Globalstar Reviews

Updated September 4, 2014
Updated September 4, 2014
10 Reviews
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  1.  

    GSAT experience

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Work with some great people throughout the company, both in Milpitas and around the world. I saw a lot of people doing creative things and working hard.

    Cons

    The Director level seems to be a bit cut throat. Some directors are not interested in doing it right they only listen to family. A facebook post was made stating that IT department was not interested in considering military veterans, only college grads.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Watch what is happening in some departments and notice how people don't stay long.

    Doesn't Recommend
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Globalstar is reactionary, and no longer a leader in the field of satellite communications

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Covington, LA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Covington, LA

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

    Pros

    Globalstar afforded me a unique opportunity to work with both b2b and b2c through its separate product lines.

    Cons

    There is a general lack of vision from management. Products are built on the back of far outdated technology with no clear vision towards future innovation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management was never willing to lend a hand but always willing to take credit for projects that went well.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Great co-workers, but awful company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Covington, LA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Covington, LA

    I have been working at Globalstar full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    friendly people, some people really want to be a great place to work (but unfortunately none of the people are in management positions), standard pay and benefits

    Cons

    no raises, no clear road map for the company, directors of departments have no accountability for their departments and often do not even show up to work, the environment is department v. department (not a collaborative environment, mostly due to attitudes of upper management), nepotism and favoritism run rapid in this organization

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    create peer reviews for managers/directors, hr should create a company/team environment, let employees anonymously rate their supervisors on a quarterly or an annual basis.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Very satisfying technical work opportunities

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Globalstar

    Pros

    Great experience doing many different thingd

    Cons

    Management's view of the value of their employees is very poor

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your employees better lest you will continue to loose them all

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Great in the beginning only..

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Milpitas, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Milpitas, CA

    I worked at Globalstar

    Pros

    They provide good overall benefits, you get to learn new things, sometimes you need to work on different projects simultaneously, get to interact with some great-minded people who wrote patents, launched satellites from Soyuz

    Cons

    They often prioritize contractors over employees in some teams, most of the times you are not even involved in the meetings that is related to your project: you need to proactively ask what are all the changes to come for the new release, or you will come to know it by a third person, not the manager. They sometimes promise to make you work on some interesting and new projects, but it never happens in the end.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    you should pay more attention to your employees, a mere appraisal is enough sometimes.

    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Challenging

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Covington, LA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Covington, LA

    I have been working at Globalstar

    Pros

    Hard working, talented, dedicated and committed technical staff in the Milpitas facility that are the core of the business's success.

    Cons

    The company has financial struggles to meet the cost of relaunching its core duplex business, and does not have a vision.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    An OK workplace

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Milpitas, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Milpitas, CA

    I have been working at Globalstar

    Pros

    High Energy
    Great things to work on
    Real products

    Cons

    Company does not have a firm focus
    Declining market share
    Lack of reward for key contributors/risk-takers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Rewarding your experts is important. Otherwise they leave. Many experts get multiple offers even in a bad economy.

    Approves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    GSAT is in a transition phase

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in Milpitas, CA
    Current Employee - Manager in Milpitas, CA

    I have been working at Globalstar

    Pros

    GSAT is currently working on launching next-generation satellites and introducing new consumer products. The company seems to be well-positioned to launch the satellites and the new products should be successful. By joining Globalstar, you will be involved in helping create a strong company. You will be given more responsibility and have a greater impact than you could in a similar position in a larger, more stable company.

    Cons

    The ultimate outcome should be a strong, stable company, but at this point the company is still in transition and did have to complete a few RIFs. Several employees have responsibility far above their title and grade and have not been given the corresponding promotions/pay increases.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on employee recognition, career path development and morale. Also, salary and promotions are key to having happy employees.

    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    My Experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Globalstar full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Members of staff are committed and helpful. Depending on the area one is involved
    in one can get a great overview of the business and it is quite hands on.

    Cons

    Can be long hours and strict deadlines and alot of juggling. This can very from office to office but there are more problems to solve than there should be hence the long hours.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have more integrated IT platform.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Great Opportunity to show what I bring to the table.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Globalstar

    Pros

    Unique opportunity to re-invite the company
    Great people; great department; Awesome boss.
    Ability to express your thoughts and to give your suggestions on how to improve the company and processes.

    Cons

    Lack of recognition for the people who are going above and beyond.
    Disconnect between the decision makers and the employees.
    Uncertainty in what is going on with the company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recognize the employees who are going above and beyond. Those who take on whatever you ask of them. These should be the people who are getting increases and recognition, not the ones who complain. The decision makers need to talk with the employees and learn what they are concerned about and what they want out of the company. Find out what they like about the company, etc.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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