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Gogo Overview

Chicago, IL
1001 to 5000 employees
2006
Company - Public (GOGO)
Telecommunications Services
$500 million to $1 billion (USD) per year
Panasonic Avionics Corporation, Viasat, OnAir
Gogo is the Inflight Internet Company. We are the leading global provider of broadband connectivity products and services for aviation. We design and source innovative network solutions that connect aircraft to the Internet, and develop software and platforms that enable ... Read more

Mission: Advance aviation by connecting every aircraft with the most trusted communications services. We are mission-minded, bold problem solvers, who are performance obsessed and work together in extraordinary harmony.

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Chicago, IL
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    I have been working at Gogo full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Gogo lives at the intersection of Software, Hardware, & the Airline industry. It's a fascinating problem space and rewarding to see your work take to the sky.

    You'll quickly see how complex this industry is when you look at the various groups within Gogo. From HR to RF, there's something for everyone. And because we're relatively small for the industry, your work has a huge impact.

    Our company is in the goldilocks zone of size. It's not too big where you feel like your voice will never be heard, and it's not too small where you have to work on the weekends because the CEO won't leave you alone. It's stable, well funded, and has an exciting amount of business lined up.

    Cons

    Every company has its challenges, and Gogo is no exception. Gogo's stem from the unique industry it serves, its long history, and rapid growth.

    The biggest thing I look for in a company is its ability to adapt. I think Gogo nails this one and knows that market change can come quickly and therefore company change has to as well. I've been with Gogo for over 3 years and I've seen it change considerably, in ways that continue to keep me there.

    Next, the quality of people is make or break for a growth-oriented environment. At Gogo, they know the value for good talent. You'll find engineers who love what they do and are open to sharing it. From your own field to complimentary ones, Gogo has a wealth of talent which is refreshing to leverage when you need it.

    Advice to Management

    Management at Gogo knows the industry, which direction to go, and how best to get us there. Every time I hear them talk I agree with what they have to say. You often see the executives around the building and they're always approachable.

    For each department, management knows their stuff. There are no paper VPs simply conducting. Many are very hands on and know their groups well. They could replace an engineer in a meeting and hold their own. It's always important to see hands-on management and I'm glad Gogo has it.

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Gogo Interviews

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    NOC Technician Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Gogo (Chicago, IL) in March 2018.

    Interview

    The interview process was easy, there were no bad personalities. Questions were thoughtful, fair, not too technical. Liked the people I met, and I thought that the head quarters office and out door patio on the roof top were very very cool

    Interview Questions

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Gogo Awards & Accolades

  • The Onboard Hospitality Finalist: 2KU, Crystal Cabin Award Association, 2016
  • Crain's Fast 50, Crain's Chicago Business, 2016
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