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  1. "GeoEye provided great opportunities being a business leader"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director
    Former Employee - Director
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    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. "Very chill, nice people to work with."

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    Current Employee - Space Systems Engineer in Thornton, CO
    Current Employee - Space Systems Engineer in Thornton, CO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great work environment. Quiet. People are very open minded, easy going

    Cons

    Too quiet. Not too much structure.

  3. Helpful (1)

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

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    Current Employee - Chief Bottle Washer in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Chief Bottle Washer in Saint Louis, MO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.


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

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    Current Employee - Sales Operations in Herndon, VA
    Current Employee - Sales Operations in Herndon, VA
    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.


  5. "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


  6. "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


  7. "Company has merged with DigitalGlobe"

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    • Senior Management
    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

  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. "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


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

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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!


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