GeoEye

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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.  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • 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
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Rude coworkers, wanted to quit from day 1

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    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
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  5. 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
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    To many cons for working at GeoEye

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

    Wake up and pay your low lvel techies market rate (I'm not 1)

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