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Globecomm New York City Reviews

Updated November 12, 2017
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  1. "Its a one of the best companies to work for"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Hauppauge, NY
    Current Employee - Manager in Hauppauge, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Every good work culture, great people and nice office

    Cons

    growth is less, benefits are not upto the industry standard

    Advice to Management

    look forward


  2. "nice"

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    Current Employee - Software QA Analyst II in Dix Hills, NY
    Current Employee - Software QA Analyst II in Dix Hills, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Globecomm (Less than a year)

    Pros

    it is a Great place to work

    Cons

    nothing bad to say about globecomm

    Advice to Management

    nothing

  3. "Software Engineer"

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    Former Contractor - Consultant in Hauppauge, NY
    Former Contractor - Consultant in Hauppauge, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Globecomm as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Excellent work environment, great co-workers and many perks which were also available to contractors, as well as permanent employees

    Cons

    Senior Management is not always in sync with engineering personnel and management regarding the priorities.


  4. Helpful (3)

    "Stable place to work, until recent acquisition"

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    Former Employee - RF Engineer in Hauppauge, NY
    Former Employee - RF Engineer in Hauppauge, NY
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Globecomm full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good people, and interesting work. Everyone does their job, and the management doesn't look over your shoulder

    Cons

    Recent shake up has left the company in doubt. Limited ability to move up. More who you know, than what you know.

    Advice to Management

    Let the next generation have their shot at moving up. Company has never spent one dime training me in the 9 years I spent their.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Uncertain times"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hauppauge, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hauppauge, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great atmosphere, nice friendly people. Many of the employees have strong skill-sets at what they do. Leaders int he industry, and are often sought out as subject matter experts in the industry.

    Cons

    Managers are often too burdened to effectively lead. Work with a very lean staff, and some employees that are very good at what they do can become burnt out; while other employees are left sitting around with little to nothing to do.

    Advice to Management

    Provide more opportunities for Managers to take time management workshops, as well as invest more in the benefits packages. Cutting too much cost with benefits will eventually lend to significant losses of the stronger employees.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Small company, high expectations, and in the end all the hard work and effort just doesn't doesn't pay off..."

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    Former Contractor - Systems Engineer in Hauppauge, NY
    Former Contractor - Systems Engineer in Hauppauge, NY
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Globecomm as a contractor (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Overall a comfortable work environment. Good place for young people to start a career.

    Cons

    Low raises while performing well, excessive travel, high visibility environment while opportunities to get a promotion are limited.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Poor management"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Hauppauge, NY
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Hauppauge, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Globecomm full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good benefits,
    Flexible schedules,
    Convenience location.

    Cons

    Poor management , especially in the software department. Since this is not a software company, it lacks many essential things from software development cycle.
    You dont know what you should work on or how your work gets evaluated.
    There are couple senior developers that never delegates what they know and complain that they are busy all the time while the rookies sits there useless.
    Very long cubicals, very little sunlight and everything in whole place is gray that makes the place very depressing.

    Advice to Management

    Keep track of your engineers, challenge them more.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Could be worse. Could be better."

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    Former Employee - Sales in Hauppauge, NY
    Former Employee - Sales in Hauppauge, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent balance between personal and work life. Definitely some fire drill deadlines, but that happens everywhere. Some good managers/executives. Decent benefits - not great.

    Executive Mgmt has done a good job of keeping the VC dogs "at bay". But, not a lot of clear top-down direction.

    Cons

    Great public company that was taken private when purchased by a venture capitalist. New owners have stayed at arms length, and out of day to day mgmt. But there's a feeling that the other shoe can drop at any second and the company "consolidated". For now - good employer, but don't look at it as a long term situation. Other than the teleport, NOC and some support people for the antennas, there's no real reason the company needs to be on Long Island. The owning company has a history of selling off it's assets a few years after buying them - which puts the sell-off of GCOM at late 2016-early 2017.

    Advice to Management

    Recognize there are other hiring companies with better benefits out there, competing for the same candidates.


  9. "Lots of Good People but ownership in flux"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hauppauge, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hauppauge, NY

    I worked at Globecomm full-time

    Pros

    Many smart technically proficient individuals in a wide variety of fields. You can learn a lot here due to the wide scope of services and projects they are involved with.

    Cons

    Since going private they took on a lot of debt which has resulted in periodic layoffs to meet unrealistic goals.

    Advice to Management

    Communicate with the employees exactly what the situation is.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Software"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ronkonkoma, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ronkonkoma, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Globecomm (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great teams, work well together

    Cons

    Poor management, no support, no goals aligned, no plans. Not a safe company to work for.

    Advice to Management

    Improve communication. Focus on employee. Very talented folks left company for money.


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