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Viasat Overview

Carlsbad, CA
5001 to 10000 employees
Company - Public (VSAT)
Telecommunications Services
$1 to $2 billion (USD) per year
Bigger challenges. Bolder ideas. Global impact. At Viasat, we’re on a mission to deliver connections with the capacity to change the world. We’re the company behind the world’s fastest satellite internet service, with technology that’s ... Read more

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Best Places to Interview: 2017 (#76)

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Viasat – Why Work For Us?

We Are Viasat

Half of the world does not have internet access. Let’s change that. From land, to air, to sea, we create cutting-edge technology that is changing where and how the world communicates. Whether you’re creating technology that’s never been done or launching a groundbreaking service, we’re always rolling up our sleeves to find a better way.  

No matter where you are in your career, there’s a place for you here. At Viasat we believe great ideas can come from anyone, anywhere. Whether you are a new grad or a seasoned employee – you are empowered to use your voice and help influence the future. Here, you’re invited to design your ideal work experience with the freedom to explore opportunities and do the best work of your career.

World-changing work is waiting for you at Viasat. Apply today!


Why I Joined Viasat

Why do people start and stay with Viasat? It’s our culture, people and potential. We’re a big company with a small company vibe. Whether you’re in engineering, marketing, or somewhere in between, you’ll find infinite opportunities to contribute in our mission to connect the world, and have support along the way. Whether it's solving real problems, brainstorming with some of the best minds in the industry, or enjoying an afternoon volleyball game, we're looking for our next generation of innovators and you may be the perfect fit. Make your mark at Viasat and start a career that matters.

To check out early career opportunities at Viasat, visit our student's page.


Why I Stayed at Viasat

There’s no better place than Viasat to hone your talents and make an impact on the world. Throughout your time at Viasat, you’ll be able to reinvent your career, grow and learn, and prioritize what matters the most - both at work and at home. The best minds in the industry are here—taking on tough challenges, sharing new insights and perspectives, and bringing real-life solutions to global communications. It’s an inspiring career for today, and an even brighter professional life in the years ahead as we, together, move the world forward.

Learn more about who we are by visiting our career site.

Diversity & Inclusion 

We celebrate talented, determined team players, regardless of background, interests, or stage in life. Bring your unique background and interests, and you’ll find an environment rich with opportunity that cultivates respect and inclusivity. Our employee resource groups provide a chance to connect with a network of colleagues who share and celebrate similar values, beliefs, and individual identities.

Here's just a few of our Employee Resource Groups:

  • Veterans Alliance
  • Hispanic/Latino Alliance
  • Women in Technology Alliance
  • Black Professional Alliance
  • Pride Alliance
  • NextGen Alliance
  • Ability Alliance
  • South Asian Alliance

To learn more about Viasat’s Diversity & Inclusion mission and programs, please visit our website. 


Learning & Development 

At Viasat, we empower you to choose your own adventure. We don’t put limits on what you can accomplish or specify the boxes you have to check along the way. Instead, we encourage you to design your ideal career experience. Take on different responsibilities. Switch into another team. Learn a new skill. Progress into a leadership role. Or completely reinvent your career. All it takes is drive, a willingness to learn, and a passion for curiosity and innovation!

Evolve your career

Challenge yourself, magnify your strengths, and acquire cutting-edge skills with our Learning and Development course offerings. Network with colleagues at the top of their field and expose yourself to new ways of thinking. Participate in one of our leadership development programs where you’ll learn how to lead strategically, motivate others, and evolve into a future leader at Viasat. No matter your path, we’ll be with you every step of the way.

Here's just a few ways we support your development at Viasat:

  • New hire onboarding
  • Technical and professional development courses
  • Tuition assistance programs
  • Leadership development programs
  • Buddy programs
  • New hire lunches and networking
  • Facilitator programs
  • Tech talks


Viasat Reviews

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    "Amazing Company, Culture, and Impact"

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    Current Employee - Operations/Logistics Leadership in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Operations/Logistics Leadership in San Diego, CA
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    I have been working at Viasat full-time (More than 10 years)


    Engaged, motivated, intelligent team members. The culture is self-empowered, creative, energetic, and independent. Real sense of "making an impact" on customers and markets. I continually feel like my work matters and makes a global impact. Lots of opportunity for growth and diversity of responsibilities.


    Our flat organizational structure may be difficult for those used to hierarchical environments with clearly defined roles and structure.

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Viasat Photos

Viasat photo of: We champion change for the greater good and in the spirit of pushing our industry into the future.
Viasat photo of: Youth should have access to STEAM education that encourages their imagination to take them anywhere.
Viasat photo of: We're driven by the challenges and inspired by the freedom to innovate game-changing technologies.
Viasat photo of: This plane helps employees visualize the impact their work has on real-world situations.
Viasat photo of: We challenge what was once considered impossible. We're the makers of how people connect.
Viasat photo of: During this charitable adventure, employees built and painted playhouses for children.
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Viasat Interviews



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Getting an Interview




  1. Helpful (17)  

    Associate Director Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Denver, CO
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview


    The process took 7+ weeks. I interviewed at Viasat (Denver, CO).


    Interviewed with HR then went on to phone interview with hiring manager. Found this to be extremely unprofessional and poorly organized. The hiring manager canceled my interview twice at the very last minute. For our third rescheduled interview I never received a call and when following up was told 3 hours later after sending an email to reschedule that he had something come up last minute and the position had been filled. This lack of consideration and professionalism should indicate this is a poorly run organization with no regard for others

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    • Stay away from this company. Extremely unprofessional and inconsiderate   Answer Question
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Viasat Awards & Accolades

  • San Diego's Healthiest Companies, San Diego Business Journal, 2015
  • Top 5 Employer Brands in San Diego, Hired, 2018
  • The Best Employers For Diversity, Forbes, 2019
  • America's Best Midsize Employers, Forbes, 2018
  • San Diego's Coolest Companies, San Diego Magazine, 2016
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Pledges & Certifications

Veteran Hiring Commitment

Committed to helping America's military veterans find work

Pay Equality Pledge

Committed to paying equitably for equal work & experience

Tech Hiring Commitment

Helping to train, hire and promote more technology workers

Career Advancement Program

Helping employees "upskill" into higher-paying positions

Diversity Commitment

Has programs that support a diverse and inclusive workforce

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