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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 (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 (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 (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 Contractor - Salesforce Administrator in Northglenn, CO
    Current Contractor - Salesforce Administrator in Northglenn, CO

    I have been working at GeoEye as a contractor (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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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Security Analyst in Thornton, CO
    Current Employee - IT Security Analyst in Thornton, CO

    I have been working at GeoEye full-time (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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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate Mission Controller in Herndon, VA
    Current Employee - Associate Mission Controller in Herndon, VA

    I have been working at GeoEye full-time (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 Company

    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at GeoEye full-time (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.

  9. 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
  10. 1 person found this helpful

    Ich konnte mit diesem Unternehmen viele Geschäftsreisen tätigen. I've been able to travel with this company.

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    Current Employee - Geodatenanalyst in Stuttgart (Germany)
    Current Employee - Geodatenanalyst in Stuttgart (Germany)

    I have been working at GeoEye

    (Translated from English)

    Pros

    Unterschiedliche Beschäftigungsmöglichkeiten. Man nimmt die Stelle nicht für das Unternehmen an, sondern man nimmt die Stelle für die staatliche Behörde an, für die man arbeiten möchte. GeoEye Analytics ist praktisch nur der Mittelsmann, der einem etwas vom Gehaltsscheck abzwickt, um ihren Aufwand zu decken, so wie alle Unternehmen der Verteidigungsindustrie. Es gibt viele unterschiedliche Positionen an verschiedenen weltweiten Standorten.

    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

    Während man eingesetzt wird, gibt es wenig Unterstützung aus der Hauptzentrale. Bereits unterzeichnete Verträge werden neu aufgesetzt, nachdem man sich für den Job verpflichtet und keine anderen Alternativen hat; die Bezahlung fällt geringer aus und die Vertragslaufzeiten ändern sich. Im Mitarbeiterhandbuch wird ein Weiterbildungsfond als Pluspunkt erwähnt, aber wenn man die Vorteile der Weiterbildungsgelder beansprucht, heißt es, dass dies im Budget nicht vorgesehen ist und dass Überstunden nicht bezahlt werden. Sämtliche Profite, die man sich durch Überstunden erarbeitet, streichen sie selber ein. Es gibt keine Preise oder Belohnungen für harte Arbeit und keine Anerkennung außer für die Leistungsmanager, die den Verdienst für neue Verträge, die das Ergebnis der harten Arbeit anderer sind, für sich beanspruchen.

    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

    Ziehen Sie nicht die Überstunden ab, welche die Angestellten sich erarbeitet haben. Vergeben Sie Preise und Anerkennung und unterstützen Sie das Personal. Wenn ein Projektmanager bekundet, etwas tun zu wollen, sollte er das auch umsetzen. Tun Sie das richtige, halten Sie zu Ihrer Moral, und lassen Sie sich nicht von "gesetzlichen Bedingungen" dominieren. Nur weil Sie gesetzlich nicht daran gebunden sind, das Richtige zu tun, bedeutet das nicht, dass Sie nicht das Richtige tun sollten. Werden Sie ein Teil der Veränderung in der Industrie, seien Sie ein Vorbild für andere Unternehmen. Hören Sie auf damit, andere solange zu unterbieten, bis sich Verträge nicht mehr rechnen und die Gehälter in der ganzen Branche abgesenkt werden.

    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
  11. 1 person found this helpful

    To many cons for working at GeoEye

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at GeoEye

    Pros

    Good health benefits and generous time off.

    Cons

    The company doesn't have a clear strategic direction. Communication between management and employees is very poor. No professional growth and low salaries.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay more competitve salaries and listen to your employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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