Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging (DEIB)

We have a strong commitment to building a diverse workforce that reflects our values and the needs of our global customer base. We believe that a diverse and inclusive workforce brings a diversity of perspectives, which in turn fosters innovation and helps drive better business outcomes.

To further our goal of being more diverse and inclusive and supporting a sense of belonging within our current workforce, we have launched multiple initiatives including mandatory training for employees and employee resource groups (ERGs), which are employee-led, voluntary groups that support professional development, strengthen our business and advance our commitment to a diverse and inclusive workplace. We currently have ERGs to support women, LGBTQIA+, military and veterans, early career professionals, and employees of African and Black descent.

We are committed to pay equity, regardless of gender, ethnicity or other personal characteristics. To deliver on that commitment, we benchmark and set pay ranges based on market data and consider factors such as an employee’s role and experience and their job performance. Our goal is for our employee population to reflect the communities that we service and ensure equal total rewards opportunities for all employees regardless of gender identity, ethnicity, location, sexual orientation, disability status and more. To examine our progress, we monitor our diversity numbers across the company and analyze statistics regarding our manager population and individual contributor population, both through the lens of gender (globally) and ethnicity/race (U.S. only) to ensure that diversity exists across the company. We have demonstrated meaningful progress against this goal and continue to identify areas for continued improvement.

Board Representation

Employee Benefits

We offer employees competitive compensation and a wide array of benefits designed to be aligned with local reward practices and competitive with those offered by companies with whom we compete with for talent. These offerings include health insurance, flexible personal time off, retirement benefits, a generous parental leave program, emotional well-being services through our Employee Assistance Program and a variety of additional resources to support employees’ overall well-being. While the philosophy around our benefits is the same worldwide, specific benefit offerings may vary in other countries due to local regulations and preferences. Read about how DigitalOcean supports employees on our our Careers page.

Employee Engagement

Employee engagement is key to helping us understand the employee experience. We conduct anonymous global engagement surveys regularly to measure the effectiveness of our people and culture initiatives.

These surveys are managed by a third-party vendor to encourage candor. The results are reviewed by senior management, who work with their teams to determine which actions to take based on survey results.

Talent Development

We believe that employee growth is essential and provide a number of resources and programs to support that commitment. We facilitate employee review cycles where employees have development conversations with their managers multiple times throughout the year. In addition, we offer our employees more than 250 courses and videos covering a wide range of topics from departmental specific skills to leadership and management training.

Cybersecurity, Privacy & Data Protection

We focus heavily on securing our network, products and customer data from potential security threats with a dedicated team of security professionals. For more information, visit our Security page and the Cybersecurity section of our Annual Report on Form 10-K.

Our Trust Platform contains transparency reports and our Privacy Shield Notice to show how we manage customer data. Our Privacy Policy describes how we collect, use, and share information in connection with customers’ use of our websites. We provide resources to customers with detailed information and instructions regarding measures they can take to protect their own data through tutorials and blog posts on our community education website.

We are AICPA SOC 2 Type II and SOC 3 Type II certified and we have achieved Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) STAR Level 1. Our certification reports are located on our Trust Platform.