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KVH Industries Overview

Middletown, RI
501 to 1000 employees
1982
Company - Public (KVHI)
Telecommunications Manufacturing
$100 to $500 million (USD) per year
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 ... Read more

Mission: KVH Industries – Delivering Powerful Technologies for Land, Sea, and Air.

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    KVH TracPhone V7-HTS System Delivers Maritime Broadband at Triple Previous Speeds for a New Era of Digital Life at Sea

    10.31.17 The new 60 cm, Ku-band satellite antenna system enables leisure boaters and commercial mariners to stream HD content and conduct video calls at sea while simultaneously supporting a free, unlimited use data channel Middletown, RI - October 31, 2017 - An advanced, 60 cm marine satellite antenna system designed to consistently deliver the fastest data speeds globally to the maritime market will be unveiled tomorrow by KVH Industries, Inc.

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    KVH Launches New High-speed Maritime Network on Intelsat Epic Satellites

    10.31.17 Teams with leading satellite operator Intelsat to deliver expanded global Ku-band coverage Middletown, RI, and Luxembourg - October 31, 2017 - KVH Industries, Inc., (Nasdaq: KVHI ), today announced the launch of its next-generation, advanced maritime broadband network, joined by service partner, Intelsat S.A. (NYSE: I).

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KVH Industries – Why Work For Us?


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.

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KVH Employment Benefits

Personal and Family Benefits:

Medical 
KVH Offers comprehensive health plans in Rhode Island and Illinois with an extensive Provider Network. Contributions are deducted from payroll on a pre-tax basis.

Dental 
Also pretax, the KVH dental plan provides 100% preventive dental care which includes two cleanings and checkups per year. Basic dental procedures are covered at 80% and major procedures at 50% after the payment of a $50 deductible. All services have a maximum annual benefit amount of $1250. Orthodontics is available for dependent children under the age of 19 up to a maximum lifetime amount of $1000.

Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
KVH offers a pretax flexible spending account for medical expenses not covered by the health plan up to an annual maximum of $2600. Dependent care is offered up to an annual maximum of $5000.

Vision Care
KVH offers a voluntary employee paid vision program which for a minimal amount covers exams, eyeglasses, contact lenses and laser vision correction.

Life Insurance
KVH pays the entire cost of a 1X annual salary group life and accidental death and dismemberment insurance plan for employees up to a $100,000 maximum and a $25,000 minimum.

Short Term Disability (STD) Insurance: Mutual of Omaha KVH has chosen to provide company paid STD coverage.  STD is an income replacement policy which is designed to provide you with a benefit when you are injured or ill and are unable to work. The STD program pays 60% of your weekly earnings to a maximum of $1,250 per week.  The duration of the benefit is 24 weeks at which time the LTD benefit is provided.

Long Term Disability Insurance
To assist employees during a long period of disability, KVH provides LTD insurance at no cost to the employees.

Paid Time Off
KVH provides employees with vacation time based on years of service. Ten major holidays are paid and sick time and personal time are offered as well.

Education
Employees can further their education by attending pre-approved courses relating to their position.  After receiving a “B” or better in a course, they will be reimbursed at 100% for tuition and book expenses. There is annual cap for reimbursements. 

Retirement and Stock Plans:

401(k) Savings Plan
KVH offers its employees both a pretax 401(k) plan and a post tax Roth 401(k) plan with a company match of $.50 on the dollar up to a maximum deferral of 6%.

Stock Purchase Plan 
After 12 months of employment employees can defer post tax up to 6% of weekly wages to purchase KVH stock at a reduced rate of 85% of the price at the close of a six month session.

College Savings 529 Plans 
Tax advantaged college savings plans are available to employees through payroll direct deposit.

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!

KVHs CEO, Martin Kits van Heyningen discusses KVH on WPRI Executive Suite

KVH – Innovation that Enables a Mobile World



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    I have been working at KVH Industries full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    If you like to work in a fast paced environment this is the place for you . The company luncheons once a month are a real treat for everyone to mingle and get to know the other employees that you wouldn't normally meet . The benefit package , also including the vacation , sick and personal time are a great thing to have .

    Cons

    There is very little room for growth unless you have a degree .
    Job knowledge alone is not enough .

    Advice to Management

    Look at your current employees for promotions within because chances are that they have been working hard for your company for along time .

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KVH Industries Photos

KVH Industries photo of: KVH Wins the 2017 NMEA Product Excellence Awards! Trac Phone V3-IP and TracVision TV3 received top awards in the satellite TV antenna category.
KVH Industries photo of: 2017 Interns Invade KVH Headquarters
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KVH Industries photo of: 2017 Global Sales Mgr Meeting
KVH Industries photo of: Rick Garrison, Technical Trainer, and Joe Nocon, Service Manager, pose with a group of technicians that attended their class last December. We are looking forward to seeing their work!
KVH Industries photo of: We love our interns!
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KVH Industries Interviews

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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at KVH Industries (Middletown, RI) in January 2017.

    Interview

    The initial interview is on the phone with HR to see how your skills fit with the job description. They give a brief overview of the company and how this job ties in, and then ask you if you have any questions. There are no technical questions, just an opportunity to sell yourself and your prior experience.

    Interview Questions

    • I was asked to talk about prior experience and projects that related to the position.   Answer Question
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KVH Industries Awards & Accolades

  • Product Excellenct Award, NMEA, 2017
  • 2016 Product of Excellence Award in the satellite communications antenna, NMEA, 2016
  • 2016 Product of Excellence Award in the satellite TV antenna, NMEA, 2016
  • Product Excellence Award for Marine Apps(TracVision TV-series app), NMEA, 2015
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