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  1. "Executive"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Executive
    Former Employee - Executive
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at GeoEye full-time

    Pros

    Great people, benefits and interesting work that solves global challenges

    Cons

    Limited by ability to react swiftly to market needs


  2. "Good Company"

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at GeoEye full-time (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 Management

    Communication is key.

  3. 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.


  4. "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.


  5. "No direction with new products or services"

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    • Senior Management
    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


  6. 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.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Ich konnte mit diesem Unternehmen viele Geschäftsreisen tätigen."

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


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