ViaSat
3.4 of 5 107 reviews
www.viasat.com Carlsbad, CA 1000 to 5000 Employees

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Major management issues

Network Engineer (Current Employee)
Denver, CO

ProsGood benefits, nice coworkers, interesting work, nice vision.

ConsProjects meander, with no one in a leadership position making strategic decisions, until the last minute, then there is a flurry of activity and 7 day weeks to get the project out and make the deadline. As a result things get released to customers less than fully baked. Luckily Viasat has good lawyers.

Viasat also has a tendency to replace groups of people instead of taking the time to figure out who is valuable and who isn't.

Advice to Senior ManagementThe management structure is not innovative. The flat management thing is fine for smaller companies, but there is a reason larger companies don't have a flat structure like Viasat.

This is going to be a greater impediment as the company grows.

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    Excellent Place to work

    Software Engineer (Former Employee)
    Carlsbad, CA

    I worked at ViaSat


    Pros: The culture and environment at ViaSat are geared towards making the employee happy and willing to excel with new opportunities and positions.… Cons: Sometimes the management does not see the individual work being done and can overlook competent people. There is a culture of… Advice to Senior Management: Watch out for the people on the projects that are running late or in trouble as those are the employees who are… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More
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    Not recommended for RF engineers looking for career growth

    RF Engineer (Current Employee)
    Carlsbad, CA

    I have been working at ViaSat


    Pros: The company does not layoff its engineers often, and offers many positions with low levels of responsibility for those looking to coast. The fear of… Cons: For an RF engineer, Viasat offers little skill development and technical growth in the field. The work consists of chain analysis via excel spreadsheets, PWA… Advice to Senior Management: Work on getting the junior RF engineers into design as soon as possible. Have a planned trajectory for their skill development with scheduled benchmarks. Work… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More
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