GeoEye Reviews

Updated May 1, 2014
Updated May 1, 2014
26 Reviews
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  1.  

    my experience was good.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at GeoEye

    Pros

    the salary was in the high range comparatively.

    Cons

    there was very poor training

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    the overhead was way too high and made bid and proposal work very difficult

  2.  

    Great company to work for.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Herndon, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Herndon, VA

    I worked at GeoEye full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great people. Great pay/benefits. Great location.

    Cons

    Managers not great at cultivating staff, to help them advance their knowledge/move to next level.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Encourage front line managers to share knowledge/mentor direct reports.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    A great company with very talented teams.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at GeoEye full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Depth of expertise in each and most of the departments. Unique and innovative sales management.

    Cons

    GeoEye-1 satellite anomalies --> Difficulties to deliver to USG and other customers, notwithstanding clever Ops work arounds --> DigitalGlobe (DGI) got its NGA contract renewed and we did not --> Our stock went down and DGI went up --> DigitalGlobe bought us: the end of a great company --> more than 500 people were let go.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Good luck in your new jobs!

    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Awesome offerings to international community

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at GeoEye full-time

    Pros

    Best resolution and most accurate satellite imagery

    Cons

    Occasional contract complexity; acquired in early 2013

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Good people to work with. Hurry up and wait

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO

    I worked at GeoEye full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Challenging. Most of the people were very professional.

    Cons

    Watch your back. Many of the employees and managers are focused on their careers...not yours.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Trust your people

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Company has merged with DigitalGlobe

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at GeoEye full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Small company provided opportunities for individuals to learn breadth and depth of knowledge
    Good freedom for individuals to establish themselves
    Excellent technical information involved in day-to-day work
    Good benefits

    Cons

    Lack of training / development
    Some departments had no career paths
    Critical employees were overworked

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Clearer decision-making and prioritization
    Better communication from upper management to employees
    Treat your primary customer better

    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    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 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
  9.  

    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 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
  10.  

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

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    • Career Opportunities
    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
  11. 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.

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