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  1. "Contract work was great"

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at GeoEye as a contractor

    Pros

    This company was bought out by Digital Globe.

    Cons

    This was a place of transition during my contract and many changes were happening.


  2. "Excellent team members good salary."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Smart people, learn lots of stuff about how satellite operate.

    Cons

    spend too much $$$ for new building

    Advice to Management

    really need new building like that ?????


  3. "my experience was good."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    the salary was in the high range comparatively.

    Cons

    there was very poor training

    Advice to Management

    the overhead was way too high and made bid and proposal work very difficult


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  5. "Great company to work for."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Herndon, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Herndon, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at GeoEye full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great people. Great pay/benefits. Great location.

    Cons

    Managers not great at cultivating staff, to help them advance their knowledge/move to next level.

    Advice to Management

    Encourage front line managers to share knowledge/mentor direct reports.


  6. "A great company with very talented teams."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Depth of expertise in each and most of the departments. Unique and innovative sales management.

    Cons

    GeoEye-1 satellite anomalies --> Difficulties to deliver to USG and other customers, notwithstanding clever Ops work arounds --> DigitalGlobe (DGI) got its NGA contract renewed and we did not --> Our stock went down and DGI went up --> DigitalGlobe bought us: the end of a great company --> more than 500 people were let go.

    Advice to Management

    Good luck in your new jobs!


  7. "Awesome offerings to international community"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at GeoEye full-time

    Pros

    Best resolution and most accurate satellite imagery

    Cons

    Occasional contract complexity; acquired in early 2013


  8. "Good people to work with. Hurry up and wait"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at GeoEye full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Challenging. Most of the people were very professional.

    Cons

    Watch your back. Many of the employees and managers are focused on their careers...not yours.

    Advice to Management

    Trust your people


  9. "Company has merged with DigitalGlobe"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    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


  10. "good people"

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    Current Employee - IT Security Analyst in Thornton, CO
    Current Employee - IT Security Analyst in Thornton, CO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at GeoEye full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good people that have same goal

    Cons

    management does not care about anyone other than themselves


  11. "Interesting work with good benefits and time off"

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    Current Employee - Associate Mission Controller in Herndon, VA
    Current Employee - Associate Mission Controller in Herndon, VA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at GeoEye full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

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

    Cons

    shift work can be tiring



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