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

                             

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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

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

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

ProsVery nice people at work
Competitive salaries
Great leadership

ConsNo budget for training
No telecommute policy

Yes, I would 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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Very good company; good to their employees. Too bad they were bought out.

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

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

ProsA 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.

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

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

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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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Wonderful place to work, until it was bought out.

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

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

ProsEveryone 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.

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

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

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Mediocre industry

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

I worked at GeoEye for more than a year

ProsVery good at servicing their primary customer, NGA.

ConsPoor execution at commercial solution oriented markets

Advice to Senior ManagementNeed 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.

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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Very chill, nice people to work with.

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

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

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

ConsToo quiet. Not too much structure.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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GeoEye provided great opportunities being a business leader

Director (Former Employee)

I worked at GeoEye full-time for more than 8 years

ProsImagery 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.

ConsNeeded better transparency in some departments. Now that it has been bought will need a year for the dust to settle.

Advice to Senior ManagementNew 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.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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