Inmarsat Reviews

Updated June 28, 2015
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Inmarsat CEO Rupert Pearce
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  1. Product Manager

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    Current Employee - Product Manager in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Washington, DC

    I have been working at Inmarsat full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible work options, e.g telecommute, hot desk, etc. Great vacation entitlements Global travel

    Cons

    Somewhat limited advancement opportunities away from London HQ


  2. Overall positive work environment. Interesting and challenging technology.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Inmarsat

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Interesting work. Talented technical organization. Good benefits. Flexible workplace policy.

    Cons

    Political environment. Can get caught up in someone's maneuvering.


  3. It was not very positive.

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    Former Employee - Inside Sales in Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Inside Sales in Miami, FL

    I worked at Inmarsat full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Travel opportunities. Interesting colleagues and industry.

    Cons

    Problem with company culture and hierarchy. Operations is disorganized. Internal culture is complex. Problems with top down communication. Things are done in secrecy. Power struggles.

    Advice to Management

    Get coached and invest in human capital. Talent needs to be well trained and coached or mentored, not discarded because a wrong planned strategy did not work.


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  5. Middle Management Issues

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palm Bay, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palm Bay, FL

    I have been working at Inmarsat full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The company is on the leading edge of communications for Maritime, with excellent products and a very talented group of people leading the way. This company offers a very good benefit package. They offer ample opportunities to train on their products and services. HR is very proactive in trying to get to the bottom of the issues.

    Cons

    They are bogged down with ineffective, uninspired middle management. The middle management staff have very little regard for the people they supervise. The managers are not managed nor are they held accountable by their upper management. There have been numerous opportunities for the Upper Management to respond to repeated requests from lower level employees to get involved.

    Advice to Management

    Don't just pay lip service to the lower level employees. Do something about the ineffective middle management before you continue to lose employees that really do give their all to a job.


  6. Helpful (1)

    Overall a good place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Inmarsat full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    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.


  7. 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 Management

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


  8. Ignorance abounds, Inmarsat Government

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Herndon, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Herndon, VA

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

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

    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 Management

    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.


  9. A supportive company

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    • Senior Management
    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)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Loyal, Career development, Employee conscience

    Cons

    Typical list of big business issues. No show stoppers

    Advice to Management

    More social and team building activities


  10. Helpful (3)

    Inmarsat Government

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    • Senior Management
    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)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Newly merged company with many career opportunities.

    Cons

    Newly merged company is still settling after merger.


  11. Cutting edge technology

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Inmarsat full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Amazing technology Work for a company that really can help make a difference Truly global reach Good benefits for the staff

    Cons

    Over-crowded offices in London Very political Constant state of change in the business Legacy staff being made redundant in favour of new staff

    Advice to Management

    Stop changing things for a while to allow systems and processes to bed down



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