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Intelsat Overview

McLean, VA
1001 to 5000 employees
Company - Public (I)
Cable, Internet & Telephone Providers
Unknown / Non-Applicable per year
Intelsat has a bird's-eye view of the global communications industry. The former International Telecommunications Satellite Organization, set up by governments around the world in 1964 and reorganized in 2001 as a private enterprise, provides satellite services ... Read more

Company Updates

  • We are pleased to report the success of the launch mission for Intelsat 37e. Read more:


    Intelsat Appoints New Leaders to Advance Broadband, Mobility and Media Businesses

    New leadership for Intelsat's broadband, mobility and media businesses will help unlock new applications and drive growth for customers. Jean Philippe-Gillet will head the Broadband business as the vice president and general manager. Mark Rasmussen will serve as the vice president and general manager of the Mobility business.

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Intelsat – Why Work For Us?

Intelsat operates the world’s first Globalized Network, powered by its leading satellite backbone

Intelsat operates the world’s first Globalized Network, delivering high-quality, cost-effective video and broadband services anywhere in the world. Intelsat’s Globalized Network combines the world’s largest satellite backbone with terrestrial infrastructure, managed services and an open, interoperable architecture to enable customers to drive revenue and reach through a new generation of network services.

Thousands of organizations serving billions of people worldwide rely on Intelsat to provide ubiquitous broadband connectivity, multi-format video broadcasting, secure satellite communications and seamless mobility services. The end result is an entirely new world, one that allows us to envision the impossible, connect without boundaries and transform the ways in which we live.

Every day you are at Intelsat, is a day you are in the heart of innovation!

Pursuing a Career at Intelsat

Envision the future and your role in shaping it
Connect with an enthusiastic, culturally diverse team
Transform your career opportunities 

Intelsat is looking for dynamic, progressive thinkers to help us continue our mission as the global leader in satellite communications delivering innovative content and connectivity solutions that create value, and transform our customers’ quality of life.At Intelsat, you’ll work with enthusiastic, highly skilled, and culturally diverse people who share a passion for the industry and embrace the company strategy through collaboration and new ideas. 

Taking Care of Our Employees


Health and Wellness
Our comprehensive total rewards program sets the standard for compensation, benefits, career development, and life-enhancing programs. As an employee-focused company, our total rewards package goes beyond attractive compensation and bonus plans giving you flexibility, protection and peace of mind in the plan choices you elect, as well as numerous opportunities to enhance your personal health and wellness.

Professional Development
We are dedicated to helping employees who want to advance their education through our tuition assistance and scholarship programs. We also encourage professional development with a robust catalogue of no-cost classes, including Rosetta Stone®, in our Intelsat Global University.

“Me” Time and Work Time
We know there’s more to life than just a rewarding career, and we want you to be healthy, happy and successful. We offer generous personal time off to rejuvenate and invigorate, as well as time off to care for loved ones. And your time to at work should be rewarding too! We have a casual, fun and collaborative environment, and have designed award programs to recognize, celebrate and thank our colleagues who go the extra mile to contribute to the company’s success. We also encourage a healthy, active lifestyle through competitive challenges and games.

Giving Back Locally and Globally
We believe it’s important to give back to the communities where we live and work, and to support the causes that matter most to our employees. To that end, Intelsat supports humanitarian efforts, education and charitable initiatives that help improve underserved or disaster stricken areas of the world. Through Intelsat Gives Back our employees join to positively impact a variety of global and regional causes. And employees are granted up to eight paid hours per year to volunteer for corporate organized philanthropic projects.

Gain a Career Advantage

Get a head start on your career before you graduate through real world experience with a paid summer or year-round internship! You’ll be working with the best, so you too must be a high achiever in your field of interest. Full-time undergraduate students who have completed at least 24+ credit hours, and full-time graduate students from accredited universities are eligible for the program.* Unique opportunities sometimes arise from a specific need, enabling summer interns to combine career and educational goals as a year-round intern.** These exclusive programs will not only stimulate your mind, but will also develop your skills and expand your network. 

 *Our summer internship programs are available primarily in McLean, VA and Ellenwood, GA.
**This is a 12-month program that begins each year in September and ends in September of the following year. 

Intelsat Reviews

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    I have been working at Intelsat full-time (Less than a year)


    Intelsat is a diverse global company, a satcom industry leader with a rich history. Management and employees are very professional and down to earth. As in any other modern company the atmosphere is fast-paced with a value placed on initiative and "get it done" attitude.

    The company offers great opportunities to learn on the job or through the multiple Training opportunities. Entry-level college graduates have the chance to work with highly experienced Intelsat veterans (35+ years in the company or in the industry!)

    Located in Tyson's Corner (aka McLean), Northern Virginia, Intelsat’s office environment is very modern and bright, with amazing views of the area.


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Intelsat Photos

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Intelsat Interviews



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    Director Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in McLean, VA
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    I applied online. The process took 6 weeks. I interviewed at Intelsat (McLean, VA) in September 2017.


    I applied online and the process took 6 weeks. HR notified me for a phone interview two weeks after my application. The phone screening with HR was about 30 minutes and a panel interview was scheduled in two weeks.

    Interview Questions

    • All questions were related to behavior interview. No subject matter related questions were asked. The office has been renovated with modern style furniture, but I don't think that the interviewers are open-minded base on their responses to my questions.   Answer Question
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Intelsat Awards & Accolades

  • Disruptive Innovator of the Year’, Satellite Industry Leader Awards, 2016

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