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Gogo Overview

Chicago, IL
1001 to 5000 employees
2006
Company - Public (GOGO)
Telecommunications
$500 million to $1 billion (USD) per year
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.

Gogo – Why Work For Us?



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It all began in 1991 at a barbecue joint in Denison, Texas, where company founder Jimmy Ray sketched onto a paper napkin his visionary idea for a telephone system on aircraft.

Through a unique partnership with cellular providers, Gogo began as Aircell, providing analog-based voice communications on private aircraft in North America.

In 2006, Gogo was awarded an exclusive frequency license by the FCC. After securing this spectrum, the company designed, patented, and deployed an uninterrupted cellular-based network across the U.S. to provide broadband Internet services to the aviation market.

In 2008, Gogo made its debut on commercial aircraft, bringing robust Internet access to the skies and transforming the experience for air travelers. 

Today, Gogo has more than 3,000 commercial and 4,200 business aircraft are also flying with its solutions, including the world's largest fractional ownership fleets. We continue to develop products and services to keep passengers productive, informed and entertained while they're in the air.

Gogo Reviews

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    Pros

    Great location, friendly office atmosphere, work is challenging.

    Cons

    System processes are still in development so they change frequently.

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Gogo Interviews

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    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Gogo (Chicago, IL) in May 2017.

    Interview

    Contacted by recruiter on the phone for screening. Then received a 1 hour call from the Sr. Director of Procurement. He confessed he was new to the role and was asked by Gogo to set up the Purchasing department a few years ago and most of his team was new. Within a week I was invited to the site for 7 one-on-one interviews half hour each. Most of them were nice - typical questions off the resume and behavioral. There was good conversation back and forth as I had done a lot of research about their products. The HR guy showed me around the facility. The Sr. Director of Procurement was unavailable that day so he scheduled an off-site interview with me a few days later. The interview lasted for 2 HOURS at a coffee shop and he literally grilled me in detail on how things were done at my previous company. I felt he was trying to learn more about processes from me than interested in hiring me for the role. The guy also had a poor body language. It was hard to get even a smile from him. Why would the interview last 2 hours ? Anyhow, within a few days after I received an automated email from Jobvite that I was not selected. No feedback offered.

    Interview Questions

    • Very specific questions on processes and things done at my previous role which I found unreasonable. I was expecting more behavior type questions.   Answer Question
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Gogo Awards & Accolades

  • Fast 50, Crain's Chicago Business, 2017
  • The Onboard Hospitality Finalist: 2KU, Crystal Cabin Award Association, 2016
  • Crain's Fast 50, Crain's Chicago Business, 2016
  • Fast Fifty, Crain's Chicago Business, 2015
  • Crains Coolest Offices, Crains' Chicago Business, 2015
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