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Inmarsat Reviews

Updated July 18, 2014
Updated July 18, 2014
26 Reviews

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  1.  

    Internship

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    Current Employee - Intern  in  Corpus Christi, TX
    Current Employee - Intern in Corpus Christi, TX

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

    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

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

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

    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

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Vice President  in  Herndon, VA
    Current Employee - Vice President in Herndon, VA

    Pros

    Newly merged company with many career opportunities.

    Cons

    Newly merged company is still settling after merger.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  8.  

    Could be fantastic

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)

    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
  9.  

    Challenging work environment

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - long term contractar  in  London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - long term contractar in London, England (UK)

    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
  10.  

    Inmarsat/Stratos

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  St. John's, NL (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in St. John's, NL (Canada)

    Pros

    You can get in the door of the Telecommunications Industry., with good learning opportunities.

    Cons

    In regards to the Newfoundland office. Favouritism is rampant. Also there are far too many chiefs that is both supervisory and higher management in relation to staff. The number of supervisory and management personnel is not needed. There is also an inordinate amount of time being spent by staff and management equally in non work related past times such as browsing the internet, general chatting amongst both staff and management. A stranger walking through would say there is not enough work to do, and too many people to do the little there is. A great deal could be trimmed here and made more efficient.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    At the risk of jeopardizing my own present position within the company, (although I have decided to begin casting feelers out in the industry to move along.) my advice to head office in London would be to transfer all that can be transferred to head office in London where it can be handled more efficiently and with less wasted expense in the long run. I believe the London office is much better equipped and has a much better worth ethic to be brutally honest

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Inmarsat review

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)

    Pros

    Intelligent & knowledgable people, will work hard to get things done, multi-cultural, very strong & profitable. pay & benefits are quite good.

    Cons

    company is becoming divided into vertical fiefdoms with non-aligned goals, strategies & tactics. This is very confusing to customers Staff morale at an all time low.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    motivate and engage more with your staff, Stop giving people meaningless titles. Get the business units aligned in goals strategies & how they represent the company not just thir fiefdom.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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