Gogo Reviews

Updated Jun 3, 2020

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3.3
49%
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63%
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Gogo President and CEO Oakleigh Thorne  (no image)
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24 Ratings
Pros
  • "Fast paced work environment; you are never bored and something new to learn(in 17 reviews)

  • "work life balance is simply awesome(in 13 reviews)

Cons
  • "None experienced as it offers proper work life balance(in 12 reviews)

  • "Because of the large amount of growth in short period of time we continue to go through growing pains(in 8 reviews)

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  1. "good company"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Service Specialist in Chicago, IL
    Recommends

    I worked at Gogo full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    good management/good partners/overall easy job

    Cons

    pay a little lower than expected

  2. COVID-19

    "Great Company, Difficult times"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Gogo full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great People Great Location Good Work Life Balance

    Cons

    Times are tough due to COVID-19 and the road back to service levels going back to pre-covid numbers is long, but I do have faith Gogo will come out on the other side.

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  3. "career"

    3.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Technical Architect in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Gogo full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good tech stack, lot to learn

    Cons

    no clear career path, no focus

  4. "Fast paced, cool projects, and awesome people"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
     
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Gogo

    Pros

    Things evolve at a quick pace, integrate your ideas to how work gets accomplished. Brilliant and inspiring people to work with.

    Cons

    Lack of alignment and communication across teams can make collaboration difficult. Improvements have been made, but this needs to remain a focus

  5. Helpful (2)

    "still working to be an aerospace company and scale up from start up"

    3.0
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Gogo full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Get to work with very intelligent people

    Cons

    senior leadership (SVP, VPs) more worried about appearing successful that creating or implementing processes or support that would actually make doing your job well, efficiently, on time. Still a company of silos where once discipline is more focused on than another though it takes all teams to make aircrafts function.

  6. COVID-19

    "Good Company, Major Growth Ahead of COVID 19"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Gogo full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    work life balance is simply awesome

    Cons

    wish pay was better and better career opportunities

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  7. Helpful (5)

    "Great people!!! Unfortunately, lacks good leadership and vision at VP, SVP and Exec Level"

    2.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Gogo full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Employees truly care about the company and delivering top-quality products to our customers!

    Cons

    Many of the management at VP, SVP and Exec level are not Leaders by definition and operate more as managers. They do not rely enough on their teams who have great ideas and feedback. Unfortunately, the Sr Mgmt team functions as a siloed group and dismisses opportunities to improve business model and business strategies by only relying on the existing Sr Mgmt team. The Sr Mgmt team has the attitude that they alone must solve our problems. Other internal experts should be brought in to offer advise, insights and ideas. There are so many experts who work here with such varied backgrounds whose ideas and input are not valued or even considered. They too quickly dismiss people who do not have a leadership title - without really knowing their background and experience.

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  8. "Great place to learn a multitude of technology!"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Gogo full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great people to work with and an environment where you are not affraid to take risks.

    Cons

    Former ownership failed to prepare the company for going public in terms of running lean. Current ownership and management has been on the right track and development of new technology and the ability to be agile in the marketplace has come on strongly.

  9. Helpful (9)

    "Great Place, Horrible Management"

    2.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Gogo full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Salary and that is about it.

    Cons

    This place is all about management. No growth opportunity. Upper management keeps bringing in people from outside that have no clue of what they are managing!! Company will be going down and down if it stays in this direction. Probably why the salaries are good. They can't keep a good employee. They bring you in with all these benefits, then all of a sudden, sorry, no.

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    Gogo Response

    February 27, 2020Employer

    Thank you for taking the time to leave a review and share your perspective. As an organization, we provide internal visibility to our open roles by first posting them exclusively on our internal job board for a minimum of 5 days before also opening them to outside candidates. We want you and every Gogo employee to feel empowered to not only apply for these roles internally but to also take advantage of regular conversations with your manager to discuss your development and preparation for your next role. Our commitment is to always hire the best for each role, and very often, the successful candidate is pulled from within Gogo. Thank you for your hard work and commitment to our mission, and we encourage you to reach out to your HR representative if you have any additional questions or suggestions.

  10. "Cool place to work"

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager - Network Engineering in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Gogo full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Exciting technology, evolving fast. Nice office / work environment. Some really good, really smart people there to learn from. The plan to move forward is as solid as any I have seen anywhere. Excellent communications from Executive Leadership.

    Cons

    Some challenges with regard to some needed restructure that have been made - change can be hard for some.

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