Digimarc Sucks Customer Reviews and Feedback

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Digimarc Corporation, a publicly-traded technology company and inventor of several patented innovations, provides enterprise software and services for banking, retail, media, entertainment, publishing, and several other industries. Digimarc is perhaps best-known for its digital watermarking technologies, part of a global series of more than 1,100 issued and pending patents. Digimarc’s tools enable the reliable, efficient, and automatic recognition of objects and many media formats, a technology category known as automatic identification and data capture (AIDC) or "discovery." Many of Digimarc's algorithms are modeled on aspects of human cognition and sensory perception.

A former Systems Engineer in Beaverton, OR wrote about his/her experience working for Digimarc Corporation in a review published by GLASSDOOR: "No performance feedback; hard to know if you're doing a good job. Lack of training opportunities; career stagnation"

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee says

"I worked at Digimarc full-time for more than a year Cons: When all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail."

Current Employee - Anonymous Employee says

"I have been working at Digimarc full-time for more than 3 years Cons: Least diverse place of all the places I worked. Lacks focus, always seems to be chasing something new without anything tangible to show. Management doesn't seem to talk much, not sure if all managers are on the same page. Are they too busy to just accomplish what they have been asked to do? Loud voices win and they are rewarded for being "outgoing""

Former Employee - Software Engineer says

"I worked at Digimarc full-time for more than a year Cons: Most small companies can move quickly. At Digimarc, this was not the case. The company has a chain of command that feels like the military, where too often, ideas that would increase work quality, organization and employee satisfaction would be shot down without debate. Workstation policies were frustrating, an example was not being able to get a second monitor. More frustrating was that management didn't understand or care about the productivity increase that a 2nd screen would bring. Management favors written policy over common sense and makes employees take multiple choice exams to prove that they've committed the policies to memory. If you are a high performance worker then look elsewhere for a more performance-based compensation plan. At Digimarc, more value seemed to be placed on looking busy and being available for meetings than on producing output. Pay raises were not given despite excellent performance reviews. Instead, employees are rewarded with company stock whose 2 year vesting date is contingent on them still being an employee. 401k matching was 3%. Meetings were overbooked with very little relevant content."

Database Administrator says

"I worked at Digimarc Cons: lots of unscheduled work, missed deadlines, etc. They are very dependent on clients purchasing their solutions, but these solutions are older and retrofitted in many cases. Clients are choosing larger national companies, rather than sticking with these guys. They have taken senior managers and made them individual contributors, because of the bosses inability to understand their markets and customers. Here's a good example of the management's problems. A few years ago, the company came to within a few weeks of having their stock symbol delisted by their exchange."

Former Employee - Systems Engineer says

"I worked at Digimarc full-time Cons: No performance feedback; hard to know if you're doing a good job. Lack of training opportunities; career stagnation"

Current Employee - Anonymous Employee says

"I have been working at Digimarc full-time for more than 8 years Cons: The company grew rapidly to try to penetrate into new markets and the change in culture shows There are concerns if the company will be successful in the new markets that it is trying to address Tolerating bad apples even when they are disrespectful"

Current Employee - Anonymous Employee says

"I have been working at Digimarc full-time Cons: Very little career growth opportunity. Compensation did not keep pace with market values. No cohesive approach to marketing/selling product meant multiple changes in priorities and direction."

Business Development Manager says

"I worked at Digimarc Cons: Huge gap between employees and CEO. CEO quite introverted with little willingness to finance productization of his technology. However he has created quite a lot of value for shareholders through various non product related business deals so can't complain too much."

IT Manager says

"I worked at Digimarc Cons: The main downside to working at Digimarc is that there is too much cronyism in upper management. They come in and make bad decisions based on incomplete information and then expect top performance inspite of the bad decisions."

Staff Software Engineer says

"I have been working at Digimarc Cons: There's no adequate carreer growth opportunities"

Accounts Payable Specialist (Former Employee) says

"Great benefits. worked with a really good team of professionals. had the option and resources to advance if I had the desire to. clean environment. nice office space"

Senior Paralegal (Former Employee) says

"The people are fun and it's a good group. There needs to be more training and a bit more feedback on how you are doing. It's all about the upper management and their payday. Not a lot of caring about the little people. I would say not being allowed the opportunity for growth is the hardest part of the job. The best part of the job was the work was fun and challenging that the people were great. Cons: no room or opportunity for advancement"

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