GeoEye Reviews

Updated 1 May 2014
Updated 1 May 2014
26 Reviews

3.8
26 Reviews
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  1.  

    my experience was good.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at GeoEye

    Pros

    the salary was in the high range comparatively.

    Cons

    there was very poor training

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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

  2.  

    Good company to work for

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Herndon, VA (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Herndon, VA (US)

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

    Pros

    Very nice people at work
    Competitive salaries
    Great leadership

    Cons

    No budget for training
    No telecommute policy

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Great company to work for.

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

    I worked at GeoEye full-time for 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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    A great company with very talented teams.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at GeoEye full-time for 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 ManagementAdvice

    Good luck in your new jobs!

    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Very good company; good to their employees. Too bad they were bought out.

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    Former Employee - Project Specialist  in  Thornton, CO (US)
    Former Employee - Project Specialist in Thornton, CO (US)

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

    Pros

    A good company with great people! They provided regular employee appreciation events and offered excellent benefits (including pet insurance!). Everyone I dealt with was friendly, generous and helpful. I will miss that environment.

    Cons

    Main complaint was a lack of information 'trickled down' from upper management to the lower staff.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Awesome offerings to international community

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at GeoEye full-time

    Pros

    Best resolution and most accurate satellite imagery

    Cons

    Occasional contract complexity; acquired in early 2013

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Wonderful place to work, until it was bought out.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Specialist  in  Thornton, CO (US)
    Former Employee - Project Specialist in Thornton, CO (US)

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

    Pros

    Everyone I encountered, from the CEO to the custodian, was kind, friendly and helpful. They held regular employee appreciation events, and offered great benefits (including pet health insurance!). My department was a team of supportive and encouraging people who were all professional but fun to work with.

    Cons

    They could have improved the 'trickle-down' dissemination of information. Otherwise, I can't think of any complaints.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  9.  

    Mediocre industry

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    Former Employee - Director: Product Strategy  in  Longmont, CO (US)
    Former Employee - Director: Product Strategy in Longmont, CO (US)

    I worked at GeoEye for more than a year

    Pros

    Very good at servicing their primary customer, NGA.

    Cons

    Poor execution at commercial solution oriented markets

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Good people to work with. Hurry up and wait

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

    I worked at GeoEye full-time for 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 ManagementAdvice

    Trust your people

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Very chill, nice people to work with.

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    Current Employee - Space Systems Engineer  in  Thornton, CO (US)
    Current Employee - Space Systems Engineer in Thornton, CO (US)

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Too quiet. Not too much structure.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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