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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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    Good Company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at GeoEye full-time (less than an 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.

  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    I've been able to travel with this company.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    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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