GeoEye

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GeoEye Reviews

Updated 1 May 2014
Updated 1 May 2014
26 Reviews

3.8
26 Reviews
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  1.  

    GeoEye provided great opportunities being a business leader

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Director
    Former Employee - Director

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

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

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Company has merged with DigitalGlobe

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    GeoEye (now DigitalGlobe) great place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Salesforce Administrator  in  Northglenn, CO (US)
    Current Employee - Salesforce Administrator in Northglenn, CO (US)

    Pros

    Friendly people, caring bosses, lots of positive feedback.

    Cons

    Nothing. I just wish I would be put on Permanent.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Decent smaller company which was then acquired...

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer  in  Herndon, VA (US)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Herndon, VA (US)

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

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

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Herndon, VA (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Herndon, VA (US)

    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.

    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Bad decision makers (if you could find one)

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Herndon, VA (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Herndon, VA (US)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    good people

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Security Analyst  in  Thornton, CO (US)
    Current Employee - IT Security Analyst in Thornton, CO (US)

    Pros

    Good people that have same goal

    Cons

    management does not care about anyone other than themselves

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Very good company to work for enjoyed my time there.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Many  in  Thornton, CO (US)
    Former Employee - Many in Thornton, CO (US)

    Pros

    Good people. great industry. captivating imagery

    Cons

    Some of the people going through a merger

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Interesting work with good benefits and time off

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate Mission Controller  in  Herndon, VA (US)
    Current Employee - Associate Mission Controller in Herndon, VA (US)

    Pros

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

    Cons

    shift work can be tiring

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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