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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Ich konnte mit diesem Unternehmen viele Geschäftsreisen tätigen."

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    Current Employee - Geodatenanalyst in Stuttgart (Germany)
    Current Employee - Geodatenanalyst in Stuttgart (Germany)
    Doesn't Recommend

    (Translated from English)

    Pros

    Unterschiedliche Beschäftigungsmöglichkeiten. Man nimmt die Stelle nicht für das Unternehmen an, sondern man nimmt die Stelle für die staatliche Behörde an, für die man arbeiten möchte. GeoEye Analytics ist praktisch nur der Mittelsmann, der einem etwas vom Gehaltsscheck abzwickt, um ihren Aufwand zu decken, so wie alle Unternehmen der Verteidigungsindustrie. Es gibt viele unterschiedliche Positionen an verschiedenen weltweiten Standorten.

    Cons

    Während man eingesetzt wird, gibt es wenig Unterstützung aus der Hauptzentrale. Bereits unterzeichnete Verträge werden neu aufgesetzt, nachdem man sich für den Job verpflichtet und keine anderen Alternativen hat; die Bezahlung fällt geringer aus und die Vertragslaufzeiten ändern sich. Im Mitarbeiterhandbuch wird ein Weiterbildungsfond als Pluspunkt erwähnt, aber wenn man die Vorteile der Weiterbildungsgelder beansprucht, heißt es, dass dies im Budget nicht vorgesehen ist und dass Überstunden nicht bezahlt werden. Sämtliche Profite, die man sich durch Überstunden erarbeitet, streichen sie selber ein. Es gibt keine Preise oder Belohnungen für harte Arbeit und keine Anerkennung außer für die Leistungsmanager, die den Verdienst für neue Verträge, die das Ergebnis der harten Arbeit anderer sind, für sich beanspruchen.

    Advice to Management

    Ziehen Sie nicht die Überstunden ab, welche die Angestellten sich erarbeitet haben. Vergeben Sie Preise und Anerkennung und unterstützen Sie das Personal. Wenn ein Projektmanager bekundet, etwas tun zu wollen, sollte er das auch umsetzen. Tun Sie das richtige, halten Sie zu Ihrer Moral, und lassen Sie sich nicht von "gesetzlichen Bedingungen" dominieren. Nur weil Sie gesetzlich nicht daran gebunden sind, das Richtige zu tun, bedeutet das nicht, dass Sie nicht das Richtige tun sollten. Werden Sie ein Teil der Veränderung in der Industrie, seien Sie ein Vorbild für andere Unternehmen. Hören Sie auf damit, andere solange zu unterbieten, bis sich Verträge nicht mehr rechnen und die Gehälter in der ganzen Branche abgesenkt werden.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "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
    Doesn't Recommend

    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 Management

    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.

  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
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at GeoEye full-time (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 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.


  4. "No direction with new products or services"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at GeoEye full-time

    Pros

    Had a very large stable of satellites

    Cons

    No clear direction other than to sell pixels

    Advice to Management

    Hire a management team that understand the GeoSpatial market


  5. Helpful (1)

    "To many cons for working at GeoEye"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    Pay more competitve salaries and listen to your employees.


  6. "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
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good people. great industry. captivating imagery

    Cons

    Some of the people going through a merger


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

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Herndon, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Herndon, VA
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

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

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Herndon, VA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Herndon, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at GeoEye full-time (More than 5 years)

    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.


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

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

    I worked at GeoEye full-time

    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.


  10. "Mediocre industry"

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    Former Employee - Director: Product Strategy in Longmont, CO
    Former Employee - Director: Product Strategy in Longmont, CO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at GeoEye (More than a year)

    Pros

    Very good at servicing their primary customer, NGA.

    Cons

    Poor execution at commercial solution oriented markets

    Advice to Management

    Need to commit to a commercial vertical market where imagery is the organizing principle.
    New DigitalGlobe management is more in tune with markets and customers so this should bode well for the company moving forward.


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