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

GeoEye Reviews

Updated Apr 10, 2014
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3.6 25 reviews

                             

0% Approve of the CEO

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Jeffrey R. Tarr

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67% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Good company to work for, just needs some slight improvements.

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at GeoEye full-time

ProsMade 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.

ConsOccasional 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 Senior ManagementGive 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.

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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Decent smaller company which was then acquired...

Software Engineer (Current Employee)
Herndon, VA (US)

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

ProsFlexible 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.

ConsWas 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.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Bad decision makers (if you could find one)

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

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

ProsInteresting work for some departments. Great people. Good facilities from which to work. Good benefits.

ConsDue 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 Senior ManagementPlease 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.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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

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

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

ProsGreat people. Fast paced environment.

ConsRecently merged with DigitalGlobe. Major layoffs of talented people and no clear indication of what the future holds for VA employees.

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

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GeoEye (now DigitalGlobe) great place to work

Salesforce Administrator (Current Employee)
Northglenn, CO (US)

I have been working at GeoEye as a contractor for less than a year

ProsFriendly people, caring bosses, lots of positive feedback.

ConsNothing. I just wish I would be put on Permanent.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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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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Very good company to work for enjoyed my time there.

Many (Former Employee)
Thornton, CO (US)

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

ProsGood people. great industry. captivating imagery

ConsSome of the people going through a merger

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm 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 Company

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

ProsFlexible with time, interesting work, good compensation and benefits. Smart and friendly workforce.

ConsDirectors and Managers with no Project Management experience leading projects.

Advice to Senior ManagementCommunication is key.

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