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Great Culture

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
Former Intern - Software Engineering Intern in Carlsbad, CA
Former Intern - Software Engineering Intern in Carlsbad, CA
Recommends
Approves of CEO

I worked at ViaSat as an intern (Less than a year)

Pros

People there are very friendly and love to play basketball and volleyball on campus. CEO Mark Dankberg is also a really nice and down to earth guy. They have a central break room called the Roast House with free coffee and snacks.

Cons

None that I could think of.

Other Employee Reviews for ViaSat

  1. Helpful (3)

    Great company, with continued growth and success!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Carlsbad, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Carlsbad, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at ViaSat full-time (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.


  2. Great place to work, CEO is innovative and it is a fast paced, and fast paced and challenging projects.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Autonomy to get the job done, company continuing to grow even in this difficult economy.

    Cons

    Some older business units within company have lost employees but there are new opportunities in the commercial and residential Ka spot beam segment of the company.


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