. Compensation was pretty ok, nothing spectacular compared to big tech.
The way that offsites are undervalued and Sammy Recharge Days (near monthly company wide mental health days) were eliminated really rubbed me the wrong way. I’ve personally seen the value of getting distributed teams together for a week to connect and work together in person and the funds to make those opportunities possibly never felt to be an investment priority, until there was an uproar. The elimination of the Sammy Recharge Days takes away a lot of what made DO so special. There are still so many unique things that employees love about the culture at DO but the loss of SRDs are such a huge hit to the culture as a whole.
Other Employee Reviews
- Current Employee, less than 1 year★★★★★
The most pleasant interviewing and onboarding experience!Mar 13, 2023 - Principal Product Manager in Austin, TXRecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
- Clear company goals and values. It's great to see that everything that the company does has a common denominator. - Great people and communication culture. People feel respected and are not hesitant to speak out loud. - Great benefits, respect to personal life, and many other things that make employee retention rate very high. They DO care!
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- Current Employee, more than 1 year★★★★★
They just care about stock priceFeb 22, 2023 - Senior Product ManagerRecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
It’s flexible with schedule even though there’s so many meetings
No trust for their employees and this is company wide. You will see VPs involved on an IC level. Specifically for product managers, there’s not much help and a lot in expectation. There is also a constant misunderstanding on what the job is. Also, no trust in actually allowing product managers to do their job. So much politics and so many people taking credit for other teams. Also, the fact that executives are constantly battling each other for credit. No process for anything, some teams I work with aren’t even using jira. They took away the one benefit that meant the most to a lot of people, “Sammy recharge days” and did it with no tact. Unclear who we are even serving anymore as far as our customer base. Decisions get made at the top and you’d be lucky if you ever found out. People are constantly finding themselves not knowing about big decisions executives are making in a bubble. Layoffs were handled really poorly and with no tact or compassionContinue reading