GeoEye
3.6 of 5 25 reviews
www.geoeye.com Longmont, CO 500 to 999 Employees

GeoEye Reviews

Updated Apr 10, 2014
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3.6 25 reviews

                             

0% Approve of the CEO

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Jeffrey R. Tarr

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67% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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good people

IT Security Analyst (Current Employee)
Thornton, CO

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

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

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

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

I have been working at GeoEye

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

I have been working at GeoEye

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 to work for

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Herndon, VA

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

ProsVery nice people at work
Competitive salaries
Great leadership

ConsNo budget for training
No telecommute policy

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Mediocre industry

Director: Product Strategy (Former Employee)
Longmont, CO

I worked at GeoEye for more than a year

ProsVery good at servicing their primary customer, NGA.

ConsPoor execution at commercial solution oriented markets

Advice to Senior ManagementNeed to commit to a commercial vertical market where imagery is the organizing principle.
New DigitalGlobe management is more in tune with markets and customers so this should bode well for the company moving forward.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Good company to work for, just needs some slight improvements.

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at GeoEye full-time

ProsMade efforts to ensure salaries were in line with similar positions. Willing to work with employees schedules to allow for personal needs, including self-improvement through classwork.

ConsOccasional slow periods between work. Lack of career opportunities and ease of access to knowledge of career opportunities. Closed door politics with minimal communication regarding information relevant to employees.

Advice to Senior ManagementGive straight answers to employees, they will respect you more for it than dancing around the truth of issues. Increased improvement regarding implementation of projects. On many fronts employees knew certain ideas management wanted to implement would not work, instead of investigating and listening to employees the management proceeded only to fail for not listening.

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

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

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

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

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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Very good company to work for enjoyed my time there.

Many (Former Employee)
Thornton, CO

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

ProsGood people. great industry. captivating imagery

ConsSome of the people going through a merger

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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