Mission: KVH Industries – Delivering Powerful Technologies for Land, Sea, and Air.
KVH Industries, based in Middletown, RI USA, is a leading designer and manufacturer of communication and sensor systems for a broad range of mobile applications in the leisure, commercial, and government/military markets.
Our key businesses include:
Mobile satellite communications – We believe that there is an increasing demand for mobile access to live media and information on the move. Our goal is to connect mobile users to the services they wish to use while on the go. Our award-winning TracVision® satellite TV and TracPhone® SATCOM products, along with our global mini-VSAT Broadband SATCOM network, provide television, global high-speed Internet, television and voice services via satellite to mobile users at sea, on land, and in the air. With the launch of our IP-MobileCast content delivery service and the addition of KVH Media Group and Videotel to the KVH family of companies, we are now a leading provider of value-added content for entertainment and maritime operations. KVH is the world's Nº 1 maritime VSAT supplier as measured by vessels equipped with mini-VSAT Broadband service, according to Comsys, March 2015; Euroconsult, March 2014; and NSR, May 2012.
Inertial navigation – We offer a portfolio of digital compass and fiber optic gyro (FOG)-based systems that meet the rigorous requirements of military and commercial customers for precision guidance, stabilization, and navigation. Our defense products include precision FOG-based systems that help stabilize remote weapon stations, gun turrets and radar units, as well as provide guidance for munitions. Our FOGs are also used in commercial applications like industrial robotics, optical stabilization, autonomous vehicles, and remotely operated submersibles. In addition, our TACNAV® tactical navigation systems provide uninterrupted navigation and pointing information for a broad range of military vehicles.
Who We Are
KVH Industries is a leading manufacturer of solutions that provide global high-speed Internet, television, and voice services via satellite to mobile users at sea and on land. These solutions include the mini-VSAT Broadband network, TracPhone satellite communications systems, and TracVision satellite television systems. KVH is also a premier manufacturer of high performance sensors and integrated inertial systems for defense and commercial guidance and stabilization applications.
Comprehensive and preventive healthcare coverage is important in protecting you and your family from the financial risks of unexpected illness and injury. Comprehensive healthcare also provides peace of mind. In case of an illness or injury, you and your family are covered with medical plan through KVH Industries, Inc.
KVH Industries, Inc. offers you a choice of three PPO medical plans with UnitedHealthcare, including a qualified high deductible health plan.
Good oral care enhances overall physical health, appearance and mental well-being. Keep your teeth healthy and your smile bright with KVH Industries, Inc.’s dental benefit plan with Deltal Dental.
Regular eye examinations can not only determine your need for corrective eyewear but also may detect general health problems in their earliest stages. KVH offers a voluntary vision plan from EyeMed.
LIFE and ACCIDENTAL DEATH AND DISMEMBERMENT
KVH provides an employer-paid Life & AD&D benefit of 1x your annual salary (minimum of $25,000) to a maximum of $100,000. If you should die in an accident, the Accidental Death and Dismemberment (AD&D) policy provides you with an additional benefit equal to your Life policy.
Employees can also purchase additional life insurance as well as spouse and/child life.
KVH provides both Short and Long Term Disability Insurance. Both are income replacement policies designed to provide you with benefits when you are unable to work.
Eligible employees may make contributions to the KVH 401(K) plan on a pre-tax or post-tax basis or both. KVH matches 50% of your contributions on the first 6% of salary that you contribute. KVH matching contributions can begin on the first of the month after 30 days of employment and are subject to a five (5) year vesting schedule.
EMPLOYEE STOCK PURCHASE PLAN
After twelve months of employment, employees can enroll in the ESPP offering which allows you to purchase common stock at a discount. At the end of the offering, the money set aside is used to purchase stock at 85% of the cost of the period-begin or period-end price, whichever is lower, as reported by Nasdaq.
Why KVH? Why Newport Rhode Island? From the seashores to the universities - Rhode Island may be the smallest state, but it is very large in history, the arts, and education, not to mention the beautiful wineries. KVH is right in the middle of it all - with cool high tech products and an energetic and innovative team!
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I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at KVH Industries (Newport, RI).
Initial phone interview with HR with straightforward questions. Followed by a phone interview with the hiring manager: more detailed questions about the position. Then an in-person interview with multiple people. This last interview had similar questions to the phone interview, but it felt more like a personality match. Everyone I met seemed knowledgeable and was polite and professional. My only complaint is that the entire process took a few months.