GeoEye Reviews

Updated May 4, 2015
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  1. GeoEye provided great opportunities being a business leader

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director
    Former Employee - Director

    I worked at GeoEye full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Imagery was very interesting, leading technology. Opportunities for advancement, company grew. Having a great office space was great for productivity. Seriously took the fact that this is a Global business.

    Cons

    Needed better transparency in some departments. Now that it has been bought will need a year for the dust to settle.

    Advice to Management

    New DigitalGlobe Management would benefit to listen to former GeoEye employees. Too much talent is being thrown out, consultants did not perform a reasonable review of talent.


  2. Company has merged with DigitalGlobe

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at GeoEye full-time (More than a year)

    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

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


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

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at GeoEye full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Made 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.

    Cons

    Occasional 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 Management

    Give 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.


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  5. Decent smaller company which was then acquired...

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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.


  6. Bad decision makers (if you could find one)

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Herndon, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Herndon, VA

    I worked at GeoEye full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Interesting work for some departments. Great people. Good facilities from which to work. Good benefits.

    Cons

    Due to years of poor managment decisions and a culture of aggression toward the biggest client, this company was bought out by DG and no longer exists. NO work/life balance for "critical" employees. No telecommuting policy (Thanks to the CEO). Some departments did not believe in training their workforce.

    Advice to Management

    Please learn to make decisions, then take ownership of them. Do not throw your employees under the bus to take the fall for your bad or inconsistant direction. Don't abuse (verbal) and neglect (no training or direction) your employees and expect them to stick around to work for long.


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

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

    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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.


  8. good people

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good people that have same goal

    Cons

    management does not care about anyone other than themselves


  9. Very good company to work for enjoyed my time there.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Many in Thornton, CO
    Former Employee - Many in Thornton, CO

    I worked at GeoEye full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good people. great industry. captivating imagery

    Cons

    Some of the people going through a merger


  10. Interesting work with good benefits and time off

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

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

    Cons

    shift work can be tiring


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

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Operations in Herndon, VA
    Current Employee - Sales Operations in Herndon, VA

    I have been working at GeoEye

    Recommends
    Recommends

    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 Management

    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.



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