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  1. Good 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 (more than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Very nice people at work
    Competitive salaries
    Great leadership

    Cons

    No budget for training
    No telecommute policy

  2. Mediocre industry

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Director: Product Strategy in Longmont, CO (US)
    Former Employee - Director: Product Strategy in Longmont, CO (US)

    I worked at GeoEye (more than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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.

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at GeoEye full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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.

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Herndon, VA (US)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Herndon, VA (US)

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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.

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Herndon, VA (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Herndon, VA (US)

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

    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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.

  7. 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)

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good people. great industry. captivating imagery

    Cons

    Some of the people going through a merger

  8. Good Company

    • 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.

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