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Updated Jun 25, 2014

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2.7 9 reviews

67% Approve of the CEO

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Nate Quigley

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33% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Good benefits, making product that real people enjoy, frustrating management

    Engineer (Former Employee) Melbourne, FL

    ProsNot making weapons or living off Government contracts like most local employers
    They employ up to date technology like C++, UML
    They take good care of their employees
    Lots of very smart people to work with

    ConsLeadership feels like a good old boy network.
    Suspicion of favoritism based upon religion/culture
    Too much authority given the technically deficient Project Engineering team, resulting in unreasonable schedules.
    Horrible unproductive open office environment
    They hire contractors for the fun new work, give the less challenging maintenance to employees
    They don't promote well from within, most managers are hired in vs being grown.
    Pointless random drug testing.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFire some of the worst VPs
    Promote from within
    Use employees for the new development work vs contractors
    Ditch the drug testing

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Amateurs

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsLoss of flight benefits but a gain of tuition reimbursement. Every dollar counts education is not cheap.

    ConsUnprofessional, incompetent, no integrity!

    Advice to Senior ManagementYour supervisors are a joke, never send a boy to do a man's job.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Dysfunctional Embedded Software Development

    Embedded Software Engineer (Former Employee) Melbourne, FL

    ProsJet Blue flight benefits (which are now gone since the sale to Thales.) Decent 401k match by local standards, but 5 year vesting is a little harsh. Good location for the Melbourne area.

    ConsLiveTV has a very strange internal organization for projects and product development. The ends up created a very stovepiped environment. Parties involved with one generation Coupled with some poor software managers this leads to a very comprised development process and low quality products. LiveTV management is very cliquish. When I started at LiveTV they were VERY proud of the 95% employee retention rate. Now that rate is nowhere near the 90% level. LiveTV chews through software engineers like popcorn - just a cog in the wheel. Lousy "open concept" seating even for senior engineering staff. Only managers merit an office. Headphones become very important.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStudy good system engineering process. Do real requirements and system engineering - don't just check the boxes for DO-178 and then hack out some code. Learn how to actually estimate and schedule. (In other works, study the SEI CMM/CMMI!) Managers should stop pretending they are designers and just manage.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    You wont enjoy the journey

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Orlando, FL

    ProsGreat product, great teams but nothing else

    ConsLack of vision, don't believe you'll be there long term.

    Advice to Senior ManagementWhen you lose the loyalty of your team its time to rethink your business plan. Loyalty goes both ways not just when times are good.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    If you want a dead-end job with free flights this is it

    Systems Engineer (Current Employee) Melbourne, FL

    ProsSome good engineers to work with, some new technologies.

    ConsManagement is biased, allot of politics, micro-managers are the norm, the process is extremely slow, very low emphasis on quality, instead there is focus on process and paper-work instead of creativity and imagination. VERY TOP Heavy management, there are 4 managers for every one engineer. Management likes to micro-manage engineer and create division between teams.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStart emphasizing quality and open communication between team-members and teams, stop micro managing people and stop in-fighting. Stop the Divide and Conquer attitude.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Dishonest management

    Engineer (Current Employee) Melbourne, FL

    ProsFly free on JetBlue. Flexible work hours.

    ConsI second the comments about being stuck in your job and no promotions within. A lot of religious bias in application process. Wage discrimination. Retaliation when people speak up. Dishonest management, but there are a few good men.

    Advice to Senior ManagementHonesty is the best policy.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good place to work if you never want to advance or receive training

    Software Engineer (Current Employee) Melbourne, FL

    ProsFun, great culture, nice people, good benefits.
    Relaxed environment, cool products
    If you are the type of person who wants a good stable place to work where you can come in and do the same basic job for your entire career, then this is a perfect place for you to be.
    It is very stable and you could be here 20+ years

    ConsYou will never receive any training. They very rarely promote. Just about always hire from the outside. Not very good about employee retention.
    If you ever want to improve your skill set or learn something new, you will need to do it on your own outside of the company. You will never receive help or reimbursement for any training or education costs.

    Advice to Senior ManagementOffer your employees a reason to stay beyond just getting a pay check every two weeks.
    Offer your employees a future beyond doing the exact same job for the next decade.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Best company I have worked for in Aerospace

    Systems Engineer (Current Employee) Melbourne, FL

    ProsPeople
    Engineering Great Products
    Work Life Balance
    Small Company culture

    Consexpansion of employee size, company in transition phase

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Decent Place to work.

    Maintenance Technician (Current Employee) Fort Lauderdale, FL

    ProsGreat Salary
    Great Co Workers
    Excellent Benefits

    ConsManagers are do as they please with no regards to the opinions of Techs.
    No matter how much you do , Never enough for the Manager.
    Manger aways expresses how he is looking out for your job. So unprofessional.
    Manager loves to Micro Manage.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThe Manager should step back and let the technicians do the job at hand, which is to fix and maintain the system. When nothing is broken, that should speak for itself. No reason to have to "find " something to do to fill the time.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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