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"Hot and cold. Still trying to escape the bureaucracy."

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Some good people, overall great compensation and benefits. Good respect from industry and customers.

Cons

Very siloed, and stuck in the 1970's bureaucracy. Missed a real opportunity with the PanAmSat acquisition to escape the Intelsat mindset, but many of the PanAmSat leaders have left leaving older bureaucrats to do the work. Fortunately the industry is not very innovative so it's not a big problem. But they're missing so many opportunities to really excel.

Advice to Management

Get some senior-level youth in the company and listen to them. Innovate. Promoting and awarding the same people year after year gets very old.

Other Employee Reviews for Intelsat

  1. Helpful (1)

    "This is the (Best-Worse) Job I have ever had."

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    Current Employee - Field Service in Hagerstown, MD
    Current Employee - Field Service in Hagerstown, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Intelsat full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Interesting customers from around the world to work with. You get to work with some of the newest satellite technology in the industry. The Job itself is interesting and engaging. Benefits are above average.

    Cons

    Pay is average. The entire promotion and raise process is appalling and is only getting worse now that we are a publicly traded company. Middle and upper management show little to no concern toward their employees. Each year the work load increases with fewer people.

    Advice to Management

    Intelsat was formed by a conglomerate of countries with some of the best and brightest people from around the world. This company used to be the defacto standard for others to look to in the satellite industry. Each year after Intelsat de-privatized it has done nothing but moved away from its original core values and goals. It is now 100% money driven and has little to no concern for the employees. There is nothing wrong with trying to be a profitable company but when it comes at the cost of the health, wealth, and happiness of your work force you will start to see negative results.


  2. "Not for ambitious people, management challenges"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Intelsat full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    good work life balance, great for people who enjoy being told what to do and are not interested in the whole picture and in making a difference, good benefits

    Cons

    ad-hoc decision making, management challenges - managers are task oriented, and do whatever their superiors tell them

    Advice to Management

    less hierarchy, more working together

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