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Inmarsat Reviews

Updated March 14, 2017
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Inmarsat CEO Rupert Pearce
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Pros
  • Great people at the initial and first tier of management (in 3 reviews)

  • Good potential for the aviation business (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • Senior Management needs to know the amount of work and the numbers of products supported (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Inmarsat"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The benefits are great here

    Cons

    The company is very large and spread out

    Advice to Management

    None


  2. "Sr Systems Engineer"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Inmarsat full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Start of the art technology and top notch engineers

    Cons

    Too much extra work and sometimes unnecessary without additional compensation and recognition. Overlapping works between various groups which results in inefficiency. No clear strategy to make a cohesive and synchronised business units

    Advice to Management

    Business Units at all levels and regional sites need to be more synchronized. Engineering and operations leadership need to be on the same wave across the board and all levels


  3. Helpful (1)

    "IT Officer"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - IT Support Officer in Waldorf, MD
    Former Employee - IT Support Officer in Waldorf, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Travel lots of travel to foreign countries

    Cons

    British Company, Individuals have limited rights. Place Very Racist, Place Anti US Military

    Advice to Management

    Adhere to US Regulations while in the US and stop sending info to other nations


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  5. "Good company, could be great"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Falls Church, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Falls Church, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    the people are world class and the product set sells itself.They are always innovating and are very financially secure. this is a great place to establish a career

    Cons

    Promotion from within is okay at the lower levels, but not at the executive level, which is a shame and why they lose great people. Can be very bureaucratic,, but to be expected given their heritage. Does not mean it can't change.

    Advice to Management

    Be more serious about developing your internal staff and promote from within for senior leadership roles.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Sales Manager"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Manager in Miami, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Technology, travel perks are there.

    Cons

    Lack of leadership. Very little room for growth. Salary is not very competitive. Not a real open door policy.

    Advice to Management

    Stick to systems theory thinking and apply its principles. Human Capital is valuable and Inmarsat rarely values it. Too many VPs and a high turnover.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Reasonable Workplace - Terrible Upper Management Awareness"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Melbourne, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Melbourne, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    1. Great people at the initial and first tier of management. For the most part, everyone helps out and wants to get things completed.
    2. Wages are FINALLY becoming responsible for most positions.

    Cons

    1. No day-to-day awareness of any decisions made by upper management.
    2. Fear tactics used to accomplish activities that do not require such actions.

    Advice to Management

    Understand and appreciate the employees who actually maintain your day-to-day business. They are morally dependent on these interactions and it shows.


  8. "Mid level executive"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great team, good benefits, powerful products

    Cons

    market dislikes their arrogant pricing policies, reflects on

    Advice to Management

    Keep making your investors happy, and hope the competion never catches up


  9. "Product Manager"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Inmarsat full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexible work options, e.g telecommute, hot desk, etc.
    Great vacation entitlements
    Global travel

    Cons

    Somewhat limited advancement opportunities away from London HQ


  10. "Overall positive work environment. Interesting and challenging technology."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Interesting work. Talented technical organization. Good benefits. Flexible workplace policy.

    Cons

    Political environment. Can get caught up in someone's maneuvering.


  11. "Middle Management Issues"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palm Bay, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palm Bay, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Inmarsat full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The company is on the leading edge of communications for Maritime, with excellent products and a very talented group of people leading the way. This company offers a very good benefit package. They offer ample opportunities to train on their products and services. HR is very proactive in trying to get to the bottom of the issues.

    Cons

    They are bogged down with ineffective, uninspired middle management. The middle management staff have very little regard for the people they supervise. The managers are not managed nor are they held accountable by their upper management. There have been numerous opportunities for the Upper Management to respond to repeated requests from lower level employees to get involved.

    Advice to Management

    Don't just pay lip service to the lower level employees. Do something about the ineffective middle management before you continue to lose employees that really do give their all to a job.



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