GeoEye
3.6 of 5 25 reviews
www.geoeye.com Longmont, CO 500 to 999 Employees

GeoEye Reviews

Updated Feb 26, 2014
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3.6 25 reviews

                             

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Jeffrey R. Tarr

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67% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Great company to work for.

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Herndon, VA (US)

I worked at GeoEye full-time for more than 3 years

ProsGreat people. Great pay/benefits. Great location.

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

Advice to Senior ManagementEncourage front line managers to share knowledge/mentor direct reports.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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A great company with very talented teams.

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at GeoEye full-time for more than 5 years

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

ConsGeoEye-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 Senior ManagementGood luck in your new jobs!

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Awesome offerings to international community

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at GeoEye full-time

ProsBest resolution and most accurate satellite imagery

ConsOccasional contract complexity; acquired in early 2013

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Good people to work with. Hurry up and wait

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Saint Louis, MO (US)

I worked at GeoEye full-time for more than 10 years

ProsChallenging. Most of the people were very professional.

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

Advice to Senior ManagementTrust your people

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Company has merged with DigitalGlobe

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at GeoEye full-time for more than a year

ProsSmall 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

ConsLack of training / development
Some departments had no career paths
Critical employees were overworked

Advice to Senior ManagementClearer decision-making and prioritization
Better communication from upper management to employees
Treat your primary customer better

– I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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good people

IT Security Analyst (Current Employee)
Thornton, CO (US)

I have been working at GeoEye full-time for more than a year

ProsGood people that have same goal

Consmanagement does not care about anyone other than themselves

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Interesting work with good benefits and time off

Associate Mission Controller (Current Employee)
Herndon, VA (US)

I have been working at GeoEye full-time for less than a year

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

Consshift work can be tiring

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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

Sales Operations (Current Employee)
Herndon, VA (US)

I have been working at GeoEye

ProsGreat 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

ConsSome lack of internal communication and systems support due to rapid growth

Advice to Senior ManagementInvest in systems reengineering for improved overall efficiency and customer support as well as accurate insight into business cycles, reportable metrics and internal performance assessments.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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

Chief Bottle Washer (Current Employee)
Saint Louis, MO (US)

I have been working at GeoEye

ProsFlexable 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.

ConsLocation, 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 Senior ManagementListen 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.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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