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"Disappointing due to failures of leadership."

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hagerstown, MD
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hagerstown, MD
Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

I have been working at Intelsat full-time (More than 5 years)

Pros

Benefits package comparable to other industry leaders, and the name recognition of the company. Experienced employees willing to work with and train less experienced team members. The current 12 rotating shift schedule.

Cons

Lower management refuses to stand up to upper levels of management in the interest of their employees. There is a lot of playing favorites in the company. Company sponsored training is almost non existent. Frequent change just for the sake of change, not to improve any processes. Lack of interest from management on work and equipment installations being done and documented correctly.

Advice to Management

Take a little bit of time to listen to your employees and try to do something once in a while to show that you appreciate the work they put in. Stand up for their best interest once in a while instead of always looking for the cheapest way out.

Other Employee Reviews for Intelsat

  1. Helpful (5)

    "Industry giant neglects dedicated workforce"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Principal Engineer in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Principal Engineer in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Intelsat full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The quality of the people that work here is high and the type of work is very interesting.
    Pay is about the middle of the rest of the industry, benefits are above average.

    Cons

    IT support is awful. Work load is continually increasing and does not look like this is going to level off any time soon. Poor IT support makes an already heavy work load even tougher to manage. It can take a long time (over 2 years ) to get a promised promotion.

    Advice to Management

    You have a lot of very experienced people working for you, but they are starting to leave for companies with more reasonable work loads. Once those experienced people are gone it will be difficult to rebuild a high caliber workforce.


  2. Helpful (4)

    "Good for Resume If Nothing Else"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ellenwood, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ellenwood, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Resume addition. Decent amount of sick days. Decent 401K. Affordable health plans, good dental and vision plans. Opportunity to work with customers world wide.

    Cons

    The company does not provide a decent work schedule, and expects you to completely rearrange your life at the drop of a hat. The employee turnover takes too long to replace anyone who leaves. The work seems to just be increasing every month with less people. Instead of hiring to cover for lapses, they would rather have people work multiple 12 hour shifts many times a week. Respect is nonexistent in many cases. Very old school mind set. Low growth ceiling for many positions. IT department is incompetent.

    Advice to Management

    Provide atleast 2 week notice for a mandatory meeting, last minute 4 hour meetings that add onto an already long day are not good for morale. Hire more people. Show more respect.

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