Inmarsat Reviews

Updated August 31, 2014
Updated August 31, 2014
28 Reviews
3.4
28 Reviews
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  1.  

    Internship

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intern in Corpus Christi, TX
    Current Employee - Intern in Corpus Christi, TX

    I have been working at Inmarsat as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great Pay, great benefits. Awesome 401k plan

    Cons

    Long work hours, Poor communciation

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Overall a good place to work

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

    I have been working at Inmarsat full-time

    Pros

    -Good starting pay
    -Nice Benefits
    -No micro-managing

    Cons

    -No structure when integrating our now 5th company
    -Organizational chart makes no sense. People who have been here for years now report to people in the newest company that was acquired, so employee's bosses are being trained by the employees
    -Many complaints by employees who have worked here several years that they have never seen a raise.
    -Some departments have one or two employees that handle 5 different full time jobs within the company, and it seems to go unnoticed.
    -Possible buddy system.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Many people feel stagnated in their position due to the new reorganization, which people who have been here a while and have management/supervisory experience, now report to people in the new company that was acquired who may not have as much experience as their subordinates.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Great company to work for.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Inmarsat

    Pros

    Encourage personal/professional growth, excellent and comprehensive benefit package, management is concerned with employee satisfaction and wellness.

    Cons

    Spread out globally, typical international headaches (time differences, lag in process resolution, etc), low potential for internal advancement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Encourage employees to "try to be more", I see numerous people stagnating in the same position for 10 years.

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  5.  

    Ignorance abounds, Inmarsat Government

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Herndon, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Herndon, VA

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

    Pros

    Room to learn and expand your knowledge base with different technologies.

    Cons

    Where to begin...things are run very lean, those (few) that are knowledgeable constantly have to fight the ignorance and fool-heartiness of everyone else. Currently the "old" guard (segovia) is running the ship into the ground, promotions work on the "buddy" system and have nothing to do with someones actual ability to perform a job. This is a telecommunications company that out-sources all but the most mundane of tasks, with an undying loyalty to the Windows, VMWare, Cisco stack. Pay sucks, and it won't get better any time soon.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    This is not the 1990's re-frame your solutions to something a post-war military might want, get rid of the fluff. Stop promoting on freind points, it will not improve your business, and the fact that you can control them because of the loyalty they hold is not a positive in the long run. Do some serious team building, a small hand-full of people like where they work and too afraid to speak their mind. Promote and enforce a sense that people can trust "the company" those that are looking for work wont speak up until the last minute because of the absolutely horrid practice of walking someone out when they put in their two weeks. Re-train employees that don't do their job's without threads and coddling and if not fire them, because the ones that are doing their job are beginning to resent the rest.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    A supportive company

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

    I have been working at Inmarsat full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Loyal, Career development, Employee conscience

    Cons

    Typical list of big business issues. No show stoppers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More social and team building activities

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Inmarsat Government

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Vice President in Herndon, VA
    Current Employee - Vice President in Herndon, VA

    I have been working at Inmarsat full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Newly merged company with many career opportunities.

    Cons

    Newly merged company is still settling after merger.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company, but slow to change

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Sales in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Inmarsat full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    People work hard, great team spirit, amazing technology. The satellite industry is highly complex, and Inmarsat is a good place to get experience of an international ground breaking technology organisation.

    Cons

    Politics abound, with some poor behaviors by senior executives. A lot of people have been in the company for a long time and prefer not to make changes to the way things have always been done.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to employees and get senior managers to behave like leaders. Invest in training and in careers.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Poorly run with dysfunctional decision making

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Inmarsat (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Multi cultural, unique product (but that's changing)

    Cons

    Executive pay drives internal politics on a level unparalleled with other public companies

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Act with integrity.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Could be fantastic

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Fantastic products, wide range of markets and good people at the working level. Great location and a good wok/life balance.

    Cons

    Senior management cannot leave the organisational structure alone and continue to flit one way then the other. Salaries should be better and a lack of attention from management has left morale low.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop playing with the structure, listen to your employees more and start valuing them. Work on promoting internally rather than believing there is better outside.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Challenging work environment

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - long term contractar in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - long term contractar in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Inmarsat as a contractor (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great and exceptionally intelligent co-worker to work with; they have in-house canteen & gym facilities.

    Cons

    The organisation structure is a bit messy and sometimes there was less direction.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    look after your employee, trust them.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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