SkyTerra

  www.lightsquared.com
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SkyTerra Reviews

Updated October 29, 2014
Updated October 29, 2014
6 Reviews
2.8
6 Reviews
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  1.  

    Great team and great ideas

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    Former Employee - Operations in Reston, VA
    Former Employee - Operations in Reston, VA

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

    Pros

    Great team of people trying to make broadband better and cheaper for all.

    Cons

    Business plan fraught with risk - as all can see.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to work on swapping spectrum with DoD to make the 4G network a reality.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Enlightening and insightful into the satellite world.

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    Former Employee - Undisclosed in Reston, VA
    Former Employee - Undisclosed in Reston, VA

    I worked at SkyTerra full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Had a very promising business model but was not to be

    Cons

    Lightsquared currently in Chapter 11

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be honest

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    A company run by country-club elitists with FCC connections.

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    Former Employee - IT Manager in Reston, VA
    Former Employee - IT Manager in Reston, VA

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

    Pros

    Free parking and quitting were the only two bright spots of working for SkyTerra.

    Cons

    Lots. No opportunity for advancement. More money spent on salaries and compensation packages than on infrastructure. Only company I know that uses freeware anti-virus software downloaded from the Internet because all the money was spent in luring DC lobbyists, K-Street Lawyers, Captiol Hill staffers and former FCC regulators to the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try putting people first, not your personal financial portfolios.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good, smart people work at the company. Upper management doesn't inspire much confidence

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Reston, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Reston, VA

    I worked at SkyTerra

    Pros

    Lots of interesting work to do, company ramping up and could be big

    Cons

    Serious danger of going out of business in the next few years

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The people that work beneath you are not actually beneath you, only their positions are

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Could be great, could be awful

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Engineer in Ottawa, ON (Canada)

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

    Pros

    Interesting technology, great people in my group. Could be a big success in the future.

    Cons

    No advancement, uncertain future, mediocrity rewarded based on cliques. Strong executive team but weak management under them. Leadership almost entirely absent at VP level. Hiring based on friendships not talent.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start noticing who really does good work, and start expecting the same from the passengers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Revolutionary

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    Current Employee - Communication Coordinator
    Current Employee - Communication Coordinator

    I have been working at SkyTerra

    Pros

    Great people to work with, and a great industry to work in because technology is constantly advancing.

    Cons

    What our company is trying to do is very risky.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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