ViaSat

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2 people found this helpful  

So far so good. Large number of good people, management doesn't hover, listens and acts on valid recommendations.

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Englewood, CO
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Englewood, CO

I have been working at ViaSat full-time (less than an year)

Pros

Very happy with this place so far. Benefits are better than most. Friendly and knowledgeable co-workers. Company isn't afraid to spend money where needed. Management has an open ear/mind. Can't complain so far.

Cons

Hiring process is SLOW. Extremely slow. I can understand the reasoning for the depth they go to, but, unsure on the ROI on the cost.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Loosen up some or reduce the background check for potential employees some, depending on the position.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    One of the best companies to work for in the US

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    Former Employee - Marketing Communications in Carlsbad, CA
    Former Employee - Marketing Communications in Carlsbad, CA

    I worked at ViaSat full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great corporate culture and compensation. Company rewards success and encourages personal achievement and growth.

    Cons

    Nothing to complain about here. Management is very receptive to employee requests.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you're doing.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 4 people found this helpful  

    Not a great place for Software Developers

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Carlsbad, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Carlsbad, CA

    I worked at ViaSat full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    -Excellent benefits including medical, dental, vision, chiropractic/wellness, gym membership, coffee house in the company, tuition reimbursement and lots of company events.
    -On the whole the people are nice to work with and pretty laid back

    Cons

    -Very understaffed and lots of overtime involved.
    -The salary isn't competitive enough for software developers
    -If you're a software person, this is not the place for you. You won't get to work on the cutting edge software/technology like other companies in the bay. What I found is that the people who rise in this company have EE/DSP/Digital Communications backgrounds and they get to work on the exciting stuff. Software developers are treated like a commodity here (aka seen as code monkeys).
    -There's really no room to grow here, the company values seniority over everything else.
    -Compensation increases are the same across the board, whether you worked hard or not.
    -Most of the people at the top don't do much at all (Engineering Director and up level), it's all political.
    -Most people are bored with their work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Seriously value your better engineers, and provide a room to grow for them. Don't have software and team leads who don't know anything about software and are just paper pushers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
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