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Great company, with continued growth and success!

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Carlsbad, CA
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Carlsbad, CA

I worked at ViaSat full-time for less than a year

Pros

It is a very casual work environment, which can be an adjustment for anyone coming from a ‘stuffy’ corporate setting. Staff are very pleasant and the overall culture of the company is easy going and fun; kind of like a college campus. The company invests a lot into their employees, spending money to keep them happy but also let them know they are appreciated. The pay is pretty good in comparison to other companies in the industry in the San Diego area. Location is ideal, and onsite amenities are excellent. Very smart people employed at ViaSat, but you never get the feeling any one is pretentious or too good for anyone else; employees really do help each other out. Certainly can get busy, but that is a pro in my book as it means days are never boring, challenges are always present and opportunities to learn are available. Additionally, it’s very exciting to know that ViaSat is expanding rapidly and obtaining several very good contracts….there is a sense of security in the company’s longevity as they continue to grow!

Cons

Some of their processes can be a bit convoluted when they don’t need to be. There isn’t usually a formal training process, essentially you learn on the fly and I found things that were never shown to me after several weeks of working there, plus depending on who you speak to there is a difference of opinion on how to do things. With most companies that are growing, there can be lots of change and adjustments. Occasionally, there is some ‘gossiping’, it never gets out of hand, but employees have a round-about way of reporting their grievances or issues. Leadership is not as visible and seem to blend into the mix, which can be good or bad depending on your preference. It may have been due to lack of internal talent, but there never seemed to be much internal movement. They are literally bursting at the seams, so times can seem chaotic, but if you can roll with the punches, eventually things will settle down.

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  1. 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 for less than a 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.

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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 for 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.

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    Positive Outlook
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