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"Interesting Mix of Corporate Cultures"

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Former Intern - Software Engineering in Carlsbad, CA
Former Intern - Software Engineering in Carlsbad, CA
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Approves of CEO

I worked at ViaSat as an intern (Less than a year)

Pros

There are innovative ideas at play at ViaSat. The company is fast-growing, and is extremely diverse in the fields they explore. ViaSat contracts with the government, but also offers consumer and commercial products and services.

There are so many divisions of ViaSat, one may find exactly what they're looking for in either Satellite Communications, IT, Finance, Human Resources, or many other business segments.

Cons

My experience with the company was plagued somewhat by bureaucracy, an issue evident in most larger companies. The project I worked on seemed somewhat ill-defined, as an endeavor to develop methods to connect the many different business areas at ViaSat.

The diversity of ViaSat's pursuits can sometimes stifle its growth, as a lack of communication between its business areas can lead to difficulty in management.

Advice to Management

Overall, ViaSat's strengths and weakness both come from its diversity. I would advise that more be done to facilitate communication between business areas, in the form of software and infrastructure. Currently, many such tools have been deployed, but are underutilized.

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    "ViaSat"

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    Former Employee - Program Manager in Gilbert, AZ
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Gilbert, AZ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at ViaSat full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    ViaSat only hires geniuses; therefore, you work with a lot of very smart people who will challenge you to always bring your A-game to work. Compensation and benefits are very good.

    Cons

    In order to minimize groupthink, ViaSat thrives on conflict, but may have swung the pendulum too far. Long hours are often expected. As is the case with many growing companies, ViaSat is still trying to decide whether it is a small company or a large one.


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    "Smart People"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Carlsbad, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Carlsbad, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at ViaSat full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    They hire only smart people...so you will learn a lot of quality information
    Work-Life Balance
    People genuinely care about others

    Cons

    Roots are in government contracting, which makes change difficult at times
    Their mantra is "Do the right thing"...which gives individuals autonomy, but also serves as is a cop-out for exec mgmt to lead by example.

    Advice to Management

    You can learn a lot here...just have to be motivated
    Some individuals don't contribute significantly, because they feel too safe.
    Don't expect title promotions or huge salary increases...ViaSat is stingy in both regards.

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