GeoEye

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3.6 26 reviews

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Jeffrey R. Tarr

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67% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Very chill, nice people to work with.

    Space Systems Engineer (Current Employee) Thornton, CO

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

    ConsToo quiet. Not too much structure.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Decent smaller company which was then acquired...

    Software Engineer (Current Employee) Herndon, VA

    ProsFlexible 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.

    ConsWas 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.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Herndon, VA

    ProsGreat people. Fast paced environment.

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

    – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    GeoEye (now DigitalGlobe) great place to work

    Salesforce Administrator (Current Employee) Northglenn, CO

    ProsFriendly people, caring bosses, lots of positive feedback.

    ConsNothing. I just wish I would be put on Permanent.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    good people

    IT Security Analyst (Current Employee) Thornton, CO

    ProsGood people that have same goal

    Consmanagement does not care about anyone other than themselves

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Interesting work with good benefits and time off

    Associate Mission Controller (Current Employee) Herndon, VA

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

    Consshift work can be tiring

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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

    Sales Operations (Current Employee) Herndon, VA

    ProsGreat 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

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

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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

    Chief Bottle Washer (Current Employee) Saint Louis, MO

    ProsFlexable 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.

    ConsLocation, 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 Senior ManagementListen 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.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good Company

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

    ConsDirectors and Managers with no Project Management experience leading projects.

    Advice to Senior ManagementCommunication is key.

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    I've been able to travel with this company.

    Geospatial Analyst (Current Employee) Stuttgart (Germany)

    ProsVarious 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.

    ConsLittle 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 Senior ManagementLet 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.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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