GeoEye Reviews

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

    Very good company to work for enjoyed my time there.

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    Former Employee - Many  in  Thornton, CO
    Former Employee - Many in Thornton, CO

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

    Pros

    Good people. great industry. captivating imagery

    Cons

    Some of the people going through a merger

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Good Company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at GeoEye full-time for 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.

  3.  

    Bad decision makers (if you could find one)

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Herndon, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Herndon, VA

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

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Rude coworkers, wanted to quit from day 1

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Thornton, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Thornton, CO

    I worked at GeoEye

    Pros

    Great benefits, and 4 weeks paid vacation starts from day 1. Good coffee and the free Advil were nice. Looking at the imagery was cool. They use remote sensing software that will look good on a resume and maybe help you get a better job. This was the first job I had where HR was friendly and wanted you to be happy - too bad my 4 bosses didn't care. The company itself was not bad, just the department I was in.

    Cons

    Rude coworkers, it was like being back in middle school - absolutely everyone talked behind the back of absolutely everyone. There was not a team atmosphere. If I asked 5 coworkers the same question I'd get 5 different answers. Management was poor and mostly absent. A pretty cold place. I never felt welcome there. The bosses didn't have a clue about how the work was accomplished, and couldn't be used as a resource. There was no motivating of employees to work hard from the higher-ups, so if you wanted to talk s*** or sit on the internet for 8 hours no one stopped you. And once you see those internet sitters and s*** talkers get promoted, what's the point of working hard?

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create a professional, team-oriented working environment. Show respect to each other, show respect to those under you, and maybe those rude coworkers will eventually show respect to each other. A department-wide course on basic politeness couldn't hurt. Stop promoting people who don't want to work. Block Facebook and sports websites access.

    Doesn't Recommend
  6. 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
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    I've been able to travel with this company.

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    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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