GeoEye Reviews

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  1.  

    Very chill, nice people to work with.

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    Current Employee - Space Systems Engineer  in  Thornton, CO
    Current Employee - Space Systems Engineer in Thornton, CO

    I have been working at GeoEye full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great work environment. Quiet. People are very open minded, easy going

    Cons

    Too quiet. Not too much structure.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Decent smaller company which was then acquired...

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer  in  Herndon, VA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Herndon, VA

    I have been working at GeoEye full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Flexible hours, relatively small with good opportunities for folks willing to work hard, benefits package was better than competition's. Company experience varied greatly depending on what department you were in.

    Cons

    Was predominantly understaffed, lacked organized priorities and consolidated vision when executing projects.

    Recently acquired by Digital Globe, its primary competitor. Several offices are being closed or repurposed. Go elsewhere until the dust settles.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Loved working for GeoEye but not too sure what the future holds

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Herndon, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Herndon, VA

    I have been working at GeoEye full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great people. Fast paced environment.

    Cons

    Recently merged with DigitalGlobe. Major layoffs of talented people and no clear indication of what the future holds for VA employees.

    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    GeoEye (now DigitalGlobe) great place to work

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    Current Employee - Salesforce Administrator  in  Northglenn, CO
    Current Employee - Salesforce Administrator in Northglenn, CO

    I have been working at GeoEye as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    Friendly people, caring bosses, lots of positive feedback.

    Cons

    Nothing. I just wish I would be put on Permanent.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    good people

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    Current Employee - IT Security Analyst  in  Thornton, CO
    Current Employee - IT Security Analyst in Thornton, CO

    I have been working at GeoEye full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good people that have same goal

    Cons

    management does not care about anyone other than themselves

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Interesting work with good benefits and time off

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    Current Employee - Associate Mission Controller  in  Herndon, VA
    Current Employee - Associate Mission Controller in Herndon, VA

    I have been working at GeoEye full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    flexible schedule
    fun con workers
    challenging and interesting work
    allowed to work independently

    Cons

    shift work can be tiring

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Good place to work, friendly and helpful co-workers and team, growing company that needs to respond to internal growth

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    Current Employee - Sales Operations  in  Herndon, VA
    Current Employee - Sales Operations in Herndon, VA

    I have been working at GeoEye

    Pros

    Great co-workers who are friendly, helpful and highly intelligent
    Growing company with some room for advancement
    Tuition reimbursment and encouragment to gain advanced knowledge and develop professionally
    Teams and employees seem receptive to new ideas and suggestions for improvements/implementations to increase efficiency

    Cons

    Some lack of internal communication and systems support due to rapid growth

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in systems reengineering for improved overall efficiency and customer support as well as accurate insight into business cycles, reportable metrics and internal performance assessments.

    Recommends
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Wake up and pay your low lvel techies market rate (I'm not 1)

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    Current Employee - Chief Bottle Washer  in  Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Chief Bottle Washer in Saint Louis, MO

    I have been working at GeoEye

    Pros

    Flexable work time.
    G8 health ins. they actually pay when your sick and cover many doc.'s hospital ect.
    Good 401k plan Matching upto 4% and the investment choices are mostly good reputable mutual funds.

    Cons

    Location, St Louis is inexpensive but utterly uninspiring.
    Lots of overtime diring lauch windows (I'm on salary)
    The left hand at times subverts the right hand and vise versa.
    Compensation of higher level people is pretty good but the lower-entery level people are paid so little that they leave after 6months to a year (just enough time that you really get them productive). They find out they can get a 60% salary increase acroos town.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to the tech people. Eliminate the heat ticket system.
    Reduce Thortons attempted take over of the corperate culture, they were sold as a dieing comany rife with customer disatifaction and "big aerospace" problems.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Good Company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at GeoEye full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Flexible with time, interesting work, good compensation and benefits. Smart and friendly workforce.

    Cons

    Directors and Managers with no Project Management experience leading projects.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communication is key.

  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    I've been able to travel with this company.

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    Current Employee - Geospatial Analyst  in  Stuttgart (Germany)
    Current Employee - Geospatial Analyst in Stuttgart (Germany)

    I have been working at GeoEye

    Pros

    Various employment opportunities, you don't take the job for the company, you take the job for the government agency you want to work for. GeoEye Analytics is basically just a middle man that skims money from your paycheck to cover their overhead, much like all defense contractors. There are many positions in different places around the world.

    Cons

    Little support from head office while you're "deployed", signed contracts are rewritten, giving you less money and changing your end dates, after they have you on the hook for the job and no other alternatives, they have an education fund as a benefit in the handbook, but when you go to take advantage of the education money they tell you that there isn't any money in the budget, there is no additional pay for overtime, they pocket all the profits for any OT you work, there are no awards or rewards for hard work, no recognition, except for the PM's that take the credit for getting new contracts based on the hard work you did.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let employees keep the overtime they work hard for, give awards and recognition, support emplyees, if a PM says he's going to do something he should do it, do what's right, be moral, don't let a "legal framework" guide you. Just because you're not legally bound to do the right thing doesn't mean you shouldn't do what's right. Be a force of change in the industry, be the guys that make other companies look bad in comparison, stop lowbidding to the point of un-profitability on contracts and decreasing salaries industry-wide.

    Doesn't Recommend

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